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

Mite / U8 Station Practice Plan #1

Age Level: Mites / U8
Practice Length: 75 Minutes
Setup: Stations

5 stations that focus on skating & stickhandling.

Mite / U8 Station Practice Plan #4

Age Level: Mites / U8
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

Stations, skating, stop & starts, turns, puck control.

Mite / U8 Station Practice Plan #2

Age Level: Mites / U8
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

4 Stations that work on shooting, stickhanding, and agility.

Mite / U8 Station Practice Plan #3

Age Level: Mites / U8
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

Puck Control and Stickhandling Stations.

Squirt Practice Plans

Squirt / U10 Full Ice Practice #1

Age Level: Squirt / U10
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Puck skills, 2 on 0 options, 1 on 1 puck protection, 3 on 3 game in neutral zone.

Squirt / U10 Full Ice Practice #2

Age Level: Squirt / U10
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Skating and stickhandling warm up. 1 on 1's and 2 on 1's, and 2 on 2 small area game.

Squirt / U10 Station Practice #2

Age Level: Squirt / U10
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

A fun activity to start. All stations focus on forehand shooting fundamentals.

Squirt / U10 Station Practice #1

Age Level: Squirt / U10
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

Four stations that include stickhandling, shooting, puck control, and 2 on 2 game.

Squirt / U10 Half Ice Practice #1

Age Level: Squirt / U10
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Half Ice

Shooting and skating warm up, Breakouts, 1 on 1, 2 on 1.

Squirt / U10 Half Ice Practice #2

Age Level: Squirt / U10
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Half Ice

Shooting, Scoring, Puck Handling / Protection, 2 on 1's.

Pee Wee Practice Plans

Half Ice Puck Skills & Activities #1

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Half Ice

Skill progressions and activities to promote puck skills, protection, and awareness

U12 Half Ice Practice

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
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Pee Wee / U12 Station Practice #2

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

A puck protection game followed by 3 stations for cycling, puck control, and passing.

Pee Wee / U12 Half Ice Practice Plan #1

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 75 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

75 minutes, breakout passes, 1 on 1, 2 on 1, overspeed competition, break away game.

Pee Wee / U12 Full Ice Practice #2

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 75 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

A series of breakout drills, 1 on 1's, and a 3 on 3 small area game.

Pee Wee / U12 Half Ice Practice Plan #2

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Half Ice

Overspeed Skating, Shooting, 1 on 1's, 3 on 3

Pee Wee / U12 Station Practice #1

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Stations

Station based practice with work on skating, angling, 2 on 1's, passing, and transitions.

Pee Wee Full Ice Practice #1

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
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Pee Wee / U12 Full Ice Practice #1

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Skills, 2 on 0, zone entry attacks, 2 on 1, and a neutral zone game.

Passing Fundamentals and Awareness

Age Level: Pee Wee / U12
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Focus is on basic passing fundamentals and activities that require awareness and heads up play.

Bantam Practice Plans

Full Ice U14 Practice #1

Age Level: Bantam / U14
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Bantam / U14 Full Ice Practice Plan #4

Age Level: Bantam / U14
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Flow warm up,D to D breakouts, reverse breakouts into 1 on 1's and 2 on 1's

Bantam / U14 Half Ice Practice #1

Age Level: Bantam / U14
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Half Ice

Overspeed skating, fast paced shooting and cycling drills, 1 on 1's, and 3 on 3 Cross Ice.

Bantam / U14 Full Ice Practice #2

Age Level: Bantam / U14
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Skating, Skills, 2 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 cross ice game.

Bantam / U14 Full Ice Practice Plan #3

Age Level: Bantam / U14
Practice Length: 75 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

High tempo drills with overspeed drills, 2 on 1's, and 2 on 2.

2 on 1's in Tight Areas

Age Level: Bantam / U14
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Half Ice

Work on quick decision making and reactions with 2 on 1's in tight areas.

Midget Practice Plans

Midget / U16 / U18 Full Ice Practice #3

Age Level: Midget / U16 / U18
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

High tempo 1 on 1 and 2 on 1 drills. Finishes with a fun scoring race.

Midget / U16 / U18 Full Ice Practice #2

Age Level: Midget / U16 / U18
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

A series of breakout drills and finishes with continuous 2 on 1 backchecking.

Midget / U16 / U18 Full Ice Practice #1

Age Level: Midget / U16 / U18
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Full Ice Flow, Passing, 1 on 1's, 2 on 2, 3 on 3 small area game.

Midget / U16 / U18 Full Ice Practice #4

Age Level: Midget / U16 / U18
Practice Length: 60 Minutes
Setup: Full Ice

Neutral zone re-groups with hinges and gap control in 2 on 2 situation.