Coaches Philosophy and Player Development


TAYLOR MINOR HOCKEY COACHES PHILOSOPHY AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PRE-NOVICE AND NOVICE DIViSIONS

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PRE-NOVICE Skating
- forwards
- some backwards

- balance (falling down and getting up) - edges
- agility (going through cones)
- stopping and starting

- forward crossovers around circles

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT NOVICE Skating
- forwards
- backwards

- balance (falling down and getting up fast) - edges
- agility (going through cones)
- stopping and starting

Shooting

- forehand
- try backhand

Passing

- forehand (stationary)
- try backhand (stationary)

- forward crossovers around circles
- some backward crossovers around circles
- 360 tight turns


COACHING PHILOSOPHY FOR PRE-NOVICE AND NOVICE - Hard Work
- Team work
- Two hands on stick and stick on the ice
- ALWAYS HAVE FUN

Shooting

- forehand - backhand

Passing

- forehand (moving forward) - backhand (moving forward) - try saucer passing

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ATOM DIVISION

Skating

- forwards
- backwards
- balance
- edges
- stopping and starting
- crossovers around circles (FW + BW)
- agility (start to do side crossovers and side shuffles across lines) - 360 tight turns
- work on forward and back ward transition
Passing
- forehand
- backhand
- saucer passes (over a stick)
- work on cross ice passes

COACHING PHILOSOPHY ATOM DIVISION

- Hard work
- Team work
- Two hands on stick and stick on the ice
- Try some angling players into the boards - Work on Box plus 1 D-Zone coverage
- Basic breakout
- Basic face offs (D-zone and some offence) - Basic 4 man penalty kill
- ALWAYS HAVE FUN

Shooting

- forehand (work on accuracy)
- backhand (try work on accuracy) - try slap shots

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PEE WEE DIVISION

Skating
- forwards + backwards
- balance
- edges
- stopping and starting
- 360 tight turns
- crossovers around circles FW + BW (try FW + BW same - agility (side crossovers and side shuffles across lines)
- Forward and backward transition
Passing
- forehand (accuracy)
- backhand (accuracy)
- saucer passes (accuracy over a stick)
- cross ice passing

COACHES PHILOSOPHY PEE WEE DIVISION

- Hard work
- Team work
- Two hands on stick and stick on ice - Angling players into the boards
- Box plus 1 D-Zone coverage
- Basic breakout
- Face offs (D-Zone + Offence)
- Basic 4 man penalty kill

Shooting

- forehand (accuracy) - backhand (accuracy) - slap shots
- work on snap shots

circle)

- Work on 2-1-2 four check
- Work on reverse breakout
- Work on basic 3 man penalty kill
- Work on neutral zone counter
- Work on power play #2
- Forwards work on cycling puck (offence zone) - ALWAYS HAVE FUN

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT BANTAM AND MIDGET DIVISIONS

Skating
- Forwards + Backwards
- Balance
- Edges
- Stopping and Starting
- Crossovers around circles FW + BW (FW + BW same circle) - Side crossovers and side shuffles on lines
- 360 tight turns
- FW and BW transition
Passing
- Forehand (accuracy)
- Backhand (accuracy)
- Saucer passing (accuracy)
- Cross ice passing (accuracy)

COACHES PHILOSOPHY FOR BANTAM AND MIDGET DIVSIONS

Shooting

- Forehand (accuracy) - Backhand (accuracy) - Slap shot (accuracy) - Snap shot (accuracy)

- Hard work and Team work
- Two hands on stick and stick on the ice
- Angling and body checking (checking clinic) - Box plus 1 D-zone positioning
- Basic breakout
- Reverse breakout
- Face offs D-Zone + Offence
- Neutral zone counter (options 1, 2, 3, 4)

- Basic 4 man penalty kill
- Basic 3 man penalty kill
- Power play options #1 and #2
- Forwards cycling puck (offence zone) - 2-1-2 four check
- Midget coach fine tune everything
- ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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