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12U

12 & Under Peewee

  • Optimal window for sports skills
  • Learning Fundamental Sports Skills
  • Still focused on individual development and not the outcome
  • Keep the top level as broad as possible
    • This allows better players greater success and pushes lesser players to emulate
  • Twice a week, prior to practice, spend 45 minutes off-ice working on the Fundamental Movement Skills
    • Focus on athleticism (ABC’s) and hockey skills
  • All levels should receive same number of ice sessions / touches
  • Play multiple sports and engage in activities like soccer, running, gymnastics, swimming, skiing or other activities 50% of the time, engage in fitness through other sports (like lacrosse, baseball, golf, track and field, etc.) 25% of the time and play hockey the other 25%.
  • 4 Ice sessions touches per week
    • 60 min ice sessions
    • 7-month training and competition calendar
    • 105 to 120 ice touches (70/30 ratio)
  • 80 to 90 practices 
    • 2-3 teams per = 30 - 45 players
    • 30 to 35 game days 
    • Local geographic area
  • 15 skaters & 2 goalies per team