I am doing one hour skills sessions for jr. high students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. On the old hockeycoach.com board I used to do a 'diary of a season' that outlined what we did in practices.
This group is from grade 7-9. There are two goalies and 14 skaters. 12 of the skaters are experienced and have a pretty good skill level and two are beginners. 13 boys 3 girl's in all. Sessions are from 7:30-8:30 in the morning. Then they change and take a bus back to the school.
The principal is the on ice teacher and I used to coach him at the University of Calgary.
This is to demonstrate how to teach skills using the ABC method.
I will attach a few of the diagrams each time.
St. Joan of Arc Hockey
10 min. D4 - 2 games of 2 pass (depending on how many goalies) to warm up and get an idea of the skill levels.
15 min. A2 Russian puck handling routine. We will do this routine all year. Learn to carry the puck all around the body.
10 min. A2 game of Puck Dog (British Bulldog with the puck)
10 min. B2 Shooting â€“ blueline to ringuette line back to blueline and shoot.
15 min. D4 â€“ 3 x 5 min. games of 2 pass. Rules:
Game one - everyone must face the puck.
Game two â€“ must make 2 passes.
Game three â€“ everyone must touch the puck.
10 min. D100 full ice 3-3, rule one pass in each zone max. 40â€ shifts and pass to the goalie on the whistle.
This session will give us an idea of the various playing levels plus give the players many touches with the puck and a lot of movement