Ice Hockey Practice Plans

Below is a list of free ice hockey practice plans for Mites (U8), Squirts (U10), Pee Wees (U12), Bantams (U14), and Midgets (U16). For the Mite (U8) age level you will find station practices based off of the ADM model that is being used by USA Hockey. Practices for Squirts (U10) and Pee Wees (U12) include half ice and full ice drills becuase many teams within these age levels have shared ice practices. The practice plans for Bantams and Midgets include both half ice and full ice practice plans. All of the drills in these practice plans include drills from our hockey drill database.

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Mite Practice Plans

Stations, skating, stop & starts, turns, puck control.
5 stations that focus on skating & stickhandling.
Puck Control and Stickhandling Stations.
4 Stations that work on shooting, stickhanding, and agility.

Squirt Practice Plans

Shooting, Scoring, Puck Handling / Protection, 2 on 1's.
Skating and stickhandling warm up. 1 on 1's and 2 on 1's, and 2 on 2 small area game.
Shooting and skating warm up, Breakouts, 1 on 1, 2 on 1.
Puck skills, 2 on 0 options, 1 on 1 puck protection, 3 on 3 game in neutral zone.

Pee Wee Practice Plans

A series of breakout drills, 1 on 1's, and a 3 on 3 small area game.
75 minutes, breakout passes, 1 on 1, 2 on 1, overspeed competition, break away game.
Skills, 2 on 0, zone entry attacks, 2 on 1, and a neutral zone game.
Overspeed Skating, Shooting, 1 on 1's, 3 on 3

Bantam Practice Plans

High tempo drills with overspeed drills, 2 on 1's, and 2 on 2.
Flow warm up,D to D breakouts, reverse breakouts into 1 on 1's and 2 on 1's
Overspeed skating, fast paced shooting and cycling drills, 1 on 1's, and 3 on 3 Cross Ice.
Skating, Skills, 2 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 cross ice game.

Midget Practice Plans

High tempo 1 on 1 and 2 on 1 drills. Finishes with a fun scoring race.
Full Ice Flow, Passing, 1 on 1's, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 small area game.
A series of breakout drills and finishes with continuous 2 on 1 backchecking.
Neutral zone re-groups with hinges and gap control in 2 on 2 situation.