S&D CLINICS – CYCLE 1 / WEEK 2

Lesson Plan Preview




INSTRUCTION - AT HOME PREPARATION

Skill Learning Video


VIDEO OVERVIEW

Skill Chunk: Shift To Press
Core Element:
Active T-Push Base
Technical Skill: T-Push Transition

This instruction video will zoom in on the ‘skill chunk’ of a technical ‘Core Element’ and analyze the Body Alignment and Muscular Engagement needed when setting up and executing the ‘whole’ Technical Skill.


PRE CLINIC LEARNING PREP

Challenge yourself to mentally download the information by watching the video several times with the intention of understanding the activation and configuration lines needed to correctly execute the skill.

This understanding of the skill will better allow you to be guided by the instructors and correct yourself with a ‘deep thinking’ awareness during training clinics, team practices and in-game performance.

Estimated At Home Practice: 15 – 20 minutes





PART A - ON ICE DRILL

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 Clinic Practice: 5 – 10 minutes






PART B - ON ICE DRILL

Functional Movement


TECHNICAL SKILL
T-Push Transitions

CORE ELEMENT
Active T-Push Base

Technical Skill:
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 – 30 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: 5 – 10 minutes






PART C - ON ICE DRILL CIRCUIT

Drill 1: Butterfly Stick Save Technique


DRILL PACK
Save Selections

CORE ELEMENT
Active Butterfly Base

SKILL FOCUS

Execute A Controlled Transfer Into A +/- 45 Degree Butterly Flare and 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

CORE ELEMENT
Active Recovery Base

SKILL FOCUS
Land Butterfly in a +/- 45 Degree Flare 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