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This is the practice before we go to a tournament sponsored by the CIS where the university teams will have a tournament at the same time and have the chance to watch recruit our players and players can see university hockey. It is in Lethbridge and we play Friday and Sunday. Games count in our league standings.

We will focus on angling as we haven't covered that yet.

Post Practice Comments:
One of my forwardss had to go to the hospital just before practice with what may be appendicitis. She came and watched. So her and the centre who got a concussion last game were missing. I also had our third goalie there as one of our goalies went to Hawaii for her brothers wedding. Wo we had 15 skaters 7 F and 8 D.

The ice time got put back 15 min. and affiliate goalie had asked to leave 10 min. early to get to her regular teams pracitce. Now it was 25 min. early so I had to change the last few activities. We did the cross ice D200 angling game but then she left and we couldn't do the straight on angling game. I moved onto the battling game and then we practiced the pplay 5-0 with 3 groups rotating to the two ends. We did accomplish what we wanted this week. Skating technique with Gaston. Tying up sticks in the slot on D and protecting your stick on O and today we worked on angling.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=114 is a video of our last game. We fell behind 2-0 but stayed with it and won 5-2.

We leave this afternoon. Luckily I have time to play my noon hockey and then get a ride to catch the bus.

I plan to meet with all the players for about 10 minutes during the bus ride. I met with the forwards last weeks short bus ride; so I will start with the D.
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Ended up being two crazy games. Game one we were behind 2-1 after two but outshot and outplayed them in the second 9-5 and it looked like we had taken over the game. Then the floor fell from under us and they scored 4 goals in 3 minutes. 3 of them short side snap shots by the same player and lost 6-1. Next day we were behind 0-1 after one vs a team higher in the standings than game one and we scored 4 goals in 6 minutes and ended up winning 6-2. We have a young team and swings in confidence seem to be the biggest factor. So we are 3 and 2 after 5 and in second in our division behind a team that is 3-1-1. We have to work on consistent good habits. It is early in the season. still.

It was a good weekend with a CIS university tournament going on at the same time. The university league put on a banquet and the feature game had Queens playing the U of Lethbridge. Our captain from last season was playing for Queens, so that was nice to see.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 9-27-12 Time: 17:15-18:30 Venue: ECTAS

Theme: Angling, dzone, spectialty teams

10 min.
B6 Puck Handling Skills, Zig-Zag

Key Points:
Separate the movement of the upper and lower body by doing these exercises to loosen the
shoulders.
Description:
1. Players line up in diagonal corners in the B6 Formation.
2. Skate in big arcs down the ice and perform different tasks with the puck. These are some examples but players can practice every possible move both forehand and backhand.
a. Keep the hands and feet moving quickly.
b. Skate arcs with the puck only on the forehand side of the blade.
c. Skate arcs with the puck only on the backhand side of the blade.
d. Do heel to heel glides one way then the other.
e. Fake passes then protect the puck.
g. Fake shots.
Finish with a shot at each end of the ice.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080722082806653

8 min.
B6 Pass and Shoot While Skating

Key Points:
In this exercise the players must keep their feet moving. It is important to keep the stick square to the puck and the hands away from the body.
Description:
1. Leave 2-0 from each corner and allow the players in front 2 or 3 passes before starting.
2. Pass while skating they can be one touch or two touch then pass.
3. Shoot before reaching the hash marks and rebound.
4. Switch sides with the inside player going to the outside when you go the other way.
5. Switch corners after a few minutes so the goalies get shots from the other side.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20120227085711281

10 min.
B5 Forecheck Skills Deflect-Steer-Angle-Finish

Key Points:
Gene Reilly shows the approach to European second league pro’s and then U18 AAA girl’s do the same drill. Cut the ice in half with the stick in the passing lane and steer the player outside the dots. Angle toward the back of the inside shoulder so they can't turn back, then finish shoulder to shoulder and stick on the puck.
Description:
1. Offense group behind the net with pucks.
2. Defenders behind blue line in the middle.
3. Both start on the whistle.
4. Defender force the attacker wide angle and finish.
5. Alternate sides.
6. Players switch lines so they all angle.
7. Move the defenders back to the far blue line as the second step in the skill. http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20111005152254430

10 min.
DT100 2 on 2 with a Dump in and Forecheckers Angle

Description:
D100 formation along the boards in the nzone.
Start with a 1-1 and when the puck crosses the blue line each player gets support from the lineup on the boards.

8 min.
D200 Angling game

Key Points:
Checkers create an angle on puck carrier and take away their time and space with body on body and stick on the puck.
Description:
1. D200 lineup outside blue line.
2. On whistle carry the puck behind the net and checkers leave and create good angles.
3. Play 20-30 seconds.
4. Puck carrier can try to come out short side.
5. Keep score. Play to a certain score and losing team do something like push ups. Play a short series.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20111005185904685

7 min.
D200 Straight on Angling Game

Key Points:
Both teams go behind their net on the whistle.
Defenders close the gap and maintain the defensive side.
Description:
D200 Straight on Angling Game
1. Teams are lined up behind blue line.
2. On the whistle each team skates behind their net.
3. Attackers try to score and defenders gain a tight gap and D side.
4. Play a cross ice game for 20-30"
5. On whistle pass to coach and the other team is on offense first.
6. Play from 1-1 to 3-3 also using odd man situations.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20111005190114923

10 min.

Power Play Practice Game:

Shoot the puck down to teammates to go onto offense.

One goalie has to leave.

10 min.
D400 Transition Game of Low Battles with Point Support

Key Points:
Great game to practice cycling, going to the net, screening, tipping, point shots, shot pass, one timers on offense. On defense you have the low zone coverage and communication skills. As well as individual techniques like sealing the stick to the outside, tying up sticks, boxing out,
switching, all from the defensive side.
Description:
1. One team is lined up behind each faceoff dot. From one to tree players leave at a time.
2. The next player in line plays the joker at the point and must pass or shoot within a second. Defenders do not check the joker as he can’t go in and score.
3. The coach dumps the puck in or shoots on net and the teams race for the puck. Whoever gets the puck can shoot right away.
4. When the defending team gets the puck they must pass to their joker at the point to transition to offense.
5. If the puck is shot out of the zone the coach passes to the non offending joker.
6. Play 20-30” and on the whistle the players pass to the coach and skate hard out of the zone before the coach shoots a new puck in.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090726102317243

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This is the first practice after our two games on the weekend 1-6 and 6-2. We need to work on gap control and moving the puck throught the neurtral zone plus 1-1, 2-1.
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Post Practice Comment: This was one of our best practices for high tempo and competing. We have a 90 and not 75 min. ice time so I added another cross ice game of uneven situations which is in the play below.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-02-12 Time: 16:00 Max Bell
Lines: 14 skaters 2 goalies
Theme of Practice: Hinge, quick up, regroup, middle drive Gap Control in the corners,Situations 3-0, 1-1, 2-1 and pass and support the pass better.


10 min.
A2 Russian Puck-Handling Warm-up with Shots

Key Points:
This can be done every time players go on the ice to expand their muscle memory. The point of these exercises is to increase the size of the reach with the stickhandling moves, and to separate the upper and lower body.
This is one of the most important exercises a player can do to develop puck handling skills. All the moves can also be practice off ice with various kinds of balls and pucks.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090427151438223

10 min.
D4 Two Pass

Description:
1. Players must stay inside the blueline and if they puck goes out the other team gets it.
2. Before scoring the offensive team must make at least two passes.
3. When the defenders regain the puck they must make at least two passes before a
shot.
4. Make rules with skills for skating, shooting, passing or good habits.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20120313082015545

10 min.
B5 Regroup 3-0, Middle Drive-Pro

Key Points:
Defense move quickly and hinge the pass up the middle. Pass hard. Centre give the stick and skates as a flat target. Middle drive hard to the net.
Description:
1. All the players are inside the middle circle.
2. Red D1get a pass from a Red F2.
3. Red D hinge and pass D1 to D2.
4. D2 pass to F2 supporting in the middle.
5. F2 pass to F1 on the strong side.
6. F1 gain blueline and pass wide to F3.
7. F2 middle drive skating hard to the net.
8. F3 shoot and all crash the net for a rebound.
9. Blue repeat in the other direction.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2012100209041983

10 min.
C2, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2 Pro

Key Points:
Forwards should attack with speed and defense play a tight gap.
Description:
1. Start with a 3-0 attack from one corner. All attacks are on the same net.
2. F3 skate back and get a puck from the original end.
3. D1 leave line and defend vs. F3.
4. F1 and F2 come back for another puck.
5. D2 defend a 2-1 vs. F1 and F2.
6. Repeat from the other end.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121001083756215

10 min.
DT400 1-1, 2-2, Support-Attack-Defend

Key Points:
Defending player stay on the defensive side. Supporitng player give a target for the pass and get into an open lane.
Description:
1.F1 attack D1 at each end. 2. Players line up on the boards with the first player in line D1 supporting the defense. 3. The coach can determine whether the supporting defender is passive or active. 4. On a turnover or a goal the breakout pass is made to the supporting defender from D1 to F2.. 5. Carry the puck to the red line or if the team has a full ice practice, carry the puck to the far blue line. 6. F2 Attack vs. the original attacker F1. Practice various situations. The big left handed player with the sweat suit is Dany Heatley. It is just after he won the Calder trophy. He came to say hi to the players but because we were playing transition games participated in the whole practice and then stayed and posed for pictures with each of the players.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090726104059741

10 min. Gap Control – Sean teach this.
B6 1-1's from the Corner

Key Points:
This is a drill the Russian Jursinov used. You can do 2-1 and 2-2 as well.
Stay D side stick on the puck, body on body and keep a tight gap withib a stick length. Approach under control and maintaining D side and do the Chockow turn front to backward skating.
Description:
1-1's from the corner
1. Defender 1 skate to the opposite corner and defend vs attacking player 2.
2. On the whistle player 2 now skates to the opposite corner and defends vs player 3.
3. Player 3 will try to score and then defend vs player 4 and continue this flow.

8 min.
D200 Straight on Angling Game

Key Points:
Both teams go behind their net on the whistle.
Defenders close the gap and maintain the defensive side.
Description:
D200 Straight on Angling Game
1. Teams are lined up behind blue line.
2. On the whistle each team skates behind their net.
3. Attackers try to score and defenders gain a tight gap and D side.
4. Play a cross ice game for 20-30"
5. On whistle pass to coach and the other team is on offense first.
6. Play from 1-1 to 3-3 also using odd man situations.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20111005190114923

10 min.
D200 Cross Ice Uneven Situations

Key Points:
Play 1-2, 1-3, 2-3 to work on both offensive and defensive out number situations. Stess good habits and moving the puck to a player in better position.
If down players you can pass to teammates in lineup until the teams are even.
Description:
1. Coach shoots the puck in.
2. Coach calls 2-1, 3-2, etc.
3. Alternate advantage.
4. Play 20-30 seconds.
5. Keep score.
On the whistle either.
c. Pass to team mate coming on. http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090802114759629

7 min.
One timer shot contest.

Shoot from above dots. Can be either a one timer from point or pass from dot to dot or dot back to point. i.e. point to dot to dot.
Max 2 passes.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090812164222165






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Flyers Practice Plan 10-04-12 Time: 17:15-18:45 Venue: ECTAS

Low zone coverage and scoring
PK and PP
Hinge, regroup
situations


10 min.
B4 Crossover Skating and Skills

Key Points:
This is a great skating and puck handling warm up drill. Many variations can be used with the puck or in skating tasks.
Do a different skill in each zone. Keep the feet moving it is crossover in large #8's and not tight turns. You can also do as a B6 and start out of opposite corners.
Description:
Cross Overs and Skills
Do figure 8's in each zone.
1. Face the far end transition skate
4. Carry puck using only the forehand
5. Use only the backhand. Follow shot for a rebound.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20120418155124444

10 min.
B600 Regroup, Hinge, Quick Up-Detroit

Key Points:
Hinge and push the puck up the ice quickly. Strong side F stretch and weak side give middle support.
Description:
1. F1 skate and regroup with D1.
2. D1 skate to the middle and pass to D2 in the wide lane.
3. D2 quick up to F2 who stretches on the strong side boards.
4. F1 and F2 attack.
Repeat the other way with F3 regrouping with D3.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20101128092923497

10 min
C3 15 Goal 3-0 3-1, 3-2 - Pro

Description:
Players are lined up along the boards in the C3 formation. Have 2 colours of jerseys and play one team vs the other if you have enough players. You can have D on one side and
F on the other or they can wait on the side they will be playing.
1. Three forwards take a puck and attack 3-0. The attack is over when the puck is over the goal line. (unless the coach wants a cycle and a shot).
2. Use the same puck and go the other way attacking 3-1 vs a D from the other colour (coach puts in a new puck if there is a goal).
3. Attack 3-2 in the original direction.
4. Three F from the other coloured team attack 3-0 on the vacant end.
5. Repeat sequence.

