Archive for December, 2015

Last Practice before Christmas…

Warm up skate – (MUCH SHORTER) – Skate with pucks

ALL IN –

Fast as you can (2 ways)

Exaggerated one foot then other foot stride

Together apart

Stop and drop at every line

Touch one knee at every line

Forward backward transition

DRILLS will be much like last weekend focusing on puck control as well as skating  backwards (assuming 6  per group)

Goalie training will use one net

  1. Puck movement through staggered  pylons
  2. 2 Mini net games 1 on 1 – Winner stays in
  3. Tire push with tall pylons in a staggered pattern
  4. Backward skating moving left and right
  5. Partner passing  to shot on net
  6. Passing to the small nets – forehand and backhand

 

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Without question the orange buckets are an excellent way to teach players to skate. They do several things:

  1. They “open up the hips” and force players to a push that is wide
  2. They tip the players forward into an almost “hockey position”
  3. They support players until they find their front back and side to side balance points.
  4. ….. and of course they are fun to push around

SO when is it time to take them away? There is no one answer for all solution.Buckets make players feel safe and secure … but their are no buckets in hockey. If we take them away too early then the players will revert to an upright position which will result in them trying to balance instead of skating. The easy answer is to take them away when the player says so – unfortunately this means that players hold on to their big orange security blankets far too long.Orange buckets can be removed when the player shows good lateral stride with some power and a forward lean when they skate. Instructors will try very hard to convince players still on buckets to “fly free”.

IP 1 Practice Dec 12  Merivale Aena 8-1

IP1’s are doing very well. Almost all players are off the buckets. BUT we need to push them a little to skate harder. “I want to hear their skates”

Warm up skate – (MUCH SHORTER) – Skate with balls

ALL IN :

Fast as you can (2 ways)

Exaggerated one foot then other foot stride

Together apart

Stop and drop at every line both ways

DRILLS assuming 5-6   per group

  1. Tire push
  2. Mini net games 1 on 1 – Winner stays in
  3. Exercise ball push with tall pylons in a staggered pattern RACE
  4. Backward skating
  5. Partner passing to shot on net
  6. Stopping
  7. What time is it Mr. Wolf

Practice outline IP2 Dec 12

Posted: December 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

IP 2 Practice Dec 12 Bell Arena 3-5

Warm up skate – (MUCH SHORTER)  We need to get to our activities faster!

ALL IN:

Fast as you can (2 ways)

Exaggerated one foot then other foot stride We need to lengthen their stride.

Together apart

Stop and drop at every line

Touch one knee at every line

Forward backward transition there and back

DRILLS assuming 4-5  per group

Goalie training net 1

  1. Two on none with the goalie ACTIVE!! Both ways around  net 2
  2. Mini net games 1 on 1 – Winner stays in
  3. Exercise ball push with tall pylons in a staggered pattern RACE
  4. Backward skating around the pool noodle BOTH WAYS
  5. Figure eight skate
  6. Passing to shot on net (net 3)
  7. Backhand shot (net 4)
  8. What time is it Mr. Wolf