3 Programming Goals Participant Centered Establish the “Gold Standard” for all hockey programmingProvide all participants with a positive experience focusing on building a strong skill baseAdhere to the principles of Long Term Participant Development (LTPD) in the design and application of age-specific programs
4 Long Term Player Development Mission 10/10,000Research has concluded that it takes a minimum of 10 years and 10,000 hours of deliberate training for a talented player to reach elite levels (Starkes and Ericsson, 2003).This means before the 10 year or 10,000 hour rule comes into play:1) A player must have developed the fundamental skills2) Be physically literateFor a player and coach this translates into slightly more than3 hours of training or competition daily for10 years.
5 Long Term Player Development Ensures physical literacy - upon which excellence can be builtEnsures that optimal training, competition, and recovery programs are provided throughout an athlete’s career.Provides an optimal competition structure for the variousstages of an athlete’s development.
6 Programming Goals – MSA Centered The most important aspects of Minor Sport Association development are:1) Consistency in the coaching philosophy2) Consistency in what the coaches are teaching.
7 Key Steps to Building a Programming Model A Minor Sport Association’s success from a coaching / player standpoint will be based on3 main aspects:Enjoyment of players coming to train / play everydayImprovement of players’ skillsDeveloping of players to play at the next level and / or playing the sport for life
8 Long Term Player Development Simply put, a Long Term Player Development model (LTPDM) is a framework to maximize a player’s potential and long term involvement in sport over the course of their life. This philosophy sets out a vision for hockey in Canada that takes advantage of the history and culture of the game to increase participation and to lay the foundations of international success long into the future.
9 Long Term Player Development This model for hockey has been developed basedon the following principles:-Doing the right thing for the player at the right stage in their development-Adopting a player-centered approach and not treating the development of all players the same way.-Viewing player development as a long term process
10 Long Term Player Development It is okay for parents to want their kids to get to the highest levels but they need to know the best way to go about it.Elitism is the enemy of potential
11 Long Term Player Development What an MSA needs to do to improve:-Focus on supporting the complete athlete not just the athlete in training and competition.-Introduce athletic skills in a systematic and timely way-Recommend other sports, cross training methods to get away and avoid burn out-Remove the focus of winning at all levels and age
12 Long Term Player Development Drawbacks in our development systemOver-competing & under trainingAdult programs imposed on childrenMale training programs imposed on femalesPreparation geared to short-term outcomesKnowledgeable coaches at the elite levelsCompetition system interferes with athlete developmentEarly specialization is demandedFundamental movement skills and sport skills are not taught properly.Parents are not educated about LTAD.
13 Long Term Player Development Consequences – What are the results of these shortcomings?Poor movement abilities.Lack of proper fitness.Poor skill development.Bad habits developed from over-competition focused on winning.Undeveloped and unrefined skills due to under-training.Female athlete potential not reached due to inappropriate programs.Children not having fun as they play adult-based programs.No systematic development of the next generation of successful International athletes.Failure to reach optimal performance levels in international competitions.
14 Long Term Player Development Consequences –What are the results of these shortcomings?Athletes pulled in different directions by school, club, and provincial teams because of the structure of competition programs.Remedial programs, implemented by provincial and national team coaches, to counteract the shortcomings of athlete preparation.Athletes failing to reach their genetic potential and optimal performance level.
16 Multi SportCanada is not the only hockey powerhouse where physical literacy is key to hockey success. Coaches and players in Sweden, Russia and Finland know the importance of a multi-sport foundation for hockey. These countries have designed their player development programs around the concept that physical activity of any kind improves hockey performance.Parents who want to help their kids succeed in hockey should learn from the best junior players in the world: well-rounded athletes – complete athletes – make the best hockey players.Making better hockey players: Other sports played by Team Canada’s 2012 juniorsgolf (73%)soccer (67%)baseball (53%)volleyball (47%)basketball (40%)tennis (40%)
17 Top 6 Sports Recommended for hockey Lacrosse: Develops hand eye co-ordination, balance, & agilitySoccer: Great for fitness, stamina, foot speed, and reading team playBaseball: Awesome for developing hand-eye co-ordination, athleticism, focus, and lateral movement speedTeam handball: Develops overall athleticism, agility, and powerRacquet sports: Excellent for hand-eye co-ordination, lateral mobility, and quickness of body and mindGymnastics and yoga: To develop balance, agility, coordination, flexibility, and athleticism
18 Hockey Canada Competition Structure Why change? Too many games early in the seasonNot enough time for coaches to teachNot enough rest and recoveryNot enough time for off ice athleticism buildingToo much pressure for year round hockey
19 Hockey Canada Competition Structure Why change? Gap between Competitive and Recreation is too greatGap between Elite and competitive is too greatElitism is the enemy of potential
20 Desirable OutcomesMore practice time early in season, more games later in season-Better skill developmentSeasonal planning more consistent over longer period of time-More multisport activitiesTournament Style Playoff Format-All teams make playoffs-All players get equal opportunities to play in higher calibre competition