By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, November 24 2013 @ 05:33 PM GMT  

Saturday practice: the goal was the first 2 seconds with the puck. Move to open ice. Pdf. is attached.


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, November 28 2013 @ 02:33 PM GMT  

Flyers Practice Plan Date: 26-11-13 Time: Venue: Max 2

Key Points:
One timers, point shots, puck support Puck handling, regroups

10 min.
A300 Puck Handling vs. Defender Warm-up


Key Points:
Defend passively and allow the attacker to make moves.

Decription:
1. Red skate around the rink with a puck and make moves
to pass each Blue defender.
2. Shoot at each end.
3. Switch roles twice so each colour goes both left and right.
4. Allow free choice of moves or coach directed.

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6 min.
A300 Tight Turns-Three Hard Strides-Shot


Key Points:
Tight turn towards the boards and take three hard strides. Shoot while skating.

Description:
1. All of the players have a puck and skate around the rink.
2. On the coaches whistle turn towards the boards and take three hard strides and then slow up.
3. Next whistle tight turn toward the boards and go the other direction.
4. Shoot at both ends.
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10 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 passed back to him for a regroup the other direction.
6. On regroup one player supports on the strong side boards, one mirrors the puck in the middle lane and one is in the wide lane.
7. D makes the pass and follow the attack into the zone.
8. The group at the other end leaves after the D passes up ice.

Options.
a. Add another D.
b. Add a second regroup.
c. Add a pass to the D for a point shot after the original rush.
d. When 2 D are used you can use 2 pucks to create and overload situation and have the forwards take a shot followed by the D shooting the other puck.
file:///D|/Daily%20Drill/B6%203-%20With%20D%20Support.htm

10 min.
B500 Point Shots and One Timers


Key Points:
Skate forward to the middle then slide sideways and shoot. Look up to see the target, shot blockers and team mates in front. On one timers follow through at the target. Increase the speed of the passes.

Description;
1. Player pick up a puck and skate between the dots. Pivot so you are facing the net and shoot.
2. Partner pass and shoot 5 one timers then switch.
3. Partners skate to the blueline and give and go finishing with a one timer, then pick up a new puck.

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10 min.
B5 Cross and Drop Sequence


Key Points:
Players are inside the middle circle. Two players skate around and cross and drop then 2 from the other group leave. Leave the puck when dropping and the second player skate behind. Return to line from the wide lanes to avoid collisions.

Description:
1. Two players from one colour skate around the circle and cross and drop then 2 start in the opposite direction.
2. Drop the puck on the other side of circle. 3. Stay onside and 4 shoot then both rebound 4. #3 pass to 4 who drives to the net. 5. #2 cross blueline and pass right away to #1 who one times the shot. Both rebound. Options: a. One, two or three players leave at a time. b. After shooting one or two players defend the next rush, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3. c. Give + go with last shooters. Etc.

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10 min.
D4 Players Breakout before Attacking
– Goals only on one timers

Key Points:
To transition from defense to offense all the players must come out over the blue line and stay on side when they turn back to attack. The coach can designate modified rules for the game to work on either individual or team play skills.

Description:

1. One team attacks with the puck and tries to score.
2. The defending team must breakout over the blueline and then turn back and attack.

*Individual skills can be worked on. i.e.
-Skating-only backward skating allowed.
-Team Play - goals come only on plays originating below the goal line.
-Individual Offensive skills - an escape move must be made when you get the puck.
- Individual Defense - sticks upside down until one shot is taken.

10 min.
DT4 Must Pass to Joker at the Point


Key Points
Each team has one or two jokers at the point. Introduce the game allowing jokers to check jokers. This is a great game to practice getting the shot through under pressure. The jokers at the point must get open and take a shot or make a pass. The defender practices covering the point. Low players get open and defenders cover man to man.

Description:

Each team has one or two 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.

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14 min.
D1 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.

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10 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.

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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, November 28 2013 @ 02:49 PM GMT  

Flyers Practice Plan Date:27-11-13 Time: 20:15-21:45 Venue: Norma Bush

Key Points:
Skate, pass, shoot, regroup, breakout, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2

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


Key Points:
3 Leave from diagonal corners about 2" apart, skate around circle then shoot, get a pass from the other corner, skate 3 zig zags betweeen the blue line and the top of the cricles the fill the 3 lanes and shoot.

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.

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8 min.
B6-Dean 1 High 1 Low Shooting


Key Points:
Shoot with your feet moving. Go to the other corner when finished. Rebound for the next shooter.

Description:
1. One player leave from each corner.
2. One high one low on each side.
3. Shoot while skating and follow the shot.
4. Each shooter rebound for the next shooter.

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15 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.

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

Stress doing the middle drive on each rush. 2 minute on ice demo for a review.

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.

*Play for 10 minutes white vs. green and keep score. Losing team push-ups for each goal behind.

10 min.
DT100 Continuous 1 on 1, 2-1, 2-2, 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 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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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.

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10 min.
D200 Multiple Jokers Each Side Key Points:


Key Points:

Practice the 4 Game Playing Roles.
1 - Player with the puck.
2 - Player supporting the puck carrier.
3 - Player checking the puck carrier.
4 - Player covering away from the puck.

Description:
1. Play from 1-1 to 5-5.
2. Passes to the jokers on the side are allowed.
3. Jokers may pass or shoot.
4. Pass to a Joker on the whistle.
5. New players skate behind their net on a change.
6. Variations:
a. Send out uneven teams.
b. Give and go with a Joker who can join the game to either even the teams or add up to a designated number of players.
7. Keep score and use short shifts.
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10 min.
E1, 2 on 0 Shootout 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.

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.
F. One point for each race won and 5 points to win the game.

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We kept score in every game and contest and the losing team did push-ups and the shootout they picked up the pucks. It was a very high tempo and upbeat practice.


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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, December 07 2013 @ 06:33 PM GMT  

These are the drills and games we used in practices this week. We have no games on the weekend so the focus was on individual offensive and defensive skills. I didn't do the pdf each day as I was picking up my grand kids after school. -28 C with a wind chill of -40 is a little cold to walk home from school. I was really proud of my players. They all made it to the three practices even though there was a blizzard at the start of the week and travel warning about staying off the roads. I will also attach the Nov. 29 practice.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: Dec 2-6

Notes:
One timers, slap shot, 1-1, 2-1, both vs. Pressure. Puck handling, passing, skating


A300 Puck Handling vs. Defender Warm-up

Key Points:

Defend passively and allow the attacker to make moves.

Decription:

1. Red skate around the rink with a puck and make moves to pass each Blue defender.
2. Shoot at each end.
3. Switch roles twice so each colour goes both left and right.
4. Allow free choice of moves or coach directed.

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A300 Tight Turns-Three Hard Strides-Shot

Key Points:

Tight turn towards the boards and take three hard strides. Shoot while skating.

Description:

1. All of the players have a puck and skate around the rink.
2. On the coaches whistle turn towards the boards and take three hard strides and then slow up.
3. Next whistle tight turn toward the boards and go the other direction.
4. Shoot at both ends.

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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.
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.

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B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig zags, 3 Shots

Key Points:
3 Leave from diagonal corners about 2" apart, skate around circle then shoot, get a pass from
the other corner, skate 3 zig zags betweeen the blue line and the top of the cricles the fill the 3
lanes and shoot.

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.

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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.

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B6 Chaos 3-0 Pass and Shoot

Key Points:

Give a target, pivot to face the puck all the time; use forehand passes and backhand only when passing forward.

Description:

1. Three players leave from each end.
2. Each group passes one puck in nzone.
3. On the whistle player with the puck shoot.
4. Other two players save ice and get a pass from the corner and shoot. a few seconds apart.

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B6 Chaos NZ Overspeed with Regroup-Pro

Key Points:

Players skate as fast as possible weaving through each other in the middle. Try various moves and dekes with the head up. Whistle about every 7 seconds.

Description:

1. Players line up against the boards at the top of the circle.
2. On the whistle skate into the nzone and make moves at top speed.

Options:

A. Skate in and shoot then rebound.
B. Skate to far blue line then in and shoot.
C. Pass to opposite line then skate and shoot

Other options:

1-Circle back for rebound.
2-Give and go with a player on the goal line.
3-Defend 1-1 vs. the next second shooter.
4-Screen and tip for next shooter.

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B6 Defense Drag and Shoot Drills

Key Points:

Defense must skate quickly from the boards to between the dots when they get the puck.
Forwards should bounce the puck off the boards when passing to the D in this drill. Alternate
sides.
Forwards in the corners and defense on the point. You could have everyone practice all positions
so that forwards can play the point on pplays and be comfortable while covering the point.

Description:

1. Pass from the corner to the point then screen for the shooter who skates to the inside and
shoots. Low shots are easier to tip and produce more rebounds.
2. Low players rotate from being the screener to moving across to the wide dot for a shot pass and
staying at that dot for a one timer when the puck goes to the original point. All 3 forwards
collapse and look for a rebound after the shot.
3. Practice movement by dragging the puck each way around the ref circle in the neutral zone.
(skating forward is quicker that backward with the puck.)

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B6 Jursi Skate-Pass-Shoot

Key Points:

This is a drill that Russian Olympic coach Vladimir Jursinov used when I was coaching with him in Austria. The goal is to get players to practice passing and shooting while they skate. Puck handling-passing-shooting should be seamless.

Description:

1. A and B skate down the ice in passing while skating.
2. A is on the inside and continues on with a shot while skating.
3. B pivots facing the puck and continues the other direction passing to C.
4. B shoots and C partners with D the other way.
# This can be done in tandem on both sides of the ice.

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B6 Pass and Replace x 2 – Pro

Key Points:

Turn facing the puck and time when to ask for the pass. Rebound and circle back to rebound for the next shooter.

Description:

A. 3 leave the corner and pass to 2 who turns to the outside and comes back for the pass.
B. 3 follow the pass.
C. 2 move into the middle and pass to 1 when he is ready for the pass.
D. 2 follow the pass.
E. 1 curl to the outside and back for a pass from 2 then skate in and shoot-rebound.
F. 1 curl back to rebound for 2.
G. 1 go to the corner to repeat the other way.

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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.

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D1 Full Ice All Play

Key Points:

Everyone plays shinny style.

Description:

1. All play at the same time.
2. Use a puck or multiple pucks, ball or balls.
3. When the goalie freezes the puck the attackers back up behind the hash marks.
4. When a team scores they must touch the red line before checking.

D1 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.

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DT100 Continuous 1-1, 2-1, 2-2

Key Points:

New players don't leave the line-up until the puck enters the offensive zone. On dump outs no one change but go back and regroup with the same players. Changes occur when the puck is over the offensive blue line or controlled over the defensive blue line.

Description:

1. Attack 1-1 with D getting support from 1 F and F from one D.
2. Defending F1 cover the point.
3. New offensive D join and play point.
4. On transition attack 1-1 thru nzone.
5. Continue flow with new O and D support. -Continue the flow of 1-1 in nzone and 2-2 at each end. -Dump-ins and regroups can be added.

