By: TomM (offline)  Friday, September 08 2017 @ 02:57 PM GMT (Read 2674 times)  

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.


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

TomM



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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, September 08 2017 @ 03:17 PM GMT  

We started with a conditioning camp and I did two evenings with three groups per night.

Fire Conditioning Camp Practice Plan One

Date: 8-26-17 Time: 2 5:45 and 7:15 Great Plains
Groups of 30 players

Key Points:
Shoot, edges, puck handle, pass, breakout 3-2, Game situations

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

10’
D5 Keepaway Contest

10’
B6 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 Small Horseshoe - MRU

10’
B6 - 2 Passes x 2 Timing and Shots - U18 F

10’
C3 Breakout 5-0, regroup 5-0, attack 3-2

15’
DT400 3-3 Perry Pearn - Transition Game of Attack-Defend-Breakout-Rest

10’
E1 - 3-0 x 2 SO Game – MRU
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Fire Conditioning Practice Plan Two
Date: 8-27-17 Time:5:45, 7:15, 8:45 Venue:Great Plains

Edges, puck handle, catch and release shot Rush recognition, agility, speed scoring,
1-1, 2-2, 3-3

10’ Warm up goalies at one end. Players lead.
A200 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance with a Puck and Shot

10’ Kailey and add a pass to start.
B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig zags, 3 Shots – U17-20 RB

12’ Rush Recognition
C6 - Rush Recognition x 2

10’ Shooting on 6 nets across the ice.
Groups of 4 or 6 players work on pass to player beside the net and then ‘catch and release shot.

23’ Have 2 players remain at each end.
D200 x 6 Games of Kings Court – Youth

10’ Keep score.
E1 Speed Scoring 2-1 to 2-2 – Finland


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By: TomM (offline)  Sunday, September 10 2017 @ 05:49 AM GMT  

It is pre-season and we have 8 D, 13 F, 3 G and are now practicing and playing to decide on 6 D, 11 F, 2 G.

Practice 9-9-17

We started with the the T3 role of angling and checking with the stick on the puck on body on body. If you don't have these fundamental skills then all the defensive team play practice is a mute point.


Fire White Practice 9-9-17
Time:19:30-20:30 Venue:Bowness
Notes:
Practice them is angling. Goalie instruction Stick on stick, creating a checking angle
Angling, straight on angling overspeed

10’ Jim lead Goalies at one end. Handle puck to far rignuette line and back.

A200 Big Moves _ Russian Warm-up
Key Points:
Increase the size of the moves by reaching as far as possible with the puck. Separate the movement of the upper and lower body by skating away from the puck. Players must be able to handle the puck under control around and through their body.
Description: - Skate away from the puck. Skate right reach left and skate left and reach right. - Reach as far forward and back as you can using the top hand.
-Put the puck from the stick to inside and outside edges back to the stick.
-Move puck from behind to front through skate forehand and backhand.
-Escape moves backward with the puck and tight turns each way.
-Fake a shot and go left then right. Spin on backhand.
-Touch each knee while skating. - Yo-yo the puck give it and take it away. - Toe drag fake inside and pull the puck back while sliding back. - Bring the puck from behind to in front through the skates on forehand. - Bring the puck from behind to in front through the skates on backhand. - Skate fake inside and go outside.
hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080722140651119


9’ Tom lead Jim and Kailey at each end.
B500 Overspeed 2-0 with a Pass
Key Points:
Players must challenge themselves out of their comfort zone. Make as many moves as possible and continue until they have shot and looked for a rebound. Take the pass and shoot right away without over handling.
Description:
1. Line up along boards on one side.
2. Players 1 and 2 start on the goal line.
3. Players 3 and 4 leave and make moves at top speed.
4. Coach whistle every 7" and they players attack the net.
5.Closest attacker give and go with 1 or 2.
6. Second closest do a tight turn then give and go with 1 o 2.
7. With only one goalie go one way only.
8. After passing return to the back of the line.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111004075623113

8’ Tom lead Kailey Jim move around. Goalies
B500 Defensive Side with Stick on the Puck
Key Points:
Player checks from the defensive side with the stick always on the attackers stick. Keep the stick on the ice when going side to side.
Description:
1. Two players work together one of offense one on defense.
2. Half rest half actice on the whistle.
3. Practice about 5" and alternate.
4. Start with no puck with offense shielding with the body defender stick on stick.
5. Progress to using a puck.
hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090817105910820

8’ Jim and Kailey one group each. Goalies at one end.
B5 - Neutral zone Angling
Key Points:
Mirror the attacker from behind. Keep the attacker on the outside, approach toward the inside shoulder with the stick on the puck, shoulder in front and body on body.
Description:
1. Line up in the neutral zone with a defender following an offensive player with the puck.
2. Offensive player make moves and dekes and then turn either way to attack.
3. Defender mirror the offensive player and turn staying on the inside.
4. Defender close the gap by approaching from about a half stick behind at the inside shoulder.
5. Defender keep the stick on the puck and body on body to angle the attacker and take the puck.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20131101142929311

8’ Jim and Kailey run one each.
B5 - Angling Along the Boards – Sw
Key Points:
Approach the puck carrier from slightly behind angling toward the back of the inside shoulder with the stick on the puck and body on body. Skate through the hands with the inside leg in front and pick up the loose puck.
Description:
1 - Players line up just outside the blue line near the dots, puck are in each corner. 2 - F1 leaves and picks up a puck in the corner then skates up the wide lane. 3 - F2 follows from slightly behind and steers F1 along the boards. 4 - F2 approaches at the back shoulder with 'body on body and stick on the puck.' 5 - F2 angle checks F1 with the inside leg in front then picks up the loose puck. 6 - F2 skates into the slot and shoot - rebounds. 7 - F2 picks up a puck from the opposite corner and F3 becomes the checker.
* Repeat alternating sides.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20140625103708719

8’ Jim and Kailey one team each. Keep score.
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.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111005185904685

8’ Jim and Kailey one team each. Keep score. PU for losing team.
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.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/video.php?n=20111005190114923

Jim and Kailey stay with teams.

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.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130109085731126

1’ 1’ pick up pucks and cheer in middle
8:45 Parents and players meet coaches in the lobby.


