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Age Level Developmental Levels

With the constant focus put on Coaches for skill development, here is a list of age appropriate coaching guidelines and skill progressions we should use to help plan our seasons.

RWB

Practices should focus on (percentage of time listed after each):
1. Individual skill improvement (SKATING, hockey skills, activities, and games)
—70%
2. Hockey sense (teaching of concepts through small area games)
—30%
3. Systems (team-­‐play training)
—0%

SQUIRT

Practices should focus on (percentage of time listed after each):
1. Individual skill improvement (SKATING, hockey skills, activities, and games)
— 50%
2. Hockey sense (teaching concepts through small area games)
— 40%
3. Systems (team-­play training)
— 10%

PEE-WEE

Practices should focus on (percentage of time listed after each):
1. Individual skills (SKATING, hockey skills, activities, and games)
—40%
2. Hockey sense (teaching of concepts through small area games)
—50%
3. Systems (team-­play training)
—10%
While these percentages are approximations, they emphasize that individual skill development remains the highest priority at this stage, and the majority of practice time should be spent.

BANTAM

Practices should focus on (percentage of time listed after each):
1. Individual Skills (hockey skills, activities, and games)
—35%
2. Hockey Sense (teaching of concepts through small area games)
—50%
3. Systems (team play training)
—15%


COACHING PHILOSOPHY