Overall goals:

  1. Power in the push with both feet
  2. Edge control
  3. Balance and weight transfer during change in direction
  4. Puck handling – especially passing TWO HANDS ON THE STICK!!
  5. Stopping BOTH SIDES!
  6. Backward skating

WARM UP – skate with pucks bounce off the tires spread around the ice

NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES

ALL IN : There and back

Fast as you can

One, two, three  – glide

Together, apart (sculling)

Stop at every line ( using sticks) with alternating sides ( face stands) x 2

Forward backward transition at every line

 

STATIONS (5) INSTRUCTORS ROTATE WITH THEIR PLAYERS

NOTE: NEED FOUR NETS

Goaltending at one end in the crease 1 net  – other goalie is in drill 5

  1. Faceoff – rapid shot competition net #1 (one puck at a time)
  2. Three shots on net #2 Shoot then cycle back to next shot.
  3. Backward skating “PUSH WITH YOUR TOES” around pylons
  4. Figure 8 around pylons with a puck
  5. Two- passing through the tires ending with a shot on net #3 with goalie

Make sure they are further apart.

  1. Goalie training Net #4

 

NEED 4 nets!

Warm up skate:  Skate with pucks

ALL IN – All players including orange buckets (Very few left!)

WATCH FOR STRAGGLERS – they should never be alone at the back of the pack!

  1. Fast as you can x 2
  2. 1,2,3 glide
  3. Hop every line
  4. Fall to two knees at every line

GAME: Catch the monkey

STATIONS: (5)

  1. Oval skate with glide around the pylons.
  2. Fast shot competition with two lines and one net corner 2
  3. Backward skating blue line (using pylons)
  4. Skate through the tall pylons there and then back (straight line with puck and shot on the 2 nets) Red line
  5. Stopping – THEY NEED TO BELIEVE THEY CAN TURN AND STOP so use their stick across their chest and have them pull the stick to 90 degrees blue line
  6. Player pass through tires WITH AN INSTRUCTOR and shoot on net corner 3

 

Note: ORANGE BUCKETS ARE IN CORNER 4 –  Hopefully very few.

Wrap up game:  Escape  – Players are safe in the faceoff circles

First – orange buckets – time to get them to spend less time on them!

Warm up skate:  Skate with pucks

ALL IN – All players including orange buckets

  1. Fast as you can x 2
  2. 1,2,3 glide …repeat
  3. Lift one foot at every line
  4. Sculling (together apart)
  5. Two knees at every line

STATIONS: (6)

  1. Basketball corner 1
  2. Fast shot competition with two lines and one net corner 2
  3. Backward skating blue line (using pylons)
  4. Hotdog, hamburger and fries passing drill centre ice circle
  5. Stopping – THEY NEED TO BELIEVE THEY CAN TURN AND STOP so use their stick across their chest and have them pull the stick to 90 degrees blue line
  6. Two player pass through tires and shoot on net corner 3 with PVC goalie

Note: ORANGE BUCKETS ARE IN CORNER 4

Wrap up game:  Escape  – Players are safe in the faceoff circles

 

Overall goals:

  1. Power in the push with both feet
  2. Edge control
  3. Balance and weight transfer during change in direction
  4. Puck handling – especially passing
  5. Stopping
  6. Backward skating

WARM UP – skate with pucks NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES

ALL IN : There and back

Fast as you can

One, two, three  – glide

Together, apart (sculling)

One knee touch at every line

Stop at every line ( using sticks) with alternating sides ( face stands) x 2

Forward backward transition at every line

 

STATIONS (5) INSTRUCTORS ROTATE WITH THEIR PLAYERS

NOTE: NEED FOUR NETS

Goaltending at one end in the crease 1 net  – other goalie is in drill 5

  1. Faceoff – rapid shot competition 1 net (one puck at a time) net #1
  2. Set up behind the net with partner in front of net – PVC goalie net #2
  3. Backward skating “PUSH WITH YOUR TOES” around pylons
  4. Figure 8 around pylons with a puck
  5. Two- passing through the tires ending with a shot on net #3
  6. Goalie training Net #4

WRAP UP: 5 games of keep away in the five circles (One puck)

I am still perplexed by two things:

  1. Some teams have no parent on the bench with water and this is a huge distraction since the players go to the main gate and parents come down to give them water – THIS HAS TO STOP!
  2. Some teams have no parent on ice. This is a lost opportunity to get a parent involved as a coach in the future.

Warm up skate:  Skate with wiffle balls Shorter time

ALL IN – All players including orange buckets

  1. Fast as you can
  2. 1,2,3 glide
  3. Lift one foot at every line
  4. Sculling (together apart)
  5. Two knees at every line

STATIONS: (6) 5 minutes each

  1. Basketball  corner 1
  2. Fast shot competition with two lines and one net   corner 2
  3. Backward skating   blue line (ready to try using pylons?)
  4. Hotdog, hamburger and fries passing     centre ice circle
  5. Stopping – THEY NEED TO BELIEVE THEY CAN TURN AND STOP so use their stick across their chest and have them pull the stick to 90 degrees blue line
  6. Two player pass through tires and shoot on net corner 3

Note: ORANGE BUCKETS ARE IN CORNER 4

Wrap up game:  Escape  – Players are safe in the faceoff circles

Overall goals:

  1. Power in the push with both feet
  2. Edge control
  3. Balance and weight transfer during change in direction
  4. Puck handling – especially passing
  5. Stopping
  6. Backward skating

WARM UP – skate with pucks NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES

ALL IN : There and back

Fast as you can

One, two, three  – glide

Together, apart (sculling)

One knee touch at every line

Stop at every line ( using sticks) with alternating sides ( face stands) x 2

Forward backward transition at every line

 

STATIONS (5) INSTRUCTORS ROTATE WITH THEIR PLAYERS

NOTE: NEED FOUR NETS

Goaltending at one end in the crease 1 net  – other goalie is in drill 5

  1. Rapid shot competition 1 net (one puck at a time) net #1
  2. Wrap around shot with partner in front of net – PVC goalie net #2
  3. Backward skating “PUSH WITH YOUR TOES” around pylons
  4. Figure 8 skate around individual pylons using the stick to turn
  5. Two- passing through the tires ending with a shot on net #3
  6. Goalie training Net #4

WRAP UP If time (unlikely) :  “ Shoot by” with instructors on the blue line

Last week’s practice was very good. 

We still have to deal with the same two issues:

  1. Some teams have no parent on the bench with water. This is a huge distraction since the players go to the main gate and parents come down to give them water – THIS HAS TO STOP!
  2. Some teams have no parent on ice. This is a lost opportunity to get a parent involved as a coach in the future.

 

Warm up skate:  Just skate!

ALL IN (including orange buckets  –Full ice

  1. Fast as you can x 2
  2. One foot push
  3. One foot glide at every line
  4. 1,2,3 glide …repeat
  5. Stopping using the stick-   review

STATIONS: (6)

  1. Wiffle ball fetch with plungers- corner 1
  2. Fast shot competition with two lines and two small nets corner 2
  3. Backward skating   Blue line
  4. Basketball  centre circle
  5. Stopping – THEY NEED TO BELIEVE THEY CAN TURN AND STOP so use their stick across their chest and have them pull the stick to 90 degrees     Blue line
  6. Rolling dodge ball  corner 3  – Orange buckets in corner 4