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, September 11 2017 @ 04:12 PM GMT  

We have to get down to 6 D, 11 F and 2 G

Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-11-17

Time:20:00-21:15 Venue: Bowness
Lines: Notes: 3 F, 3 G, 8 D
Themes: Middle lane drive, defensive 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2 transition, pass while moving Move puck quickly through the neutral zone

9’ – Mel and Kailey with goalies

A2 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance With a Puck 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.
youtu.be/PKGj99HYAYc www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110726073836113

9’ Tom introduce – Mel and Kailey with goalies Jim Forwards-Tom with defense
B600 - Continuous 3-2 Regroup – Tomas
Key Points:
Forwards support with timing and a good target. Anchor low or high. Take what they give you. Jump across, get open. D look for a quick up before an automatic D to D. Goalies can be warm up at one end.
Description:
1. D1-D2 pass to F1-F2-F3.
2. F1-F2-F3 regroup with D3-D4.
3. F1-F2 forecheck vs. D3-D4. F3 in middle
4. F3-F4-F5 support D3-D4.
5. D3-D4 make a regroup pass to F3-F4-F5.
6. F3-F4 now regroup with D5-D6 and forecheck.
7. Continue the regroup and forecheck sequence.
* Add dump in, breakout with a low 2-2 where the attackers forecheck to get the puck and score.
* Use one or two D and from one to three F. A great way to practice quick regroups and if you dump the puck in the breakout, forecheck and on the regroup the neutral zone forecheck.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170225103512883
youtu.be/dB6DPGuHn3s

9’ Jim lead
B4-B6 Pass and Shoot ProW
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.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20131015151134860
B4-B6 Pass and Shoot Flow - Pro W
youtu.be/H9N4O8tdrp8

9’ Tom lead.
T2-B600 Middle Lane Drive 3-0 - 2 F and 1 D - Pro
Key Points:
D jump up and join the rush. First one over the blue line drive the middle lane to the net and the other two save ice forming an attacking V. Pass to either player or the fourth player on the rush or shoot.
Description:
1. Start at the 4 blue lines, F one side F and D the other.
2. D1 pass cross ice to F1 at the far blue line.
3. F2 cut to the middle from the opposite blue line.
4. D1 join the 3-0 skating up the wide lane.
5. F2 skate hard to the net through the middle lane.
6. F1 pass across to D1 just inside the top of the circle.
7. D1 shoot and all three crash the net for a rebound.
8. D2-F3-F4 repeat in the other direction.
9. Defense switch sides to so the shots come from the other wing.
* To make this a situational drill 1, 2 or 3 attackers could defend the next attack at the same net.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170316155301683
youtu.be/mAG8TtOmymQ

10’ Jim and Kailey with F’s in each corner.
C6 Regroup x 2, 1-1 and 2-1 – Pro
Key Points:
Defense stay between attacker and net with a tight gap on the 1-1, attack with speed, use skate and stick fakes. One the 2-1 attack with ‘one high and one low, one fast and one slow’, while the defender delay the play and take away the most dangerous shot and deny play across the middle of the goal.
Description:
A. Defenders line up at each end in diagonal corners and attacker in the other diagonal corners.
B. #1 attacker from each corner leave with a puck, skate to the blue line and pass to the #2 near the far blue line.
C. #2 make a deception move and pass to #1 in the neutral zone.
D. #1 skate back and regroup with #3.
E. #1’s on each side attack 1-1 vs. #2.
F. Change the drill and now #3 joins #1 and they attack 2 on 1 on each side vs. #2.
*With younger players stagger the start so each corner leaves after the first pass.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141023113508449

C6 Regroup x 2 1-1 and 2-1 - Pro
youtu.be/IBeStMukGQA

10’ Tom - Jim and Kailey talk to F in line, Tom D, Mel extra G
DT100 Continuous 2-2 and 3-2 With Tag-up – Pro
Key Points:
Defenders collapse low in the zone. Create 2 on 1's by attacking the widest defender on the 2-2 rush and use crosses, drops and picks. Add competition by keeping score and timing the game or play to a certain score like first team to 3 goals.
Description:
1. Extra forwards and defense line up on the sides in the neutral zone.
2. Start with a 2 on 2 attack Blue F1 and F2 vs Red D1 and D2.
3. When the puck crosses red line red F1 and F2 tag up at far blue and backcheck.
4. Blue D1-D2 support rush from the point.
5. Play 4-4 at each end.
* Flow is 2-2 through the neutral zone, 2 F support D, 2 D support F when the puck crosses the red line.
* You can play this transition game from 1-1 to 3-2, i.e. 1-1 gives a 2-2 at each end, 3-2 gives a 5-5 at each end. You can also send out random numbers so the players have to recognize the situation.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120722101726758
youtu.be/pBE2B41Zklc

9’ Jim
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.
hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2011032414361323

9’ Kailey
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.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120415181657595

1’ get pucks and meet in middle.


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

TomM



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Posts: 2818
By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, September 13 2017 @ 05:06 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plan 9-13-17

Time: 17:00-18:15 Venue:Fr. Bauer
Lines: 13 F, 3 G, 8 D

Practice Themes:
Breakout options, skill, agility, pass, shoot Quick transition, speed, middle lane drive
Defense join the attack 1-1, 2-1, 3-2, compete

15’ Jim F, Tom D, Mel G
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 at one end doing breakout options and point shots.
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.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20140131221040649

youtu.be/P0nsIv0zT6w

Defense do at one end with Tom
T1 - A500 - D Breakout Options – Pro
youtu.be/CgFlk56u16s

D - T1-2 – Breakouts-Point Shots – Pro
youtu.be/oOB3R0VsxCw

10’ Jim
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. Start with a pass from the corner and a shot.
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.

hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20091019154513105

B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig-zags, 3 Shots – U17-20 RB
youtu.be/AfPDToEnXdc

10’ Tom lead.
T2-B600 Middle Lane Drive 3-0 - 2 F and 1 D - Pro

Key Points:
D jump up and join the rush. First one over the blue line drive the middle lane to the net and the other two save ice forming an attacking V. Pass to either player or the fourth player on the rush or shoot.

