Seven Themes For Player Development

Here is a brief Synopsis of the seven themes:

Skating:

  • Inside-Outside Edge work
  • Skating Agility
  • Forward-Backward Transitions
  • Over speed
  • Explosive movements-Separation Speed

Puck handling:

  • Stick handling
  • Puck protection
  • Puck placement

Passing:

  • Forehand/Backhand
  • One Touch Passes
  • Sauce Passes
  • Area Passes
  • Receiving passes

Shooting:

  • Wrist/Snap Shot
  • Slap Shot
  • Backhand
  • Shooting of strong side foot
  • Shooting in stride
  • Drag and shoot
  • Goal Scoring tactics

Positional Skills:

  • Forward Specific Training
  • Defenseman Specific Training
  • Goalie Specific Training

Checking:

  • Learning angling
  • Body Contact-confidence
  • Receiving Checks
  • Counter Hits
  • Board confidence

Game Concepts:

  • Concepts how to attack and defend different game situations
  • off rushes
  • down low plays
  • off the board battles
  • General concepts like Offensive Support and Defensive Support
  • On-Ice Timing
  • Situation Recognition, space and time on the ice