10 min.
T4 D400 - 2 on 2 Below the Goal Line

Key Points:
The attackers create scoring chances with speed, deception, give and goes, crosses and picks. Defenders must talk, stay net side, sticks in lanes and one the puck.
Description:
Start from the corners, one attacker with the puck and another come towards him below the goal
line. 2 defenders are in front and must cover them. Keep track of goals vs the number of attempts.
Play for 5-10 seconds.

http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20090824224306239

10 min.
Defense one end and F other PK practice.
T4 - Penalty Kill vs. Diamond - Fall Under

Key Points:
Top two players I-up with the first player blocking the shot and the second player falls under. D block shots when the puck is on their side. Defenders never get tied up and skate in straight lines.
Description:
Defending vs. the Diamond 1-3-1
1. The power play gets the puck to mid point.
2. F1 get shin pads in front of the puck.
3. F2 fall under and cover middle attacker.
4. D1 release and block the shot.
5. D2 cover player in front.
Defending vs. the Umbrella
If it is a high umbrella and there isn't an attacker in the mid slot, then F2 can move to the side the puck is passed and block the shot.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120521102728277

10 min.
Kingston PPlay Rotation
-shot every 3 seconds.
-one end, breakout, rotate in, same end, out.

10 min.
TD400 Specialty Team Scrimmage

Key Points:
Rotation is Attack-Defend-Rest. Number the players so they know when to not defend. In even numbered situations you can require the defenders to breakout into the neutral zone before passing.
Description:
1. Power play attack vs 2 Fand 2 D.
2. Defenders ice the puck and rest.
3. Group waithing at far blue attack.
4. Original attackers now defend 1 short.
5. Goalies rotate in.
6. Create any situation by changing the number of attackers or defenders.
7. Even strength can also be practiced.
*Option is to have waiting players breakout from behind the goal line and do a pk forecheck.

8 min.
DT400 Active Jokers at Point

Key Points
Each team has two jokers at the point. Introduce the game allowing jokers to check jokers and then add that jokers can come in for one timer shots.
This transition game creates three situations. In the first part the players at the point must get open and take a shot or make a pass. The defender practices covering the point. In the second part add that the jokers at the point can come in for a one timer shot
Description:
Part One: Each team has jokers at the point.
1. When defenders regain puck they must pass to the point to go on offense.
2. Jokers can shoot or pass.
3. Jokers can check the opponents Joker.

Part Two:
4.Jokers can jump in for one timer shots.
5. Defending joker should cover the attacking joker when he jumps in.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120603101824103

7 min.
Shootout – goalies choice.






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Crazy games. We were 1-1. Lost 6-3 with the shots 23-23 and that is how the game was and then won 10-6 (shots 46-30) where both teams scored 4 pplay goals. So we scored 13 and gave up 12. I can't remember that many goals in a two games before. Saturday we scored 2 SH and one PP goal. We are second in our division as everyone is beating everyone in the league, so the teams are very evenly matched. We obviously have to tighten things up defensively. It is mostly losing 1-1 battles that is causing the problem. We are still rolling the lines and the other teams are playing their top players a lot.

We will stick to everyone playing and work on getting all the players to be able to compete at this level. We have 8 first year and 2 who played A last year and one of our third year players got a concussion the second weekend and has missed half the games. So we have a young team.

We lead the league in goals for with 31, 7th out of 11 teams in goals against at 26 and have the least PIM's. They don't post the PP% but we must be up in that scoring 12 PP goals in 7 games. So the challenge is keeping up the goals for and cutting down on the goals against.

Next weekend we play two vs. the other Calgary team who is tied with us in points at 2-1-4, we are 4-3. The players will be fired up for those games. We practice Tuesday, Spin on bikes Wed, Practice Thursday and Friday the play Saturday-Sunday. So a busy week.

Saturday morning I give a coaches clinic to the other coaches in our association.


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Game shifts vs. Red Deer

Players and Coaches,

I am putting together video of shifts for lines and D pairs. I have D pairs posted so far and am working on the lines. Players can watch their shifts, coaches can watch how they played and recruiters can see who they are interested in.
I will send the F shifts when I am done. If you watch all the D shifts you see the entire game.

Shifts for 8-6 vs. Red Deer
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121009150917451

Shifts for 2 and 10 vs Red Deer
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121009100911899

Shifts for Defense Pair 4 – 14
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121009090045945

Shifts for Line 19-15-12
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121009141703725

11-16-18 Shifts vs. Red Deer
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121009191709504

3-17-18 Shifts vs. Red Deer
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121009191712308


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This week we have 90 min. sessions on Tues-Th and a 60 min.on Friday followed by games Sat and Sun. Tues. we will focus on individual offensive skills and puck support, thurs on ind. defensive skills and Friday on Team play.
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Post practice comments: Got everything done. Changed the skating warm up to a big 8 around the ice for the forward exercises and around the rink for backward with the captain leading. In the 3 shot zig zag the sequence was - only forehand, only backhand and backward skating. When I took the forwards I had them play a one zone game first using the 2" rule and then played 2 pass but they had to beat a player before passing. This causes them to skate to open ice with the puck right away. I encouraged them to create 2-1's with the second player giving close support. After the 12 across and back I changed the race shoot out to rebound because they were really tired. The defense worked on shots from the point and battles in front of the net for rebounds and controlling sticks.

Also tweeked the 'Tsunami' so when the D pinches on the weak side they stay in and forecheck on that side and work the tiangle. When the puck goes to the other side they return to the point. We want the wing to stay on their side when the puck is moved to the other side and play high slot ready to play the mid point if they get possession or jump down back door or to the corner if the puck comes around. They are responsible for the weak side on the rush. So if the puck starts on the left side and moves to the right side then the RW and C and RD will be low. The LD will have slid over to cover the point and the LW will be at the top of the circle. So it is like a high umbrella. If the puck is moved back to the left side the three forwards attack from there. The LD is back on the left point and RD on the right point. So once the original penetration is made and the puck moved to the other side it is basically man on man responsibility until the puck leaves the zone.

It is like having the Pounce on both sides. The Pounce has only the RD pinching and the LW as a midfielder. The Tsunami has both D pinching when the puck is moved to the weak side and the wing on the original side becomes a midfielder ready to go back, support a weak side pass or attack back door. When it is 50-50 whether we will gain the puck or not they have to fall back and play middle D. So when we have possession there are 4 on the attack.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-09-12 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: Max Bell
Theme: Individual offensive skills, skating , shooting, Passing, Puck support Skating and reflecting competing


10 min.
A2 Agility and Balance, Edges: Skating Exercises


10 min.
B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig zags, 3 Shots

Description:
1. Make sure to leave about 2 seconds between shooters so the goalie has time to get set.
2. Follow the shot for a rebound before getting the pass.
3. Do skills while zig zagging 3 times such as;
a, carry the puck with the hands and feet moving all the time.
b. carry the puck only using the forehand side of the stick.
c. only use the backhand side of the stick.
d. transition skate facing the far end forward to backward to forward.
e. skate backward.
f. 360 degree turns.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20091019154513105

10 min.
2 on 2 Game of Quick Transition at each end

Key Points:
The resting players attack right away when they get a pass and the original attackers must communicate and cover one attacker each.
Description:
1. Offensive team attacks 3 on 3. It can be 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-2 or 2-3 also if the coach wants to practice these situations. Upt to 5-5 is possible.
2. On transition to offense the defenders pass to their teammates waiting behind the blue line.
3. Attack right away (don’t have to wait for teammates to get onside in this game.)
4. Original attackers now defend and communicate with each other on how to stop the attack.
5. After a goal the defenders is allowed to pass to the new attackers.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120416092419455

20 minutes
D100 Two Second Game – Puck Support

Key Points:
Players must switch right away from offense to defense to loose puck and constantly change roles from, 1-puck carrier, 2-puck support, 3-check puck carrier, 4-cover away from the puck.
Description:
1. Play a full ice game of 4-4, 5-5, with the extra players on the bench.
2. Play 45" shifts and pass back to your goalie when the coach whistles for a change.
3. Players can only have the puck for 2" and must make a play, gain a zone or shoot.
4. Possession from first touching the puck for over 2" leave the puck for the other team.
5. Encourage talking, facing the puck, always give a target.
*Don't blow the whistle if they have started shooting. Start time when the goalie gets puck. Keep score and losing or winning have a consequence.

20 min.
D - Shooting and Breakouts – Sean Kevin

F - Tom-Tom

B5 – Triangle
- One timers
- 2-0
- overspeed

12 min. Skating for Goals Against- one across and back for each of the 13 goals scored on us this weekend.
- 4 groups

8 min.
E1 Shootout Race 1

Key Points Players must have one skate on the dot at the start. No hooking or tripping. Skate to get D side and get the puck. *This is a great contest for puck protection, battling, scoring and a good anaerobic conditioning exercise. Keep score with one colour vs the other. Description 1. Players are lined up behind the face of dots at each end. 2. A player from each team race for the puck which the coach puts on the middle dot. 3. Protect the puck and try to score vs backchecking opponent. 4. Another puck on the dot and repeat the other way. http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080723063235226






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Today the focus is more on team play and defense. I am having my asst. coach plan 15 min. for the D which he usually does and then I want him to teach the same concept to the whole team using a game situation.
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Post practice: It was a really fast paced and competitve practice. Sean designed a SAG with two nets one on the goal line and was faced the boards at the same end. I took a video and will post the link. The keepaway game with the forwards was great. We varied numbers of 1 - 2 or 3 at a time from each end and then uneven situations. Gap control was a real focus today so I added each team skate behind the net to start each shift the last 5 minutes in the cross ice game. We didn't get to the regroup in the 2-2 transition game but will add that next time. In the double regroup drill we added a cross and drop between the two D and did a double cross and drop before passing in the B5 drill.
Sean's Game: http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121012034957748
Keepaway Game: http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121011224955196

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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-10-12 Time: 17:15-18:45 Venue: ECTAS

Themes:
Edges, Big Moves, 1-1, regroups, 2-2, Battling, defensive concepts.


10 min.
5 min.
Balance and Edges with a puck. Green one way, white the other shoot at one end each.

5 min. Switch Direction and
Do big moves warm-ups.

Captains lead.


10 min.
B600 Double Regroup Options

Key Points:
Regroup with each D and support from about a half zone away. Give a target and face the puck. Pass hard and always give strong side wall support and middle support.
Description:
1. Blue F1 leave and pass to F2.
2. Cross and regroup with Red D1 and D2
3. Red D1 hinge and Pass to D2.7
4. Red D2 pass to Blue F1 or F2.
5. Blue F's regroup with Blue D1 or D2.
6. Blue D's hinge and pass to Blue F.
7. Blue F's attack the far net vs either zero, one or two D.
*Options: vary the amount of F up to 3 or D up to 2. Add a dump in instead of a second regroup to work on breakouts or even a forecheck.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120301090901108

10 min.
DT100 Continuous Game of 2 on 2 With Regroup - Flames Key Points:

Allow the attackers to cross the far blue line before leaving so that there is a 2 on 2 attack first before it becomes a 4 on 4. I like the D on one side and F on the other to make it easier to talk with them. Leaving from each side also works. Description: 1. Start with a 2 on 2 attack. BF1 and BF2 vs RD1 and RD2. 2. RF1 and RF2 and BD1 and BD2 support the play from the lineup. 3. Play 4-4 in the zone. 4. On transition or after a goal or frozen puck RF1 and RF2 attack BD1 and BD2. *This rotation can be done from 1-1 to 3-2. Dump ins to work on the breakout and forecheck can be added Continue this flow. The coach doesn’t always blow the whistle so the defenders must be alert. http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120805092902101

15 min.
D with Sean-Kevin at one end.

F with Tom-Tom at other end.


- 7 min. D200 keepaway
- 8 min. B5 one timers and going to the far post and one timers.

15 min. Sean game or transition game.

10 min.
C3-B600, 1-1 x 2

Key Points:
Hard passes and face the puck always giving a target. D should get a tight gap as soon as possible.
Description:
1. F1 from each side pass to their D1.
2. D1 pass to D2 on the same side.
3. F1's swing to the other wide lane after passing.
4. D2's pass to the F1's
5. F1's attack vs D1's on the other side.
6. F2's pass to D2's to repeat drill.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090812173641629

12 min.
D200 Cross Ice Uneven Situations

Key Points:
Play 1-2, 1-3, 2-3 to work on both offensive and defensive out number situations.
Stess good habits and moving the puck to a player in better position.
The coach can also implement modified rules to create situation. i.e. goals must come from one timers.
Description:
1. Coach shoots the puck in.
2. Coach calls 2-1, 3-2, etc.
3. Alternate advantage.
4. Play 20-30 seconds.
5. Keep score.
On the whistle either.
a. Pass the puck to the coach.
b. Pass to goalie who passes to a team mate coming on.
c. Pass to team mate coming on. You could also simply leave the puck.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090802114759629

8 min.
E1 Shootout Race – Sweden Checking 1

Key Points:
Players must skate hard and battle for net side body position. Player who wins the puck must protect it and the checker fight for defensive side without taking a penalty. They should play any rebound in the slot.
Description:
1. Players start behind the blue line dots and race around markers near the red line.
2. The coach passes a puck in the centre near the blue line.
3. Two players battle to get the puck and score.
4. Continue the battle while one attacks and one defends.
5. Play any rebound directly in front of the net.
6. One group vs. the other and keep score.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=bd6fa116988317e9#cid=BD6FA116988317E9&id=BD6FA116988317E9%213934







