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Hockey academy drill ideas for 9-12 year olds over 3 days?

good dayin having a acadamy for 3 days,a session is 2 hours per day.the ace group is from9 til 12 years old.they more advance group.What drill do you think must i focus onThanxWerner

Hi Werner

I have found that at this age, you can do a drill and kids forget it minutes later when they play a game.

At this age, the kids just want to play, so let them do this and steer their learning through play.

For example;

  • Show them a skill and let them try it and coach them to improve it.
  • Then go straight to a game and reward them if they try the skill. Make the game 'coached' i.e. plenty of coaching breaks to guide them through using a skill and start introducing tactics.

In terms of 'what' skills, this is a great age to introduce reverse hitting and 3D (gun shields are a MUST).

Good luck!

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