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DT400 Transition Game of 1 on 1 - Yursi-Juuso IIHF Symposium

Key Points:

Defender must maintain a tight gap and stay of the defensive side. Attacker use moves to beat the defender, fight for rebounds and loose pucks. On the dump-ins the defender must read where the checker is coming from and the attacker create good checking angles.

Description:

1.Divide the team into two colours and opposite forwards and defense play against each other at both ends.
2. F1 attack vs. D1 after skating through the middle circle.
3. Fight for rebounds and loose pucks.
4. On transition pass to F2 at the top of the circle.
5.F2 skate through the middle circle and attack vs. D2.
6. Add a regroup with the forward circling back.
7. Add a neutral zone dump-in and the D and F fight for the loose puck.

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400 Half-ice Transition Game of 2 on 1 – Yursinov-Wahlsten IIHF Symposium (same diagram flow – add 1F)

Key Points:

Defender must maintain a tight gap and stay of the defensive side. Attacker use moves to beat the defender, fight for rebounds and loose pucks. On the dump ins the defender must read where the checker is coming from and the attacker create good checking angles.

Description:
1. Divide the team into two colours and opposite forwards and defense play against each other at both ends.
2. F1 attack vs. D1 after skating through the middle circle.
3. Fight for rebounds and loose pucks.
4. On transition pass to F2 at the top of the circle.
5.F2 skate through the middle circle and attack vs. D2.
6. Add a regroup with the forward circling back.
7. Add a neutral zone dump-in and the D and F fight for the loose puck.

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Add one forward to the diagram to create a 2-1 with the same flow.


E1 Elimination Shootout – Russia U20


Key Points:

Make a hard fake to cause the goalie to move and then shoot where he isn’t. Also shoot where the goalie is coming from and not where he is going. General principle is if goalie is out far deke and backs in shoot.

Description:

1. Everyone gets one shot.
2. Those who score get another shot.
3. Miss and you are out.
4. Winner is the last one left after all others have missed once.

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A2-B202 Conditioning Agility Skate

Key Points:

Quick feet, shoulder leads in crossovers. Learn to turn with speed in both directions. A puck could be added.

Description:
1. Skate half circles with quick crossovers in 4 groups. Go hard to blue or red line.
2. Redline and back in 6 groups.
3. Red line-back-far blue line in 6 groups.
4. Blue to red-tight turn-back to blue.

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B4-B6 Pass and Shoot ProW I asked my players what warm-up they wanted to do and they chose this one.

Key Points:

Face the puck and give a target. Shoot while skating and accelerate in corners.

Description:

a. Start - 1 skate down the boards and shoot and follow the shot for a rebound.
b. 2 leave from corner then cross and drop to 1.
c. 1 carry the puck wide and pass back to 2.
d. 2 pass wide to 3.
e. 3 shoot and cross with 4.
f. After passing 1 go to corner, 2 to the centre circle.

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B5 Cross and Drop Sequence focus on forehand and backhand one timers – Also only one leave and take a slap shot.

Key Points:
Players are inside the middle circle. Two players skate around and cross and drop then 2 from the other group leave. Leave the puck when dropping and the second player skate behind. Return to line from the wide lanes to avoid collisions.

Description:
1. Two players from one colour skate around the circle and cross and drop then 2 start in the opposite direction.
2. Drop the puck on the other side of circle.
3. Stay onside and 4 shoot then both rebound
4. #3 pass to 4 who drives to the net.
5. #2 cross blueline and pass right away to #1 who one times the shot. Both rebound.

Options: a. One, two or three players leave at a time. b. After shooting one or two players defend the next rush, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3. c. Give + go with last shooters. Etc.

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B300 Skill Sequence

Key Points:

Practice shooting quickly, Use many moves vs a passive opponent and increase the movement progressing to cross ice games.

Description:

1.Skate across ice and shoot at boards.
2. Skate-give and go-deke-shoot quickly.
3.Skate-give and go-deke moving D-Shoot.
4.Give-go,defender close gap-deke-shoot.
5.Partner keep-away.
6.1 on 1 game-use line on boards or nets.
7. 1 on 1 game. Pass to waiting partner on whistle, goal or when defender regains puck.
6. Cross ice game and use small nets or the line on the boards as the goal. Play tournaments.

Also skating in from three lines at the red line and taking slap shots.



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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, December 12 2013 @ 03:54 PM GMT  

I am also attaching the Friday 13th practice plan.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 11-12-13 Time: 16:00-17:15 Venue: Southland

Goals
Scoring practice, rebound, slap shot, Pass and shoot while skating 1-1 x 2, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 low 5 hole shots – follow the shot for rebound


6 min.
Shoot 5 shots each from the top of the circle to warm up goalies.


6 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 they are all gone.
(got this drill coaching withTim Bothwell at the U of Calgary)

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5 min.
B6 Shoot from Three Lanes


Key Points:

Shoot with the feet moving, don't overhandle the puck and carry it in the triple threat position, follow the shot, rebound for the next shooter. On sequence two accelerate after taking the pass. Insist that they get the habit of following the shot for a rebound. Many players peel off toward the corner after shooting.

Description:

Players can all be in one corner or in both. After shooting switch corners.

Sequence One
A - Carry the puck and shoot.
B - Follow the shot for a rebound.
C - Circle back and rebound for the next shooter.

Sequence Two
A - Skate and get a pass from the opposite corner.
B - Accelerate and shoot while moving.
C - Follow the shot for a rebound.
D - Rebound for the next shooter.

6 min.
B5 2-0 Shot - Rebound – Shot


Key Points:

Shoot while skating and aim at the far pad. It is really a shot pass off the goalies pad when the shooter sees he has no openings and #2 is going hard to the net.

Description:

1. Start in the B5 formation with the players inside the middle circle.
2. Each #1 leave to the wide lane and get a pass from #2.
3. #1 Skate wide and shoot from outside the circle and shoot low to the far pad to create a rebound.
4. #2 go hard to the far post and be ready to shoot in a rebound.
5. Repeat the other way with each #3 leaving and getting a pass from #4.

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5 min.
1-0 Shoot for the 5 Hole - Follow for a Rebound


Change the above to 1-0 and shoot from below the circle at the 5 hole and follow the shot for a rebound.

Low shots = a second play. High shots seldom produce a second play.

6 min.
B6 Jursi Skate-Pass-Shoot


Key Points:

This is a drill that Russian Olympic coach Vladimir Jursinov used when I was coaching with him in Austria. The goal is to get players to practice passing and shooting while they skate. Puck handling-passing-shooting should be seamless.

Description:

1. A and B skate down the ice in passing while skating.
2. A is on the inside and continues on with a shot while skating.
3. B pivots facing the puck and continues the other direction passing to C.
4. B shoots and C partners with D the other way.
# This can be done in tandem on both sides of the ice.

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8 min.
D100 Two 1 on 1 Games at Once


Key Points:

One coach should watch that the players won’t collide. It is important to look behind and for the player with the puck to skate away from oncoming players. This is a great game for 1-1 and conditioning.

Description:

1. Players line up along the boards one group on each side of the red stripe.
2. One player of each team leave every 15”.
3. Coach blow whistle each 15” and players play for 2 whistles (30”)
4. Pass to a teammate when the second whistle blows.
5. Only two pucks on the ice and get the puck out of the net after a goal.
6. After scoring touch the red line before defending.
7. Keep score.

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8 min.
D100 Scrimmage with Extra Players on the Side Boards


Key Points:

Play a full ice game with the extra players on the bench. Change on the whistle or on their own.
Pass back to the goalie when changing on the whistle.

Description:

1. Play from 1-1 to 6-5.
2. Change of the whistle or players change on the go.
3. Keep score.
4. If no face-offs then scoring team touch the red line before checking.

Play a tournament of 8 minute games including the above game. Keep score.

8 min. 2 on 2.

8 min. 3 on 3.

8 min. 4 on 4.

D100 Full Ice Game - Various Situations

Key Points:


Switch between all four game roles.
1-puck carrier.
2-puck support.
3-check puck carrier.
4-cover away from the puck.
Situations: offense, defense, loose puck.

Description:

1. Start with the players line up along the boards in the neurtal zone.
2. Play situations from 1-1 to 4-4, including uneven situations like 2 on 3.
3. Play for 30" and pass to teammate on the whistle.
4. On a goal defenders must touch the red line.
5. Keep score.

8 min. Last game 5 on 5 and players change on their own. (8 per team)
D100 Scrimmage with Extra Players on Bench


Key Points:

Play a full ice game with the extra players on the bench. Change on the whistle or on their own.
Pass back to the goalie when changing on the whistle.

Description:

1. Play from 1-1 to 6-5.
2. Change of the whistle or players change on the go.
3. Keep score.
4. If no face-offs then scoring team touch the red line before checking.




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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, December 16 2013 @ 03:44 PM GMT  

The 2013 part of the season has been very challenging. I thought we would have an offensive powerhouse this year but the top 3 forwards and top 2 defense who I thought were coming back went to sport schools. The conventional wisdom seems to be that if you spend a lot of money on tuition and hockey fees to a sports school (between 30-45 000) it translates into you being offered a scholarship to university. It isn't true as almost every graduating player from my first two seasons with the team is playing at a university or college. Two of my 96 born who are still with our team have already signed 'letters of intent' to CIS schools and another is talking to an eastern university. Last year we had two graduate Flyer defense playing in the CIS National Championship tournament.

But as the standard hockey saying goes, 'It is what it is."

So we were almost starting over when the season began with ten new players. My plan has been to help them get better at every skill and improve their fitness level. An the average week is: Monday - spin class on exercise bikes. Tuesday and Wednesday both are 90 minute on ice practices with lots of emphasis on skills and game sense. Thursday - off. Friday a 75 minute practice practice with about 30 minutes of skill at high tempo and 45 minutes of team play. Sat - Sunday games.

We have played 21 league games so far. The first 10 games we were 2-6-2 and the last 11 games we are 4-4-3. This weekend we played the top two teams in our division and tied 3-3 vs. the second place team and beat the top team 2-1.

I have tried to find a forecheck that fits this group of players. I don't have many high energy players who want to be on the puck and cause turn-overs and my D have scored only 1 goal. So really aggressive forechecks haven't worked. The 2-1-2 with F3 high and a strong side pinch when the D is sure and weak side pinch on a rim works for this group better than the aggressive forechecks we tried or the 1-2-2. I also changed the penalty kill to be more contain than pressure for the same reasons.

Take away a 7-7 tie and we only average 1.3 GF a game, so our margin of error is very small. Most of our games are 2-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-2. This weekend we scored 5 goals and if we can keep this up we will do well. Our defensive play is good but of course it can get better.

I have basically rolled lines all season. You are only as strong as your weakest link and we have some players who have never played AAA before and the league is 96-97-98 born players. The ones with lots of potential are the 98 born and they have to get used to playing vs. players two years older than them. 4 of our 5 goals this weekend were scored by first year players. So they are coming on.