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We need to tweak our pk to not get too spread out, clarify the forecheck rotation and after recognizing the attacker is covered then turn up ice to find your check. Prep practice for two weekend games.
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Post Practice Comments; I got a text and email a few hours before practice to tell me one of my goalies had Just Got tickets to the Justin Bieber concert and was going. I don't know if Bieber Fever classifies a real medical reason for missing practice. It didn't effect things as much as it usually would because we did a lot of teaching system play and had a one net game already planned. I had to change the 1-1 with the D joining the next rush and F backchecking. Today I will start the goalie who was at practice. A forward also went to the concert.
The Tweak of the Tsunami is that when the puck moves from our left to the right side on a D to D or rim and the RD pinches then the left D falls back and the same thing happens if the play starts on the right side and moves to the other side and the LD pinches then the RW covers the point. If it moves back again in either situation then the two D will be on the points. So it is always the original side of the attack that is affected.
The PPlay we want to make sure that we start with an attack to the seam between the F and D. If the D defends the attack then the player on the goal line is open. If the F defends then the point is open and we can shoot or go into a Diamond. This works very well. We have 12 goals in 7 games. It is easy to defend a pp that simply stands there and passes around the perimeter.
We will run 7 D today and one D is now a F as one of our best F's has been out 3 weeks so far with a concussion and is still having headaches. So we go with 3 lines and 7 D. The extra D will go thru one pair per period and we will alternate who does that.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-12-12 Time: 17:45-18:45 Venue: Village Square

Theme
Forecheck, pk rotation, pp options, 1-1 to 2-2

8 min.
A200 Agility and Balance with Shots



7 min.
D1-A2 Puck Dog

Key Points:
Encourage the players to use moves and fakes, change of pace and to protect the puck.
Description:
This game has the players line up at the end of the rink in the A2 formation. Each player has a puck. One player (who is 'it') is at the blue line and calls out 'British Puck-dog.' The players stickhandle the puck, trying to get to the end without being checked. If a player loses the puck, she
becomes 'it' and is in the middle checking. The last player with a puck wins.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090802114801644

10 min.
B6, 1-1, F+D Join=2-2
Had to change to a DT400 game with a regroup and hinge at the other end and then the hinging players give passive support.
Key Points:
The D skates hard to join the attack and get open while the forward back checks. Possible to do this up to a 3-2 or vary the situation at each end so the players have to read the rush.
Description:
1. D and F in opposite corners each end.
2. D1 pass to F1.
3. F1 skate to the red line and attack D1, 1-1.
4. On whiste F2 and D2 repeat at other end.
5. D1 join F2 attack and F1 backcheck.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20101007154527928

5 min.
Review

1. Tsunami Rotation:
2, Facing up ice when coming back in the zone as a role 2 player.

All the players at one end.
Focus: Initial forecheck 1-2-3
When puck goes to other side C and wing who’s side it went to pursue and D join the 3 player attack while far wing plays midfielder.

5 min.
Review PK rotation when the puck is deep in the corner.

1. D1 play a 2-1 deep in the corner.
2. D2 and D1 rotate when attack is at the dot and in.

9 min. Kingston PP rotation
- Run all pplay options with a shot every 3”.
- Rotate 3 areas.

8 min.
TD400 Team Play Scrimmage
Played 5-5 at the start with the attackers dumping the puck in vs the team who had just played offense. Moved to 5-4 and 5-3 but the next group waited for the pk to dump it down and broke out vs the forecheck. (first time I have done that and it worked well)
Key Points:
Rotation is Attack-Defend-Rest. Number the players so they know when to not defend. In even numbered situations you can require the defenders to breakout into the neutral zone before passing.
Description:
1. Power play attack vs 2 Fand 2 D.
2. Defenders ice the puck and rest.
3. Group waithing at far blue attack.
4. Original attackers now defend 1 short.
5. Goalies rotate in.
6. Create any situation by changing the number of attackers or defenders.
7. Even strength can also be practiced.
*Option is to have waiting players breakout from behind the goal line and do a pk forecheck.

7 min.
E1 Change on the Go with Pass Shootout

Key Points: Players should work on selling the fake, change of pace and making the goalie move first. The goalie must time his retreat into the net to keep good angles on shots and cover the goal line on dekes. Description: 1. Players are in the box and one puck on each blue line for every player.
2. Player from each team leaves the box and tries to score.
3. If they score they race to the box and touch the boards and then the next player can leave.
4. If they don't score they pass to the next player who comes out of the box.
5. Losing team do something for every goal they lose by.
*To make it realistic the goalie should practice starting from the goal line and coming out.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120415181657595

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Game one vs the other Calgary team went our way.. Our manager charts shots and where they are from on a rink diagram each period and he has us 16-2 in the first and ahead 2-0, 9-6 second and 3-0 and 10-9 third 6-1. They had a really hard time with the Tsunami and the players were pumped as it is the other Calgary team and our big rival. I will attach a pdf of the shot chart we keep.

Play the same team tomorrow morning and it will be a tough game.
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In the morning I ran an on ice coaching clinic for two groups with two of my assistant coaches. Each group has a dozen coaches and I had half of them put on red pinnies for games. We did some skating, puck handling, passing to demonstrate how to practice those Hard Skills. There are lots of drill books etc. for the coaches so I used the last 40 minutes to demonstrate how to use the ice efficiently and play 8 different games to teach the Soft Skills of where, when, why. We played cross ice, one zone from the blue line in, on one net starting from the red line, on one net from the far end and finished with one full ice game. I changed the game every five minutes. Some games had skill rules, some passing rules, some Jokers.

Most coaches run lots of skill circuits but don't know how to teach 'how to play the game.' and that was my focus. Right after we changed and headed to another arena for my teams game. (My car got broken into in the parking lot and they got my visa but only got $100 on it before I cancelled it)
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Game Two was as hard as we expected. We dominated the first in shots 13-3 and 1-0, second they outshot us 12-8 and 1-1 and the third we again outshot them16-6 and 2-2. Total shots 37-23. Their goalies kept knocking the goal off it's mourings when we had a lot of pressure and that stopped the play. (I think it is very poor sportsmanship but many teams do this). I was happy with the effort and we probably deserved more than a tie but 3 of 4 points is good.)

Their coaches did a good job of figuring out how to counter the Tsunami in the second and they continually did D to D and back to D or D to W and back to D. It works is F1 chases the pass. We countered by having F1 stay with the D until the puck was up the ice and that is why we outshot them again in the third.

This week we practice Tuesday and Thursday 90 minutes each practice and do spin on the bike Wednesday and have a 9 hour drive north to Grande Prairie Saturday morning and play two and will probably get back around midnight on Sunday. Great way to spend a birthday.
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I met with one of my players and her father last night. She got a concussion three weeks ago and is still having serious symptoms. She moved to Calgary in the summer and played in a differennt city last season. She has decided to sit out the rest of the season. Last year she also had a concussion and she thinks she got a mild one the game before this one but she didn't tell anyone. I told her it was a good decision. She can only go to school a few days a week and sitting in the car makes her nauseous. So it is a serious injury and is affecting her entire life and schooling. She is in grade 12 at school and was my second overall pick in the draft. The first forward we chose. So she is a good player. So since the draft we have lost her and another player who went to Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask. to attend the sports school there and is playing on their team. She also is a good player. (she thought she could do better in school if she was away from her friends and could just focus on school and hockey. She was at our games this weekend).

So you always have to expect the unexpected. They are both 3rd year players and that makes the average age of our team younger. 5-95 (1 G), 6-96, 7-97 (1 G) born. Composure under pressure and confidence are two things we have to nurture with such a young team.


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Post Practice Comments:
I got a text from one goalie that she had a late class and would be late then the other goalie got stuck in traffic; so we had no goalies the first 20 minutes and 2 the last hour. I did a lot of puck handling demo and instruction about rolling the wrist, making little noise, controlling the stick with the top hand, using fakes etc.. When I had the forwards we did one timers and snap shots off a pass. Sean took the D and then he ran a continuous 2 on 2 full ice transition game with the wrinkle that the D jumped into the play and F3 backchecked, so it was a 5-5 at each end. It went really well. I changed the full ice game at the end to a game with 3 lines. White attack vs Green at one end while Red keeps moving in their half of the neutral zone until Green attacks vs. them. White now actively waits saving ice in the neutral zone for the attack from Red. This three line game keeps going in that rotation.
It went really well. Because the goalies didn't get that many shots we had a 2 shot shootout. After practice we met to teach isometrics for the neck and the same exercise isotonic where they move against the resistance from their hands. We need to strengthen the neck to prevent concussions.
I stopped the game a few times to show them how if you skate to the inside you pull the defenders inside the dots with you and then pass to the outside where there is room for wide entries. For some strange reason most youth players skate wide and then pass to the middle right into traffic.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-16-12 Time: 16:00-17:30 Max Bell
Notes:
Theme of Practice: Back check, D join rush, back pressure, Identify coverage when backchecking, One timers, shooting, break outs, Goaltending.


8 min.
4 min. edges

4 min. moves and a shot

A300 Puck Handling Moves With a Shot
Key Points:
Do various moves with the puck and finish with a shot.
Description:
One group rotate clockwise and the other counter clockwise.
1. Do various skating moves with the puck.
2. Big moves all around the body, in the skates, through the legs etc.

10 min.
B Skills Warm up Finnish U17

Key Points:
This is a great way to warm everyone up at the start of a practice. Defense do the various breakout options and read where the pressure is coming from. Pass the puck back to the coach and move thru everyone. Forwards pass with good technique and eye contact. Goalie coach work on technique and rebound control.
Description
A. Defense work with two doing breakout options vs one forechecker.
B. Forwards lines of 3 work in the neutral zone.
1 - Stationary pass with eye contact.
2 - Pass while moving always face puck.
3 - #8 around partners give and go.
4 - Keepaway 2-1 in four areas.
5 - Two lines move and pass to other two lines on the blue line.
6 - Two lines of 3 pass while skating on one side of the neutral zone.
C. Goalies work with coach at one end. http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=88

9 min.
B6, 1-1, F+D Join=2-2

Key Points:
The D skates hard to join the attack and get open while the forward back checksDescription:
1. D and F in opposite corners each end.
2. D1 pass to F1.
3. F1 skate outside of dot and attack D1, 1-1.
4. On whiste F2 and D2 repeat at other end.
5. D1 join F2 attack and F1 backcheck.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20101007154527928

15 min.
Sean and Kevin with D at one end.

15 min. Tom and Tom with F’s one goalie.

8 min. -Tom G. shooting technique Tom M. one timers.

7 min. – 3 on 3 quick transition.

15 min. Sean
Continuous 2-2 with D joining and back pressure.


10 min.
C2 Low 3-2 to 5-5 Rush and Backcheck – Flames

Key Points:
Good way to practice low zone coverage, D joining the play and F's coming back into the zone. A good habit is to turn up ice and find your check when you see everyone in front of you is covered.
Description:
1. Red F1-F2-F3 attack low vs. Blue D1-D2.
2. Blue F1-F2-F3 wait with a puck at the top of the circles. Extra players along the boards.
3. Red D1-D2 are ready to defend the 3-2 attack.
4. On whistle Blue F1-F2-F3 attack R D1-D2.
5. B D1-D2 join attack and R F1-F2-F3 backcheck.
6. Play 5 on 5.
Alternative: Use one puck and defense pass to waiting forwards instead of 2 pucks and a whistle.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121016102144194

D100
4-4

Rules: One pass in each zone minimum.

Goals must be on one timers.

7 min.
E1 Rebound


1 min.

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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-18-12 Time: 17:15-18:45 ECTAS
Notes:
Backcheck, d join play, pp and pk, angling Face-off, goaltending


8 min.
5 min. edges
5 min. moves and a shot

A300 Puck Handling Moves With a Shot
Key Points:
Do various moves with the puck and finish with a shot.
Description:
One group rotate clockwise and the other counter clockwise.
1. Do various skating moves with the puck.
2. Big

8 min.
B500 Overspeed 2-0 with a Pass

Key Points:
Players must challenge themselves out of their comfort zone. Make as many moves as possible and continue until they have shot and looked for a rebound. Take the pass and shoot right away without over handling.
Description:
1. Line up along boards on one side.
2. Players 1 and 2 start on the goal line.
3. Players 3 and 4 leave and make moves at top speed.
4. Coach whistle every 7" and they players attack the net.
5.Closest attacker give and go with 1 or 2.
6. Second closest do a tight turn then give and go with 1 o 2.
7. With only one goalie go one way only.
8. After passing return to the back of the line.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111004075623113

8 min.
B6 3-0 Weave With D Regroup

Key Points:
-Skate with the puck to the big ice between the dots and then pass.
- Pass and follow your pass.
-Stay wide until you get the pass.
Description:
1. Half the forwards at each end in three lines behind the goal line with the D waiting at the bluelines. Whites at one end and Blues at the other.
2. Middle player start by skating toward the strong side and pass to the wing and follow the pass skating behind the new puck carrier.
3. Wing skate to the big ice between the dots and pass to the far wing then follow the pass.
4. Wide wing skate to the big ice and pass to the original centre who is now in the opposite wide lane.
5. The D is skating backwards thru the middle zone and the puck is

10 min.
D4 Two Pass

Key Points:
My favorite game to warm up the players at the start of practice. The quicker they make
the passes after regaining the puck the more scoring chances they produce.
Description:
1. Players must stay inside the blueline and if they puck goes out the other team gets it.
2. Before scoring the offensive team must make at least two passes.
3. When the defenders regain the puck they must make at least two passes before a
shot.
4. Make rules with skills for skating, shooting, passing or good habits.

