IP2 Practice outline for Saturday Jan 11, 2014, Bell Arena 3-8

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

IP2 Practice Outline  Saturday Jan 11, 2014 Bell Arena 3-8

Focus:

This practice is the 14 th of 28 assigned for the season. Taking neutral zone development during games, we are less than half way in our time for player development. It is easy to slip into just repeating what we have done so far. If the Timbits are to continue to develop we need to continue our “program of development” and start increasing the challenges in the practice. We have been really concentrating in both our practices and the neutral zone area during games on edge control and lengthening and adding power to their stride. We need to continue this since skating is the most important skill we can teach. We also have been working on handling the puck and shooting on net. We have not concentrated on stopping, pivoting, cross overs, skating backwards or transitioning between forward and backwards. These are the next set of skills we need to address. As always, the key to success is to teach and develop these skills through participation in a fun activity. These do not have to be games.

 

WARM UP: 7 minutes

Steal the ring (in one end inside the blue line)

20 Ringette rings and 35+ players = lift the stick and steal it from your friend!

 

ALL IN: 7 minutes   (one end – STOP AT RINGETTE LINE – since the goalies will be at one end)

Fast as you can there and back

Two knees every line there and back

One knee on every line (right knee one way and left knee coming back)

One foot push there and back

Stop at every line there and back

Fast as you can there and back

NEW! WE ARE GOING TO DIVIDE OUR GROUP INTO THREE “CURRENT SKILL” GROUPS FOR THIS PRACTICE – 1/3 OF THE PLAYERS IN EACH GROUP (SORT OF) AND THEY WILL STAY WITH THEIR INSTRUCTORS FOR 35 MINUTES – until our wrap up game of dodge ball.

I EXPECT INSTRUCTORS TO WORK WTH INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS AND POINT OUT EXCATLY WHAT THEY NEED TO IMPROVE ON.

GROUP 1

Leo, Derek and Adam Identify the top 1/3 (7 – 9) players based on skating and take them to the goalie end to one circle. You will have the area up to the blue line and perhaps a little past. This group is likely to be very strong so don’t stay on one drill too long.

Activities:

 Slow circle skate – concentrating on keeping the front skate on the line and crossing the other skate over. Do both ways.

Figure eight drill around two pylons both ways

Slowly skating with a puck around two pylons

Stick handling with the puck through a straight line of pylons

Stopping (two feet – both ways)

Backward skating

Backward crossovers

 

GROUP 2 (the number in this group is dependent on who is there)

David, Connor and Matt King.  Identify any “new skaters who are falling behind” and take them to the circle at the non goalie end. We will work with them inside the blue line. We need to identify which skills they need the most help in at this time.

6 Activities: NO PUCKS NEEDED

Push the large balls across the ice through a set of tall pylons in a slalom pattern.

Partner crate push (partner sits in the milk crate)

Ringette rings inside a circle

Oval skate and “glide around the pylon”  

Skating backwards

Stopping

 

GROUP 3 (PUCKS NEEDED)

Matt Kl, Josiah, Chad will work with the middle group in the area between the blue lines – working across the ice. These players need lots of individual attention so they develop good habits.

6 Activities:

Skate across the ice with a puck on their stick and stop before the boards (repeat)

Skate across the ice and bounce the puck off the board recover it and return (repeat)

Stick handle slowly through a series of pylons in a straight line- speed is not important

Stopping (both sides)

Backward skating with power

Figure eight skate around two pylons 

WRAP UP GAME: Dodge ball inside the blue lines – Ball rolled NOT THROWN!!!  – if it hits a person they sit down. If the ball hits someone sitting down (including them reaching for it) they are free.

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Comments
  1. Jason Stanley says:

    Hi David, I really like the sounds of the practice this week. Will the kids in goal this weekend get a chance to do something similar in the future practices? Great stuff, as always. Jason

    • dwvip says:

      We have never split a practice this way in the last three years…I am very interested to see how it goes. It will allow kids to be in drills with players of their own general skating ability. As far as the chance for players in net. I like to do 2 practices that are “sort of the same” for that reason – not every player will be present for every practice. What did you think of the blog on “competition”.

  2. Jason Stanley says:

    I like your viewpoints in the second blog post. I like the emphasis on practice leads improvement — this is an important life skill no matter what the endeavour — and I believe in this aspect of competition very much. Competition with one another will always be there and hopefully it pushes each kid to improve individually and not only for the sake of defeating the other team. Although, winning is a great feeling! Thanks

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