Description:
1. Start at the 4 blue lines, F one side F and D the other.
2. F2 pass to then D1 pass cross ice to F1 at the far blue line.
3. F2 cut to the middle from the opposite blue line.
4. D1 join the 3-0 skating up the wide lane.
5. F2 skate hard to the net through the middle lane.
6. F1 pass across to D1 just inside the top of the circle.
7. D1 shoot and all three crash the net for a rebound.
8. D2-F3-F4 repeat in the other direction.
9. Defense switch sides to so the shots come from the other wing.
* To make this a situational drill 1, 2 or 3 attackers could defend the next attack at the same net.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170316155301683
youtu.be/mAG8TtOmymQ

10’ Jim with F – Tom D – Mel G
C3 Breakout 5-0, regroup 5-0, attack 3-2

Key Points: Orange F Green D one end GF-OD other.
One stretch, one middle support and one wall support.

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

C3 - Dump-Breakout 5-0-Regroup-3-2 - Continuous - Pro
youtu.be/87brHZATxfc

10’ Jim one end Mel other
D400 – 2 on 2 one end 3-3 other Quick Transition Game

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.

file:///D|/Daily%20Drill/D400%20-%203%20on%203%20Quick%20Transition%20Game .

10’ Mel one end – Jim other
DT400 Transition Game of 1 on 1 and 2-1

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.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20131203153607732

youtu.be/I-Uko5pKHkY

9’ Jim put pucks in middle – Mel - goalies rotate.
E1 - Shootout Race - U18
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 quick starts, 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. Place another puck near the dot and repeat the other way.
5. Allow goals on rebounds that come straight out.
* Backchecker can’t hook or hold but must take the stick on a rebound.

* Keep score!! www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20151024103934882

1' Everyone put pucks in the bag and meet in the middle for a team cheer.


I have attached the pdf. with youtube video of most of the drills up to the start of drill section 15. The playlists have the new drills. YouTube video hockey drill and game playlists by country and level of hockey.
www.youtube.com/channel/UC7QFP0bQPIsH88rmxb3ZEjg/playlists


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

TomM



Registered:: 06/25/08

Posts: 2818
By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, September 19 2017 @ 03:54 PM GMT  

Fire Practices 9-16/17-17

Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-16-17 Time: 14:30-17:00 Venue: ECTAS
Lines: 3 G, 8 D, 13 F
Notes:
All players watch this video on their own. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VgOHrQJIBo
Fire Alarm 2-3 forecheck introduction in Dressing room for 15' after Gaston teaches skating the first hour.

60' Gaston Schaeffer - stride mechanics.

15' in dressing room to go over the Fire Escape Forecheck on the three dimensional magnetic board.
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10’ Tom
C2 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1 Pass and Shoot Warmup


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111103221612750

10’ Machine Gun Drill Kailey introduce and run.
B6 - 2 Passes x 2 Timing and Shots - U18 F

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170107125422201

youtu.be/WmpASHh7uL4

10’ Jim red one end White other end.
B6 Point Shots


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20120430093036462

12’ Tom-Jim-Kailey
Fire Alarm 2-3 walk through at each end.


Tom 2’ whiteboard review Jim and Kailey group of 5 W 5 R at each end.
Strong Side – no pinch, 1-2 on hard, 3 mirror and take pass to wall, 4 fall back and take deepest and 5 pick up C, Any D to D or rim.
1 on puck and back hard through middle back.
2 hard on D to D – support successful pinch – back hard if puck out clean.
3 – mirror across, cover for pinching 4.
4 – pinch hard.
5 – support behind and take deepest attacker.

13’ Tom – Dump in and forecheck with Fire Alarm 45" shifts - Pass back to goalie.
T2 T4 D100 Controlled Scrimmage


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10’ Jim
D400 Transition Game of Low Battles with Point


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9’ Kailey
E1 Two Shot Shootout


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1’ get pucks and meet in middle.
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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-17-17 Time: 10:00-12:30 Venue: ECTAS
Notes:
60’ Skating stride front and back and Cross-overs Gaston Schaeffer
Team play on magnetic board – review Fire Alarm forecheck-back pressure, back
tracking Passing and timing. Transition, play in triple threat position, Make moves with the puck,
Full ice transition

60’
Dr. Gaston Schaeffer

– review the front and backward stride and teach cross-overs front and back.

15’ Team play Tom
In dressing room during the flood review the forecheck and introduce back pressure and back tracking using the magnetic board.

10’ Kailey introduce and run.
B6 - 2 Passes x 2 Timing and Shots - U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/ media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170107125422201

youtu.be/WmpASHh7uL4

15’ Tom – start with 2 then 4 forwards – Goalies Mel
B600 - Continuous 2-2 Regroup – Tomas


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youtu.be/dB6DPGuHn3s

30’ Rotate nets and opponents every 5’

Games on three nets.
Two Pass – F4
Game one - pass in triple threat position, Game Two - must make and escape move.

20’
DT100 Continuous 3-2 With Tag-up – Pro


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120722101726758

youtu.be/pBE2B41Zklc

1’ get pucks and meet in middle


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By: TomM (offline)  Tuesday, September 19 2017 @ 04:24 PM GMT  

Fire White Practices 9-18/20-17

Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-18-17 Time: 18:30-19:45 Venue: SAIT
Lines: 2 G, 7 D, 12 F
Notes:
Skating, puck handling, passing, shots 1-1, 2-1, 3-2, 5-5, transition, Defense read rush, scoring race

10’ Players lead – Goalies with Mel.
A200 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance with a Puck


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111005152108885

10’ – Mel stay with goalies
B600 - Continuous 2-2, 3-2, Regroup – Tomas – Dump puck in one end and nzone regroup the other.


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170225103512883

youtu.be/dB6DPGuHn3s

10’ Kailey
B600 - Multiple One Touch Passes – Pro


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160824111234134

youtu.be/uCBsG4KORMI

10’ Tom
C6 - Rush Recognition x 2


20’ D100 Full ice Scrimmage

5’ Full ice 3-3, change on the go

5’ 4 on 4

10’ 5 on 5 – use our forecheck.