10 min.
Sean – D

Tom B5 AnglingChecker approach at the back shoulder. Body on body and stick on the puck. Follow from about a half stick length.
B5 Angling
1. Players line up behind the hash marks.
2. Offensive player carry the puck behind the net.
3. Defensive player follow a half stick length behind.
4. Defensive player steer the player, angle and finish with stick on the puck and body on body.
5. Progress from slow and focusing on the steer and angle, then faster, then the offensive player tries to get out of the zone and the defensive player tries to get the puck and score.
6. Practice from each side.
TURN AND LOOK WHEN ENTERING DZONE

10 min.
DT100-D Join Attack and F Backcheck

Key Points:
This is a continuous 2-1 transition game using only one puck and no whistles. It practices situations in the nzone, teaches players who to cover in the dzone and how to support the attack. Forwards enter the zone to support the defense and then attack and backcheck.
Defense support from the point, defend and then join the attack. Coach can vary the number of F or D to create different situations in each zone.
Description:
1. Red F1 and F2 attack 2-1 vs blue D1.
2. Blue F1-F2 support D1, Red D1 support F1 and F2.
3. Play 3 on 3
4. On Transition Blue F1-F2 attack Red D1.
5. Red F1-F2 Backcheck and Blue D1 join the rush.
6. Blue D2 and Red F3-F4 support when puck enters the zone.
7. Play 4 on 5 and continue flow.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090726093546253

10 min.

Kingston pp rotation.


10 min.
D1 Full Ice 3 Team Scrimmage

Key Points:
Give close support to the ball or puck. Defending team create speed through the neutral zone after the breakout. New defending team identify coverage when the attackers enter the zone.
Description:
Three teams play full court or full ice.
1-Red attacks vs Green at one end.
2-Green breaks out and attacks vs. Black waiting at the other end.
3-Black breaks out and attacks Red.
4-Green rests at the original end.
5-Black attack vs. Green.

10 Goalies Choice and Face-off practice

B7 Face-off Practice-Washington
Key Points:
Watch the puck all the time. Read what the other player is going to do by how they hold the stick and where their team mates are. Practice winning clean and scrambling the draw.
Description:
1. Either a coach or another player drop the puck for a face-off.
2. Players compete to win the face-off.
3. Add competitions.
4. Practice both forehand and backhand.

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We left at 7 this ''morning and drove 8 hours north to Grande Prairie. It is a booming small farming and oil gas city.
Played a really hard gane and lost 2-3. Outshot then 38-36 and they got a late goa; to win Game two tomorrow.

Game two was really hard fought. They got a 0-2 lead in the first. We got one in the second to make it 1-2 and two in the third to win 3-2. Goalies on both sides were solid. It is an eleven team league and we both have 3 players in the top 7 scoring stats. So 6 of the top 7 scorers and 9 of the top 15 in the league were playing so there were a lot of scoring chances.

It was my birthday so it was a nice present. My team also gave me a coaching manual by Tarasov. The bus driver really flew back and the 8 hour trip was 7:15, so we got to bed before midnight.

These are the new scoring stats as of this morning. They changed quite a bit.

Name
Team
G A Pts

Cunningham
Grande Prairie Nor-Lan Chrysler Storm
12 5 19

Daudlin (96)
Calgary Flyers
7 10 17

Rassell (95)
Calgary Flyers
7 8 15

ARNOLD (1995)
Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs
9 5 14

Geib (95)
Calgary Flyers
6 8 14

Potts
Highwood Raiders
8 5 13

PIITZ
Southeast Tigers
7 6 13

Toews Carlee
Grande Prairie Nor-Lan Chrysler Storm
6 7 13

Toews Averyl
Grande Prairie Nor-Lan Chrysler Storm
6 7 13

MORIN
St. Albert Slash
6 6 12

BOUCHER
Edmonton Thunder
8 3 11

WILSON (1995)
Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs
4 7 11

MORIN Ashley
St. Albert Slash
5 5 10

Gordon
Highwood Raiders
5 5 10

NEWTON
St. Albert Slash
4 6 10

Toews Muranda
Grande Prairie Nor-Lan Chrysler Storm
4 6 10

CAVELL
Edmonton Thunder
1 9 10

Carver (96)
Calgary Flyers
5 4 9


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My asst. coach just texted me to comment on what a good practice it was. The players did everything with a purpose and competed hard. They were happy to hear the news that we have been invited to the Notre Dame tournament in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Not a big tourist place but the home of one of the most storied hockey factories in the world. They get a lot of college scouts there. That come from behind win on Sunday was probably the deciding factor. It kept us in second place.
For the Nervous System Overload puck handling warm up I put out 40 balls of various kinds. They started with handling two balls at once, then had to change the kidn of balls. I then added one puck; so they had one puck and two balls. They finished with one puck and big moves and then we went to practicing the moves in two opposite travelling elipses and each colour shooting at one end.
I changed the DT100 transtion game because Sean planned the same game but with the twist that they had to get to the big ice between the dots before crossing the blue line and then they can pass. Most youth players play the game backward. They skate wide (where defenders want them) and then pass into the middle (where the defenders are) instead of skate to the inside (draw defenders there) and pass to the outside.
I changed to a cross ice game of 2 on 2 with a joker on each team at each end and extra players along the blue line. Rule was you have to pass to a joker at either end before you can score. It went really well.
Another adjustment was the last SAG we played. Insted of having F and D as the Jr. A team did I had the green play D on one net and white the other net and rotate from net to net so everyone attacked 2-1 and defended 1-2. 'Total Hockey' requires that all players can play all four game playing roles in all areas of the ice.
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Flyers Practice Plan, 10-23-12, 16:00-17:30, Max Bell

Themes:
Passing, defensive skating, nervous system, Nervous System Overload, passing, one timers, quick thinking


8 min.
A3 Puck Handling Nervous System Overload

Key Points:
Keep the balls and pucks within a stick length and move them
around the body. Stress rolling the wrists big moves.
Description:
1. Combine using up to 3 balls or 3 pucks.
2. Use balls of different weight and bounce i.e. tennis, racquet,
hockey balls.
3. Example. Start with 3 kinds of balls and after each time around
replace the balls with pucks so you have 3 pucks, Each lap take
away one puck and then add speed when a single puck is left.
4. When you get down to one puck shots at each end can be done.
5. Use the lines and dots as places to do various moves.
The first part of this college women’s practice has them handling
one ball and one puck.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080722204547549

7 min.
A2 Defensive Back Skating

Key Points:
All the players including the goalies do this. Zig zag back keeping
good posture and practice reaching with a poke check with the
knees bent and the back straight.
Description:
1. Players start in 3 lines at one end of the ice.
2. Skate backward 3 or 5 strides in a zig-zag pattern from one side
to the other.
3. Keep the elbow back to hide the reach of the stick and then
extend the stick at the finish of each repetition.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090805115341660

8 min.
B6 3-0 One Touch Regroup - 3 Shots

Key Points:
Face the puck and one touch two passes to start. Shoot while
skating and follow the shot for a rebound. This is done out of
diagonal corners at the same time.
Description:
1. F1 and F2 leave from the corner and exchange the puck twice with the
D1.
2. F1 continue and get a pass from coach in the corner shoots and screens.
3. D1 pivot and Pass to F2 who shoots and screens.
4. Red F1 cycle out of the corner and pass to Blue D1 who shoots from the
point.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121019093156592

7 min.
D4 - Two Pass and goals can only be scored using one timer shots.


Sean D 15 min. and Tom F 15 min.

Forwards:
D202 Keep-away With Jokers on Line 8 min.

Key Points:
Protect the puck, use fakes and change the type of passes and the
situation.
Description:
1. Active players are in the middle.
2. Jokers are lined up along the blue lines.
3. Passes to Jokers are allowed.
4. Play even situations up to 3-3.
5. Vary the situations 2-1, 3-1, 3-2.
6. On whistle leave from one end and return to the line-up at the other
end.
* Award one point for making 5 consecutive passes and keep score.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121011224955196

7 min.
B202 Luhowy Puckhandling and Passing Circuit

Key Points:
Control the puck and “lock and load” when you carry the puck; meaning
move it from in front to
your side. Keep a strong skating position with the knees bent and head up.
Description:
Line up behind the top of the circle with 2 or 3 players facing 2 or 3 players
at the other end.
Have between 2 and 4 groups depending on the number of players. A group
of 4 is the smallest.
1. First player in each line skate towards the other line and pass to the far
line.
2. Exchange pucks and pass to opposite line.
3. Skate to red line tight left turn and pass to original line.
4. Repeat but make a tight right turn.
5. Carry toward other player and head and shoulder fakes with legs wide
then pass.
6. Alternate knee touches and pass to far line.
7. Carry the puck and do a lateral push to face the other player and
exchange pucks.
8. Exchange pucks twice then pass to the far end.
*Other passes like backhands, saucer or moves like in the feet, toe drag can
be added.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2008072023504376

Sean 15 min. with whole team

10 min.
D100 Transition Game of Support, Defend, Attack, Rest 3-3

Key Points:
This is a great full ice transition game to practice offense and
defense in all three zones. The coach can decide what to
focus on each time you do it. Instead of stopping the game talk to
the players when they come back to the line. You can do this from
1-1 to a 3-3. I will put a modification that adds other nuances to the
game at another date. Point men only get one second with the puck
to shoot or pass. Defenders cover the low players and ignore the
pointmen.
Description:
A. 1 and 2 attack vs a and b and are supported on the blueline by 3
and 4 The pointmen cannot go farther than the top of the circle.
When the puck goes to the point a and b control te sticks of 1
and 2. Attackers cycle, screen, tip, drive the net. Defenders work
on low coverage and B.O.
B. When a and b breakout over the blueline 1 and 2 are finished
and there is a 2 on 2 in the nzone with a and b attacking 3 and 4.
C. After the puck crosses the blueline c and d support a and b from
the point.

10 min.
D100 4-4 Full Ice - At least one pass in each zone.

45 “ shifts and pass back to goalie on the whistle.

10 min.
D400 Small Area 2-1 x 2 Jr. A

Key Points:
Defender eliminate the puck carrier crossing the midline of the
net and the cross pass. Goalie and defender work together to
make it a 2-2. Attackers use quick passes, quick shots, fake shots,
one timers. Get the goalie moving and shoot where he came from
and not where he is going.
Description:
1. Nets are at one end facing the corner.
2. Extra players wait between the two games.
3. Spot the puck with one of the offensive players to start.
4. Play 2-1 about 20".
5. Coach put in a new puck when a goal is scored.
6. Keep score.
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Post Practice Comments: We did a lot of team play after the first 30 minutes of skills. I did saucer passing with the forwards, first static with instruction then moving and then 2-1 keepaway with their line. We then did a transtion game of 3-3 where the line dumped the puck in and we go man to man on the 2 players playing as D and the player on the boards. This is to review our Tsunami forecheck. A lot of times we don't cover the player on the boards and all three go deep.
Sean did a lot of the skills in the pro video on D skills. We did the 2-2 transtion game with the D joining the play and the F backchecking. Great way to get a 5-5 scrimmage with less than 20 skaters and to get the D involved in the offense and the F coming back hard. http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121026092747403 is a link to a one minute video of the game during last nights practice.
The Kingston rotation with one group working the pp either 5-0 or 5-1 with a coach and the other two units together working on specialty teams worked well. We focused on the 4-5 pk. 5 minutes per unit and every unit got to work on the pplay options.
In the 3 line scrimmage we practiced 5-5 and then rotated which line they play against and played 5-4 and then 5-3 with a quick review before.
Natalie my goalie coach chose a E1 Shoot Until You Score Race1-0, 2-0, 3-0 change on the go shootout. It forces the goalies to really battle and not give up on the puck. http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20121026142749173

We have a home game Sat. and play the other Calgary team at their rink Sunday.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-25-12 Time: 17:15-18:45 Venue: ECTAS

Theme:
Individual forward and defense skills. Penalty kill, power play, breakouts, D join Rush F Backcheck.


