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Practice Outline IP2 Saturday Nov 29 IP2 MERIVALE ARENA 9 – 1

WARM UP: (shorter) Skate  with pucks

ALL IN (same as last week):

Fast as you can

Together apart

Balance with stick on knees at every line

Fall and get up (or one knee touch)

FULL COMPLETE STOP at every line

Backward forward transition at every line

GIVE ALL PLAYERS PUCKS

Carry the puck (PUCK ON STICK) to the other end and back (no stop)

Flip and go to the other end and back

6 STATIONS  (5 minutes each)  6 or 7 players per station

  1. Three shot drill!

Location One end on faceoff circle

Focus: Getting to the puck and shooting on net Player has three pucks in front of the net that they must shoot as quickly as possible

Key Components: Players have to choose which puck they will shoot first and what shot to use.

  1. Pass and shoot on net (partners)

Location: Face off circle

Focus: Strong pass and “set up”  to shoot

Key components: Head up, random skating inside the faceoff circle.

  1. Backward Skating around a bike tire.

Location : Between blue and red lines

Focus: Skating this way will force them to decide how to move laterally while skating backwards (ie backward cross over)

  1. Bucket ball

Location: Along the red line

Focus: keeping knees bent, shifting weight and pushing hard

Key components : two teams (orange and white buckets and two soccer balls) with  nets marked by pylons

  1. Stopping both ways forward and stopping backwards

Location: Blue line

Focus: This in a  critical skill and needs to be practiced.

Players skate forward – stop at a pylon … forward to the next etc.

  1. Deke and shoot:

Location: Inside the ringette line across ice to give more of a chance to move the puck

Focus: Puck control, maneuverability

Key components: Players move puck through a series of single obstacles and end with a shot on net

FINAL WRAP UP GAME: Chariot race

WARM UP: (shorter) Skate with pucks

ALL IN:

Fast as you can

One foot push

Apart together

Balance with stick on knees at every line

Lift foot at every line

FULL COMPLETE STOP at every line

6 STATIONS  (5 minutes each)  6 or 7 players per station

  1. Hotdog, hamburger and fries passing drill

Location: Face off circle

Focus: Call for pass, make pass

Key components: Call and tap stick to receive the pass. Sticks on ice, strong pass

  1. Plunger ball

Location: Face off circle area into the corner

Focus: Skating to the ball and coming to a complete stop

Key components: Complete stop at ball and when they return the ball to the start.

  1. Backward skating with hoola hoops and partners

Location: On both sides of the blue line – there and back

Focus: Head up, C cuts

Key components: Partners help the person skating backwards by applying some pressure.

  1. Bucket ball

Location: Along the red line

Focus: keeping knees bent, shifting weight  and pushing hard

Key components : Two teams (orange and white buckets and two soccer balls) with two  nets

  1. Cross ice pylon skate with a ringette ring :

Location: Across ice along the blue line

Focus: Puck control (ringette ring)  maneuverability

Key components: Players carry ring through the straight line of pylons with an emphasis on one foot push

And go to the next pylon pair

  1. Go in and score two on none with orange bucket barrier

Location One end on faceoff circle

Focus: Two lines – Carry the puck and pass to their partner

Key Components: Strong passes

Orange buckets: WE NEED TO APPLY AS MUCH FRIENDLY PRESSURE AS IS REQUIRED TO GET THEM OFF THE BUCKETS AND INTO FREE SKATING. It is definitely time to get them to skate independently.

FINAL WRAP UP GAME:  SIMON SAYS

Practice Outline IP2 Saturday Nov 22 IP1 BELL ARENA 3- 7

After a one week break it is time to skate

WARM UP: (shorter) Just skate – so we can get at it a little sooner

ALL IN:

Fast as you can

Together apart

Balance with stick on knees at every line

Fall and get up (or one knee touch)

FULL COMPLETE STOP at every line

Backward forward transition at every line

GIVE ALL PLAYERS PUCKS

Carry the puck (PUCK ON STICK) to the other end and back (no stop)

Flip and fetch to the other end and back (no stop)

6 STATIONS  (5 minutes each)  6 or 7 players per station

  1. Go in and score!

Location One end on faceoff circle

Focus: Carry the puck and score on a net “coming across the face of the net”

Key Components: Players have to choose to go right or left around a long object and then cut across the net and shoot. One way will be a back hand one way will be a forehand.

  1. Shark skate with pucks

Location: Face off circle

Focus: Control of the puck in crowd.

Key components: Head up, random skating inside the faceoff circle.

  1. Partner tire push

Location: On both sides of the blue line – there and back through a simple pylon course

Focus: Strong push, knees bent heads up

Key components: Partners work together.

  1. Bucket ball

Location: Along the red line

Focus: keeping knees bent, shifting weight and pushing hard

Key components : two teams (orange and white buckets and two soccer balls) with two pylons marking the goals

  1. Backward skating / stopping

Location: Blue line

Focus: These are critical skills and need to be practiced.

