Practice Outline IP1 Nov 2, Bell Arena 3- 7

Posted: October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

Practice outline IP1 Saturday Nov 2 Bell Arena  3-7

Focus:  Forward skating – power stance with edges dug in, balance, turning , receiving a pass, shooting on net

Equipment required:

10 hotdogs

Bike tires

Blue pucks

Tennis balls

Orange buckets     ( Additional ones  will arrive about 20 minutes late for the first session)

Two basketball nets (Arrive at 3:25)

6 basketballs       (Arrive at 3:25)

WARM UP: (Need four nets) Each team to their own end inside the blue lines.

Hotdog hockey four hotdogs per game (no more than 5 minutes)

Orange buckets in the centre ice area – evaluate whether or not they truly need the buckets

ALL IN SKATING DRILLS: (under 10 minutes)

Both teams on the same icing line, orange buckets in the middle in the crease area

Skate as fast as you can to the other end there and back

Fall down on the blue lines there and back

Skate as fast as you can to the other end there and back

FOUR TEAM SKATING DRILLS in the faceoff circles at both ends (15 minutes)

Both teams will go to their own end on icing line  – then to the faceoff circles.

Note: Orange buckets go to the in the middle of the ice and run their own program across the ice.  There has been a huge improvement so far – the goal is to make this our last practice with orange buckets in the middle. Try to stay near the centre red line since drills will be running down both blue lines.

These four drills are not the most “stimulating” but they can be fun if you add some excitement and don’t overdo them. They each practice an important early skating skill. HAVE SOME FUN WITH THEM!  

A)      Circle “march” lifting both feet – just like the army

Vocab: “Lift your feet as high as you can “right… left… right… left…” ONE CIRCLE ONLY

B)      Circle sideways step and slide around the outside of the circle in both directions.

Players take one step to the right and slide their left foot towards it until it is beside their right foot

Vocab: “Take a step to the right now bring your other foot over until it is beside the other one. Step and slide , step and slide. Now let’s go in the opposite direction.” ONE CIRCLE ONLY

C)      Circle push skate with the outside foot pushing and the inside skate on the faceoff circle.

Vocab: “Spread out – keep your inside skate on the line and use your outside skate to push yourself around the circle…Reverse and push with your other foot” ONE CIRCLE ONLY PER DIRECTION

D)     Circle skate around the outside of  the circles – Reverse so they go in both directions (NO figure eights)

Vocab: “Stay outside the circle, Don’t bump into anyone, Try to cross one foot over the other”



SKILL DRILLS (divide the team in 1/3 so 5 or 6 players per station ROTATE

A)      Take a pass from an instructor and take a shot on empty net


Players need to be skating when they receive the pass. It is important that they don’t stop to receive the pass or to shoot.(use one net centred on the face off circle)

B)      Pushing an orange bucket (single) through a bike tire slalom course

Players need to get down on their skates” so they are in a  power push position. This drill is the beginning of getting them to move their upper body through a turn

(Use the area along the blue line)

C)      Basketball 3 balls per team using a mobile net


Players are supposed to transfer weight from skate to skate as they twist and turn in order to get to the moving basket. The final dunking (NOT SHOOTING) of the basketball will result in a loose ball which another player can recover so the process is continuous.

(Use the area in the other faceoff circle)

WRAP UP GAME: Four net hockey with tennis balls  

Players can score on any net

Four nets pushed to the centre with one on each blue line facing into the centre and the other two on the red line facing into the centre



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s