What up fellow coaches?
I would like to hear what coaches like to run out on the ice in their pre-game warm up on the ice. We only get 5 minutes, not alot of time - I coach Pee Wees and Midgets. I watch games before and after ours to see what other teams are doing for their warm up. I would like to hear from you about what you like to do and see if I can "spice" it up for my team.
- I usually start with a passing warm up for the skaters, take one or two players to shoot on the goalie - roughly around the hash marks. "About" a minute
- I get two players opposite hash marks along the boards they skate up ice. One player stickhandles down the blue line, the other goes up throw the center redline and come in a shoot on goal. Obviously not at the same time - usually the goalie has time to move his feet over to the opposite side of the ice for the 2nd shot. "About" 2 minutes.
- We have the skaters down and around the goal line, D pass to a F1, F2 takes off opposite side towards center ice. F1 passes to F2 before/after blue line, D comes up to BL and F1 & F2 attack 2 on 1. "About" 1 minute.
- If we have time left we have the goalie out and we butterfly down the middle of the ice with a puck and shoot on net - peel off to the side, never in front or behind the net. For the remaining time.
Would love to hear other coaches thoughts, suggestions, comments, etc.
See ya - Iceman