S&D CLINICS – CYCLE 4/WEEK 1

LESSON PLAN PREVIEW

FOUNDATIONAL SKATING
Skating Thru Pivots & Spins

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
Stable & Balanced Butterfly Base

DRILL CIRCUIT
Glove/Blocker Save Technique + Dead Angle Overlap Technique + Dynamic Transitional Movement




GOALIE TOOLBOX LEARNING RESOURCE

‘Step Into Foot Spacing' Isolation Drill


DRILL PACK
Standing Transitions

TECHNICAL SKILL
High Crouch Stance

CORE ELEMENT
Active Standing Base

SKILL FOCUS
Land in a standing High Crouch Stance that presents feet at ‘Slightly Past Shoulder Width’ spacing and the leg activation needed to achieve an aggressive balance point

PRE CLINIC PRACTICE PREP

The process of practicing a skill, recording yourself, and assessing the videos creates a powerful feedback loop for improvement.

By capitalizing on the benefits of self-observation and analysis, you can identify weaknesses, refine techniques, and progress more effectively toward mastering your mechanics.

Challenge yourself to keep repeating this ‘Practice, Record and Assess’ process as many times as you need so that you can pinpoint specific errors or mistakes in your performance.

Estimated At Home Practice: 15 – 20 minutes





FOUNDATIONAL SKATING

Skating Thru Pivots & Spins


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






FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

Stable & Balanced Butterfly Base


TECHNICAL SKILL
Butterfly Stance

CORE ELEMENT
Active Butterfly Base with a Controlled Tilted Torso

 

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: 23 – 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






DRILL CIRCUIT

Drill 1: Standing Glove and Blocker Save Technique


DRILL PACK
Save Selections

SKILL FOCUS
Stable Core While Shifting Torso Towards Puck That is Tracking Outside Of The Slightly Past Shoulder Width Foot Spacing

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: Dead Angle Overlap Technique


DRILL PACK
Down Low Transitions

SKILL FOCUS
Staying off the post on ‘dead angle’ attacks and completely square to the shooter      

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