9’ Mel lead
E1 - 2-0, 3-0 x 2 SO Game – MRU


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2016092511071521

youtu.be/ss-rEHpfr5w
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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-20-17 Time: 17:30-18:30 Venue: ECTAS
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Lines: 7D, 12 F, 2 G

Notes:
Agility, shots, regroup, breakout options Forecheck, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-1, Tight battles, Transition

10’ Kailey
B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig zags, 3 Shots – U17-20 RB


1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-9rHzEue0_6GmY2ieG

youtu.be/AfPDToEnXdc

10’ Jim – Add - all players must touch puck up ice – goalie handle puck.
T2-4 - BO-RG-FC - 3 F - Tomas - U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170920121223948

youtu.be/8ul6AQPQRY8

10 – Tom
C1-C6 Pass Regroup - 1-1 and 2-1 x 2 – Pro


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youtu.be/DbvCmK_M5wc

10’ Tom
DT100 Continuous 2-2 With Tag-up – Pro


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youtu.be/pBE2B41Zklc

10’ Kailey introduce – Jim shoot in pucks.
D200 3-3 with 3-2-1 Pucks


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9’ Kailey put pucks in.
D200 2-2 Tight Area Game - Pro


youtu.be/FfMS7jehue4

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20140706173522508

1’ meet in middle – meet in room to tell them about the tournament.
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We had a pre-season tournament to finish choosing our team. Played 4 games and won all 4. Lethbridge, 4-2, Team from Northern Alberta 9-1, Okanagan Hockey Academy 3-1 and Edmonton 2-1. We had to go from 7 to 6 D and 13 F to 11 F. Not fun for anyone but we cut down to the required numbers and now have our team. The players not chosen are our affiliates.
The games showed us what we need to focus on in practice and let us get to know the players better. Great group.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, September 29 2017 @ 03:32 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plans 9-26/28-17

Fire White Practice Plan 9-26-17 Time:19:45:20:45 Venue: ECTAS

Lines:
2 G 12 F 6 D

Theme:Focus on D joining the rush and moving puck Quick ups Triple threat position – face the play with puck

8’ Players lead – Mel at one end with goalies
A2 Skating Warm-up With a Puck


youtu.be/PKGj99HYAYc

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20110726073836113

7’ Mel with goalies.
B600 - Continuous 2-2 Regroup – Tomas


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youtu.be/dB6DPGuHn3s

7’ Tom
B202 - Nzone Regroup 1-0 - Czech U20


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youtu.be/Wf9AnDpfFtk

12’ Mel-Tom at one end each enforce rule.
D4 Two Pass Game with only Forehand Passes x 2


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8’ Tom
B600 - 2F RG 1D - 3-0 Middle Drive with D – Pro


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youtu.be/SbV4yIcLdmA

10’

D100 - 3 on 3 Change on Fly – Pro

2 F and one D each change

1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-98C1dPGaoMK02ucD_

1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-98CtKqybsgKd3AOFl

7’ Mel
E1 Rebound Game


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1’ Get pucks meet in middle.

Give out bags to new Fire players.

Go over rules and vision in empty dressing room.

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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-28-17 Time:20:15-21:30 Venue: WMP
Lines: 2 G, 6 D, 11 F

Themes:
Skating, loose shoulders with the puck Shoot, pass and take passes while skating, Power Play
Forecheck and back pressure


10’ Tom introduce the first 3 drills and quickly move from one to the other for 25'

B6 - 3 Pass-3-Shots-Agility Skate-3 Shots - U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170925113514227

youtu.be/JqCQVa1iwwA

8’
B500 Overspeed 2-0 with a Pass


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7’ Do 1-0 and 2-0 each side
B6 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 Small Horseshoe - MRU


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youtu.be/VgW3XTM1JXQ

B6 - Small Horseshoe 2-0 - U18 F
youtu.be/WpzJHnGNcpI

30’ Power play. Jim-Kailey

3 groups 6 Red,6 White,5 Green

30’ each group walk through 10’

30' Tom at the other end with two lines. Walk through forecheck-back pressure rotation.
T4 - F3 Mirror-Backpressure - F1-F2 Backtrack – Pro


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youtu.be/bI-iigJfSdQ

10’ Power Play - Jim and Kailey
D1 Three Line Continuous Game – U15 Boy’s


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150309090327205

1’ get pucks – Meet for cheer in middle.

Watch for the forecheck principles.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9IJatAFY-Q Hitchcock on aggressive hockey.


Pro's practicing the same concepts: 1drv.ms/f/s!AukXg5gWoW-98SPqAba_8IFxZM_f


'The Game is the Greatest Coach'
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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, September 30 2017 @ 05:04 PM GMT  

Fire White Plans 9-29/30-17

Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-29-17 Time: 20:15-21:15 Venue: Crowchild


Lines: 2G, 6D, 9F

Notes:
C low and slow and w touch back, Battle, 3-3, 2-1, 2-0, Transition game 2-2 to 4-4

Parent meeting, players, coaches 19:15

20’ Mel with goalies at one end. Tom other end with the D. Jim, Kailey work with F taking rims, 1-0 the 2-0 with touch back then both groups together.at each end breakout and 2-1 back.

T1 - Skills for C Low and Slow Breakout – Pro


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170928143329822

youtu.be/NCjzZJ0BIRs

15’ using the touch back first with passive resistance and then full out.

DT100 Continuous 2-2 With Tag-up – Pro


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120722101726758
youtu.be/pBE2B41Zklc

13’ Two six minute games. Red-Black teams of 4 at each end then Reds change ends.

DT400 Quick Transition Game - U15


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141224104512232

11’
E1 Gambling Shootout

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1’ pucks and cheer in the middle.

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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 9-30-17 Time: 18:15-20:45 Venue: ECTAS

Lines:
2 G, 6 D, 10 F

Notes:
Big Moves, puck protection, 1-1 Shooting, one timers, slap shot, wrist, Regroup, battles, stick on puck, 2-1, low support, 3-3, transition, going to the net with the puck

15’ Tom lead
A200 Russian Olympic Coach Teaches Puck Handling


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130321101649551

youtu.be/hWArs-S2qKQ

youtu.be/D3Z1ikKm17E Yashin demonstrating


10’
B500 - Puck Battles 1-1- Pro


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=2017031711104581

youtu.be/rzAB4Zz2gQs

10’ Half at each end
B6 Puck Protection and Stick on Puck


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youtu.be/-1i9dpUKH3g

10’ All players at one end
D400 Best Player Wins the Game 1 on 1 on 1


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160928093149315

youtu.be/4fzFD5CiTjs

15’ Two 6’ games with only one pass allowed in offensive zone
D4 Players Breakout before Attacking


