Posted: December 14, 2012 in Uncategorized


The practice will be more or less the same as last week’s

FOCUS areas:

  1. Handling the puck
  2. Using the boards
  3. Shooting on net

Warm up: Mini games at both ends teams split half of each to each end 4 pucks per game


ALL IN – NOTE:  RINK DIVIDED IN HALF UP THE MIDDLE with tires – (teams are separated )

  1. NO PUCKS Fast as you can to the end and return( NO STOPPING AT ONE END)
  2. NO PUCKS Skate to every line and stop. wave at the parents and return
  3. Push (shovel technique) the puck to the end and return ( NO STOPPING AT ONE END)
  4. Skate backwards dragging the puck (NO STOPPING AT ONE END)

Stations: (note nets are between the blue lines and the red line – not at the ends)

 1. Pass to a partner on both sides of a tire (obstacle) Focus – moving to get open to pass  and receive the pass

.2   NET (2) –One time shot   Focus – Body position , strong shot

3  NET (2)  Take a pass and go around  a “V” of pylons and shoot  (Forehand and backhand based on the side they skate to)

4 NEW Shoot the  puck to the corner and return (one at a time – several can go at once – not a competition for the puck since each player is chasing their own puck) Focus: acceleration, anticipating bounce

 Second stations

  1. Race to the puck (pairs of players follow the bounce off the boards ) stay with short distances   Focus: acceleration, anticipating bounce
  2. NET (2) Shoot on PVC goalie – Focus: find the hole  – use some movement to make it challenging
  3. NET (2) Shoot four pucks in a row on the net  (forehand – pucks are spread out across the face of the net) Focus getting their body in position to shoot, strong shot, hit the net
  4.  NEW Skate across the ice – bounce off boards, recover puck  and return Focus pushing the puck, anticipating bounce, endurance

END ACTIVITY Unlikely – Freeze tag if time

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