Learning Fundamental Sports Skills like: throwing, striking, kicking, dribbling, etc.
Twice a week, prior to practice, spend 30 minutes off-ice working on the Fundamental Movement Skills
Focus on athleticism (ABC’s) and hockey skills
Practicing small area games will lead to better decision-making skills
Divide players into two halves: top ½, bottom ½
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 25% of the time and play hockey the other 25%.
30 – 45 players per practice session
3 - 4 ice touches per week
60 min ice sessions
6 - 7 month training and competition calendar = 24 – 28 weeks
95 to 100 ice touches (70/30 practice to game ratio)
75 to 80 practices 20 to 25 games intro of formal full-ice games
10-12 skaters & 1 goalie per team
Increases puck touches / participation/ development