Practice outline Sat Nov 22, IP1 Merivale Arena 8 – 1

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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.

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