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Practice† Plans
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† † 2 main aproaches
†† #1† Separate aproach
†††† each team runs a separate practice by itself on their 1/2 of the ice†
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†† #2 hockey school aproach

players from both teams are combined & split into groups based on position & ability† & share the ice just like a hockey school ,

Group players BEFORE you go on ice†††

Make sure every player knows his†group #††† ,group1,group2 or group defense

Try to keep players in same group each week (easier , constancy ,comfort ,etc.)


the ice is split into small stations and each group starts at 1 station & then rotates clockwise thru the stations
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Dividing the ice into 3 or more stations

talk to rink staff
1 they usually can give you extra nets ( 1 or 2 nets for each station )
2 usually they get MAD if you move the nets after they have "pegged" them (leaves a dangerous hole a kid could trip over )

we usually split the ice into 3 stations
#1 1 end zone
#2 1/2 the remaining ice long ways
#3 the last bit of ice going long ways


End every practice with FUN & GAMES

tip; invite extra goalies from other teams †
if you have 4 nets & 4 goalies
everybody gets more shots
Practice plan time line
for type 2 shared ice practice
sample

clock

minutes

activity


Coaches & stations

00

2 minutes

Warm up



02

12 minutes

Full ice skating drills

All 3 groups together


Coach 1with players††


goalie coach with goalies

14

10 minutes

3 stations

1 group per station


Coach 1 ††south end

24

10 minutes

3 stations

1 group per station


Coach 2†††† long ice #1

34

10 minutes

3 stations

1 group per station


Coach 3†† longice #2

44

6 minutes

Games


3 cross ice games

At least 1 coach @ each game

50

10 minutes

Flood




60 minutes










tip
;everyone must change as soon as the whistle is blown
giving 1 coach "just a couple more minutes " to finish this drill will cause the other 20 players to get bored , restless & disruptive

Time line doc

Grouping players for combined hockey school style practice

Combine players from RED team & Blue team& then split them into 3 groups according to ability (do this BEFORE you get on ice )

Skating drill groups†††††††††††††† Group 1

Focus


1-Leader

Matthew††††††

White

Cross overís


2

Desmond†††††

Smith

Backwards cross overís


3

Ryan

Jones

Quick start


4

Jameel†††††††††

Wong

Quick turns


5

Helen

Wilson

Pivots


6

Connor

Martin

passing


7

Justin

Brown

Puck handling


8

Daniel

Tremblay

dekeing


9

Danny

Gagnon

Backhand shot


10






Group 2




1-Leader

Matthew††††††

White

Starts


2

William†††† †††††††

Wilson

Stops


3

Theodore†††††

Clark

Falling /confidence


4

Christian††† †† †††

Williams



5

Matthew††††††

Anderson

Long stride


6

Jessie

Jones

Inside edge


7

Gian Franco

Anderson

Outside edge


8

Antonio

Simard

Puck carry


9

Joseph

White

Stick handle


10



Wrist shot



Group 3††††† defense



1-Leader

Curtis†††††††††††

Smith

Backwards skating


2

Antonio†††††††

Jones

pivot


3

Sean†††

Wong

Backwards inside edge


4

Steven†††††††

Anderson

Stick checks


5

Yousef†††††††††

Martin

Gap control


6

Brian

Brown

angling


7

Justin

Tremblay

Wrist shot


8

Megan

Gagnon

Back cross overs


9

Athol

Simard

Backhand shot


10







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