U8 - Station-Based Practice
This station-based practice focuses on various skating and includes:
- 2 Game Stations
- Tic Tac Toe Relay
- 1v1v1 with Mini Nets
- 2 Skill Based Stations
- Push Puck & Shoot
- Crossover Skating
Alternating the order of stations in the rotation allows for the balance of Skill > Game > Skill > Game. Complete each station for 10-12min. End the practice with a fun competition of Sharks & Minnows.
Continue to change up the skating skill before getting to the Tic Tac Toe part - i.e. tight turns, jumps, forward to backward pivots, etc.
To modify and adjust:- Add pucks for players to work on turns and crossovers with puck - Work on forward to backward transition - Add in a chaser. Let the first player start and 1-2 seconds later, have the next player "chase" them through the blue line.
The option to add a pass to the coach for a give and go element.