10 min.
B6 or B4 Crossover Skating and Puckhandling

Key Points:
This is a great skating and puck handling warm up drill. Many variations can be used with the puck or in skating tasks.
Do a different skill in each zone. Keep the feet moving it is crossover in large #8's and not tight turns. You can also do as a B6 and start out of opposite corners.
Description:
Cross Overs and Puck Handling Skills
Do figure 8's in each zone.
1. Quick hands and quick feet fwd
2. Skate backwards
3. Face the far end transition skate
4. Carry puck using only the forehand
5. Use only the backhand.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20120418155124444

20 min. D – Sean
B2 - Defense Individual Skill and Partner Drills – Pro

Key Points:
Defense do a series of drills to practice shooting, passing, hinge, breakout options.
Description:
1. Point shots while moving.
2. Keep the puck in then shoot or pass.
3. Skate to the big ice and pass.
4. Set up shots from the mid point.
5. One D breakout options.
6. D partners hinge and double hinge.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080720200747488

20 min. F – Tom – Neutral Zone
10 min. Passing Skills

10 min. offensive triangle – one end

10 min. G – Natalie – one end

10 min.
B600 Double Regroup Options

Key Points:
Regroup with each D and support from about a half zone away. Give a target and face the puck. Pass hard and always give strong side wall support and middle support.
Description:
1. Blue F1 leave and pass to F2.
2. Cross and regroup with Red D1 and D2
3. Red D1 hinge and Pass to D2.7
4. Red D2 pass to Blue F1 or F2.
5. Blue F's regroup with Blue D1 or D2.
6. Blue D's hinge and pass to Blue F.
7. Blue F's attack the far net vs either zero, one or two D.
*Options: vary the amount of F up to 3 or D up to 2. Add a dump in instead of a second regroup to work on breakouts or even a forecheck.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120301090901108

10 min. Sean Introduce Game
DT100 Continuous 2 on 2 D - Join Attack F Backcheck

Key Points:
Forwards cover D and D cover F's. One D should join the attack to create triangles and one forward backcheck. Play tight gaps and attackers create 2 on 1's on the rush. Play 5-5 at each end.
Description:
1. Forwards line up on one side and defense on the other.
2. Start with a 2 on 2 attack Blue F1 and F2 vs Red D1 and D2.
3. When the puck enters the zone defensive Red F1 and F2 support Red D1 and D2 and Blue D1 and D2 support Blue F1 and F2.
4. On transition Red D1 join new attack and Blue F1 backcheck
5. If the puck is dumped out with no possession the offensive team regroup and attack again.
6. Red F1-F2-D1 now go 3 on 3 in the other direction vs. Blue D1-D2-F1.
7. Blue F2 - F3 support Blue D1-D2-F1 and Red D3 and D4 support attacking Red F1-F2-D1.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121026092747403

8. This rotation continues with a 5-5 in each zone.

15 min.
T2 Kingston Team Play Rotation

*Sean and Kevin one end teach Pk. 5 min. per group. Breakout with offensive group who now go on pk. vs the group at far end who do PP.
Rotation – 5-0 PP. 5-4 PP. 4-5 PK http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121022102206766

15 min.
D1 Full Ice 3 Team Scrimmage 5-5, 4-4, 5-4, 5-3

Key Points:
Give close support to the ball or puck. Defending team create speed through the neutral zone after the breakout. New defending team identify coverage when the attackers enter the zone.
Description:
Three teams play full court or full ice.
1-Red attacks vs Green at one end.
2-Green breaks out and attacks vs. Black waiting at the other end.
3-Black breaks out and attacks Red.
4-Green rests at the original end.
5-Black attack vs. Green.
They keep this rotation and play a game up to 5. Start another game at 0-0 but switch who they attack first i.e. now Green attacks Red and Red attack vs. Black and Black vs. Green. This rotation can be used to practice team play at full strength and power play and penalty kill.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=2012013110134174

10 Shootout – Goalies Choice

Natalie decide which shootout or game to finish with.
E1 Shoot Until You Score Race1-0, 2-0, 3-0
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This is a short clip of the Tsunami Forecheck in action at our practice. Notice how the D slides across to fill so a D and not a F is taking the 1-1 if they breakout. Every time the puck moves to the other side ot fhe ice the player on the weak side point pinches. If it happens once the week side D pinches and if the puck is moved to the original side now the weak side F who is covering the point pinches and the two D are back on the point. When the D pinches they join the two forwards in the attack, they don't just return to the point.

To eliminate some of the confusion we now have the wings stay on their side unless they are first in the zone by a lot, i.e. on a line change. They the C convers the wing on the boards but the wing stillc stays and fills on the new weak side point if the puck is moved to the other side and the weak side D is pinching. Do our C forechecks on both sides and the W on their side.

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Crazy game on Saturday. We totally dominated the first period outshooting them 17-6. We watched our top scorers younger brother play U16 AAA the game before and score 5 goals (her older brother was leading the Alberta Junior League at the start of last week) They all have sweet hands are skinny and slippery; kind of like that Gretzky kid used to be. We kidded our player that she had to do the same thing and she scored our first 2.

The problem was we were scored on late in the period and only led 2-1. We outshot them 13-11 in the second but were really soft in our end and they scored 3 to lead 4-2 after two. We came out and scored in the first minute on a PP in the third and two more in the first four minutes and led 5-4. I changed goalies to restart (first one played ok) We got another with five min. to go and they scored right after. The score ended up 6-5 for the good guys. We outshot them 16-9 in the third and 46-26 overall. (she got 3 and is now second in the 11 team league scoring). This size thing in hockey is crazy. She didn't make the Provincial U18 team but she led the league in playoff scoring last year with 12 goals.

The key was we got 3 PP goals to their 1. They took 10 penalties to our 3. Playing from the defensive side with body on body and stick on the puck is not only good defensive technique but it is legal.

It is always a problem if you are totally dominating a team but not scoring much. You only lead by a goal or two but it feels like you are winning by 4 or 5. They get a late goal and it gives them energy and sucks your away. We were really playing loose in our end the first two periods.
The shot and +/- chart is attached.

We play the other Calgary team in a few hours at their rink.
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It was a hard fought game on a small ice surface. Ours is almost International size and their's is about 3 m. shorter and narrower. So it is a different game. The ref allowed hitting; so the game was rough by this leagues standards. Like always there are the official rules and then each game has it's own set of rules determined by the ref.

They dominated the first shift but we made our first rush and our goal scorer scored her 4th of the weekend. 1-0 at the end of the first and shots 4-4. We scored another in the second.. A player who was the only forward without a goal until last weekend and she got her third in three games. 2-0 after two and we outshot them 9-6. We got another in the first half of the third to lead 3-0 but then got a penalty with 1:30 left. They called a time out and pulled the goalie. The D got a shot thru and one of the extra players scored on the rebound with 45" left. Too bad for our goalie who lost the shut out. We outshot them 12-8 in the third and 25-18 overall.

Now we are 8-4-1. We lead the league in goals for but are in the bottom third in GA. Two of our last three wins were against teams that beat us earlier in the season. They didn't get any outnumber situations in the game. Having wings stay on their own side when we pinch when the puck is moved to the weak side has eliminated most of the confusion about who pursues and who fills in at the point.

Next weekend two home games. One vs. a North Division team and the other vs. Medicine Hat who are leading our division. We haven't played them yet but will meet them three weekends in a row. We will see how good we are then.


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Post Practice Comments: We got everything done that I planned. Two forwards were sick and one affiliate player came so there were 15 skaters. My assistant coach jumped in a few times to give us 4-4 and 8 forwards when we went 2-1 and 2-2 in the full ice transition game. They did a lot of puck handling and I showed them how to move laterally to make the defenders adjust sideways which is a lot harder than simply keeping a good gap when a player is going straight and trying to beat you.
That DT100 transition game with the D jumping up and the F backckecking is one of the best ways to practice those skills in gamlike situations. A 1-1 creates a 3-3 at each end when the supporting F and D join the play. A 2-1 gives a 4-4 at each end and a 2-2 results in a 5-5 at each end. When the goalie freezes the puck or after a goal the defenders get a free breakout.
Another great transition game is the DT400 we did. All the players have to defend and attack a 1-1 and we had the F supporting the D give back pressure after the puck crossed the blue line. So the 1-1 lasts about 3" before it becomes a 1-2. Very game like as well.
The players are all getting better at the skating balance and agility exercises as well as the tasks during the figure 8 in each zone. Shoulders are loosening and the range around the body that they can carry the puck is increasing.
I wanted a lot of volume tonight as we cancelled our Spin class on Halloween night and we achieved that.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 10-30-12 Time: 16:00-17:30 Max Bell 2
Theme:
Individual offensive skills. Skating Puck handle, shoot, pass,
Battle, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2

Green vs. White in all games.


10 min.
5 - A3 Balance and Edges


5 – Big Moves
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121031084114911

8 min.
Figure 8’s
-only forehand
-only backhand
-face far end and shoot
-only forward
-only backwards
-face inside on turn and shoot.

10 min.
C2 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1 Pass and Shoot Warm-up

Key Points:
Face the puck and pass on the forehand. Stay in each zone until all players have made a pass.
Description:
1. One then two then three then four then five players leave, one touch in the ozone, shoot, rebound.
2. Next sequence is 5-4-3-2-1 leave the other way.
3. All players make one pass in each zone.
4. In neutral zone skate figure 8's while facing the puck and making forehand passes.
*When there is only one player do a figure eight or touch both knees.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111103221612750

7 min.

D4 Two pass at each end.


10 min
1 vs 1 vs 1 at each end.


8 min.
C3 1 on 1 Both Sides


Key Points:
Tight gap for D
Attack with speed and go for the rebound
Description:
Drill is done on both sides; opposite direction
1a. F1 get a pass from F2 on whistle
1b. D1 get a pass from D2
2a. F1 shoot and skate into a pass from D1
2b. D1 pivot then pass to F1 and close the gap
3. F1 attack D1 1 on 1
4. Finish the play by fighting for the rebound

10 min.
DT400 1-1, 2-2, Support-Attack-Defend

Key Points:
Defending player stay on the defensive side. Supporitng player give a target for the pass and get into an open lane.
Description:
1.F1 attack D1 at each end. 2. Players line up on the boards with the first player in line D1 supporting the defense. 3. The coach can determine whether the supporting defender is passive or active. 4. On a turnover or a goal the breakout pass is made to the supporting defender from D1 to F2.. 5. Carry the puck to the red line or if the team has a full ice practice, carry the puck to the far blue line. 6. F2 Attack vs. the original attacker F1. Practice various situations. The big left handed player with the sweat suit is Dany Heatley. It is just after he won the Calder trophy. He came to say hi to the players but because we were playing transition games participated in the whole practice and then stayed and posed for pictures with each of the players.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090726104059741

17 min.
DT100-D Join Attack and F Backcheck 1-1, 2-1, 2-2

Key Points:
This is a continuous 2-1 transition game using only one puck and no whistles. It practices situations in the nzone, teaches players who to cover in the dzone and how to support the attack.
Forwards enter the zone to support the defense and then attack and backcheck.
Defense support from the point, defend and then join the attack.
Coach can vary the number of F or D to create different situations in each zone.
Description:
1. Red F1 and F2 attack 2-1 vs blue D1.
2. Blue F1-F2 support D1, Red D1 support F1 and F2.
3. Play 3 on 3
4. On Transition Blue F1-F2 attack Red D1.
5. Red F1-F2 Backcheck and Blue D1 join the rush.
6. Blue D2 and Red F3-F4 support when puck enters the zone.
7. Play 4 on 5 and continue flow.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090726093546253

9 min.
Rebound.


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Post Practice: Just before leaving for practice I got a text saysing one of my goalies had cut off part of her thumb and was on the way to the hospital. She got it stiched back together but will be out for a while. It really changed the practice and I had to do one net games instead of full ice. We did the Murdoch breakout sequence but with five players at once. I want them moving and never standing still. I also want the weak side wing to stretch if our D has no pressrue and toe caps are up ice..I also added a 5 on 3 at each end but with a low dice 2-1-2 with two attackers below the goal line, one in the middle at the has and two D at the top of the circles. The pplay was scoring lots with this setup. I saw it at the world championships last year.

Instead of a shootout we ended with a one net game in one zone. A coach sent out 1 to 3 players on each team and the other team doesn't know how many they send; so it could be a 1 on 3. If you pass to the first player in line they can join the attack up to 4 players; so it could be a 1-4. They play about 30". The game requires constant reading of the situation.

We did the three line pplay game as an attack-defend-rest sequence with the waiting group at the far blue line and the new defenders had to tag at the red line before the attack started. It ended up being a productive session. We play both sat and sunday on the weekend.

I put in the description and diagram of the Low Dice 5-3 and the DT400 game in the Daily Drill section.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-01-12 Time: 17:15-18:45 ECTAS

Game Prep Practice:
Breakouts, spectialty teams, back checking Puck support, low zone play.


10 min.
T2 B5 5-0 Breakout Practice

Key Points:
Breakout from both sides and practice all the options including D to D passes.
Description:
1. Coach dumps the puck in.
2. D go back and get the puck, move between the dots and pass or go D to D.
3. Forwards break out.
4. Pass the puck to the coach.
5. Coach dumps the puck in the other corner for another breakout.
6. Do all of the options; go, counter, wheel, reverse, reverse to wing, over.
Option: do a third breakout and the forwards skate to the red line and turn back attacking 3-2.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121101085219680

8 min.
B6 D Double Pass to F x 2, Point Shot - Jalonen



7 min.
C3 Go, 3-0, Point Shot - Jalonen



5 min.
C3 D Reverse, 3-0, Point Shot - Jalonen



5 min.
C3 D Behind, D-D, 3-0, F-D Switch - Jalonen



10 min.
T2 Kingston Power Play and Team Play Rotation

Key Points:
. Coach in each zone
Description:
- Line A at one end practice attack options.
- Line B at other end practice attack options. Both walk through pp 5-0.
- Line C in middle passing practice.
- On whistle line A dump the puck to the other end and breakout returning to the original end while group C replace group B at the far end and group B pass in the neutral zone.
- Repeat with group C breaking out and back and group B switch with group A who move to the middle.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121022102206766

10 min.
D1 Full Ice 3 Team Scrimmage

Key Points:
Give close support to the ball or puck. Defending team create speed through the neutral zone after the breakout. New defending team identify coverage when the attackers enter the zone.
Description:
Three teams play full court or full ice.
1-Red attacks vs Green at one end.
2-Green breaks out and attacks vs. Black waiting at the other end.
3-Black breaks out and attacks Red.
4-Green rests at the original end.
5-Black attack vs. Green.
They keep this rotation and play a game up to 5. Start another game at 0-0 but switch who they attack first i.e. now Green attacks Red and Red attack vs. Black and Black vs. Green. This rotation can be used to practice team play at full strength and power play and penalty kill.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=2012013110134174

10 min.
DT100 Backchecking Transition Game

Key Points:
Attack quickly and the defender tie up the stick on the rebound then look for the puck.
Description:
Full ice game with the defenders getting support. New attackers have to get the breakout pass inside their zone. This works on quick passes and attack or the backchecker catches up. The backchecker must tie up sticks on the rebound and don't allow a second shot. The attacker must be quick and follow the shot. Defender make a breakout pass to the supporting player in the high slot.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20111102073308428

