Practice outline for IP2 Saturday Oct 4, 2014 Bell Arena 3 – 7

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Outline: Now that we have seen the Timbits twice we should be getting an idea of how they skate and they should be getting an idea of how practices are organized. We have a few weak skaters but it appears they are not going to IP1. We may get one or two skaters moving up to IP2

For this practice I would like to target three things with LOTS OF HANDS ON INSTRUCTION. (This may not be the most flashy practice but since we have 10 instructors we are in a position to TEACH……. :

  1. Stopping
  2. Backward skating
  3. Skating forward with power

WARM UP – skate with pucks (Turn the nets so they are less likely to shoot)

Passing is great but I really want them to learn to keep the puck under control.

ALL IN at one end

  1. Fast as you can there and back
  2. Together apart there and back
  3. Arms outstretched with upright stick – swing arms back and forth HARD FOR THEM!
  4. Skate to ringette 2 foot glide to red skate to blue 2 foot glide to end
  5. One foot push there and back (alternate push coming back)

4 stations  (10 players max per station)

  1. SKATE FORWARD AGAINST RESISTANCE

Location: Cross ice inside the blue line

VOCAB: “In order to get power in your skating you have to do three things;- bend your knees, dig your edges in and push hard. I want you to pull your partner across the ice using the belt that is around your waist. I WANT TO HEAR YOUR EDGES!”

SAFETY : MAKE SURE THE BELT STAYS ON THEI WAIST SO IT DOES NOT FALL AND TRIP THEM.

  1. STOPPING BOTH SIDES ONE FOOT

I really want precise one on one instruction.

Location: Up and down the ice between the red line and blue line.

VOCAB: “Funny thing …..you need to skate fast to learn to stop!!! There are TWO PARTS TO A STOP: Turning sideways and digging your edge in….I want you to stop by turning your body to the side and sliding sideways. You need to dig your edge in to help you stop. You will find it easier to do this if you lift your back foot.”

 

  1. BACKWARD SKATING

I really want precise one on one instruction.

Location: Cross ice between the blue line and red line

VOCAB:” I want you to skate backwards using a C cut. Keep your head up… keep your “tail” out and don’t lean on your stick”.

Do a single one foot C cut  ( repeat both sides) What happens???

Do a one foot C cut using the same foot three times (cut, glide, cut glide, cut) What happens?

Do alternating C cuts

IDEALLY we want them to get to the point they do a C cut with a tail.

 

  1. STICK HANDLING TRANSITIONING INTO MAKING AND RECEIVING PASSES

I really want precise one on one instruction.

Location : Cross ice inside the blue line NO NETS required

VOCAB: “In hockey we use terms like soft and hard. Your hands are “soft” because you can control them and your stick is “hard”. All this really means is that your hands control your stick. In order to stick handle, make a pass or receive one you need to be able to “cushion” the puck so it doesn’t bounce off your stick.

  1. Stationary stick handle with an emphasis on the bottom hand being “loose” so the top hand can control the stick
  2. Stick handle while skating
  3. Pass back and forth both forehand and backhand

WRAP UP GAME: GET THE PUCK PAST THE INSTRUCTORS

Instructors line up on the blue line (one side)

Players are all on one side of the ice with LOTS OF PUCKS and cannot cross the red line. They try to shoot pucks past the instructors who must stay on the ringette line. When instructors stop the pucks they  GENTLY dump them back into the other end.

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