Training For Hockey On Your Own Away From the Team During The Season
TRAINING FOR HOCKEY: THE BENEFITS OF MID-SEASON TUNEUPS
- Team development, team systems, concepts and strategies are the focus for coaches during the hockey season
- Many players may see an individual skill development regression during the long hockey season
- This is normal and there are ways to counteract that such as sprinkling in private hockey lessons, clinics and small group hockey training away from the team during the season
- Heavy team rosters can lead to scarce or less than optimal playing time
- Private hockey lessons are helpful in confidence building for a player that is getting less than optimal playing time.
- Privates focus on developing position-specific skills, motor function skills, multitasking, decision making and reaction time.
- Last weekend when working with two advanced players who are regulars with semi privates, at the beginning of the lesson they were missing the net. We stopped practice and let them know they were held accountable for hitting the net, bearing down, not being sloppy at all during our training session. We agreed that they would do push ups every time they missed the net moving forward…but that did not happen. A readjustment of core basics and explanation of accountability when shooting changed the entire vibe of our session.
- At private hockey lessons players can learn what they should practice at home on their own time to improve when they get back to practicing on the ice with their team. We encourage parents involvement before and after private lessons in helping players achieve both their short and long term hockey goals. We are here to help and answer questions when training for hockey.
- Same thing goes for small group hockey training. We have a focus each week at small group training but are happy to pivot to the needs of the small group.
- Game visit and breakdown or send in game tape for analyzation by Coach Henry. This is also an invaluable training tool. Coach Henry follows up to go over the telestration of the game with player and parents. A tool to see what is happening before and after a goal is scored. Who your player is covering? What choices he or she made? Discussing other options…
- Email Henry@proambitions.com for a free consult on your hockey game analyzation