9 min.
DT400 Active Jokers at Point


Description:
Part One: Each team has jokers at the point.
1. When defenders regain puck they must pass to the point to go on offense.
2. Jokers can shoot or pass.
3. Jokers can check the opponents Joker.
Part Two:
4.Jokers can jump in for one timer shots.
5. Defending joker should cover the attacking joker when he jumps in.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120603101824103

9 min.
DT400 Transition Game of Low Battles with Point Support

Description:
1. One team is lined up behind each faceoff dot. From one to tree players leave at a time.
2. The next player in line plays the joker at the point and must pass or shoot within a second.
Defenders do not check the joker as he can’t go in and score.
3. The coach dumps the puck in or shoots on net and the teams race for the puck. Whoever gets
the puck can shoot right away.
4. When the defending team gets the puck they must pass to their joker at the point to transition
to offense.
5. If the puck is shot out of the zone the coach passes to the non offending joker.
6. Play 20-30” and on the whistle the players pass to the coach and skate hard out of the zone
before the coach shoots a new puck in.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20090726102317243

8 min.
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Played Saturday afternoon at home. The first period was even and we both got 8 shots on net. We had two breakaways but both players shot over the net. In the last 30 seconds they caught both D flat footed at the blue line and got a breakaway goal. We were all over them in the second period and outshot them 17-3 but didn't score. We got two pplays in a row and had lots of pressure but an errant stick hit one of their helmets and the second pp was wiped out with a 4 minute hit to the head. Third they outshot us 8-5 and scored a late goal on a deflection from the point. We had about 60% of the play and our goalie only let in two but you have to score to win. We play the top team in our division today.
Shot chart is attached.
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Sunday Game: The hockey gods have a way of evening things out. We lost one that we should have won on Saturday and Sunday we won one we should have lost. We were badly outshot. I just watched the video and we weren't out chanced that much. Anyway it was 3-3 after one and we were outshot 21-9 and had a 3-1 lead for a while. No one scored in the second and we were outshot 3-13 and then they got a two man advantage and scored and within a minute we got a shorthanded goal to tie it 4-4. With about 5 minutes left our top scorer stripped a puck in the neutral zone and beat two forwards and then weave through two D and deked the goalie and we won 5-4. Shots in the third were 7-11.

We need to work on angling and puck protection this week. We play the other Calgary team and the team we played today next weekend. Both away games.


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Pulled my quad pretty badly yesterday playing so I am not moving on the ice very well. We are going to do a lot of games situation and passing today along with 4 Finnish drills that I couldn't do last practice because my goalie cut off the end of her thumb and had to have it stiched on. It was the meatiy part where the fingerprint is. Cutting frozen butter can be dangerous. We will have an affiliate goalie today. The practice is right after school so the goalies are usually a little late because it takes longer for them to dress, so the first activity doesn't need goalies.

Post Practice Comment: We did everything but the backchecking transition game. The Perry Pearn was ver competitive so I let it run longer and added about 3 minutes to the 2-0 shootout race. Lots of touches for everyone. The Finnish drills by Jukka Jolanen were very good, especially for the defensemen. There was good tempo the entire practice and we focused on skating to open ice when they get the puck and after they pass skate for a return pass. Eyes up when shooting and passing. Fake passes and not looking right at the pass receiver. My asst. coaches played in the games and were pretty worn out after.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date:11-06-12 16:00-17:30 Max Bell
Lines: Notes:
Individual offensive skills, passing, shoot , BREAKOUTS, keepaway, SAG, shootout, poin shots, F and D exchange


8 min.
5 - A3 Balance and Edges

5 – Big Moves

10 min.
D202 Keep-away With Jokers on Line

Key Points:
Protect the puck, use fakes and change the type of passes and the situation.
This is a great game to practice puck support, getting open, passing and puck protection.
Description:
1. Active players are in the middle.
2. Jokers are lined up along the blue lines.
3. Passes to Jokers are allowed.
4. Play even situations up to 3-3.
5. Vary the situations 2-1, 3-1, 3-2.
6. On whistle leave from one end and return to the line-up at the other end.
* Award one point for making 5 consecutive passes and keep score.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121011224955196

8 min.
B6 Pass and Replace x 3

Key Points:
Pass while skating then turn and face the player who is passing to you. Shoot before the hash marks and follow the shot for a rebound.
Description:
A. 1 pass to 2 and follow the pass and turn and face 5 for a pass.
B. 2 pass to 3 and follow the pass.
C. 3 pass to 4 and follow the pass.
D. 4 skate in and shoot-rebound- go to the corner.
# Do 2 or 3 minutes from each side. Alternate task by requiring backhand or saucer passes or a move before passing , etc.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110413082013321

8 min.
B6 D Double Pass to F x 2, Point Shot
- Jalonen.wmv
http://sdrv.ms/TIHxW9

8 min.
C3 Go, 3-0, Point Shot
- Jalonen.wmv
http://sdrv.ms/TIHxW9

5 min.
C3 D Reverse, 3-0, Point Shot
- Jalonen.wmv
http://sdrv.ms/TIHxW9

5 min.
C3 D Behind, D-D, 3-0, F-D Switch
- Jalonen.wmv
http://sdrv.ms/TIHxW9

9 min.
DT100 Backchecking Transition Game

Key Points:
Attack quickly and the defender tie up the stick on the rebound then look for the puck.
Description:
Full ice game with the defenders getting support. New attackers have to get the breakout pass inside their zone. This works on quick passes and attack or the backchecker catches up. The backchecker must tie up sticks on the rebound and don't allow a second shot. The attacker must be quick and follow the shot. Defender make a breakout pass to the supporting player in the high slot.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20111102073308428

11 min.

DT400 Perry Pearn 2 on 2


Two six minute games.

Keep Score

10 min.
D100 One Pass in Each Zone

Key Points:
Close support, skate to open ice with the puck, give a target.
Description:
1. Play full ice either in shifts or all on the ice at once.
2. There must be at least one pass made in each zone. If not the other team gets the puck.
3. Controlled scrimmage so everyone stop on the whistle for coach input.
4. With shifts in a D100 game pass back to the goalie on the whistle.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2011032414361323

7 min.
E1 Two Goal Relay Race

Key Points:
Work on shooting one timers and scoring on rebounds. Good habits like face the puck, give a target with the stick on the ice. Limit of 2 passes before each shot.
Description:
A. 1 and 2 attack 2-0 on opposite net.
B. Pass and shoot to score.
C. Get a new puck from 3 or 4 after scoring.
D. Score a second goal.
E. After the second goal race back to the blueline and touch 3 or 4 with stick on shin pad.
F. Team to score most goals in certain time wins.
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Post Practice: Very good tempo in the practice. Two players were late because there is a snow storm and the traffic was really slow but they only missed the first 10 minutes. Lots of skating and passing. I focused on angling with the forwards when we broke into groups for 12 minutes. We have two hard away games this weekend. Last night we did spin on the exercise bikes. Last week I cancelled it because of Halloween. It really helps us in the third periods. We have come from behind or won the third in most games so far. The challenge is to get all of the players to assert themselves and use the talents they have with confidence.
We met in an empty dressing room after practice and I asked the captains to each say some things about the next team we play. They are our cross town rivals and we have played them 3 times already and have 2 wins and 1 tie. They compete very hard. The captains did a good job.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date:11-08-12 Time: 15:15-18:45 Ectas

Lines: Notes:

Breakouts, shoot, pass, goaltending, Shootout, rebounds, 5-4, 5-3 PP, PK ,Backcheck


10 min.
A300 Edges and Puck Handling with a Shot

1. Dark group skate down half the rink with a puck and shoot from the middle and white group skate the opposite way and shoot on the other net.
2. Skate on all of the edges and use big moves by reaching the opposite. i.e. Skate left and reach as far as you can to the right.
3. The players skating down the middle finish with a shot and then get a new puck.
4. Exercises are done while zig-zagging in and out.
a. Forward skate and alternate on the front inside edges.
b. Backward skate and alternate on the inside edges.
c. Skate forward and cross-over alternating on the outside edges.
d. Skate backward and cross-over alternating on the outside edges.
e. Open hip turn each way.
f. Slalom and reach as far as possible with the puck the opposite way.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121108114316285

8 min.
B6 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 Small Horseshoe

Key Points:
This is a great timing drill with good flow for early in the practice. Pass hard and get your
top hand away from your body. Call for the pass. Give your stick and skates as a target.
Description:
1. Skate to the top of the circle and pass.
2. Continue and get a pass from the other end.
3. 2-0 first player passes and swings wide and second player skates into the middle
lane. Pass to the player in the middle.
4. Player in the middle one touch the puck up to the wide man. Stay onside.
5. Shoot and go for the rebound.
6. On the 3-0 the third player goes up the boards and enters as the high man. Add a
trailer pass to the high man as the first shot.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20120301081936833

10 min.
B600 Double Regroup Options

Key Points:
Regroup with each D and support from about a half zone away. Give a target and face the puck. Pass hard and always give strong side wall support and middle support.
Description:
1. Blue F1 leave and pass to F2.
2. Cross and regroup with Red D1 and D2
3. Red D1 hinge and Pass to D2.7
4. Red D2 pass to Blue F1 or F2.
5. Blue F's regroup with Blue D1 or D2.
6. Blue D's hinge and pass to Blue F.
7. Blue F's attack the far net vs either zero, one or two D.
*Options: vary the amount of F up to 3 or D up to 2. Add a dump in instead of a second regroup to work on breakouts or even a forecheck.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120301090901108

12 min. F-D-G Skill Circuit

Sean – D breakout
Tom – Forward skills
Nat - Goalies

12 min.
Kingston rotation

5-4 PK with Sean with 2 groups.

5-4 PP Tom G

10 min.
Kingston Rotation - 2


PK Review 5-3 Sean
PP 5-3 Low Dice – Tom G

10 min.
DT100 Backchecking Transition Game

Key Points:
Attack quickly and the defender tie up the stick on the rebound then look for the puck.
Description:
Full ice game with the defenders getting support. New attackers have to get the breakout pass inside their zone. This works on quick passes and attack or the backchecker catches up. The backchecker must tie up sticks on the rebound and don't allow a second shot. The attacker must be quick and follow the shot. Defender make a breakout pass to the supporting player in the high slot.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080719141212210

10 min.
D200 1-1 Pass to Line on Transition

Key Points:
Defender coming on play a tight gap. Attacker use quick moves and get a shot on the net and follow for a rebound.
Description:
1. B1 attack vs. R1.
2. On a turnover or goal R1 pass to R2.
3. R2 return pass to R1.
4. B1 leave and B2 defend vs. R1.
5. Continue this rotation and create situations from 1-1 to 3-3.
*Keep Score.*
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8 min.
E1, 2-0 Rebound Shootout at each end.


-Pass from middle to wide lane.
-Shoot from oustside the dot to the far pad.
-Original passer crash the net lfor a -rebound.
-Keep score
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Someone made the hockey gods angry. We played a really solid game vs. our cross town rivals. Outshot them 8-6, 12-9 and led 1-0 after two periods. We totally dominated the third outshooting them 17-5 but gave up a goal on a scramble in front and then they took two bad penalties and we had a 5-3 with 4 minutes left and a player bobbled the puck at the point and they got a breakaway and scored to win 2-1. We need to score more than one goal when we get 37 shots.

I think I made a mistake in teaching them a new power play for 5-3. We got confused and it cost us the game. It worked great in practice but some players were lost in the real game.

Today we bus for 2 hours to play the team that is in first in the division.
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Game Two: It was SOOOOO cold in the arena that I asked their equipment guy for another jacket and he had a fleece he lent me.

It was a really hard played game. They got 4 pplays and us none. Contact all over. They outshot us 33-21 but most of their shots were from the outside. Goalie made one great save on a breakaway by the best player in the league. 7-9, 3-15 and 11-9 by periods. We led 1-0 after one, 1-1 after two and it ended 1-1. We outplayed them in the third.

So we only gave up 3 goals on the weekend and came out with one tie but I really liked the way we played. Sometimes the goals just don't come.

Next weekend we play Edmonton who is in first overall and then Southeast Alberta (same team as Sunday) who are second overall. We are third overall out of 11 teams.