17 skaters is such a clumsy number to work into games. I don't know why HC has that number. 18 skaters like in the NHL and college gives you 4 lines and 3 sets of D. We have 10 F and 7 D. We now go with 3 lines and two wingers and a different centre double shifts each period to make 4 lines. That centre doesn't kill penalties when double shifting. I know we could have a few more wins and ties if I put on the best players as much as possible like the other teams in the league do but the most important thing is how good we are in the Mac's tournament which starts Dec. 26 and then the play-offs.

The players all come to every practice and fitness session (except when sick or injured) and I think it is important to reward them by allowing them to play and give them a reason to work at getting better. This philosophy isn't popular with all of the parents, especially some of the third year parents who have told me that in their opinion the 96 born should play more because they are in their last year and they have earned the right to more ice time, power play time, etc.

Maybe some people are 'entitled' but my view is that the whole team has to improve and be given opportunity. We do put on the players who are having a good game if we need a goal or need to hold a lead in the last few minutes and one player does get to double shift because of the 17 skaters but it is based on merit and right now two of the three C's who do this are first years.

The Mac's Tournament is really big in Calgary. The press supports it and lots of people come to every game. My captains are going to a press conference this week where they announce the teams. There is a boy's and girl's tournament going on at the same time. One of my Finnish friends is coaching the Finland U17 team that is playing on the boy's side. So the first 4 months has been to prepare for this tournament and the way we are playing now I think we have as good a chance as anyone. Three of our 4 wins in the last 11 games have been vs. the top team in the north and south divisions.

So the season has been a real challenge but it has been fun because this group of players wants to get better. They come to practice and work hard. A coach can't ask for more than that. I can see them improving all of the time and I hope they get rewarded with more W's and team success.

As far as coaching goes, we will keep working on skills and good habits until they become automatic.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, December 20 2013 @ 04:06 PM GMT  

We had two goalies on the Tuesday practice. I had Blair Yaworski who played at Yale and then minor pro up to the American league and in Europe come help me as my asst. was out of town. We did a lot of skill review especially on weight transfer with the pass and shot. The girl's tend to lift up instead of follow through on their shots and passes.

The Wednesday practice was on a day with a blizzard outside. White out conditions where the police didn't allow travel in some areas. We had 11 skaters and one goalie. The other goalie was there but has an injured wrist. Blair came again and we spent the first half of practice on the individual skills and then played 4 one goalie games.

They had a press conference to announce the groupings for the Mac's Midget Tournament that goes Dec. 26-Jan 1. We are in the toughest group with last years champions who we play the first day and another team that has won a few times. So I guess we will see how much we have improved.

One of my coaching friends Kalle Kaskinen is bringing the Finnish U17 team to play on the boy's side. Next year he will be assistant coach for the Helsinki team that is joining the KHL. Erkka Westerlund (who will coach the Finnish team in the Olympics) will be the head coach and former NHL D Hannu Virta will be the other assistant. They get here Dec. 22 so he will miss spending Christmas with his family.
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My +55 hockey on Wednesday was fun as a few former Wings/Maple Leafs played to get some ice time before going to participate in the outdoor alumni game. One former Wings captain and the other the all time NHL PIM leader. Four former NHL players are regulars with out group, so that is why some other guys come out.


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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, December 28 2013 @ 09:31 PM GMT  

December 30th Practice
We warmed up with skating and puck handling on each side and finished with a shot. D did point shots at one end and F's driving the net at the other. Reviewed D zone coverage together at one end.
Played full ice 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4 with 30 second shifts for 4 minutes each. Finished with Rebound.

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Mac's Midget Tournament.

December 26th played defending champions from Edmonton and lost 1-2. We almost tied it with the goalie out the last minute. We had about 4 scoring chances. We now need to win all of our 3 remaining games to get into the playoffs.

December 27th. We fell behind 2-0 to a team from Prince George B.C. but came back to win 3-2.

December 28th We play a team from Winnipeg

December 29th have a day off.

December 30th we play a team from Swift Current Saskatchewan.


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 03:33 PM GMT  

Flyers Practice Plan Date: 01-07-14 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue:Max Bell 2

Notes:
12 skaters and 2 goalies. Skating, passing, shooting, 3 on 3 low zone Cycle and dzone.

10 min.
A300 x 2 Skating and Puck Handling Warm-up with Shots


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.

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8 min.
B6 Chaos 3-0 Pass and Shoot


Key Points:
Give a target, pivot to face the puck all the time; use forehand passes and backhand only when passing forward.

Description:
1. Three players leave from each end.
2. Each group passes one puck in nzone.
3. On the whistle player with the puck shoot.
4. Other two players save ice and get a pass from the corner and shoot. a few seconds apart.

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12 min.
D400 The Best Player Win Game


Key Points:
-Battle hard for the puck.
-Protect the puck.
-Get a shot and fight for the Rebound.

Description:
1. Players line up outside the blueline. They can be in 3 teams and keep score or just everyone vs. everyone.
2. Coach fires the puck in and whoever gets the puck tried to score vs the other two.
3. If another player gets the puck he tries to score; including rebounds.
4. On whistle pass back to the coach and race out.
5. 20-30 second shifts.

15 min.
T2-T4 Defensive Zone Coverage or Offensive Zone


Attack Practice – Low 3 on 3

Key Points:
One forward line vs. 2 D and 1 C.

Description:
1. On the 3-3 the players line up at the top of the circle and shoot in any puck that is dumped out or if they can’t the coach shoots in another puck for a 30 second shift. Players must communicate all of the time.

10 min.
B5 2-0 Shot - Rebound – Shot


Key Points:

Shoot while skating and aim at the far pad. It is really a shot pass off the goalies pad when the shooter sees he has no openings and #2 is going hard to the net.

Description:
1. Start in the B5 formation with the players inside the middle circle.
2. Each #1 leave to the wide lane and get a pass from #2.
3. #1 Skate wide and shoot from outside the circle and shoot low to the far pad to create a rebound.
4. #2 go hard to the far post and be ready to shoot in a
5. Repeat the other way with each #3 leaving and getting a pass from #4.

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10 min.
D1-D100 Three Stride or 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).

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10 min.
D200 3 on 3 With 3 Pucks


Key Points:
-Players can only shoot when the goalie is ready.
-No empty net goals.

Description:
1. Players line up outside the blue lines.
2. Coach shoots in 3 pucks.
3. Players race for pucks and battle to score and defend.
4. Hustle out of the zone on the whistle and play 20-30 seconds only.
5. Leave the puck in the net after a goal is scored.
6. Coach shoots in another puck when a goal is scored.
7. Count the pucks in the net after to determine the winning team.

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7 min.
D200 2-2 Shoot Either Net – Flames


Key Points:
Quick reading the rush and change the point of attack. Need quick feet and quick thinking. Get defenders to commit then change direction. No reaching penalties.

Description:
1. Two teams on blue line with one at each half.
2. Play with only one puck in the playing area.
3. Players can score at either end.
4. Keep score.

*Alternative is to play from 1-1 to 5-5 with the same rule that you can score on either net.

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8 min.
E1 D200 Shootout Game


Key Points:
As soon as there is a rebound or goal the defender pick up the puck and attack the other way.

Description:
1. Coach dumps the puck in and players race for it.
2. Puck carrier try to score defender defend.
3. On rebound or goal defender attack other way.
4. Shooter must get outside of the blue line.
5. When teammate onside then first player in the line backchecks.

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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 04:21 PM GMT  


Flyers Practice Plan Date:.08-01-14 Time: 20:15-21:45 Venue: Norma Bush

Notes:
5 D, 5 F and 2 G. Exam prep for gr.12’s Skill and good habits practice.
Point shots for the D with Blair. F scoring with the puck in the sweet spot.




10 min.
A2 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance


Key Points:
Good players can move in all directions efficiently because they and use all edges and have great balance on the ice. Routines for skating, puck handling, shooting and passing are efficient ways for a coach to quickly review the foundation skills and allow the players to get a lot of reps and improve at their own rate.

Description:

A2 Formation - Players start at one end and skate to the other end. - inside edges - out and in using a snowplow. - inside edges - sculling one leg at a time on the inside edges. - outside and inside edges - slalom with the skates together and a good knee bend. - balance and edges - one length of the ice on each leg. Repeat the same sequence but skate Backward. www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110726073836113 The same warm up with 12-14 year olds. www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110423080435937

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.

10 min. Rule – must take 3 strides and then pass or shoot.
D4 Players Breakout before Attacking


Key Points:
To transition from defense to offense all the players must come out over the blue line and stay on side when they turn back to attack. The coach can designate modified rules for the game to work on either individual or team play skills.

Description:
1. One team attacks with the puck and tries to score.
2. The defending team must breakout over the blueline and then turn back and attack.

*Individual skills can be worked on. i.e.
-Skating-only backward skating allowed.
-Team Play - goals come only on plays originating below the goal line.
-Individual Offensive skills - an escape move must be made when you get the puck.
- Individual Defense - sticks upside down until one shot is taken.


10min.
D4 Two Pass – Player must make and escape move before a pass or shot.


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. The game is the template and then you can add skill or good habit rules to practice 'How to Play the Game.'
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.

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20 min. D practice full slap shots with Blair
B6 Point Shots


Key Points:
Skate forward inside the dot before pivoting to. Shoot low for a tip in or rebound. One time the second shot in option two. Hit the net. Everyone practice this skill.

Description:

Option One
a. One pass to two and then screen goalie.
b. Two drag and shoot.
c. One go to point for a shot then opposite corner.
d. Three pass to four then screen goalie.
e. Four drag and shoot.

Option Two
f. Two stay at the mid point and get a pass from four and shoot before rotating.

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Forwards practice scoring at the other end.
B200 Scoring Circuit


Key Points:
Make quick moves and shoot while skating. Sell a fake shot and shoot where the goalie CAME FROM not where he is GOING.

Description:
1. Gretzky turn. Force the D to back up then skate laterally back and across.
2. Skate and shoot at the boards while moving.
3. Skate around pylon get pass from 1 and shoot. Repeat with 2.
4. Go around pylons 1-2-3-4 and each time get a diagonal pass and shoot.
5. No shooting angle shoot 5 hole and follow or far post low for a rebound.
6. One timers.

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Some scoring principles:
1. Shoot where the goalie is coming from not where they are going.
2. Cross the mid-line when possible to force the goalie to move across.
3. Shoot where the goalie ain’t.
4. Keep the puck in the sweet spot, triple threat position in middle of the blade. Don’t dust the puck off first.


10 min.
DT100 Continuous 1-1


Key Points:
New players don't leave the line-up until the puck enters the offensive zone. On dump outs no one change but go back and regroup with the same players. Changes occur when the puck is over the offensive blue line or controlled over the defensive blue line.

Description:
1. Attack 1-1 with D getting support from 1 F and F from one D.
2. Defending F1 cover the point.
3. New offensive D join and play point.
4. On transition attack 1-1 thru nzone.
5. Continue flow with new O and D support.
-Continue the flow of 1-1 in nzone and 2-2 at each end.
-Dump-ins and regroups can be added.

