Diary of a Season 2017-18
Some coaches like me to do a diary each year and post our practice plans which are based on the ABC philosophy. This year I am coaching a U18 Midget Elite Girl's AA team that plays in the Alberta Provincial league consisting of 12 teams.
The purpose of this site is to continually update the coaching manual and add ABC coded practice activities.
The code key:
A - Individual skills and skating.
B - Partner and team skills with no opponents.
C - Game situation drills where you are trying to score vs. opponents.
D - Games to teach the game.
DT - Transition games where the C drills are practiced as continuous games with no whistles.
E - Shootouts and contests.
F - Fitness skating.
G - Goaltending.
O - Off-ice training.
T - Coach directed training.
T1- Individual offensive skills.
T2 - Team offensive skills.
T3 - Individual defensive skills.
T4 - Team defensive skills.
The coding also tells where the drills are done on the ice and can be combined. This makes it easy to find practice ideas.
I will post the practice plans as the year progresses.