OUR MISSION IS BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A PREMIER REGIONAL HOCKEY PROGRAM BY PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOCKEY AND IN LIFE SKILLS WE ARE BUILDING PLAYERS FOR LIFE

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Main Objectives (Fun, Skating and Stickhandling)

 
Sno-King requires that all Mite coaches follow the USA hockey guidelines
 
Practice Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) like running, swimming or jumping. Also introduce the ABC’s of athleticism:

ABC’s - Agility, Balance & Coordination and Speed.

Focus on flexibility during this stage.

This is the first window for speed training with an emphasis on agility, quickness and change of direction. Less than 5 seconds in duration.

Once a week, prior to or after practice, spend 30 minutes off-ice working on the Fundamental Movement Skills and the ABC’s. This can be done through games and challenging activities. Keep it fun!

Play multiple sports or engage in activities like soccer, running, gymnastics, swimming, skiing or other activities 75% of the time and play hockey the other 25%.

30 – 60 players each practice session
2-3 ice touches per week
50 min ice sessions
5 month’s = 20 weeks per season maximum
50 to 60 ice touches per season

Min 16 cross ice/half-ice games & 34 practices
Max 20 cross ice/half-ice games & 40 practices
9 to 13 players/team; no fulltime goalies
Use 3/4 size development nets
Follow station practice plans below
 

 


 
8U Major