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10 min. – Everyone play F and D.
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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Flyers Practice Plan 08-01-14

10 min. Start with 1-1 and then 2-2
DT100 Transition Game of Support, Defend, Attack, Rest


Key Points:
This is a great full ice transition game to practice offense and defense in all three zones. I have done this the last 2 practices with my team and my skills group. 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.

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10 min.
Regulation Shoot-out


Start on the whistle and the goalie start on the goal line.

Elimination – scorers get a another shot at the end until only one remains.




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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, January 11 2014 @ 02:40 PM GMT  


Flyers
Practice Plan Date: 10-01-14 Time: 16:00-17:15 Venue: Max Bell 2
Lines:
Passing flat, skating with the puck and loose Shoulders.Good habits. 1-1, escape moves


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.
6. Crosby turns.

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8 min.
B3 Partner Passing


Key Points:
Partner pass starting standing and then skating back and forth. Wrist passes, snap passes, saucer. Go from forehand to backhand and backhand to forehand. Add tight turns. Players could also pass two pucks at once.

Description:
Players face each other in two lines skating cross ice.
Focus on flat passes with the puck rotating toward the toe. Take pass with stick blade straight on ice.

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7 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.

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15 min.
D4 Two games at once 5 min each


1. 3 hard strides before you can pass or shoot.
2. 3 passes and must face the play when passing.
3. Escape move before passing.

10 min.
T2 D4 Power Play Practice


Whites at one end and greens at the other. Go through the power play options with extra players giving passive resistance.

15 min.
DT400 Transition Game of 1 on 1 - Yursi-Juuso IIHF Symposium


First play 1-1 and then play 1-1 with a dump in so the D practices escape moves to make the pass.

Key Points:
Defender must maintain a tight gap and stay of the defensive side. Attacker use moves to beat the defender, fight for rebounds and loose pucks. On the dump-ins the defender must read where the checker is coming from and the attacker create good checking angles.

Description:
1.Divide the team into two colours and opposite forwards and defense play against each other at both ends.
2. F1 attack vs. D1 after skating through the middle circle. 3. Fight for rebounds and loose pucks. 4. On transition pass to F2 at the top of the circle. 5.F2 skate through the middle circle and attack vs. D2. 6. Add a regroup with the forward circling back. 7. Add a neutral zone dump-in and the D and F fight for the loose puck.

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10 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.

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Update on the season so far.
After getting almost a whole new team with many first year players and some who have played A which is a level below AAA we had a slow start. 2-6-2 our first ten games. In our last 14 we are 6-4-4 but struggle to score goals. We are last in an eleven team league in GF averaging 1.8 per game. We are 3rd best in GA behind the leaders in each division. Two of the teams in the league have more goals from their top two scorers than our entire team. So it leaves no room for weak goals against. We have played 3 games in the 2014 winning 2-1, 3-1 (en goal) and tying 1-1.

Our young players have a big upside but the league is 96-97-98 and last year they played vs. 98-99 and the size, speed and skill of the 96 born players is a huge difference than playing vs. 99 born players. In the boy's AAA the 98 born have their own league for that reason.

We play the top team in our division today and they have twice as many GF as we do but so far we are 2W and 1L against them. (thank goodness for good goalies)

So the challenge for a coach is to take the talent you get and identify what needs to improve and then work on improving a little every day.






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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, January 23 2014 @ 02:47 PM GMT  

I have fallen behind posting the practices. This one is Jan 15 and Jan 17 pdf. .

Flyers Practice Plan Date: 15-01-14 Time: 20:15-21:45 Venue: Norma Bush


Notes:
Defensive technique, shoot, pass, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, passing


10 min.
A300 x 2 Skating and Puck Handling Warm-up with Shots


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.

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10 min.
B600 Flow - Breakout - 2 F Shoot - D Point Shot


Key Points:
Pass hard, keep skating all the time. Pass and follow the pass. Screen, rebound.

Description:
This happens the same time from each end.
1 - D1 pass behind to D2.
2 - F1 get breakout pass from D2.
3 - F1 skate to big ice and pass to F2.
4 - F2 drop pass to F1 who attacks and shoot
5 - D1 pass to D2.
6 - D2 pass to F2 who skated around circle.
7 - F2 attack and shoot..
8 - D2 follow attack and get a pass from F1.
9 - D2 take a point shot and F1 screen.

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17 min. TJ with D Bax and Tom F.
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.

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12 min. TJ important points on gap control
B6 1-1's from the Corner


Key Points:
This is a drill the Russian Olympic coach Vladimir 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 within a stick length.

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.

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13 min.
DT100 Support-Defend-Attack
- TJ talk about sealing sticks to the outside and boxing out.

Key Points:
When the attackers pass back hinge before passing up ice.
Pass while skating.
Follow the pass up the ice and join the attack.
Defenders should close the gap when the attackers regroup.

Description:
1. Blue 1 and 2 attack vs Red 1 and 2.
2. Red 1-2 breakout-attack vs Blue 3-4.
3. Red 1-1 regroup with red 3-4 in nzone.
4. Red 3-4 hinge and pass to red 1-2.
5. Red 1-2 continue attack vs blue 3-4.
6. Red 3-4 follow and support 1-2 from point.

10 min.
C3, Low 2-2 F from Corner
- TJ important points

Key Points:
Forwards must attack on the whistle with speed and protect the puck. Defenders must play from
the net side and communicate. Play about 5-10 seconds.

Description:
Practice the offensive and defensive skills of a 2-2 with the forwards wide and starting from deep
in the corners and attacking from below the goal line. The D has to communicate while seeing the
puck and their man. Forwards protect the puck, cross and fight for rebounds.

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10 min. TJ – points on playing a defensive 2 on 1.

C3 Regroup 2 on 1 - Pro W
Key Points:

One high one low, one fast one slow. Make the first pass early. Pass on the forehand is preferable. Shoot and crash the net. D deny a breakaway and allow the poorest shot possible. Take the stick of the wide player after the shot. It is really a 2-2 D+G.

Description:
1. Start from the four blue lines.
2. F1 leave with the puck and cross and drop to F2.
3. F2 pass back to D1 who skates up ice and pass to F1 or F2.
4. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D2 and D1 follow to the far blue line.
5. F3 and F4 repeat the other way and attack 2-1 vs. D1.
6. Continue this flow end to end.

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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.

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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, January 23 2014 @ 03:04 PM GMT  

Diagrams are in the PDF's which are attached.

Flyers Practice Plan Date: 22-01-14 Time: 20:15-21:45 Venue: Norma Bush

Notes:
14 skaters one goalie. Exam week.
Middle drive, passing, shots, competition




3 min. 7 min. Skate Big Moves then Edges

A2 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance

Key Points:
Good players can move in all directions efficiently because they and use all edges and have great balance on the ice. Routines for skating, puck handling, shooting and passing are efficient ways for a coach to quickly review the foundation skills and allow the players to get a lot of reps and improve at their own rate.

Description: A2 Formation
- Players start at one end and skate to the other end.
- inside edges
- out and in using a snowplow.
- inside edges
- sculling one leg at a time on the inside edges.
- outside and inside edges - slalom with the skates together and a good knee bend.
- balance and edges - one length of the ice on each leg. Repeat the same sequence but skate Backward.

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8 min.
D400 Two Pass 4 on 4 at the end with the goalie. Rule: you must make an escape move when you have the puck. Keep score.
D400 3 on 3 Keep-away at the other end. You must make an escape move and you get one point every time you make 5 consecutive passes.

10 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

10 min.
T2 B6 3-0 Attack Options – Pro


Key Points:
Go hard to the net without the puck with the stick ready for rebounds or deflections. Stop at the net. Shoot low to the far pad to create rebounds. Attack with speed. Read whether the defense gives you the ice behind or in front of you.

Description:
1. Line up in three rows at the goal like and start with a puck from one side.
2. Pass to the middle then the far wing.

Option 1
Pass middle-wide-shoot from the wing.

Option 2
Pass middle-wide-cross inside and pass wide and enter wide then shoot from the wing.

Option 3
Read the defense has backed in. Gain the zone then cross and drop. Wide wing to the far post and middle player trail.

Option 4
Cross and drop in neutral zone and then pass to the wide wing. Middle drive and shoot.

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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.

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10 min.
D400 The Best Player Win Game


Key Points:
-Battle hard for the puck.
-Protect the puck.
-Get a shot and fight for the Rebound.

Description:
1. Players line up outside the blueline. They can be in 3 teams and keep score or just everyone vs
everyone.
2. Coach fires the puck in and whoever gets the puck tried to score vs the other two.
3. If another player gets the puck he tries to score; including rebounds.
4. On whistle pass back to the coach and race out.
5. 20-30 second shifts.

6 min. Individual Skill work.

.Key Points:
Divide the ice into stations and practice individual technique. The coach can focus on skills for various players.

Description:
1. Coach pass to defenseman who moves and shoots at the red strpe on the boards.
2.Player agility skate with turns and pivots then get a pass.
3. Saucer pass with a partner.
4. Play rebound with the goalie.

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10 min.
DT400 Game of Quick Transition


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.

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12 min. Start 2 on 2 then 3 on 3 and stress middle drive.
DT400 Support-Regroup-Hinge-Attack-Defend


Key Points:
New players give defenders support from the top of the circles as if they were wingers. If the puck is carried above there they can.

Description:
1. Red 1-2 attack Blue 1-2.
2. Blue 1-2 defend.
3. Pass to Blue 3-4 after a turnover or goal.
4. Blue 3-4 breakout the other direction.
5. Red 1-2 follow the play as defenders
6. Blue 3-4 regroup with Red 3-4.
7. Red 3-4 hinge at least once.
8. Red 3-4 pass to Blue 3-4.
9. Blue 3-4 attack vs Red 1-2.
10. Red 3-4 follow attack to support Red 1-2.
11. Blue 5-6 move to nzone ready to regroup with Red 3-4.

Continue this rotation of support-regroup-hinge-attack-defend.

10 min.
E1 Speed Scoring 2-1 to 2-2 – Finland


Key Points:
The purpose is to attack as quickly as possible and pass and shoot while skating.

Description:
1. Start from one end and when everyone is gone go the other way.
2. Attackers 1 and 2 leave from above the hash marks.
3. Defender 1 is inside the top of the circle with his stick upside down start forward and turn to back skating.
4. Defender 2 start from below the circle and back check.
5. Attacker 1 and 2 race down the ice to score and only ONE PASS is allowed.
6. Keep score.

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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, January 25 2014 @ 01:58 AM GMT  


Flyers Practice Plan Date: 24-01-14 Time: 16:00-17:15 Venue: Max Bell 2

Notes:
Passing, shooting, agility, puck handle Escape moves, point shots, power play 5-4
Penalty kill 4-3, regroups, 1-1, 2-1, 4-2, 4-4 4-5, 5-4




A300 Puck Handling vs. Defender Warm-up
Key Points
:
Key Point:
Defend passively and allow the attacker to make moves.

Decription:
1. Red skate around the rink with a puck and make moves to pass each Blue defender.
2. Shoot at each end.
3. Switch roles twice so each colour goes both left and right.
4. Allow free choice of moves or coach directed.