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Post Practice Comments: Both goalies are injured. One cut off the end of her thumb and will be out another week and the other strained her back in the last game. We had an affilitat and my goalie coach in the nets.
It was a really fast paced practice. Instead of going ten minutes on the double pass I had them do a 3-0 weave for 5 minutes.
The full ice 2" game of 3-3 is a great way to practice close support, head up, looking before you get the puck, give and go etc. We had 16 skaters so two of the coaches played to make 3 sets of 3 on each team. I am going to use this game at least once a week. The games where you must pass to the joker at the point on transition puts a lot of pressure on the point and they have to move to get the shot through. The two goal Kibyuk game creates a lot of battles and the nets back to back was very competitive.
Good tempo with a lot of good habits required.
The players have good skills for their level. We have to continue to work on making GOOD Habits and HABIT.
We played Sat and Sunday and practiced Mon. and have 90 min. Tues, Spin on Wed, 90 min. on Thursday and play the top two teams in the league Sat and Sunday.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-12-12 Time: 20-21:15 Bowness

Themes
Passing, shooting, puck support, tight zone, compete, - Play,




10 Skating Edges and Big Moves with a shot.

10
B600 Double Cross and Pass

Key Points:
Make hard passes. Players should face the puck.
Description:
A. Player 1 pass to 2 and cross behind.
B. Player 2 pass to player 3 and exchange lanes crossing with player 1.
C. Player 3 pass across ice to player 4.
D. Player 4 pass across ice to player 1.
E. Players 1 and 2 attack 2-0.
F. Player 3 pass to player 4 who repeat the other way 3-4, 4-1, 1-2, 2-3, attack.
Options:
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090823205117104

15
DT100

3 on 3 2” game
D1-D100 Two Second Game
Key Points:
Supporting players must give close support plus depth and width. Puck carrier must skate hard to open ice and use escape moves, drive skating and cut backs to create passing lanes.
*This game can be played full, cross, half ice.
Great game for on ice awareness, passing skills and offensive support and defensive coverage.
Description:
1. Play full ice with either all the players on the ice at once or in shifts.
2. Players can be in possession of the puck for a maximum of 2 seconds.
3. Stress that when you get the puck the order of priorities should be:
A-Make a play.
B-Regroup.
C-Gain a zone.
3. When over 2 seconds the other team gets the puck (coach monitor).
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110324143851598

10 min.
DT400 Kibyuk Small and Smaller Area Games at Once

Key Points:
Set one net up on the goal line below the face-off dot facing up ice and the other net facing the corner just inside the circle. The game is continuous and thecoach shoot in a new puck on a goal.
Description:
A. Blue 1 and 2 attack Red 1 and 2 in the corner and Blue 3 and 4 attack Red 3 and 4 from the red line.
B. Coach whistles and Red 1 and 2 carry the puck out to the red line and attack the other net vs. Blue 3 and 4.
C. Coach shoots in a new puck and Red 5 and 6 attack vs. Blue 1 and 2 in the corner. Red 3 and 4 return to the line.
Option: Vary the number of players from 1 to 3 and switch up who starts on offense half way through the game.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121012034957748

10
DT400 Active Jokers at Point

Key Points
Each team has two jokers at the point. Introduce the game allowing jokers to check jokers and then add that jokers can come in for one timer shots.
This transition game creates three situations. In the first part the players at the point must get open and take a shot or make a pass. The defender practices covering the point. In the second part add that the jokers at the point can come in for a one timer shot
Description:
Part One: Each team has jokers at the point.
1. When defenders regain puck they must pass to the point to go on offense.
2. Jokers can shoot or pass.
3. Jokers can check the opponents Joker.
Part Two:
4.Jokers can jump in for one timer shots.
5. Defending joker should cover the attacking joker when he jumps in.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120603101824103

10 min.
D200 Game Nets back to back with Jokers

Key Points:
Transition from one role to another. Jokers can only hold the puck 1-2".
Description:
1. D200 Cross Ice game extra players wait outside the blue line.
2. Play 20-30" shifts
3. Either coaches or players be the joker.
4. Pass to the joker when you regain the puck.
-you can vary joker rules
5. On whistle either pass to side coach or the

10
E1 Gambling Shootout

Key Points:
Simulate a real shootout by placing the puck on the dot and the player starting on the whistle and the goalie not moving until the player touches the puck. Get the goalie used to shootout skating.
Description:
1. One player at a time shoots.
2. Simulate a real shootout with the same rules.
3. Players bet and go to one side if they think a goal will be scored and the other side if they think save.
4. Players who bet wrong must skate across and back.
5. Alternate ends.
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It is always a challenge having a full ice practice with one goalie. We did the first half hour of skill exercises and I moved the keepaway to before the DT400 game. We had 16 skaters so 4-4 was perfect for two teams of 8. At the end I had the D practice point shots while the F's played rebound. The last game we had the defending team dump it in and the waiting team breakout and attack vs the team that had just played offense. I had 5 red pinnies so a red, green and white line of 5. Good practice with lots of touches for everyone.

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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-13-12 Time: Venue: Max Bell
Lines: Notes:
Shooting, passing, moves, one timers Game situations.

12 min,
- British Bulldog
- Puck Dog
- Pass Dog

8 min.
B2 Transition Skate Shooting

Key Points:
Keep 2 hands on the stick and keep the feet moving. Hit the
net.
Description:
B2 Transition Skate Shooting
1. Lineup on blue lines.
2. Skate to top of circle, back to blue, top of circle and shoot.
3. Next player leave when the first is going backward.
4. Each player have 3 or 4 pucks and keep shooting until the
are all gone.


10 min.
B500 One Timers at Each End

Key Points:
Square up for the shot and have the stick back as the pass is being
made. Follow through with the whole body to the net and the lead
knee pointing to the target.
Description:
1. One leave the line and get a pass from 2 on the off wing and
shoot.
2. Two leave after passing and get a pass from three.
3. Continue this rotation and progressively increase the speed of
the passes.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20090812164222165

10 min.
B3 Passing and Partner Practice

Key Points:
This is a great formation for partners to work together
on passing or puck handling. You can even progress to
one net or cross ice games and include more players.
Practice shooting quickly, Use many moves vs. a
passive opponent and increase the movement
progressing to cross ice games.
Description:
1.Partner pass stationary and then skating.
Incorporate going around each other as well.
2. Skate across ice and shoot at boards.
3. Skate-give and go-deke-shoot quickly.
4. Skate-give and go-deke moving D-Shoot.
5. Give-go,defender close gap-deke-shoot.
6. Partner keep-away.
7. 1 on 1 game-use line on boards or nets.
8. 1 on 1 game. Pass to waiting partner on whistle,
goal or when defender regains puck.
9. Cross ice game and use small nets or the line on the
boards as the goal. Play tournaments.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120430092803104

12 min.
DT 400 Game with Attack-Defend-Rest Rotation 4-4

Key Points: Mike Johnston demonstrates a quick 3 on 3
transition game. It is similar to the Perry Pearn game but the
emphasis is on quick transition and the offside rule and
gaining the blue line first isn't stressed. This rotation can be
used from 1-1, 1-2, 2-2. 3-2, 2-3 3-3, 4-3, 3-4, 4o-5, 5-4, 5-5,
6-5 to practice team play, especially if you have 15 or less
skaters. Mike explains the benefits of using transition games
and suggests that only two colours be used at practice to
enable more game like drills and games. Put half the D and
half the F in one colour each. You can have more than two
groups per team.
Description:
1. Players line up behind the red line with the defending team at
the front of the line. Use two colours, i.e. white and blue.
2. Three whites attack vs. Three blue defenders.
3. After a goal, a puck frozen by the goalie or the defense gains
possession pass to blue team mates at the red line.
4. Original white attackers defend vs the three new blue players
and the original three blue defenders rest at the back of the line.
*This is a great rotation to practice team play.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110305095950592

10 min.
D200 Keepaway U22

Key Points:
Role One - the player with the puck must protect it and skate
to open ice.
Role Two - player without the puck must get open and give a
target.
Role Three - player checking the puck carrier must have the
stick on the puck and in the passing lane.
Role Four - player away from the puck must see the puck
and the player they are covering. Stick in the passing lane
and body on the defensive side.
Description
1.Players line up on both blue lines. Two players from each
team play keepaway in the neutral zone.
2.They pass to each other or to the same colour on the blue
line.
3. Keep score with a point for making 5 or 7 consecutive
passes.
4. Rotate in from one end of the line every 30 seconds.
5. Variation is to focus on skills such as: only forehand
passes, backhand, skating backwards, one on foot, sticks
the wrong way, one hand only on the stick, pivot before
passing, skates on the ice and skull.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120806085000699

10 min.
DT400 Regroup Game of 3-3

Key Points:
This is a continuous flow game. When supporting from top of the
circles act like wingers and give wall and middle breakout options.
If the attackers come above the top of the circles the defenders
there can check the puck carrier.
* Add regroups-dump ins.
Description:
A. Players line up below the circles on each side.
B. Offensive 1 and 2 attack vs. defenders 1 and 2.
C. Defenders 3 and 4 support 1 and 2 from the top of the circles.
D. After a goal, frozen puck or breakout 3 and 4 regroup with the
opposition 3 and 4 who hinge and pass.
E. 3 and 4 attack vs original offensive 1 and 2.
F. After hinging the new 3 and 4 support the defending 1-1 from
top of the circles.
G. Continue this flow of hinge and pass-support-breakout-regroupattack-
defend-rest.

10 min
DT400 One Goal Full Ice Team Play Scrimmage

Key Points:
Practice team play situations with 3 groups. It is best
to have one colour for each group. The next group to
attack waits at the far end.Practice from 3-3 to 6-5 in
a controlled scrimmage mode. Coach can give input
while the players wait at the far end.
Description:
1. Red circles attack vs. Blue triangles either even or
odd situation. Extra blue on the side if it is on the pk.
2. On a goal, frozen puck or turnover the blue fires it
to the other end and forechecks.
3. Purple breakout and attack vs. blue and the red sets
up to breakout at the far end.
4. Continue this rotation of ATTACK-DEFEND-SET
UP AT FAR END.

8 min.
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We play Edmonton who is in first overall and only lost two games and Southeast who are second overall. We are third. Problem is both out goalies are injured and our top affilitate is playing so can't be there until the second period. We are trying to get another affiliate from a lower league.

Edmonton is averaging 2 pplay goals per game which is unheard of. I haven't seen them play and they have changed coaches; so last seasons video is of no use. I prepared my team to kill a diamond pp with a diamond pk. We also put our top three young players together. They are all big, strong, can skate, compete hard, train all year and have good skills. Two were the centres of other lines and one was playing D. We did a lot of team play so they can get used to playing with each other. I put them together in the third period of our last game and they dominated. They are all possible Div. 1 or CIS players.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-15-12 Time: 17:15-18:45 Venue: ECTAS
themes
Edges, Big Moves, 1-1, low zone play, pk, pp Battling, defensive concepts.



10 min.
Balance and Edges with a puck. Green one way, white the other shoot at one end each.

5 min. Switch Direction and
Do big moves warm-ups.
Captains lead.


6 min.
B5 Murdoch Breakout Routine A and B

Key Points:
This is a good routine to use at the start of practice instead of just skating around the ice
aimlessly.
- Work for 5-10 min. and get in a lot of reps.
- D shoulder check on the way to the puck.
- Forwards funnel through middle lane and watch puck before swinging up the boards.
Description:
Wings and Defense
A. Coach shoots puck in and D gets the puck and passes to the wing who times his skating from inside to outside. D to W back to D and up to wing. Then repeat on the other side. All forwards
take turns getting the pass on the wing.
B. Coach shoots the puck in and D skates back to get in while the wing times his skating from the middle to the outside lane.
The D drives the back of the net and stops and goes out the same direction making a counter pass to the wing, who returns the pass and gets another pass.Repeat on the other side.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20080720200745971

6 min.
B5 Murdoch Breakout Routine C and D

Key Points:
Defenseman Shoulder check on the way to read the forechecking pressure.
Forwards read the play from the middle lane and time it so they are skating up the boards for the
pass. If the forechecker follows you behind use the reverse.
Description:
C. Coach dumps the puck in and the D gets in and drive skates hard to the back of the net and up the ice between the dots. Pass D to W to D to W.
D. Coach dumps the puck in and the D gets it and drive skates to the back of the net to draw the forechecker then passes back off the boards to the other D who has called reverse from the front of the net. D2 passes to W to D2 to W and out.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20080720200746400

8 min.
B5 Murdoch Breakout Routine E and F

Key Points:
On all of these both wingers can go and time their skating to be available for the pass. Add the
centreman to do 5-0 full ice reps.
Description:
E. Coach dumps the puck in D1 gets it, D2 skates to the front of the net and calls for the pass D to
D. Both wings watch the puck from the middle zone and time their skating to be available for the
pass. D1 behind to D2 to F1 to D2 to F2 and out. try to pass to all three forwards and back to D
twice. i.e. D to C to D to F2 to F1.
F. Coach calls the breakout (i.e. reverse) and all 5 breakout and try to score at the other end.
Practice all of the options doing about 2 reps each line of 5.
Example:
At my last nights practice I had groups of 5 in the middle and they did from A-F as a 5-0, I dumped the puck in one side and then the other and they passed back to me when they got over. After two breakouts they return 3 on 2.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20121101085219680

10 min.
C3-B600, 1-1 x 2

Key Points:
Hard passes and face the puck always giving a target. D should get a tight gap as soon as possible.
Description:
1. F1 from each side pass to their D1.
2. D1 pass to D2 on the same side.
3. F1's swing to the other wide lane after passing.
4. D2's pass to the F1's
5. F1's attack vs D1's on the other side.
6. F2's pass to D2's to repeat drill.
- http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090812173641629

10 min.
C3 15 Goal 3-0 3-1, 3-2

Key Points:
Forwards create 2-1 situations with close support and speed. One player always hard to the net on a middle drive on a shooting play and a wide drive if they are open. Headman
the puck and move through the neutral zone quickly and make the first pass in the offensive zone early.
Defenders must talk and identify coverage. Protect the middle of the ice and only play the puck carrier if he is vulnerable. Give the shot from the outside. Jam the trailer with legs in the shooting lane and stick in the passing lane. It is critical to have tight gaps and not just back in.
Description:
Players are lined up along the boards in the C3 formation. Have 2 colours of jerseys and play one team vs the other if you have enough players. You can have D on one side and
F on the other or they can wait on the side they will be playing.
1. Three forwards take a puck and attack 3-0. The attack is over when the puck is over the goal line. (unless the coach wants a cycle and a shot).
2. Use the same puck and go the other way attacking 3-1 vs a D from the other colour (coach puts in a new puck if there is a goal).
3. Attack 3-2 in the original direction.
4. Three F from the other coloured team attack 3-0 on the vacant end.
5. Repeat sequence.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20120922115420197


25 min. Specialty Teams

-two groups pp and pk review at one end
-one group pp options at one end.
- rotate each 10 min.

