Doing it Better…
Creates better outcomes.
Let’s Compare Practice Model
Our approach is simply better. The standard youth hockey practice model looks something like this:
2 hours per week
1 hour per session
Likely minimal focus
Different teams on the ice with different coaches and different philosophical approaches to the game
Area of Practice Emphasis
The outcomes of this process are well known. Minimal skill development and a focus on preparing for the next game.
Our approach is very different.
Our development model looks like this
6 to 7 hours per week
Minimum practice session 2 hours
We do this because it allows for coaches to have the time to spend on skills so that players can get it right and actually learn what they are practicing.
Consistently defined for both kids and parents
Extended work times on skills to drive skill acquisition
A set philosophical approach which guides all players on the ice
Areas of Practice Emphasis
Baseline skill assessments
Puck control is a key theme (everything with a puck)
Skating with an emphasis on power turns and acceleration out of turns
Competition is a major part of our model in that every week there is a competition day where players must compete. Skaters square off against equal competition regardless of age, gender or size. Performance in competition days can impact which group a player competes in the following week.
Are addressed but not emphasized. Key areas that would be addressed, include:
We are building on the Swedish Modo and Red Army model but our focus is on developing great hockey players that are better people.