Practice Notes

Drills

Head Up Scan The Ice Warm-Up
- 6-8min
Soccer on Ice - Station
- 10-min
- 1
3 vs. 3 Handball Game
- 10-min
- 2
Tic Tac Toe Relay
- 10-min
- 3
Puck Tag with Ringettes
- 10-min
- 4
3 vs 3 Cross Ice
- 10-min

This practice uses inspiration from other sports to develop fundamental hockey skills in a fun and cognitively engaging way. In each small area game, players are making decisions on finding open space for themselves and teammates, reading pressure, and making decisions on how to best navigate to score or put up points.

Note that using this practice plan requires several different sporting objects, including soccer balls (small size), tennis balls and ringettes. 

  • Soccer
  • Handball
  • Tennis Ball 
  • Ringettes

 

End with cross-ice 3v3 game. Encourage kids to think about what skills they used in the other sport stations that they will incorporate into the 3v3 play.

Practice Diagram

Four Zones

Drills

Length of Time: 
6-8min
Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
1

Adjust to play quarter of the ice with two nets. 

Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
2
Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
3
Length of Time: 
10-min
Station Number: 
4
Length of Time: 
10-min

Systems

No systems have been added to this practice

Exercises

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