CARD 9 – MULTIPLE GOAL SOCCER
Each player has a pylon and sets them up as goals all over the ice. A player dribbles the ball with her feet and scores at as many pylons as possible in one minute. The coach times the activity and has 5-7 games of one minute. After each game the coach asks who scored the most goals. Game skills are introduced in this game. Coordination on the ice is the focus.
CARD 3 – IMPROVING BALANCE
These skating exercises are performed individually using formation A1:
Fast snow plough skating.
Snowplough stop while skating forward. Start with the toes
pointed in and then lower the seat while pushing out with the inside skate edges.
Skate forward with both skates on ice, "flat footed skating"
Follow the coach who skates slowly around the rink with knees bent and long strides.
CARD 9b – 1 on 1 CROSS-ICE SOCCER
Players will work in small teams (2 on 2, 3 on 3, etc.) to throw and catch a ball keeping it away from another team. Players may use the entire ice surface. Make sure all players are wearing their gloves so their hands are protected from the skate blades. This game works all of the skating skills and helps the players develop split vision.
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HOCKEY COACHING: The ABC’s of International Hockey By Juhani Wahlsten and Tom Molloy