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B202 Pass to All Players

Key Points:
Give and go pass. Give a target and make eye contact before passing.

Description:
1. Blues start with half on each blue line.
2. Reds weave around in the middle.
3. Red pass to each blue player.
4. Alternate sides each pass.
5. Switch every 30".
*Compete to see who makes the most passes.

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B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig-zags, 3 Shots

Key Points:
3 Leave from diagonal corners about 2" apart, skate around circle then shoot, get a pass from
the other corner, skate 3 zig-zags between the blue line and the top of the circles the fill the 3
lanes and shoot.

Description:
1. Make sure to leave about 2 seconds between shooters so the goalie has time to get set. Start with a pass.
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.

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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.

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D4 Players Breakout before Attacking - 3 passes and players must make an escape move.

Key Points:
To transition from defense to offense all the players must come out over the blue line and stay on side when they turn back to attack.
The coach can designate modified rules for the game to work on either individual or team play skills.

Description:
1. One team attacks with the puck and tries to score.
2. The defending team must breakout over the blueline and then turn back and attack.

*Individual skills can be worked on. i.e.
-Skating-only backward skating allowed.
-Team Play - goals come only on plays originating below the goal line.
-Individual Offensive skills - an escape move must be made when you get the puck.
- Individual Defense - sticks upside down until one shot is taken.

DT4 Each Team Pass to Joker at Point

Key Points:
Player at the point must get open for a pass and quickly make a play. Defender get on the defensive side to block a shot and stay with the point man if he carries the puck.
Description:
1. One zone game and each team has one or two jokers at the point.
2. To transition to offense you must pass to the point.
3. Progression is to add the rule that all goales must come from point playes such as shots, tip-ins, redirects, shot passes, screen, rebounds. This causes the players at the point to skate and get the puck through and the player covering to stay defensive side and block shots and passes.

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C3, 5-3 Regroup x 2, Turn Back, Attack 3-2 - Pro W

Key Points:
F's give a target and face the puck. D's hinge and drive skate with the puck. Create a 2-1 on offense. Fight for rebounds. D control sticks in the slot and deflect attack.

Description:
1. Two D start at each blue line.
2. F1's regroup with D1's.
3. F1's regroup with D2's.
4. F1's turn back before crossing the blue line.
5. F1's attack 3-2 vs. D1's.
6. D3's replace D1's.
7. Repeat with F2's regrouping with D2's.

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B6, 1-0 or 2-0, Regroup, 1-1 or 2-1 Back

Key Points:
Forwards pass to the outside and skate to the middle with the puck. Face the puck all the time. D pivot with the puck. D work with the goalie and only give away poor shots. Forwards attack with speed and make the first play early. One high one low; one fast one slow.

Description:
1. F1 and F2 leave from diagonal corners.
2. D1 leave from diagonal bluelines.
3. F's regroup with D in nzone.
4. F's skate to far blue-D follow.
5. F's turn at own blueline.
6. F's attack 2-2 vs. D1's.

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T2 Kingston Power Play and Team Play Rotation

Key Points:
Practice options where every player gets a shot. Begin with a rotation attacking the seam between the D and the F and read what they give. If the D forces then the low play is available, if the F forces then the point is open. If the pk box is passive then there is a 2-1 at each corner, a 3-2 on each side and seams between players to attack. Force the pace by taking a shot by a different player every 3 seconds. 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.

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D1 Full Ice 3 Team Scrimmage PP and PK. Leave one F in Nzone while defending.

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.

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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, January 29 2014 @ 02:23 PM GMT  


Flyers Practice Plan 28-01-14

Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: Max Bell 2

Notes:
Passing and shooting while skating, 1-1,2-1, 2-2 3-3, 3-3, 5-5, Angling, gap control

16 skaters, 2 goalies


3 min. big moves then 7 min. weave
B6 3-0 With Multiple Pucks


Key Points:


This is an exercise to overload the nervous system.
Make eye contact before passing and make good firm passes.

Description:

1. Players are in 3 lines below the goal lines in each end.
2. Pass 2 pucks while filling the 3 lanes and then regroup with players at the far end and pass the 2 pucks back to the original end and then shoot both on the net, allowing the goalie to get set between shots.
3. Group at the opposite end leave after they have passed to the original group.
4. When the players are good with 2 pucks progress to passing 3 pucks.

* A good routine is to pass 3 pucks the first turn, then 2 pucks, then a 3 man weave with one puck, then add one defense and regroup with him, then add 2 defense and regoup with them and then add another regroup passing first time to one of the D and second time to the other.

8 min.
B6 Jursi Skate-Pass-Shoot


Key Points:

This is a drill that Russian Olympic coach Vladimir Jursinov used when I was coaching with him in Austria. The goal is to get players to practice passing and shooting while they skate. Puck handling-passing-shooting should be seamless.

Description:
1. A and B skate down the ice in passing while skating.
2. A is on the inside and continues on with a shot while skating.
3. B pivots facing the puck and continues the other direction passing to C.
4. B shoots and C partners with D the other way.
# This can be done in tandem on both sides of the ice.

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8 min.
B6 Chaos NZ Overspeed with Regroup-Pro


Key Points:

Players skate as fast as possible weaving through each other in the middle. Try various moves and dekes with the head up. Whistle about every 7 seconds.

Description:

1. Players line up against the boards at the top of the circle.
2. On the whistle skate into the nzone and make moves at top speed.

Options:
A. Skate in and shoot then rebound.
B. Skate to far blue line then in and shoot.
C. Pass to opposite line then skate and shoot

Other options:
1-Circle back for rebound.
2-Give and go with a player on the goal line.
3-Defend 1-1 vs. the next second shooter.
4-Screen and tip for next shooter.

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10 min.
D1-D100 Two Second Game – 8 on 8


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).

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10 min.
D1 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.

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15 min. Start 1-1 then 2-1, then 2-2
DT100 Continuous - D Join Play - F Backcheck


Key Points:

On transition all the players must go from offense to defense and defense to offense.
Sequence: Forwards - give passive support - attack - backcheck - defend - make breakout - rest.
Defense - give passive support - defend - join attack - forecheck-rest.

Description:

In the diagram the F are circles and D are triangles. Positions are labelled.

1. Blue F1 and F2 attack vs Red D1.
2. Red F1 and F2 and Blue D1 give passive support above circles. (as in a Erkka)
3. On transition, after a goal or frozen puck red D1 pass up to red F1 or F2.
4. Red F1 and F2 attack vs Blue D1.
5. Original attackers blue F1 and F2 backcheck and original defeder red D1 join the attack.
6. Play 3-3 in the zone
7. Blue F3 and F4 and red D2 wait above circles to transition the other way and blue D1 join the attack while red F1 and F2 backcheck
8. Red D2 and blue F3 and F4 support from above the circles ready to go the other way. Continue this rotation.

10 min.
C2 Angling Drill


Key Points:

Defensive player first force the play wide and approach the puck carrier from a little behind in a line with the back of the inside shoulder. Create the checking angle and then finish the check with this angle preventing the puck carrier from cutting in or back. *No Penalties and insist on Good Checking Angles.

Description;

1. Players line up along the boards in the neutral zone.
2. Coach shoot a puck toward one side near the boards and the players race for it and try to score.
3. The checking player tries to regain the puck and score on the other net. After one scoring chance return to the line up.
4. When the puck is near one goal shoot another puck for the next two players.

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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.

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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.

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8 min.
E1, 2 on 0 Shootout 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.

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.
F. One point for each race won and 5 points to win the game.

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PDF of the Wednesday practice. Cassie Campbell is the guest coach and will run the warm-up and help with the rest of practice. It is posted below. Bit of a blizzard outside now but I haven't got any cancellations because of the weather. If you don't come when the weather is bad in our winter you would miss a lot of practices.

Post practice comment:
Cassie came to practice last night. She brought autographed player cards for each of the players and gave them out in the dressing room before practice. She leaves for Sochi this weekend and is excited but a little nervous, as is everyone becuase of the terrorist threats.

She ran a skills circuit the first 20 minutes that had three stations and then she joined in on the next two skill drills. We divided into 4 teams for a one zone game at each end. We had 15 skaters so she played for one of the teams to give us 4 groups of 4. On the 1-1 and 2-1 I had her talk with the defensemen about how to play these situations and then she joined them in the transition game. There was one point shot drill she helped the girl's with and then a point shot game that she participated in.

I changed the last part of practice to all games because she was supposed to only stay for one hour and our practice was 90 minutes. I could see she was loving to play in the games and she ended up staying the entire 90 min. and afterwards she offered to come out and help when the Olympics are over. I hope we win some play-off rounds and are still active when she gets back.

Overall a great guest coach.





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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, February 03 2014 @ 03:08 PM GMT  


Flyers Practice Plan Date: 31-01-14 Time: 16:00-17:15 Venue: Max Bell 2 and Feb. 4

Notes:

Skills warmup, breakout options, forecheck D beat first forechecker, face-offs, point shots, With pressure and without, Team Play Dzone coverage, power play, penalty killing, review



10’
A300 x 2 Skating and Puck Handling Warm-up with Shots


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.

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15’
B5 Breakout 5-0 x 3 with Point Shot


Key Points:

Coach calls the various options, up, across, wheel, reverse. Each line go one direction then dump into the other end or alternate ends.

Description:

1. Players skate in nzone then coach dump in. Third rep rim the puck for the goalie to set up for the D.
2. D make a D to D or D to F pass and follow the play.
3. All forwards touch the puck on the rush and shoot. then screen, tip and one timer position.
4. Coach pass to D who skate across line and pass to partner who shoots or shot pass.

10’
DT400 Transition Game of 1 on 1 - Yursi-Juuso IIHF Symposium


Key Points:

Defender must maintain a tight gap and stay of the defensive side. Attacker use moves to beat the defender, fight for rebounds and loose pucks. On the dump-ins the defender must read where the checker is coming from and the attacker create good checking angles.

Description:

1.Divide the team into two colours and opposite forwards and defense play against each other at both ends.
2. F1 attack vs. D1 after skating through the middle circle dump in and forecheck. F work on angling and D beating the forechecker.

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10 min.
B6 Point Shots D – Forwards Face-offs at the other end.


Key Points:

Skate forward inside the dot before pivoting to. Shoot low for a tip in or rebound. One time the second shot in option two. Hit the net. Everyone practice this skill.

Description:

Option One

a. One pass to two and then screen goalie.
b. Two drag and shoot.
c. One go to point for a shot then opposite corner.
d. Three pass to four then screen goalie.
e. Four drag and shoot.

Option Two

f. Two stay at the mid point and get a pass from four and shoot before rotating.

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20 min. Dzone and Specialty Team Review
T2-4 D400 Team Play Practice – Pro


Key Points
:
Team is in two colours or four colours. Skate in straight lines from the net out when killing penalties and only laterally when checking the puck carrier. Sticks in the passing lanes, stick on the puck. Shin pads in front of the puck on shots. On the power play either the puck or player move and rotate positions away from the puck.