10’ Play at one end and jokers from each team on each side
D200 - Jokers Each Side – Pro

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20161005144903456

youtu.be/BunLqAxVjiQ

10’
D200 - 2-2 Shooting Jokers Behind Goals - U18 F


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youtu.be/i72Q8IXaUBo

15’
Flood ice


10’ Kailey explain and run this drill
C3 - Low 2-1 Regroup 2-1 x 2 - Pro


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youtu.be/7j-ATh5ijRo

DT100 Continuous 2-1 with 85ers

This is an 85 born team and two players played NHL another won the Hobey Baker and two years ago six were still playing pro. Great group.I had them two springs and we practices 40 x 90’ each year.

hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20090726085539822

30’ Shoot in partners.
T1 - Slap Shot and One Timer Shooting Stations - U18 F


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youtu.be/HAuCw1k-_Cg

10’
E1 Change on the Go with Pass Shootout – U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20120415181657595

youtu.be/VRtwyRqRv2I


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By: TomM (offline)  Monday, October 02 2017 @ 03:13 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plans 10-1/3/5-17

Fire White Practice Plan 10-1-17

60'
Dr. Gaston Schaeffer did cross-overs and chocktaw turn. They started with moving a puck side to side while skating end to end. Then they added passing a racquet ball side to side with their hands while still moving the puck side to side with the skates. They finished this exercise in having the upper and lower body coordinated by now bouncing the ball and moving the puck side to side.

Gaston they had them skate the five circles with the stick dragging behind held by the inside hand. They finished practicing the front to backward chocktaw pivot.

15' Flood

75'
Players, parents, coaches and some bothers made two teams and played 5-5 games to 5 goals and had a tailgate party in the parking lot after.

Good way to meet everyone.
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Fire White Practice Plan Date:10-4-17 Time: 20:15-21:45 Venue: Norma Bush

Lines: 2 G, 10 F, 6 D

Notes:
Middle lane drive sequence Dzone sequence, Puck support and looking around. regroups One touch pass and shot

10’ Goalies with Mel.
Skate 3’ doing big moves.
B300 Tschumi Around the Clock One Touch


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=90

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW741n4yGLQ&feature=youtu.be

10’ Mel goalies – Dump in one end nzone rg other.
T2-4 - BO-RG-FC - 3 F - Tomas - U18 F


• In this video example they are dumping in at one end and regrouping at the other because the goalies are working at one end. The description is for dumping in at each end.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170920121223948

youtu.be/8ul6AQPQRY8

Pro’s doing the flow. 1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-98EX8pPJZB2DQGBzk

10’
B4 1-0 Outside-Middle Shots - Czech U17 and Two Pro

* The first video demo is the Czech National U17 Team and the next two are with pro players.
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10’ 5-5 extra players on bench
D1-D100 Two Second Game


10’
T4 – Defensive Zone Walk Through


5 defenders rotate as puck is moved from corner to corner – RG out and start on other side.

1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-98T_ceOHBUxd5ZRed

10’
Dzone Walk Through RG – 5-5 Live


1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-98UIfkFWe6TFXLKVW

10’
D200 - Small Power Play Game – U22 W


U22 Women
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150103083859374

Pro Women
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015051811084039

youtu.be/skBqRY3xcf0

10’
DT400 - Two Net Game - U18 F


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youtu.be/2GPpC0B99jw

10’
E1 - 2-0 x 2 SO Game – MRU

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2016092511071521

youtu.be/ss-rEHpfr5w

1' puck and meet in middle circle for cheer
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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 10-5-17 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue:Henry Viney

Lines:
2 G, 6 D, 9 F

Notes:
One goalie has to leave after 65’, Individual defensive skills, D side, tight gaps Take sticks in slot,
1-1, 2-1 transition Goalie skills, pass while skating and take a Pass skating, 4-4, skate inside dots and pass wide, Pass off the pads

10’ Mel goalies at one end
A200 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance with a Puck


hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111005152108885

10’ Mel goalies
B3 Partner Passing


hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080720235041115

10’ Shoot with a pass off the pads.
T2 - B6 - 2-0 – Skate Inside Pass Outside -Shoot - Czech U20


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2015081621450759

youtu.be/fEGvyD6MldA

10’ one pass per zone
B6 3-0 Middle Drive C-U18


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10’ Sticks upside down on defense.
C3 Reijo 1-1 Both Sides - Gap Control


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25’
D1 One Pass in Each Zone


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12’ One goalie leaves to concert. Move back to behind the far blueline.
DT400 4-4 Perry Pearn Game Rotation


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111004080131252


1’ pucks and meet in middle




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By: TomM (offline)  Saturday, October 07 2017 @ 05:33 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plans 10-6/8-17

Fire White Practice Plan Date: 10-6-17 Time: 20:30-21:45 Venue: Henry Viney

Lines:
13 Skaters and Zero Goalies (both out of town for the long weekend)

Notes:
Edges, passing, shots, 1-1, 2-1, 2.2, 3-3, 5-5 Transition, dzone coverage, offensive zone attack, race, shootout timing, coaches join in the games so there are enough players.

10’ Kailey lead
A3-B300 – Stretch-Edges-Passing Routine - Russian U20


*This hockey specific warm-up activates the body and mind and now the players are ready to practice.

A3 – Stretch-Edges Routine - Russian U20

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150806102334324

youtu.be/9MoLki8PhyM

B300 - Passing 2-3 Players - Russian U20
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10’ Jim
B4-B6 Pass and Shoot ProW


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youtu.be/H9N4O8tdrp8

10’ Kailey talk with F and Jim with D.
C6 Regroup x 2, 1-1 and 2-1 – Pro


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141023113508449

youtu.be/S7pHANGIpKs

20’ Review the forecheck, breakout, middle drive, etc.
TD400 Three Team Scrimmage


DT400 2-2, 3-3 Support-Attack-Defend

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?s=20090726104059741

20’ Jim fire the puck in. Tom time and blow whistle.
DT400 3-3 Krusel Battling Game - ProW


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20131008150727357

1’ get pucks and cheer lying around the middle circle.
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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 10-8-17 Time: 11:15-12:30 Arena: Max Bell
Lines:
12 skaters and zero goalies.- Long weekend

Notes:
Shooting, passing, 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, Kings Court, one timer, catch and release Slap shot, puck support, Playing in the triple threat position.

