So what skills are we trying to develop?

Posted: November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Hockey Canada IP program is divided into 4 “phases”. Traditionally the first two are the basis for IP1 and the second two are the basis for IP2. Since we are one third of the way through the development process I thought it was time to share the guidelines with all parents and instructors. The list is not intended to be in order and no practice is designed to just help players develop a single skill.It is reasonable to check in to see if we are on track. I have been very pleased with the efforts of all our Timbits and have seen improvement across the board but no where more than in our players who started with orange buckets, Wait until you see how far they come in the next two thirds of the practices.

Timbit Hockey Key skills as defined by Hockey Canada

The following is the list of the basic areas of hockey skill development outlined in Hockey Canada’s resource package for the Initiation program (IP)

IP Phase 1   IP1

  • Balance and agility
  • Starting and stopping
  • Forward skating and striding
  • Edge control
  • Turning and crossovers
  • Stationary puck control

IP Phase 2 IP1

  • Balance and agility
  • Edge control
  • Forward skating and striding
  • Starting and stopping
  • Turning and crossovers
  • Stationary puck control
  • Moving puck control
  • Sweep shot

IP Phase 3  IP2

  • Turning and crossovers
  • Starting and stopping
  • Moving puck control
  • Stationary passing and receiving
  • Moving passing and receiving

IP Phase 4 IP2

  • Starting and stopping
  • Turning and crossovers
  • Stationary puck control
  • Stationary passing and receiving
  • Moving passing and receiving
  • Wrist shot
  • Flip shot
  • Individual offensive tactics

 

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