|JONG AE HAN DE ROSA||PEEWEE DIVISION MANAGER|| peewee at salmonarmminorhockey dot com |
|SCOTT STEWARD||Director Hockey Operations-Junior Division|| dho1 at salmonarmminorhockey dot com |
The age and skill level of the team defines the seasonal plan. The Hockey Canada skills development programs are based on progressive steps and follow the appropriate allocation of time illustrated in the skill development pyramid.
Goals for the Peewee Age Category Are:
Refining of individual tactics
Intro to team play
The Peewee Program Recommends the Following Practice Time Allotment:
45% Technical skills
25% Individual tactics
10% Team tactics
10% Team play
To be a good goaltender you must be an efficient skater. Your goaltender does not necessarily have to be the fastest skater on the team, but the best in terms of control and mobility. Pushes from post to post and ability to get quickly to plays laterally are essential for goalies to be able to perform at a high level.
Goaltenders must learn to push with strength and stop hard when needed. So when doing t-push or shuffle drills it is suggested that everything is done in sequence. Example: a coach should be calling out for the goalie to PUSH---STOP---PUSH---STOP---PUSH---STOP etc. giving one second in between pushes. This will give the goaltender time to recover and will keep him from developing bad habits by doing the drill too fast.
The ability for a goaltender to change directions quickly is also an absolute must as todayâ€™s game is a lot about trying to create a situation to get a goaltender moving in the wrong direction. In order to do this, and be effective, skating drills are a natural part of goaltender development.
75% Movement and positional skills
20% Save movement
Beginner development should be built on practicing individual technical skills 75% of total practice time
50% Movement and positional skills
20% Save movement
30% Tactics and transition
Intermediate development should be built on practicing individual technical skills 50% of total practice time
35% Movement and positional skills
10% Post-save consequences
40% Tactics and transition
15% Advanced positioning
Advanced development should be built on practicing individual technical skills 35% of total practice time