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10U Squirt Hockey 2013 – 14. Agenda 1. Personal Introduction 2. AJH Mission and Goals 3. Player Development Plan 4. 2013 – 14 Program Options 5. Questions/Discussion.

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1 10U Squirt Hockey 2013 – 14

2 Agenda 1. Personal Introduction 2. AJH Mission and Goals 3. Player Development Plan 4. 2013 – 14 Program Options 5. Questions/Discussion

3 Objectives: AJH Mission and Goals Mission: Developing youth into young men and women with strong character through the sport of hockey. Goals 1: Players perform at their highest intellectual, physical, and emotional capacity in the rink, and that performance positively impacts their character and life off the ice Goal 2: Coaches are widely reputed as being dedicated, aligned/consistent, skilled and effective in both technical hockey and youth character development Goal 3: AJH makes hockey in valley welcoming, pervasive and accessible to all who have an interest in playing

4 AJH Player Development Instead of focusing on immediate results, AJH is committed to a long term approach – “Long Term Athletic Development” LTAD is a process that is firmly focused on the physical and psychological growth of participants. LTAD defines different stages of player development throughout childhood and adolescence.

5 8 STAGES of LTAD (Ice Hockey) Active Start Stage - FUNdamental movement skills FUNdamental Stage - Developing ABC’s Learning to Train - Learning fundamental sports skills Training to Train - Building the "engine“ & consolidate sports skills Learn to Compete - Optimizing "engine" and refine sport skills Training to Compete - Optimizing "engine" and refine sport skills and performance Training to Win - Maximizing "engine“, skills and performance Hockey for Life Training to Compete Junior, NCAA Learning to Compete 18 and Under Midgets Training to Train 16 and Under Midgets 14 and Under Bantams Learning to Train 12 and Under Peewee 10 and Under Squirt FUNdamentals 8 and Under Mites 6 and Under Mites Training to Win 19+ Junior, NCAA, NHL Active Start 0-6

6 Learn to Train For girls, this stage covers the ages of 8 – 11; for boys, the age range is 9 – 12. Participants are ready to acquire the specific skills necessary to excel in hockey. This is the period of accelerated learning for coordination and fine motor control. It is the critical stage for the acquisition of hockey skills Arguably the most important stage in athletic preparation.

7 Windows of Trainability Throughout the entire phase, the skills window of trainability is open The central nervous system and body are at a crucial point to acquire specific skills. By teaching correct training strategies at the appropriate time, player development is maximized. This window relates to tracking the physical development of each athlete, which is critical to identify and apply the appropriate training methods.


9 Peak Height Velocity PHV refers to the point in which the rate of a player’s physical growth is the greatest. Training both on and off the ice is structured with the concept of PHV as a guide to differentiate and individualize instruction. Monitoring growth occurs regularly during this stage for 10U players by measuring height every 3 months

10 Hockey Specific Development Technical development is the forefront of instruction Formal competition is introduced during this stage, but it must not divert the focus from training Emphasis is placed upon teaching skating and puck control skills with a clear focus on correct technical execution On and off ice activities will be structured to improve rhythm and coordination, spatial awareness, reaction time, balance, and agility

11 Hockey Specific Development Unstructured play at the 10U level is encouraged The “four-game situational roles” are introduced and emphasized during this stage of development: – puck carrier – offensive support player – defender at the puck – defender away from the puck. Situational role knowledge and experience are acquired in small area game play and situational drills, as well as the incorporation of periodic classroom sessions.

12 Hockey Specific Development Small area games are used to apply core skills in decision making situations Off-ice training is structured to increasing overall athleticism. Nearly 70% of development time will be reserved for training, 10% competition specific training, and 20% competition. In addition to participating in Aspen Junior Hockey, players are highly encouraged to participate in at least 2- 3 complimentary sports (skiing, soccer, lacrosse, football, etc.).

13 Hockey Specific Development This stage of long-term player development is often referred to as the sampling stage As players start to refine the choices for athletics, it is important that AJH provides an environment that promotes fun, pleasure and positive socialization During this stage, AJH encourages goal setting that is process oriented, and encourages players to dream

14 Measuring and Tracking Success Player Evaluations (files) Assessment of skill attainment and improvement (pre-mid-end) Off ice athletic evaluation (pre-mid, end of season) Skating stride video analysis Coaches Evaluations Formal (pre, mid, end of season) Informal Constant assessment of organization and execution Coaching education is the key to providing the most for our players. Aspen Junior Hockey Coaches Corner

15 2012 – 2013 Team Options

16 Squirt “A” Tournament Team through CDYHL Players Selected from all CDYHL teams only (open tryout) No rule on minimum club participants Team competes in 3-4 tournaments (10-20 extra games) CAHA restricts all 10U players to 1 out of state tournament Tournaments will not interfere with CDYHL schedule Players are provided practice time prior to tournaments AJH can host 12U team in 2013-14 for practices Extra expenses: tournament fees, travel and lodging for coaches, and practice ice AJH fields 2 Squirt “B” team(s) and 1 “C” team in the CDYHL or AJH fields 1 Squirt “B” team and 2 “C” teams in the CDYHL

17 Aspen/Glenwood/Eagle 10U House League House practices and games during the week Games to be played against Glenwood and Eagle Jamboree format utilized for games Each club to host at least 2 Jamborees

18 Questions and Discussion And Challenge Cup Registration Reminder August 8 is the Deadline…

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