Hockey Practice Skills Guide

by Jeremy Rupke on January 20, 2010


The following is a guide to what types of skills should be taugt during a hockey practice. As you can see for the initiation stage you should focus mostly on technical skills such as shooting, skating, stopping and so on, however for Bantam and Midget all skills should be taught equally.

Hockey practice skills, showing the skills to teach during hockey practice

INITIATION  85% Technical skills •    15% Individual tactics
NOVICE            75% Technical skills •    15% Individual tactics •      10% • Team tactics
ATOM               50%  Technical skills •    20% Individual tactics •      15% • Team tactics •    10 % Team play •    5% Strategy
PEEWEE           45% Technical skills •    20% Individual tactics •        15% • Team tactics •    10 % Team play •    5% Strategy
BANTAM        40%  Technical skills •    15% Individual tactics •        20% • Team tactics •    15 % Team play •    10% Strategy
MIDGET            35% Technical skills •    20% Individual tactics •       20% • Team tactics •    15 % Team play •   10% Strategy

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Jeremy Rupke

Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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