DAY 1 – CAMP LESSON PLAN

LESSON PLAN OVERVIEW

FOUNDATIONAL SKATING
Forward to Backwards Pivots

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
Foot Spacing For Stable High Crouch Base + Shift To Press For Stable T-Push Base

DRILL CIRCUIT
Glove/Blocker Save Technique + Vertical Horizontal (VH) Stance Technique +Butterfly Stick Save Technique + Single Leg Recovery Technique + Dynamic Transitional Movement




PART A

Foundational Skating


Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding the foundational skating drill patterns so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Camp Practice: 15 -20 minutes






PART B

Functional Movement


TECHNICAL SKILL
High Crouch Stance

CORE ELEMENT
Active High Crouch Base

This video will break down and demonstrate the skill pieces of a complex movement in a progression towards executing them together in sequence.

PRACTICE OBJECTIVE

At Home:

To better understand the progressions, It is highly recommended that you set yourself up in a quiet place to watch the video several times.

Then, without distractions, close your eyes and mentally visualize yourself executing the progressions as shown in the video.

By visualizing each progression and the final collaborated sequence, you can prepare yourself to physically execute the movement patterns with confidence and bring more mental awareness when it comes time to practice the skill.

Estimated At Home Practice: 20 – 25 minutes

At Clinic:

In a group format, you will be guided thru each skill piece progression and finishing off the Functional Movement drill with the ‘whole’ technical skill.

Being prepared with a good mental picture of the movement patterns will allow you to maximize the benefits of the physical practice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 15 – 20 minutes






PART C - DRILL CIRCUIT 1

Drill 1: Standing Glove and Blocker Save Technique


DRILL PACK
Save Selections

SKILL FOCUS
1) Maintain Coiled Legs & Level Hips while Shifting Weight
2) Stable Shoulders And Soft Hands While Catching or Blocking Shot

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 2: Vertical/Horizontal (VH) Stance Technique


DRILL PACK
Down Low Transitions

SKILL FOCUS
1) Press Into Post Side Leg To Activate Muscles Needed To Support Upper Body Thru VH Transfer
2) Square Hips, Shoulders & Vertical Pad Facing Towards Puck

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 3a: Dynamic Transitional Movement


BASELINE PERFORMANCE FOCUS
Executed at ‘Slow Flow Tempo’ (50% to 60% Speed) with a focus on mindfully executing the skill keys when dynamically transitioning thru each technical movement into position

NOTE: Tempo, technical skills and transitions can be adjusted according to the student’s training profile.

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 3b: Dynamic Transitional Movement


BASELINE PERFORMANCE FOCUS
Executed at ‘Threshold Edge Tempo’ (80% Speed) that pushes explosive acceleration and transitional agility while maintaining functional efficiency when transitioning thru the movement patterns
 into position and ready to read, recognize and react

NOTE: Tempo, technical skills and transitions can be adjusted according to the student’s training profile.

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes






PART D

Functional Movement


Technical Skill: T-Push Transitions
Core Element: Active T-Push Base

This video will break down and demonstrate the skill pieces of a complex movement in a progression towards executing them together in sequence.

PRACTICE OBJECTIVE

At Home:

To better understand the progressions, It is highly recommended that you set yourself up in a quiet place to watch the video several times.

Then, without distractions, close your eyes and mentally visualize yourself executing the progressions as shown in the video.

By visualizing each progression and the final collaborated sequence, you can prepare yourself to physically execute the movement patterns with confidence and bring more mental awareness when it comes time to practice the skill.

Estimated At Home Practice: 20 – 25 minutes

At Clinic:

In a group format, you will be guided thru each skill piece progression and finishing off the Functional Movement drill with the ‘whole’ technical skill.

Being prepared with a good mental picture of the movement patterns will allow you to maximize the benefits of the physical practice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 15 – 20 minutes






PART D

Drill 1: Butterfly Stick Save Technique


DRILL PACK
Save Selections

SKILL FOCUS

1) Execute A Controlled Transfer Into A +/- 45 Degree Butterly Flare
2) Maintain A Stable Butterfly Base That Supports A Balanced Torso while Executing Butterfly Stick Save

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 2: Single Leg Recovery Technique


DRILL PACK
Down Low Transitions

SKILL FOCUS
1) Execute A Controlled Transfer Into A +/- 45 Degree Butterly Flare
2) Pivot For Direction
3) Establish Direction With a Pivot and Ensure Foot Placement Recovery Leg To Support Upper Body When Pressing Down To Charge and Pushing Up Into T-Push

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 3a: Dynamic Transitional Movement


BASELINE PERFORMANCE FOCUS
Executed at ‘Slow Flow Tempo’ (50% to 60% Speed) with a focus on mindfully executing the skill keys when dynamically transitioning thru each technical movement into position

NOTE: Tempo, technical skills and transitions can be adjusted according to the student’s training profile.

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes




Drill 3b: Dynamic Transitional Movement


BASELINE PERFORMANCE FOCUS
Executed at ‘Threshold Edge Tempo’ (80% Speed) that pushes explosive acceleration and transitional agility while maintaining functional efficiency when transitioning thru the movement patterns
 into position and ready to read, recognize and react

NOTE: Tempo, technical skills and transitions can be adjusted according to the student’s training profile.

Watch the video several times with the intention of understanding what is involved in executing so you are better prepared for when you practice it on the ice.

Estimated At Clinic Practice: 6 – 12 minutes