Description:

1. Half the team at each end and rotate between pp and pk when the play is at the other end.
2. Start with the coach spotting the puck or with a face-off.
3. The coach put in a new puck when the puck is out of play.
4. Practice all of the options with everyone getting shots.
5. Penalty killers rotate with a diamond vs. a diamond power play and a box when the puck is on the wall or low.
6. Power play create 2 on 1’s and one timer shots.
7. Penalty kill deny shots from the middle first and move to shooters on the sides.
8. This rotation can also be used to practice low zone even strength situations.

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10 min.

E1 Rebound Game


This is a scoring contest that seems to be loved by players of all ages everywhere in the hockey world.

Key Points:

Make quick shots and one timers and goalie read the play.

Description:

1. Players line up on both side in the slot with one shooter at the top.
2. Play games to 5 between the goalie and shooter.
3. If the goalie freezes the puck or it hits the boards behind or at the side the goalie gets a point.
4. Players get a point by scoring a goal on a shot or rebound. Only one pass is allowed.
5. Shooter stays if he scores and players rotate if there is no goal.

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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, February 07 2014 @ 09:58 PM GMT  


Flyers Practice Plan Date: 05-02-14 Time: 20:15-21:45 Venue: Norma Bush

PDF of both Feb 5 and Feb. 7 practices attached. Diagrams and links are in the pdf's.

Notes:
Breakout options, low defensive zone Coverage, puck handle, shoot, edges, Balance, One goalie first 50 minutes. Guest coach: Terry Johnson


10’
A200 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance with a Puck and Shot


Key Points:

Good players can move in all directions efficiently because they and use all edges and have great balance on the ice.
Routines for skating, puck handling, shooting and passing are efficient ways for a coach to quickly review the foundation skills and allow the players to get a lot of reps and improve at their own rate. Do these skating exercises with a puck.

Description:

[/i]A200 Formation in Four Groups

- Players start at one end in 4 lines and skate to the other endwith a puck and shoot from their lane.
- inside edges - out and in using a snowplow.
- inside edges - sculling one leg at a time on the inside edges.
- outside and inside edges - slalom with the skates together and a good knee bend.
- balance and edges - one length of the ice on each leg.
Repeat the same sequence but skate Backward.

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15 min.
TJ breakout options


We did full ice 5-0. Players in the middle and coach shoot in one corner, breakout and pass to coach, shoot in other corner, pass to coach, rim or shoot on net for goalie to set up. 5-0 down and shoot and then pass to each point for a shot. TJ forecheced and the D had to move the puck away from the pressure. He gave the some pointer after.

10’
DT400 Transition Game of 2 on 2 with a dump in.


Key Points:

Defender must maintain a tight gap and stay of the defensive side. Attacker use moves to beat the defender, fight for rebounds and loose pucks. On the dump-ins the defender must read where the checker is coming from and the attacker create good checking angles.

Description:

1.Divide the team into two colours and opposite forwards and defense play against each other at both ends.
2. F1 attack vs. D1 after skating through the middle circle.
3. Fight for rebounds and loose pucks.
4. On transition pass to F2 at the top of the circle.
5.F2 skate through the middle circle and attack vs. D2.
6. Add a regroup with the forward circling back.
7. Add a neutral zone dump-in and the D and F fight for the loose puck.

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20 min.
Low Dzone 3 on 3


D and C's. TJ give tips on Dside and tight gaps.

15 min.
DT100 Continuous 1 on 1, 2-1, 2-2 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 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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10’
B6 Point Shots


Key Points:

Skate forward inside the dot before pivoting to. Shoot low for a tip in or rebound. One time the second shot in option two. Hit the net. Everyone practice this skill.

Description:

Option One

a. One pass to two and then screen goalie.
b. Two drag and shoot.
c. One go to point for a shot then opposite corner.
d. Three pass to four then screen goalie.
e. Four drag and shoot.

Option Two

f. Two stay at the mid point and get a pass from four and shoot before rotating.

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10’
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.


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, February 13 2014 @ 02:57 PM GMT  

Our league started the first week of September and play-offs start this weekend with a best 2 of 3 series vs. the other Calgary team. Teams are virtually even finishing within one point of each other in the standings and a record of 2-2-1 in the five league agains each other games during the season. I am pasting the last practice here and will put the PDF of the Wed. practice as well. The goalie coach worked with the goalies at one end the first half of practice, so we did a lot of skill work and a few keepaway games.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 13-02-14 Time: 20:15-31:45 Venue: Norma Bush

Notes:
Goalies with coach for the first 45 min. Skating, passing, puck handling Power play 5-4, 5-3, low 3-3, dzone review Dzone face-off and breakout

8’
A2 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance


Key Points:

Good players can move in all directions efficiently because they and use all edges and have great balance on the ice. Routines for skating, puck handling, shooting and passing are efficient ways for a coach to quickly review the foundation skills and allow the players to get a lot of reps and improve at their own rate.

Description:

A2 Formation
- Players start at one end and skate to the other end.
- inside edges - out and in using a snowplow.
- inside edges - sculling one leg at a time on the inside edges.
- outside and inside edges - slalom with the skates together and a good knee bend.
- balance and edges
- one length of the ice on each leg. Repeat the same sequence but skate Backward.

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The same warm up with 12-14 year olds.
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8’
B500 Puck Protection in Circles


Key Points:

Shield the puck with your body. Protect the puck before checking another player.

Description:

- Faceoff circles are the battle zones.
- 5 or 6 players at each faceoff circle.
- 3 or 4 players handle a puck inside the circle while 2 or 3 wait outside the circle.
- Protect the puck and also knock the other players puck out of the circle.
- When eliminated rotate to the next clockwise circle to change opponents.
- Waiting player enter the circle when someone is eliminated.
- Put a time limit on the exercise.
-Those who move the fewest times are the winners.

8’
B202 Pass to All Players


Key Points:

Give and go pass. Give a target and make eye contact before passing.

Description:

1. Blues start with half on each blue line.
2. Reds weave around in the middle.
3. Red pass to each blue player.
4. Alternate sides each pass.
5. Switch every 30".
6. Backhands only, 1” with puck. Escape moves
*Compete to see who makes the most passes.

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8’
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. Rule: only 1” with the puck.
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.

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10’
T2-4 D400 Battling 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-5 – Pro


Key Points:

This is a pro drill that works on the low attack and defenders coming into the zone and identifying coverage.

Description:

1. It starts 1-1.
2. Another attacker joins making it 2-1.
3. A defenseman joins making it 2-2.
4. Another attacker join for a 3-2.
5. Three defending forwards come in and make it 3 on 5 and defend with 'one on and box behind'.
6. F1 plays the low 3-3, F2 mid slot, F3 puck side point until the play ends.

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10’
DT400 3-3 Krusel Battling Game - ProW


Key Points:

Battle for loose pucks, screen the goalie, shot passes, cycle, man on man, tie up sticks, tip, low zone play.

Description:

1. Line up with the face-off dots and 1 to 3 players race for a loose puck on the whistle.
2. Pass to the point to transition to offense.
3. Point player must shoot or pass within 2 seconds.
4. If a point pass goes out the other pointman gets the puck.
5. Either leave the puck in the zone or pass to the coach on a whistle.

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15’
T2 Kingston Power Play and Team Play Rotation


Key Points:

Practice options where every player gets a shot. Begin with a rotation attacking the seam between the D and the F and read what they give. If the D forces then the low play is available, if the F forces then the point is open. If the pk box is passive then there is a 2-1 at each corner, a 3-2 on each side and seams between players to attack. Force the pace by taking a shot by a different player every 3 seconds. 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.
Introduce Spread 5-3 pp to top line. F’s behind goal line

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10;
D100 Specialty Team Scrimmage


Key Points:

In order to create the various situations that happen in a hockey game, play 5-on-5 and have players from one or both teams wait in the neutral zone. Extra players are on the bench.

Description:

In order to create the various situations that happen in a hockey game, play 5-on-5 and have players wait in the neutral zone.

- 5-4 last forward back stay in nzone.
- 5-3 last two F or one F and one D stay.
- 4-4 one from each team in nzone.
- 4-3 one attacker and two defenders stay.
- 3-3 two from each team.

Practice the stretch pass and player coming out of the penalty box by passing to the player in the neutral zone.
Have players change on their own or if you have at least 20 skaters use the whistle. This can be a free flow or controlled scrimmage.

8’
Go over D zone face-off alignment and wide breakout.


7’
E1 Rebound Game at Each End

This is a scoring contest that seems to be loved by players of all ages everywhere in the hockey world.

Key Points:

Make quick shots and one timers and goalie read the play.

Description:

1. Players line up on both side in the slot with one shooter at the top.
2. Play games to 5 between the goalie and shooter.
3. If the goalie freezes the puck or it hits the boards behind or at the side the goalie gets a point.
4. Players get a point by scoring a goal on a shot or rebound. Only one pass is allowed.
5. Shooter stays if he scores and players rotate if there is no goal.

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Team meeting in empty dressing room to Get ready for the weekend play-off series. Mostly player input.


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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, February 15 2014 @ 03:33 PM GMT  

We started our play-offs vs. the other Calgary AAA team. We are about as even as you can be. We finsihed within one point of each other in the 32 game regular season and were 2-2-1 in the 5 games we played .

It was one of the strangest games I have seen. 0-0 after one and then we scored iin the first 22"s of the second period and then scored 11"s later to lead 2-0 after 33". They scored one early in the third period to make it 2-1.

They pulled the goalie for a 6-5 and we broke out of our end with about 20" left. We took a long shot from their blue line which all of my players but one thought was in. Four players went crazy celebrating and jumped on each other in a pile. The linesman waved it off and they went down on a 5 on 1 with about 10" left. My one defender stayed in the middle and the goalie made the save. The pile of 4 untangled themselves and scrambled back when the clock ran out.

I thought I had seen everything when I coached in Austria and the opposition scored on themselves two weekends in a row when they made bad regroup passes on delayed penalties and the puck went into the empty net.

We have another game today and would play Sunday if the series is even.
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Won 2-1 again today. No celebration until the game ended. We won the series two games to zero and start a best 3 of 5 next weekend vs. the top team in our division. We played them 4 times during the season and were 2-2.

We played very good hard working hockey in the first round and it pays to have the best goalie in the league.

So our season lasts at least another two weeks.


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, February 17 2014 @ 04:17 PM GMT  

We used half of the ice time that was set aside for game 3 of our play-off series. We won in two straight, so I used the time to work on offensive habits and skills that need work after our series. Taking bad passes, puck support, give and go, playing in the triple threat position, moving the puck quickly, staying onside, Basically playing with good habits.
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Flyers Practice Plan 16-02-14 Time: 17:30-18:45 Venue: Rose Kohn

Notes:
Taking bad passes, give and go, quick Thinking, puck support, shoot while skating,
Triple threat position, see the ice, point shots Screen, tip, rebound, breakaways, Good
Offensive Playing habits, puck handle all Around the body



A3 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.

B5 1-0 Outside-Middle Shots - Czech U17

Key Points:

Keep skating, give a target and pass hard and pass while moving. Hit the net and follow the shot. Rebound for the next shooter.

