- Since the Recreation league has primarily shared practices, it is important for coaches from each team to communicate before each practice to ensure time is well-utlized.
- The Recreation League recommends a 20-20-20 practice format.
- During the first 20 minutes, teams are combined for length of ice skating drills. Drills should be designed to build fundamental skating skills.
- During the second 20 minutes, teams divide into separate groups to work on individual or team skill development.
- During the final 20 minutes, teams have a scrimmage. Depending on numbers, teams can set up cross-ice or full-ice scrimmages.
- Coaches are strongly encouraged to organize practices in such a way that players are moving as much as possible. Coaches should avoid drills that require significant explaining or drills that require long lines where players have to wait.
- Utilize as much of the ice as possible by creating stations or several lines so that players get maximum repetitions.
- Since the Rec League has a limited number of practices, we want to ensure that each player is skating and/or touching the puck as much as possible.
A SUGGESTED PRACTICE PLAN WILL BE PROVIDED BEFORE THE SEASON.