15’ Jim lead
A200 Big Moves _ Russian Warm-up – Yashin


hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080722140651119

youtu.be/91xTyEp6DM0


10’ Kailey – After the shot stay by the net to give and go with the next shooter who will catch and release.
C600 - Multiple One Touch Passes 1-1 x 2 – U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170128103207347

youtu.be/7sdcZtyS6VY

D202 – Two Thirds Ice Game with Jokers Behind Nets
20’ Move the small nets to the top of the circles.
Game one – all passes must be from the triple threat position.
Game two – 3-3 – only 2” with the puck.
Game three – 2-2 – goals must be on one touch or one timer shots.


15’ Six nets – Coaches move around and help with technique.
T1 - Slap Shot and One Timer Shooting Stations - U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20161027103129928

youtu.be/HAuCw1k-_Cg

20’
D200 x 6 Games of Kings Court – Youth


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20160822103919847

youtu.be/73KMUWvQ7cI

Pucks and meet in middle


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, October 12 2017 @ 02:29 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plans 10-9/11-17

Fire White Practice Plan Date: 10-9-17 Time: 20:30-21:45 Arena: ECTAS

Lines: 2 G, 6 D, 9 F

Notes:
Defense read rush, 5-4 power play, 4-5 penalty kill,Skate, shoot, pass, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2,

10’ 3’ big moves around the rink Jim lead.
6’
B600 - Continuous 2-2 Regroup – Tomas

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170225103512883

youtu.be/dB6DPGuHn3s

6’
T2-4 - BO-RG-FC - 3 F - Tomas - U18 F


• In this video example they are dumping in at one end and regrouping at the other because the goalies are working at one end. The description is for dumping in at each end.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170920121223948

youtu.be/8ul6AQPQRY8

Pro’s doing the flow.
1drv.ms/v/s!AukXg5gWoW-98EX8pPJZB2DQGBzk

10’ Jim
B6 - 2 Passes x 2 Timing and Shots - U18 F


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170107125422201

youtu.be/WmpASHh7uL4

30’ Jim-Kailey 5-0 x 2 – 10’ each
Power Play Options: Overload to a Diamond


30’ Tom at other end Penalty Kill 4-5 with 10 players
Penalty Killing:



10’
E1 Rebound Game


hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20080723202833407

Get pucks and gather in middle circle for team cheer.
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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 10-11-17 Time: 20:15-21:45 Arena: Norma Bush


Lines:
2G, 11 F, 6 D
Notes:
PP 5-3, PK 3-5, PP breakout, PK forecheck Loose shoulders with the puck, agility
Passing, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-3

2’ Big Moves Mel with goalies
Announce the Captains and they lead the warm-up.


7” Edges with a puck – Players lead
A200 Skating Warm-up for Edges and Balance with a Puck


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20111005152108885

6” Mel with goalies
B3 Partner Passing

Start with taking bad passes with the skates and then play 2-2 x 4 keep-away games.

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10’ Kailey start
B6 – 3 Shots, 3 Zig zags, 3 Shots – U17-20 RB


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youtu.be/AfPDToEnXdc

10’ Tom explain – Mel and Kailey at one end each.
DT400 Transition Game of 1 on 1 - Yursi-Juuso IIHF Symposium


When we switch to the 2-1 supporting F1 play the low 2-2 with the D and F2 give passive support for the breakout from the top of the circles.
youtu.be/I-Uko5pKHkY

30’ Kailey and Mel PP Tom PK rotate three goups
T2 Low Dice 5-3 Power Play


T2-4 - PP 5-3 Diamond vs. PK - Pro
youtu.be/tJmOFDOP4RU

T4 D400 - PK 3 on 5 vs a Spread PP - Pro
youtu.be/g-5ouFQCAU0

15’ Tom
T2-4 - Power Play-Penalty Kill Sequence – Pro


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youtu.be/VadXPVkMb4I

1' Get pucks and lay around middle circle, stick in and team cheer.


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By: TomM (offline)  Friday, October 13 2017 @ 02:45 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plan 10/18 - 17

Fire White Practice Plan 10-12-17 Time: 16:00-17:30 Arena: Henry Viney


Lines: 2 G, 5 D, 10 F

Notes:
Transition, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, pass in each zone Focus on playing with speed. Overspeed, neutral zone regroups, D pass under pressure, Play in triple threat position. Pass and follow your pass, fill three lanes, Goalie practice, 2-2 to practice all 4 game playing roles.


2’ Mel with goalies. Big moves with puck.
7’
B6 3-0 Weave-Regroup at Far End – Pro – No Shot


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20130125095322120

NHL Players.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141025100818703

B6 3-0 Weave-Regroup at Far End – U17
youtu.be/rw_rL0vHEek!I

6’
B600 - Continuous 2-2 Regroup – Tomas


* Goalies work at one end so do a neutral zone regroup inside the blue line at that end and dump the puck in the other end and D do various breakout options.

www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170225103512883

youtu.be/dB6DPGuHn3s

8’
B500 Overspeed 2-0 with a Pass


* Forwards give and go with the player on the blue line and shoot with a ‘catch and release.; Defensemen pass from the blue line down and get the puck back then take a point shot while the forward screens.

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7’ Dan at one end Mel at other-enforce rule. Join the game if you can.
D4 Two Pass Game with only Forehand Passes


* In this game the rule is that you can only pass on the forehand. If a player does a back hand pass the other team gets the puck.
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10’ Mel at Dan one game each.
DT400 Quick Transition Game - U15


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10’ Dan talk to D when they come back to lineup. Tom F.
DT100 Continuous 2-1, 2-2 –Detroit



*Three forwards have to play D on the 2-2 to give us 8 D.


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DT100 - Continuous 2-1 and 2-2 - Detroit
youtu.be/eUVJXyP_cSA

10’ 4-4 Change on the go. D play D and F play F. Tom blow whistle when no pass is made. Keep score.
D1 One Pass in Each Zone


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10’ Two Jokers from each team behind each net. 4-4.
D202 – Two Thirds Ice Game with Jokers Behind Nets


* Play 4-4 with 4 playing and each team has two Jokers behind each net. Jokers can shoot or pass but only have the puck for 2” and must stay below the goal line.