Description:

1. All players and pucks are in the middle.
2. One player leave from each side.
3. Player 2 pass to player 1 who circles between the red and blue line.
4. Player 1 skate in and shoot after the third pass.
5. After shooting player 1 circle back and rebound for the next shooter.
6. Alternate sides and player 3 leaves after the first pass.
7. Circle left and right so shots come from both in the middle and the outside lanes.

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B4-B6 Pass and Shoot Pro W


Key Points:

Face the puck and give a target. Shoot while skating and accelerate in corners.

Description:

a. Start - 1 skate down the boards and shoot and follow the shot for a rebound.
b. 2 leave from corner then cross and drop to 1.
c. 1 carry the puck wide and pass back to 2.
d. 2 pass wide to 3.
e. 3 shoot and cross with 4.
f. After passing 1 go to corner, 2 to the centre circle.

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B3 Passing and Partner Practice
Review how to take bad passes and then practice with a partner.

Key Points:

This is a great formation for partners to work together on passing or puck handling. If the puck is too far ahead reach with the top hand and blade flat on the ice. If the puck is in the feet adjust by sliding the hand down and blade in the mid body or take it with the skate.

Description:

1.Partner pass stationary and then skating. Incorporate going around each other as well.

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B5 Cross and Drop Sequence

Key Points:

Players are inside the middle circle. Two players skate around and cross and drop then 2 from the other group leave. Leave the puck when dropping and the second player skate behind. Return to line from the wide lanes to avoid collisions.

Description

1. Two players from one colour skate around the circle and cross and drop then 2 start in the opposite direction.
2. Drop the puck on the other side of circle.
3. Stay onside and 4 shoot then both rebound
4. #3 pass to 4 who drives to the net.
5. #2 cross blueline and pass right away to #1 who one times the shot. Both rebound.

Options

a. One, two or three players leave at a time
b. Give + go with last shooters from the goal line. Start by passing across early and that player pass to the goal line who pass to the other attacker. Pass from goal line after shooting.

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Review how to reach over the blue line with the puck to prevent off-sides and how to stay onside.

D4 Players Breakout before Attacking

Key Points:

To transition from defense to offense all the players must come out over the blue line and stay on side when they turn back to attack.
The coach can designate modified rules for the game to work on either individual or team play skills.

Description:

1. One team attacks with the puck and tries to score.
2. The defending team must breakout over the blueline and then turn back and attack.

*Individual skills can be worked on. i.e.

4 x 5’ games. 4-4 at each end.

Game one: focus on staying onside.
Game two: two seconds only with the puck

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Greens switch ends.
Game three: two seconds only plus goals must be scored with a give and go play.
Game four: : two seconds only plus goals must be scored with a give and go play and the players must face the play when passing (no blind back hands)


B6 Point Shots

Key Points:

Skate forward inside the dot before pivoting to. Shoot low for a tip in or rebound. One time the second shot in option two. Hit the net. Everyone practice this skill.

Description:

Option One
a. One pass to two and then screen goalie.
b. Two drag and shoot.
c. One go to point for a shot then opposite corner.
d. Three pass to four then screen goalie.
e. Four drag and shoot.

Option Two

f. Two stay at the mid point and get a pass from four and shoot before rotating.

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The video has only the pass and shot with defensemen but with the whole team add the screen and the one timer.


D100 One Pass in Each Zone
:

4 on 4 with extra players on bench and change on their own.

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.

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E1 Two Shot Shootout

Key Points

Players should come in and make a hard move and shoot. The general rule on a breakaway is if the goalie is out far deke and if he backs in shoot.

Description:
1. Teams lines up across from each other and the pucks are in the middle circle.
2. One player from each team leaves and shoot at opposite ends.
3. The same players turn back and get another puck from the middle and shoot at the other end.
4. Continue until all the players have shot and keep score.

You can also decide the winner by saying the most goals in a certain time or the first team to 10 or another total wins.

- Players that score no goals do 2 laps, those who score one goal skate one lap and those who score on both shots zero laps.

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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.
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E1 Two Shot Shootout
Key Points: Players should come in and make a hard move and shoot. The general rule on a breakaway is if the goalie is out far deke and if he backs in shoot.
Description: 1. Teams lines up across from each other and the pucks are in the middle circle.
2. One player from each team leaves and shoot at opposite ends.
3. The same players turn back and get another puck from the middle and shoot at the other end.
4. Continue until all the players have shot and keep score.
You can also decide the winner by saying the most goals in a certain time or the first team to 10 or another total wins.
- Players that score no goals do 2 laps, those who score one goal skate one lap and those who score on both shots zero laps.
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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, February 20 2014 @ 03:36 PM GMT  

We are preparing for the second round of the play-offs. The goal is to do everything faster, review good habits and play man on man defense in our end. We are playing a team that doubled our goals this season; so we have to be great on defense and make them play defense against us. They only lost 6 games all season but we were 2-3 against them and two of the losses were by one goal.
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Flyers Practice Plan Date: 18-02-14 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: Max Bell 2

Notes:
Man on man defense in all games. 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, D to D, shoot, point shots,
1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4 16 skaters and 2 goalies.

10’
Start with 3 min. of individual puck handling.


A300 x 2 Skating and Puck Handling Warm-up with Shots

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.

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10’
C3 Flow - Breakout - 2 F Shoot - D Point Shot


Key Points:

Pass hard, keep skating all the time. Pass and follow the pass. Screen, rebound.

Description:

This happens the same time from each end.

1 - D1 pass behind to D2.
2 - F1 get breakout pass from D2.
3 - F1 skate to big ice and pass to F2.
4 - F2 drop pass to F1 who attacks and shoot
5 - D1 pass to D2.
6 - D2 pass to F2 who skated around circle.
7 - F2 attack and shoot..
8 - D2 follow attack and get a pass from F1.
9 - D2 take a point shot and F1 screen.

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12’
C3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2 - Total Hockey


Key Points:

Attack with a middle drive and speed. Hit the net and drive for rebounds. Only allow one pass on the 3-0. Attack with speed and make plays early while defenders delay the attack.

Description:

1. One group on each side in the neutral zone.
2. Everyone attacks and defends.
3. Play rebounds until a goal or the puck is behind the net or outside the dots.
4. Coach pass new puck if a goal is scored.
5. One defender follow the rush on 3-0 and two follow the 3-1 rush.
6. Keep score.

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10’
DT400 1-1, 2-2, Support-Attack-Defend


Key Points:

Defending player stay on the defensive side. Supporting 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
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15’
D100 Full Ice Game - Various Situations Stress Man on Man Defense


Key Points:

Switch between all four game roles.
1-puck carrier.
2-puck support.
3-check puck carrier.
4-cover away from the puck.
Situations: offense, defense, loose puck.


Description:
1. Start with the players line up along the boards in the neurtal zone.
2. Play situations from 1-1 to 4-4, including uneven situations like 2 on 3.
3. Play for 30" and pass to teammate on the whistle.
4. On a goal defenders must touch the red line.

13’
D1 One Pass in Each Zone – Give and Go Goals Only


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.

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6’
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.

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6’
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.
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6’
E1 D200 Shootout Game


Key Points:

As soon as there is a rebound or goal the defender pick up the puck and attack the other way.

Description:

1. Coach dumps the puck in and players race for it.
2. Puck carrier try to score defender defend.
3. On rebound or goal defender attack other way.
4. Shooter must get outside of the blue line.
5. When teammate onside then first player in the line backchecks.

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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, February 25 2014 @ 04:42 PM GMT  


Flyers Practice Plan Date: 21-02-14 Time: 16:00-17:15 Venue: Max Bell 2


Notes:
Team play review, breakout and regroups, Passing, shooting, timing, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, Dump-in and forecheck





5’
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 they are all gone.
(got this drill coaching withTim Bothwell at the U of Calgary)

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7’
B5-B6 Breakout 3 Shot Czech - U17

Key Points:

Shoot while moving and hit the net. Follow shot for a rebound and then screen. Give a target and then hustle back to the lineup on the whistle.

Description:

1. Forwards in the middle and Defense at each end.
2. F1 pass to D1 who drive skates.
3. F1 and F2 get open for a breakout pass.
4. D1 pass to F1.
5. F1 pass to F2 who attacks-shoots-screens.
6. F1 spin then get a pass from the coach and shoot.
7. D1 get a pass from the coach and take a point shot or shot pass while F1 screens and F2 is ready for a shot pass.
8. Do this from both sides.

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7’
B6 Jursi Skate-Pass-Shoot


Key Points:

This is a drill that Russian Olympic coach Vladimir Jursinov used when I was coaching with him in Austria. The goal is to get players to practice passing and shooting while they skate. Puck handling-passing-shooting should be seamless.

Description:

1. A and B skate down the ice in passing while skating.
2. A is on the inside and continues on with a shot while skating.
3. B pivots facing the puck and continues the other direction passing to C.
4. B shoots and C partners with D the other way.
# This can be done in tandem on both sides of the ice.

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10’
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.

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10’
DT400 Transition Game of 1 on 1, 2-1, 2-2 - Yursi-Juuso IIHF


Key Points:

Defender must maintain a tight gap and stay of the defensive side. Attacker use moves to beat the defender, fight for rebounds and loose pucks. On the dump-ins the defender must read where the checker is coming from and the attacker create good checking angles.

Description:

1.Divide the team into two colours and opposite forwards and defense play against each other at both ends.
2. F1 attack vs. D1 after skating through the middle circle.
3. Fight for rebounds and loose pucks.
4. On transition pass to F2 at the top of the circle.
5.F2 skate through the middle circle and attack vs. D2.
6. Add a regroup with the forward circling back.
7. Add a neutral zone dump-in and the D and F fight for the loose puck.

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15’
T2 Kingston Power Play and Team Play Rotation


Key Points:

Practice options where every player gets a shot. Begin with a rotation attacking the seam between the D and the F and read what they give. If the D forces then the low play is available, if the F forces then the point is open. If the pk box is passive then there is a 2-1 at each corner, a 3-2 on each side and seams between players to attack. Force the pace by taking a shot by a different player every 3 seconds. 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.

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15’
T2-4 Three team scrimmage

5-4
5-3
5-5


Review each system then play it.

T-D10000 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:

Full ice game. Three groups. One group attack, one defend and one wait in the neutral zone ready to defend vs. the team that is defending and will break out. The original attacking team wait in the neutral zone ready to defend.
1. Power play attack vs 2 Fand 2 D.
2. Defenders ice the puck and rest.
3. Group waiting 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.

5’ Individual Practice






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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, February 25 2014 @ 05:44 PM GMT  

Flyers Practice Plan Date: 25-02-14 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: Max Bell 2

Notes:
Skating, pass, shoot, break-out vs. Pinch Rebounds, puck support, 1-1, 2-1, Puck handle, Agility, balance, edges


10 ‘ – 3’ Individual Big Moves

A2 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance

Key Points:
Good players can move in all directions efficiently because they and use all edges and have great balance on the ice. Routines for skating, puck handling, shooting and passing are efficient ways for a coach to quickly review the foundation skills and allow the players to get a lot of reps and improve at their own rate.