10 min.
D400 Transition Game of Low Battles with Point Support

Key Points:
Great game to practice cycling, going to the net, screening, tipping, point shots, shot pass, one
timers on offense. On defense you have the low zone coverage and communication skills. As well
as individual techniques like sealing the stick to the outside, tying up sticks, boxing out,
switching, all from the defensive side.
Description:
1. One team is lined up behind each faceoff dot. From one to tree players leave at a time.
2. The next player in line plays the joker at the point and must pass or shoot within a second.
Defenders do not check the joker as he can’t go in and score.
3. The coach dumps the puck in or shoots on net and the teams race for the puck. Whoever gets
the puck can shoot right away.
4. When the defending team gets the puck they must pass to their joker at the point to transition
to offense.
5. If the puck is shot out of the zone the coach passes to the non offending joker.
6. Play 20-30” and on the whistle the teams hustle out before the next group goes.
7. If a player is offside the other team gets the puck.
DT400 Transition Game of Low Battles with Point Support
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Game one vs. Edmonton was a really hard played battle. We outshot them 10-6 in the first and each team scored one goal. Shots were 7-7 in the second and zero goals. We again outshot them 8-6 in the third for a total of 25-29. No one scored so the final was 1-1. They have only lost two all season so it was a good evaluation of where we are as a team. I don't know the last time I have coached in a game with zero penalties but that was the story today.

It looks like we can compete with the best. Last week was 1-2 and 1-1; so we only have scored 3 in our last 3 and given up 4. We were averaging 4 goals a game. Tomorrow another tough one against the other team that is ahead of us in this 11 team league. We tied 1-1 last week.

Our goalie who has been injured all week played and played well. She was really sore after and is a maybe for tomorrow. The goalie who cut off the end of her thumb can start practicing next week.
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Both our goalies were injured and an affiliated goalie played. She was good. One early weak goal probably because of nerves and then she made the saves she needed to make. Problem was that we only scored 1 goal for the fourth game in a row and lost 1-2. Again we were good defensively but struggled with give aways on our breakout. We practice tonight and will work on moving as a unit when breaking out. Right now the F are standing still when the D are moving so it is easy to pinch and keep the puck in.


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Post Practice: We got all of the exercises done. A lady from the university coaching department dropped of some forms for a research study on concussions and also confirmed we will do a skill test for Hockey Canada on Sunday. She was interested in Juuso and my coaching manual so I gave her one.
My goalie who cut off part of her thumb was back in the net after 2.5 weeks along with an affiliate goalie who played on Sunday. I changed the 3 on 3 game a bit. They changed on their own and instead of requiring one pass I spent some time talking about good habits like moving to open ice right away when you get the puck, protecting the puck with the body and passing to a player in better position than you and then skating for a return pass. So I was looking for these things to happen naturally. It is a process. You can have all the skill in the world but if you must be able to see the ice and make decisions based on your reads.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-19-12 Time: 20:00-21:15 Bowness
Notes:

Pass, skate to big ice, edges and balance, Breakout, F and D switch, protect puck, battle, Quick attack.


10 min.
D1 - Edges and balance game.
-flat footed
-slalom
-one leg
-backward

8 min. Pass to lineup or moving players B6, 2-0 Pass to Line-up or Moving Player - Pro
Key Points:
Always face the puck and give a target. Pass and go for a return pass. Stick to stick passes.
Description:
1. Players are in four spots. At each blue and goal line.
2. Player 1 -2 leave and skate full speed making as many passes as they can in 10 seconds.
3. Pass to each other and the four corners.
4. After a certain amount of passes or on the whistle attack the net and shoot.
5. Maximum of one pass allowed while attacking the net.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121119120038152

8 min.
C1 2-0 Skate Inside and Pass Outside

Key Points
Skate to the big ice between the dots with the puck and pass to the outside. Pass and follow the pass taking the ice behind.
Description:
1. Line up in the C1 formation at the bluelines.
2. Two players leave from the front of each line and get a puck from the corner.
3. The first player skate inside the dot with the puck and pass to the second player on the outside.
4. First player follow the pass and cross ‘taking the ice behind.’
5. The second player receive the pass and skate between the dots.
6. The second player now passes wide to the first player and follows the pass.
7. Shoot and rebound after one pass in the offensive zone.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111103221221695

12 min. Sean do with variations in D to D
C3 Breakout-Attack-F Cycle up and Drop to D - Finland
Key Points:
This drill has a breakout at each end with a 3-0 attack 2 F and 1 D. Attackers move to the big ice when they get the puck. It ends with a high cycle and pass to the strong side D.
Description:
1. D1 drive the back of the net and pass across to D2.
2. D2 move the puck up the ice quickly to either F1 or F2 who is cutting across from the weak side.
3. F1 and F2 always carry the puck to the inside and pass to the outside and shoot at the far end.
4. Either F1 or F2 get a puck from the corner and cycle high up the boards and pass to D2.
5. D2 either shoot or pass to F1 or F2 who is skating to the net on the weak side.
6. This drill happens at each end at the same time.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121028211245159

10 Full Ice 3-3 One pass in each zone.
Change on the go.
Keep score.
Loser do task.

10 min.
D200 Coach Call Options - U22

Key Points:
Player with the puck must protect it or make plays depending on the number the coach calls. The player without the puck either gets open for a pass or sets picks and screens to support the puck carrier.
Description:
1. Play cross ice 2-2 to 5-5.
2. If the coach calls out 1 then the player cannot pass the puck.
3. If the coach calls out 2 then the player can pass.
4. Keep score and play 20-30 second shifts.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121109165327614

8 min.
D200 Game with Various Situations

Key Points:
Players must be alert to the changing situations from one to four opponents and communicate with each other. Only use one puck and pass to team mates on the whistle. Extra pucks can be dangerous when stepped on and hockey is played with one puck.
Description:
1. Teams line up near the dots outside of the blue line.
2. Coaches tell each team how many will go on the whistle.
3. Send from one to five, depending on how many are at the practice.
4. Shifts of 20”.
5. Keep score.

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8 min.
E1 Speed Scoring 2-1 to 2-2 - Suomi


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We worked on our forecheck to make sure F3 is covering the strong side boards. Lots of transition and skating and good habits with the puck. It is our last on ice session before an away game Friday. We have sping class on Wednesday and Thursday off.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-20-12 Time:16:00-17:30 Venue: Max Bell
Notes:
Breakout, forecheck, power play, D join attack 1-1, 2-1, 2-2


10 min
A300 Edges and Puck Handling with a Shot

Key Points:
Move the puck all around the body in two circles going opposite directions. Finish with a shot. Use all of the edges and big moves reaching as far as possible.
Description:
1. Dark group skate down half the rink with a puck and shoot from the middle and white group skate the opposite way and shoot on the other net.
2. Skate on all of the edges and use big moves by reaching the opposite. i.e. Skate left and reach as far as you can to the right.
3. The players skating down the middle finish with a shot and then get a new puck.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121108114316285

12 min
Two Pass x 2

Description:
1. Players must stay inside the blueline and if they puck goes out the other team gets it.
2. Before scoring the offensive team must make at least two passes.
3. When the defenders regain the puck they must make at least two passes before a
shot.
4. Game 1 – only forehand passes
Game 2 – must take 3 hard strides.

8 min.
B600 Regroup, Hinge, Quick Up-Detroit

Key Points:
Hinge and push the puck up the ice quickly. Strong side F stretch and weak side give middle support.
Description:
1. F1 skate and regroup with D1.
2. D1 skate to the middle and pass to D2 in the wide lane.
3. D2 quick up to F2 who stretches on the strong side boards.
4. F1 and F2 attack.
Repeat the other way with F3 regrouping with D3.
http://hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20101128092923497

8 min.
C3 Breakout 5-0, Regroup 5-0, Attack 3-2

Key Points:
One stretch, one middle support and one wall support.
Description:
Breakout 5-0, regroup 5-0, attack 3-2.
One stretch, one middle support and one wall support.
1. F dump in the puck and breakout 5-0.
2. Regroup with the D at the other end.
3. Attack 3-2 vs original D.
4. Repeat with new F breaking out with 2nd D.

8 min.
DT100 Continuous 1 on 1 D - Join Attack F Backcheck

Key Points:
Forwards cover D and D cover F's. One D should join the attack to create triangles and one forward backcheck. Play tight gaps and attackers create 2 on 1's on the rush. Play 5-5 at each end.
Description:
1. Forwards line up on one side and defense on the other. 2. Start with a 1 on 1 attack Blue F1 vs. Red D1. 3. When the puck enters the zone defensive Red F1 support Red D1 and Blue D1 support Blue F1. 4. On transition Red D1 join new attack and Blue F1 backcheck 5. If the puck is dumped out with no possession the offensive team regroup and attack again. 6. Red F1-D1 now go 2 on 2 in the other direction vs. Blue D1-F1. 7. Blue F2 support Blue D1- F1 and Red D3 support attacking Red F1-D1. 8. This rotation continues with a 3-3 in each zone.
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5 min.
DT100 - 2 on 1 - D Join Attack and F Backcheck

Key Points:
This is a continuous 2-1 with one D joining the rush and the high F backchecking. Forwards enter the zone to support the defense and then attack and one backcheck. Defense support from the point, defend and then join the attack. Coach can vary the number of F or D to create different situations in each zone.
Description:
1. Red F1 and F2 attack 2-1 vs blue D1.
2. Blue F1-F2 support D1, Red D1 support F1 and F2.
3. Play 3 on 3
4. On Transition Blue F1-F2 attack Red D1.
5. Red F1 Backcheck and Blue D1 join the rush.
6. Blue D2 and Red F3-F4 support when puck enters the zone.
7. Play 4 on 4 and continue flow.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121104082851444

5 min.
DT100 Continuous 2 on 2 D - Join Attack F Backcheck

Description:
1. Forwards line up on one side and defense on the other.
2. Start with a 2 on 2 attack Blue F1 and F2 vs Red D1 and D2.
3. When the puck enters the zone defensive Red F1 and F2 support Red D1 and D2 and Blue D1 and D2 support Blue F1 and F2.
4. On transition Red D1 join new attack and Blue F1 backcheck
5. If the puck is dumped out with no possession the offensive team regroup and attack again.
6. Red F1-F2-D1 now go 3 on 3 in the other direction vs. Blue D1-D2-F1.

10 min.
Kingston PP rotation with Forecheck review at one end.

Description:
- Line A at one end practice attack options.
- Line B at other end practice attack options. Both walk through pp 5-0.
- Line C in middle passing practice.
- On whistle line A dump the puck to the other end and breakout returning to the original end while group C replace group B at the far end and group B pass in the neutral zone.
- Repeat with group C breaking out and back and group B switch with group A who move to the middle.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20121022102206766

10 min.
D1 Full Ice 3 Team Scrimmage

Description:
Three teams play full court or full ice.
1-Red attacks vs Green at one end.
2-Green breaks out and attacks vs. Black waiting at the other end.
3-Black breaks out and attacks Red.
4-Green rests at the original end.
5-Black attack vs. Green.
They keep this rotation and play a game up to 5. Start another game at 0-0 but switch who they attack first i.e. now Green attacks Red and Red attack vs. Black and Black vs. Green. This rotation can be used to practice team play at full strength and power play and penalty kill.
http://www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=2012013110134174

10 min.

E1 Shoot Until You Score Race 1-0, 2-0, 3-0

Key Points:
Players should attack quickly, pass early, shoot to score. Goalies must battle and never give up.
Description:
1. Place one puck on the bluelines for each player on the bench according to the largest team.
2. One player leaves from the bench and must keep shooting until a goal is scored.
3. Scoring player skate hard to the bench and touch the boards with the stick and a player joins him/her and they attack 2-0.
4. Repeat after a goal and attack 3-0.
5. All three players rush back and touch the boards and then repeat.
6. The team that scores all the pucks first wins.
Added Shootout.
Change on the go shootout. Score race back to the players box and next player goes. Don't score pass to the player coming out of the players box.





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We asked for a tournament window hoping to get into a USA tournament during their Thanksgiving Weekend. We couldn't get into any but played Red Deer who is in a tournament in January but it conflicts with a league game with us. We agreed to play them Friday night in Red Deer.

My manager who does the shot chart wasn't there so I didn't have the chart he does which is very accurate. The shot clock said we outshot them 41-35 and the scoresheet has them 12-11-8 = 31 and us shooting 12-12-13 = 37. The score ended 4-4 and it was a sloppy game. Period scores were
1-2, 3-2, 4-4. I was worried about this game because our week was different practice times and game time and we were really sloppy our last practice. We had played the last 3 games and 4 of the last 5 vs the top two teams and RD is in last in the division. They are a little weak in goal but have some of the best players in the league. All their goals were even strength and we got one pplay goal.

The ref gave them a pp on a phantom call with 1:24 left and we got a breakaway and got tripped with no call. Our same player scored earlier with a shot to the high back of the net and quickly out of the tight netting but the play just continued. Sometime the hockey gods are not kind but the 4-4 score reflected the game.

Two away games next weekend near Edmonton and then to Saskatchewan the next weekend for a tournament at Notre Dame.


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