9’ Dan pass to one team and Mel the other but only after the puck naturally goes out of play, a goal or the goalie freezes it. Keep score.
E1 - D202 - Neutral Zone Game 2-2, 3-3


*Only legitimate pucks out of play and not shooting pucks out like in the video. That makes no sense.


www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170108112645205

youtu.be/yRfv5kNr0IE

1’ Get pucks and players do cheer in middle.

Team meet to develop the team covenant led by the captains.
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Fire White Practice Plan Date: 10-18-17 20:15-21:45 Arena: Norma Bush

Lines: 2 G, 12 F, 6 D

Notes:
Speed/overspeed, 2-1, 1-1, 3-1, 3-2, Power play, penalty kill,, puck support, Quick decisions, edges, agility, shots, D join attack, rush recognition, Middle drive, low 2-1, regroups, Back tracking,

3’ Big Moves
7’
D4 Two Pass – U15 Boy’s
Key Points:
Quick support, get open, give a target, checker on puck, cover away from the puck, box out, take sticks, fight for rebounds. 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.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20141224104513276

10’
B6 - 3 Pass-3-Shots-Agility Skate-3 Shots - U18 F

Key Points:
Warm-up drill with passing, shooting, agility skating, puck handling tasks and goalie shots. Shoot from the three lanes while skating. Push ups if you miss the net. Opposite corners leave when the last shot is taken; no need for whistles.
Description:
1. Three leave from diagonal corners.
2. 1 skate to the top of the circle and get a pass from 2 then skate into the slot and shoot.
3. 2 and 3 repeat getting passes from 3 and 4.
4. Give a target and get a pass from 5-6-7 in the other corner.
5. Skate up and back to the blue line and top of the circle three times.
6. Cross the red line and 1 skate straight and shoot, 2 skate to the middle lane then down and shoot and 3 to the wide lane and shoot.
7. 5-6-7 repeat from the other diagonal corners.
8. Add skating and puck handling tasks: i.e. puck only on the forehand or backhand of the blade, quick hands and quick feet, face the other end always, chocktaw front to back transition turn, Crosby turns, backward skating, etc. Also vary the kind of shots taken: wrist, backhand, snap, slap and you can even incorporate exchanging give and go with players in the corners.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170925113514227

youtu.be/JqCQVa1iwwA

10’ Jim explain drill – second time doing this.
B600 - 2F RG 1D - 3-0 Middle Drive with D – Pro

Key Points:
Hard passes and defenseman jump into the rush as the third man on the middle lane drive. Pass and shoot on the forehand when possible.
Description:
1. F2 pass up to D1 at the far blue line.
2. F1 skate into the middle lane and F2 support from the wide lane.
3. D1 skate between dots and pass wide to F2.
4. F1 drive to the net in the middle lane.
5. D1 join the rush in the wide lane.
6. F2 pass across to D1 who shoots.
7. All three crash the net for a rebound.
8. F3-F4-D2 repeat the other way.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170926122448127

youtu.be/SbV4yIcLdmA

10’ Tom
C6 - Rush Recognition x 2 – U18 F

Key Points:
Both the defense and the forwards must read the game situation. It could be a 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-1 or if two forwards go there could be 4 on the attack on one side. Defender must learn to look and see who the next player up ice is to recognize if it is a 1-1, 2-1, 1-2 etc..
Description:
1. Forwards in diagonal corners and at the red line on each side and D in diagonal corners.
2. Start with F1 leaving from one corner and F2 from the other with a puck.
3. F1 pass to F3 and F2 pass to F4 who touch pass the puck back to F1 and F2.
4. D1 and D2 skate out past the blue line to defend vs. F1 and F2.
5. F3 make a decision to either to either join F1 on the rush or go across the ice and join F4.
6. F4 decide to either join F2 or go across and join F1 who is attacking vs. D1.
7. If you have more than four defenseman you can send 2 D to defend the rush on one or both sides.
8. You can also send more than one forward to start the rush or alternate one then two D or F.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=2&s=20170924100021496

youtu.be/0VnlOFNtoN0

10’ Kailey show drill (did once before). Jim and Kailey one end each.
C3 - Low 2-1 Regroup 2-1 x 2 - Pro

Key Points:
F2 either attack or pass to F1 coming up the boards. F1-F2 go hard to the net and D1 keep the puck to one side and work with the goalie to make it a 2-2. Attack with speed after the regroup with the principle; ‘one high one low, one fast one slow.’
Description:
1. F1 pass from the blue line down to F2 skating up the boards from the corner.
2. Attack 2-1 vs. D1.
3. Whistle and coach spot a puck near the far blue line.
4. D2 go back for the puck and regroup with F1-F2.
5. F1-F2 attack 2-1 vs. D1.
6. D2 hustle back to the other end and defend a low 2-1 vs. F3-F4.
7. Alternate one end to the other.
*You could use this flow from 1-1 to 3-2.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20170820093919580

youtu.be/7j-ATh5ijRo

20’ Jim and Kailey with 2 groups pp pk. 6’ each on pp. Tom other end with one group.
T2-4 - D400 - 5-4 - Russian U20

Key Points:
Offense keep moving and spreading the defense. Defenders skate straight lines, active sticks, closest player pressure the puck and play from the defensive side.
Description:
- Rotate from the overload into a diamond.
- Keep the puck moving to create seams in the defense.
- Spread the defense by moving the puck high-low-across.
- Weak side F has the mid-slot attacker.
- Defenders jump and pressure right away with the sticks in the passing lane.
- Play with a shot mentality always looking for shooting lanes.
- D switch sides when net front D pressures low then up the boards.
- Defenders skate straight lines, stop and start, don't finish checks, D side with stick on the puck.
- Closest defender get into the shooting lane.
- Defender take away the back door play and take the stick.
- Box out on both offense and defense.
- Closest defender pressure.
- Attackers use the mid-slot player as a pass option and pass from low to across the mid-line for one timers.
www.hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20150819081217801

youtu.be/s6iye63JIiA

10’ 5-5 change on your own.
D1-D100 Two Second Game

Key Points:
Supporting players must give close support plus depth and width. Puck carrier must skate hard to open ice and use escape moves, drive skating and cut backs to create passing lanes.
*This game can be played full, cross, half ice.
Great game for on ice awareness, passing skills and offensive support and defensive coverage.
Description:
1. Play full ice with either all the players on the ice at once or in shifts.
2. Players can be in possession of the puck for a maximum of 2 seconds.
3. Stress that when you get the puck the order of priorities should be:
A-Make a play.
B-Regroup.
C-Gain a zone.
3. When over 2 seconds the other team gets the puck (coach monitor).
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9’
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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1’ Pucks and team cheer.