Description:

A2 Formation - Players start at one end and skate to the other end. - inside edges - out and in using a snowplow. - inside edges - sculling one leg at a time on the inside edges. - outside and inside edges - slalom with the skates together and a good knee bend. - balance and edges - one length of the ice on each leg. Repeat the same sequence but skate Backward.

7’
A200 Chaos Puck Handling


Key Points:

Make moves, protect the puck, go hard on the whistle. Designate moves, add pucks, play keepaway, use ball, multiple pucks, etc.

Description:

1. Carry a puck and protect it while skating in random directions. Stay in the zone.
2. Go hard for about 5" on the whistle and slow down on the next whistle.
3. Coach designate the move to be practiced, i.e, tight turn when you approach someone.
4. Exchange pucks-pass with eye contact.
5. Spread pucks around which also must be avoided.
6.Keepaway-coach take a puck away every 10".

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8’
B6 Chaos 3-0 Pass and Shoot


Key Points:

Give a target, pivot to face the puck all the time; use forehand passes and backhand only when passing forward.

Description:

1. Three players leave from each end.
2. Each group passes one puck in nzone.
3. On the whistle player with the puck shoot.
4. Other two players save ice and get a pass from the corner and shoot. a few seconds apart.

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10’
B202 Neutral Zone Regroup 1-0 and 2-0 - Pro


Key Points:

Start by exchanging the puck and always face the puck when pivoting for the return.

Description:

1. Players face each other and regroup in the neutral zone 1-0 then 2-0 and then attack. Start with exchanging the puck and then the breakout pass.
2. On the 2-0 practice chipping by the D to enter the zone or simply enter 2-0 with crosses.
3. You can add defense by having the shooter go out and defend the next attack.
4. When just shooting follow the rebound then circle back for the rebound from the next shooter.

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15’
B5 Murdoch Breakout Routine E and F – Winger Chip-out


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:
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10’
B6, 2-0, Regroup, 1-1 then 2-1 Back


Key Points:

Forwards pass to the outside and skate to the middle with the puck. Face the puck all the time. D pivot with the puck. D work with the goalie and only give away poor shots. Forwards attack with speed and make the first play early. One high one low; one fast one slow.

Description:

1. F1 and F2 leave from diagonal corners.
2. D1 leave from diagonal bluelines.
3. F's regroup with D in nzone.
4. F's skate to far blue-D follow.
5. F's turn at own blueline.
6. F's attack 2-2 vs. D1's.

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13’
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.

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8’ Scoring Contest - Rebounds

B5 2-0 Shot - Rebound – Shot

Key Points:

Shoot while skating and aim at the far pad. It is really a shot pass off the goalies pad when the shooter sees he has no openings and #2 is going hard to the net.

Description:

1. Start in the B5 formation with the players inside the middle circle.
2. Each #1 leave to the wide lane and get a pass from #2.
3. #1 Skate wide and shoot from outside the circle and shoot low to the far pad to create a rebound.
4. #2 go hard to the far post and be ready to shoot in a rebound.
5. Repeat the other way with each #3 leaving and getting a pass from #4.

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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, March 04 2014 @ 05:55 PM GMT  

We won the first play-off round with two consecutive 2-1 wins vs. the other Calgary AAA team. We then played the top team a 3 of 5 series. Game one we had a 4-3 lead with a minute left but the scored with the goalie pulled in the last minute and won in OT. Game two they clobbered us 6-2 and then we had two practices. Game three we returned the favour and clobbered them 5-2. Game four was very tight. We led 1-0 after one, they tied it in the second and scored with 5 minutes left to lead 2-1. We got about 4 good chances with the goalie pulled but couldn't score. So we lost the series 3-1 are are eliminated.

I was very happy with the way we played in the play-offs. The team that beat us out scored over 100 goals in the 32 game schedule compared to our 54, We were offensively challenged but basically matched them in our series.

We have a practice on Wednesday and finish off with two exhibition games in Banff vs. the Banff Hockey Academy. We stay overnight.

Another sports school is starting up in Calgary. They are after our players and the ones who played for the team that just beat us out because those players live in the surrounding communities. I have no idea why parents pay between 18 000-35 000 to go to these sports schools. They seem to think that it enhances their child's chances for a college scholarship. We added a 90 minute practice per week to our schedule and now practice 4:15 hrs. per week as opposed to 4:45 at these schools. We do spin on the exercise bikes every Monday for an hour. They train off ice a few days a week.

If you are good enough you will get scholarship offers. Every player I have coached the last three years who has the talent has been offered a scholarship.

It is hard to fight perception; especially when these schools need students to pay the teacher salaries and facility costs. They tell them stories that just ARE NOT true and convince them that they need to attend these places if they want to play at the next level.

What you do need is.
1. High compete level
2. Talent.
3. Good coaching.
4. Adequate training time.


We offer that in spades.


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By: peter (offline)  Tuesday, March 04 2014 @ 07:31 PM GMT  

Quote by: TomM

We won the first play-off round with two consecutive 2-1 wins vs. the other Calgary AAA team. We then played the top team a 3 of 5 series. Game one we had a 4-3 lead with a minute left but the scored with the goalie pulled in the last minute and won in OT. Game two they clobbered us 6-2 and then we had two practices. Game three we returned the favour and clobbered them 5-2. Game four was very tight. We led 1-0 after one, they tied it in the second and scored with 5 minutes left to lead 2-1. We got about 4 good chances with the goalie pulled but couldn't score. So we lost the series 3-1 are are eliminated.

I was very happy with the way we played in the play-offs. The team that beat us out scored over 100 goals in the 32 game schedule compared to our 54, We were offensively challenged but basically matched them in our series.

We have a practice on Wednesday and finish off with two exhibition games in Banff vs. the Banff Hockey Academy. We stay overnight.

Another sports school is starting up in Calgary. They are after our players and the ones who played for the team that just beat us out because those players live in the surrounding communities. I have no idea why parents pay between 18 000-35 000 to go to these sports schools. They seem to think that it enhances their child's chances for a college scholarship. We added a 90 minute practice per week to our schedule and now practice 4:15 hrs. per week as opposed to 4:45 at these schools. We do spin on the exercise bikes every Monday for an hour. They train off ice a few days a week.

If you are good enough you will get scholarship offers. Every player I have coached the last three years who has the talent has been offered a scholarship.

It is hard to fight perception; especially when these schools need students to pay the teacher salaries and facility costs. They tell them stories that just ARE NOT true and convince them that they need to attend these places if they want to play at the next level.

What you do need is.
1. High compete level
2. Talent.
3. Good coaching.
4. Adequate training time.


We offer that in spades.



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It is amazing isn't it.

I ran a Select Team for our Atom Division this year, and we were able to keep the cost to $5.00 per session. We even had one of the Dad's Ref our games for free (a junior A coach)
We need to keep the cost of hockey down...... We are losing great talent because of the cost.

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Nike - Bauer etc. are making the game a rich person sport. Dany Heatley took his family down to Mexico to tour the Easton stick plant about 6 years ago. It costs them about $17 to make the one piece they charge $350 for. They are killing the Golden Goose with this 2000% markup. People think young kid's must travel to play with elite players at young ages and the travel cost is huge.

At some point parents may realize the key is: How good does the player skate, shoot, puck handle, compete, see the ice. etc. If you are good at these things then you will end up playing at the level your skill and compete level earns you.

   

peter



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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, March 05 2014 @ 02:50 AM GMT  

I was part of the Drill of the Week Club again this season. The link has been on the homepage for a long time but I wasn't a member last season. Each coach posts 4 drills or games, recommend a book and give a quotation. I have added this years drills. Over a hundred from coaches of all levels but most are college, European pro, and higher level minor hockey. Great material. These guys are a lot smarter than I am.

skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=bd6fa116988317e9&resid=BD6FA116988317E9!2157&parid=BD6FA116988317E9!111&authkey=!AF613RI-y435Wz8


'The Game is the Greatest Coach'
'Enjoy the Game'
   

TomM



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By: peter (offline)  Wednesday, March 05 2014 @ 03:47 PM GMT  

Quote by: TomM

I was part of the Drill of the Week Club again this season. The link has been on the homepage for a long time but I wasn't a member last season. Each coach posts 4 drills or games, recommend a book and give a quotation. I have added this years drills. Over a hundred from coaches of all levels but most are college, European pro, and higher level minor hockey. Great material. These guys are a lot smarter than I am.

skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=bd6fa116988317e9&resid=BD6FA116988317E9!2157&parid=BD6FA116988317E9!111&authkey=!AF613RI-y435Wz8




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Nice work Tom, really good stuff here. (nobody is smarter than you)

   

peter



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Posts: 39
By: TomM (offline)  Friday, March 14 2014 @ 04:25 PM GMT  

We finished off the season with two exhibition games vs. the Banff Hockey Academy in Banff National Park. Game one we lost 2-0 and won game two 3-2. We stayed overnight and had a team wrap up party on Saturday evening at Melissa's Restaurant. It was a nice evening.

It is always strange when you wrap up a season. Those players will never be in a dressing room at the same time and I may never see some of them again in my life. About 45 games and 80 practices. Six graduate, a new sports school is opening that some will attend, some will move, one or two will quit. Calgary may go down to one team and then some won't make it. Who knows what I will be doing next season.

Every year is the same. I hope they learned something and enjoyed the season. The kid's were great to work with and I saw them slowly improve as the year went on. The one's who came to practice with the focus to get better improved a lot.


'The Game is the Greatest Coach'
'Enjoy the Game'
   

TomM



Registered:: 06/25/08

Posts: 2947
By: trtaylor (offline)  Monday, March 31 2014 @ 01:02 AM GMT  

Quote by: TomM


It is always strange when you wrap up a season. Those players will never be in a dressing room at the same time and I may never see some of them again in my life. About 45 games and 80 practices. Six graduate, a new sports school is opening that some will attend, some will move, one or two will quit. Calgary may go down to one team and then some won't make it. Who knows what I will be doing next season.

Every year is the same. I hope they learned something and enjoyed the season. The kid's were great to work with and I saw them slowly improve as the year went on. The one's who came to practice with the focus to get better improved a lot.



We just wrapped up our season this weekend with a tournament at Lake Placid, NY. I feel the same way Tom.

Tim

   

trtaylor



Registered:: 09/25/11

Posts: 19
By: Anonymous: Dave ()  Monday, April 21 2014 @ 01:18 AM GMT  

Quote by: TomM

I was part of the Drill of the Week Club again this season. The link has been on the homepage for a long time but I wasn't a member last season. Each coach posts 4 drills or games, recommend a book and give a quotation. I have added this years drills. Over a hundred from coaches of all levels but most are college, European pro, and higher level minor hockey. Great material. These guys are a lot smarter than I am.

skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=bd6fa116988317e9&resid=BD6FA116988317E9!2157&parid=BD6FA116988317E9!111&authkey=!AF613RI-y435Wz8



Tom,

This is the 2011 DWC, not 2013. Thought I'd point that out becasue it doesn't sound like it was what you intended.

Dave

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