IP1 Practice Sept 27, 2014 3- 8 Bell Arena

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

IP2 Practice outline Sept 27, 2014 Bell Arena 3- 8

(Note: IP2 Merivale Arena  9 – 1 – their practice outline is on a separate blog)

Based on our first practice it is obvious there is a fairly wide range in skating ability. Our challenge will be to bring the weaker skaters along while still pushing the more developed skaters to improve. The “Orange buckets” have improved so much already!! We have 32 practices this year – lots of time to get them ready for a life time of hockey.

Equipment needed for 50 minute practice):

10 Ringette rings

50+ Pucks

4 Pylons

Plungers, wiffle balls and two buckets

2 PVC Goalies


WARM UP SKATE: (5 minutes)

Skate with wiffle balls (turn the nets so they will not be encouraged to shoot)

ALL IN ONE END (Less than 15 minutes of skating activities – all there and back)

  • Fast as you can
  • Hop every line
  • Fall at every line and get up
  • Skate to red line and two foot glide to the end with stick across the knees
  • Skate to the red and ONE FOOT glide to the end – They will find this hard!
  • Scull (inside outside)
  • Fast as you can

ACTIVITY STATIONS – 3 groups (8 minutes per station)

Note orange buckets will work as the fourth group in their own area between the ringette line and the red line

  1. Shark skate with ringette rings inside a faceoff circle.

GOAL: This develops balance, lowered stance, edge control, puck protection, collision avoidance and rapid first steps.

Location – Both faceoff circles at one end.

VOCAB: “ Sharks have to keep skating to survive. I want you to keep skating without bumping into each other or losing your ring. You cannot leave the circle.”

  1. Cross ice skate and shot on net (PVC Goalie in place)

Location: Across ice on one side of the red line.

GOAL: To develop basic stick handling and shot on net “where the goalie isn’t!”

VOCAB: “ Skate across the ice stick handling the puck and try to score on our goalie. Remember shoot where the goalie isn’t! Once you have shot, join the line to come back and shoot on the other net.”

  1. Plunger ball – Each player uses a plunger to retrieve wiffle balls shot into the corner.

Location: Inside the ringette line on one end

GOAL: This develops rapid first steps, balance, lowered stance.

VOCAB: “ This is a race – go get the wiffle balls by pushing down on the plunger and return the balls to the bucket as quickly as you can.”

WRAP UP GAME: Freeze tag – instructors are “it”.




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