Players skate forward – stop at a pylon … skate backwards in a complete circle around the pylon – forward to the next etc.

  1. Deke and shoot:

Location: Inside the ringette ring across ice to give more of a chance to move the puck

Focus: Puck control, maneuverability

Key components: Players push puck through a gap between 3 sets of pylons (or buckets with a jersey over them and then recover it and go to the next pylon pair which is off set to the right, then one to the left  and end with a shot on net

FINAL WRAP UP GAME: Chariot race

Tonight Wednesday November 22 is the first IP1 game of the season.

Just a few reminders;

1. We have four teams playing at once so up to 80 players in two change rooms and on two benches so please try to minimize the number of extra people trying to get in the dressing room.

2. On ice parent reps are needed and will be helping players “play their position”

3. The players on each team will be split into three: one group plays in the game, one sits on the bench and one is in the neutral zone getting ready to go into the game and practicing some skating.

4. The players will shift every three minutes.

5. NO WINNERS< NO SCORE KEPT

Are you excited yet???

After a one week break it is time to skate and finish with the orange buckets.

WARM UP: (shorter) Just skate!

ALL IN:

Fast as you can

One foot push

Apart together

Balance with stick on knees at every line

Lift foot at every line

FULL COMPLETE STOP at every line

6 STATIONS  (5 minutes each)  6 or 7 players per station

  1. Hotdog, hamburger and fries passing drill

Location: Face off circle

Focus: Call for pass, make pass

Key components: Call and tap stick to receive the pass. Sticks on ice, strong pass

  1. One foot circle skate

Location: Face off circle

Focus: Push with one foot around the circle one way then the other direction.

Key components: Bent knees, hard push with outside skate, keep inside skate on the line

  1. Partner tire push

Location: On both sides of the blue line – there and back

Focus: Strong push, knees bent heads up

Key components: Partners work together

  1. Bucket ball

Location: Along the red line

Focus: keeping knees bent, shifting weight  and pushing hard

Key components : two teams (orange and white buckets and two soccer balls) with one net

  1. Push and go:

Location: Across ice along the blue line

Focus: Puck control, maneuverability

Key components: Players push puck through a gap between pylons ( or buckets with a jersey over them and then recover it

And go to the next pylon pair

  1. Go in and score!

Location One end on faceoff circle to allow the last session with orange buckets in the other corner

Focus: carry the puck and score on a net “coming across the face of the net”

Key Components: Players have to choose to go right or left around a long object and then cut across the net and shoot.

Orange buckets: WE NEED TO APPLY AS MUCH FRIENDLY PRESSURE AS IS REQUIRED TO GET THEM OFF THE BUCKETS AND INTO FREE SKATING

FINAL WRAP UP GAME: Circles are safe – players have to skate to the nearest circle to avoid being caught by the instructors.

Mini game outline

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NMHA mini game procedures 2014-2015

Our Timbits and their fans get excited about their games so I want to clarify what will happen in both IP1 and IP2

The game schedule is on the NMHA website “Initiation page”. Basically in the hour four teams play cross ice games inside the blue line. This means that 40 players will be sharing one dressing room and one bench. For this reason there are some obvious accommodations:

  1. No extra visitors in the change rooms – they will be severely crowded. Thiis is a safety issue. Parents can really help by having players come partially dressed. It is probabl;y best that two or three parents take on the job of tying skates for each team.
  2. We will divide the team in three : 1/3 in the game, 1/3 on the bench and 1/3 in the area between the blue lines practicing skating. Each shift will be 3 minutes of running time. Players will rotate: bench to practice area to game to bench. In this way players will be active for 2/3 of the time.

The games will be run by an instructor with the two parent reps helping in player positioning. The neutral zone will also be run by 2 instructors.

No scores are kept and there are no winners.

After each goal there will be a two person faceoff half way between the nets.

We will clean the ice between the hours so we will have 50 minutes to warm up and have 15 shifts (this works out to 5 shifts per player).

NOTE: In IP2 we will also play across the ice but there will be goalies in the nets wearing equipment. Later in the year IP2’s will play three full ice games to give them an experience similar to what they will have in Novice the following year.

No practice this Saturday

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sad but true!

There is no Timbit practice Nov 15 do to a Ringette tournament..

A few suggestions on what to do with your new found time.

1. Go ahead and eat some Timbits (No this blog is not sponsored by Tim Horton’s!!)

2, Go to a 67’s or Nepean Raider’s game to watch some superstars

3. Go public skating and let the Timbits show you how far they have come

4. Check their skates and get them sharpened

NOTE: Several parents have asked about when to get skates sharpened.. my best guess is every three weeks.

One of my videos on the NMHA website is on skate sharpening.The link is on the upper left of the page on both the main page and the Initiation page. There are several videos there that we produced last year. This year we hope to do some more.

Hopefully I will see you some time out and about on the weekend.