Practice Notes

This practice utilizes four stations for the bulk of the session to develop skating fundamentals for balance, posture, edge control and change of direction. 

Key Coaching Points:

  • Heads Up, Eyes Up - Remind players to constantly be looking around the ice, aware of where opposing players are and where there is open space
  • Knee Bend - Encourage a deep knee bend in order for players to feel more comfortable on their edges, working on tight turns and quick change of direction
  • FUN - These drills all encourage a multitude of skill development, but all focus around fun, teamwork, and competition

 

Practice Plan:

  1. Warm Up (10-min) - Halfway Around the World - Head On  
  2. Stations x 4 (8-10min/station)  
  3. Freeze Tag (10-min)

Practice Diagram

Four Zones

Drills

Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
1

4 Stations - roughly 8-10min per station

  1. Obstacle Course Tag
  2. Sharks & Minnows
  3. Tennis Ball Hockey
  4. Tight Turns & Stops with Puck

 

Length of Time: 
32-40min
Station Number: 
2-5

This game can be expanded to be played in one full zone. 

Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
6

Systems

No systems have been added to this practice

Exercises

No off-ice exercises have been added to this practice.