How to Plan a Hockey Practice

by Jeremy Rupke on January 20, 2010

HOCKEY PRACTICE PLANNING

Hockey Skill Development can be a straightforward task once you have taken the time to develop a good hockey practice or seasonal plan. A practice / seasonal plan is made up of a number of important components that should be given strong consideration each time you develop a plan.
Information republished with permission from Home Town Hockey

  1. Practice plan format to record your plan:
    • Meets all your needs for information
    • Archive your plans for easy reference at a later date.
  2. Measurable outcomes for the plan:
    • Players of all ages need to know the goals of each practice
    • Record information about the execution of the plan
  3. Elements of the plan:
    • Practices / drills should be more active than passive
    • A well balanced practice contains about 5 activities
    • Elements of a plan may include warm up, teaching components, technical skill execution, drills under game like conditions, fun elements, competitive activities, and a cool down
  4. Assign the coach responsibilities to lead the drill:
    • Ensure that all support people understand the purpose of the drills so they can provide appropriate feedback to guide improvement
    • All coaches should be engaged in the delivery of each drill
    • Coaches may be required to provide stimuli to start or maintain drill focus
  5. Clear illustrations:
    • Take pride in illustrating good plans
    • Make it a habit to use international symbols
  6. Descriptions to include:
    • Written descriptions should include details of the drill execution, key teaching points, and key execution points
    • Plans should note any extraordinary equipment required
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Jeremy Rupke

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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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robbie January 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

where can i practice without worrying of wrecking my garage or hitting something else?

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