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By: TomM (offline)  Wednesday, October 18 2017 @ 11:17 PM GMT  

T4 - Team Play Review

This is a review of Team Play using table top hockey players with magnets for skates and a metal rink about the size of a kitchen table. I got the board at a Hockey Canada coaching symposium in Toronto in 1996. The company doesn't make them anymore but it is a great 3D way to go over team play.

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youtu.be/KmAt-vRfWzw


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By: TomM (offline)  Thursday, October 19 2017 @ 04:14 PM GMT  

Fire White Practice Plans 10 - 19/22 - 17

Fire White Practice Plan 10-19-17 Time: 16:00-17:30 Arena: Henry Viney

Lines: 2 G, 12 F, 6 D

Notes:
Goalie practice, passing, defensive skating 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, compete, Transition, speed, Wally Kozak teach Defensive skating, edges, backward skating

3’ A300 Big moves with puck – all players.
Goalies go with Mel.
7’
B300 Tschumi Around the Clock One Touch

Key Points:
One touch the puck in the middle of the blade and follow through with the top hand away from the body. Start rotating clockwise and then switch to counter clockwise.
Description:
A. 1 and 2 one touch five times 6-12 o'clock.
B. 2 pass to 3 at 3 o'clock.
C. 3 one touch across to 2 at 9 o'clock.
D. 2 one touch to 4 at 12 o'clock.
E. Repeat with 4 passing to 3 x 5.
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10’
C600 - Multiple One Touch Passes 1-1 x 2 – U18 F

Key Points:
This drill is done from diagonal corners. Keep skating and make firm passes. Give a target and call for the pass. Face the puck. Shoot, follow the shot for a rebound and then go out to play a tight gap and defend 1-1 vs. the next shooter.
Description:
A. 1 exchange passes with 2.
B. 1 turn out and exchange passes with 3.
C. 1 skate across and exchange passes with 4.
D. 4 skate to the inside and pass to 1 skating wide up the ice.
E. 1 shoot and follow the shot for a rebound and then skate out to play a tight gap.
F. Defend a 1-1 vs. the next shooter.
*1-0, 2-0, etc. drills are not game like. Add a screen, give and go with the last shooter or defend after shooting to practice scoring in realistic situations.
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youtu.be/7sdcZtyS6VY

20’ Mel Goalies Wally Defensive Skating
Defensive Skating Principles:
Wally Kozak review the mechanics of skating and then focuses on deliberate practice for Tactical Defensive Skating.
T1 – Skating Mechanics – Wally Kozak – Edge Boy’s
youtu.be/YSkQIHBmpjQ
Wally reviews principles of efficient forward and backward skating.

Edge Prep Practicing Pivots
Skating the game requires deliberate practice of specific tactical skills essential to playing 1 on 1 situations. The Backward stride and Mohawk pivots are essential when playing a rush. Teaching these skills in youth hockey would benefit execution and enjoyment at any level.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=S452_n9muQI&t=42s

T1 – Efficient Skating to Maintain the Defensive Side
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkh88y3S_P8

10’ Wally 1-1.
T1 – Efficient Skating to Maintain the Defensive Side


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkh88y3S_P8

The 2 foot stop and cross over start are good conditioning exercises that have little value during the game. When a player has to put the brakes on at full speed they likely over skated the situation. To Skate the game defensively the player has to control their inside edges to control their speed and direction according to the game situation. Practicing snowplow stops and using a front foot stop and T start will improve game skating, helping players to always face the puck carrier and maintain D side. Dave King's Teaching cue was "toe caps square " to the puck carrier.

10’ Wally
HANDICAP Horseshoe progression

One of he best drills to teach Defensive players how to SKATE the 1 on 1 RUSH. Initially the D play an attacker with their hands behind their back keeping them outside the dots. Maintain a good gap. The D progress to hands free, Stick Turned over to Stick Normal o master "skating" the 1 on 1. Progressive deliberate practice for Transition skating, Back Ward Striding and Pivoting is necessary to master those skills that will.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4H4T-tY5kc

10’
C3 - Continuous 1-1, 3-1, 4-2 - Pro

Key Points:
Attack with speed and defense join the rush. Defenders play a tight gap and communicate. No whistles are needed.
Description:
1. Defense leave from one side and forwards from the other side in the neutral zone.
2. Coaches pass new pucks in when the rush is finished.
3. Start with a 1-1 and F1 attack vs. D1 and F2-D2 follow the rush.
4. Coach pass to F2 and F1-F2-D1 attack 3-1 vs. D2.
5. F3-D3-D4 follow the rush.
6. Coach pass to F3 and F1-F2-F3 attack vs. 4-1 vs. D3-D4.
7. This drill can be done as a one puck transition game with the same flow but D and F's join the next rush.
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youtu.be/-pBRnM1trCU

10’
DT100 Continuous 2-1, 2-2 – Detroit

Key Points:
Face the puck. Forwards attack with speed. D stay in the middle and deny F to F pass. Forwards make the first play near the offensive blue line to force the D to make a decision. D delay the play as much as possible.
Description:
1. F1 and F2 attack vs D1.
2. F3 and F4 support D1 as far as the hash marks.
3. D2 support F1 and F2 passively from the point.
4. D1 make a breakout pass to F3 or F4.
5. F3-F4 attack D2 in the other direction.
6. F5 and F6 support D2 and D3 support F3 and F4.
7. Continue this flow.
8. Add a D to make it a 2 on 2.
Options. There could be active support with a 2-1 in the nzone and a 3-3 at each end. Another option is to combine active and passive support or add dump ins and regroups.
hockeycoachingabcs.com/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20101208083750407

youtu.be/r7bt2Jua1uU

9’ Race at each end.
E1 Shootout Race – Sweden Checking 1

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

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1’ pucks and meet in middle.



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