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12U Bantam Hockey 2013 – 14. Objectives: AJH Mission and Goals Mission: Developing youth into young men and women with strong character through the sport.

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1 12U Bantam Hockey 2013 – 14

2 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

3 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.

4 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

5 Windows of Trainability Throughout the entire phase, the speed, stamina, and strength windows of trainability 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.


7 Biological vs. Chronological age

8 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 to track and determine PHV Monitoring PHV is critical because athletes will experience their major growth spurt during this stage

9 Train to Train For girls, this stage covers the ages of 11 – 15; for boys, the age range is 12 – 16. Building the “Engine” and consolidating sports skills Optimal window for stamina/endurance (12-13 years) – Critical window to aerobic training begins with onset of PHV Optimal training window for speed 2 (13-16 years) – Anaerobic lactic power and capacity; linear, lateral, multi-directional, chaotic speed, 5-20 seconds Optimal window for strength – 12-18 months after PHV

10 Train to Train Start to specialize in hockey towards end of stage Develop strong technical skills Consider growth spurt programming: possible decrease in coordination may be expected during growth spurt Monitor and train flexibility given rapid growth of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles

11 Hockey Specific Development Four game situational roles – Puck carrier – Offensive support player – Defender at the puck – Defender away from the puck Elements of coordinated attacks are taught and practiced throughout this stage, including two-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-two, two-on-three. Vocal communication and teamwork is the cornerstone and a fundamental requirement for AJH.

12 Hockey Specific Development Critical sports specific skills development More realistic game pressures for application for core skills to develop decision making Competition used to reinforce learning and refining technique, not performance (process driven, NOT outcome driven) Continued assessment for selection – Example: 15U, 16U, 17U Regional and National camps

13 Body Contact and Checking Teach proper technique for receiving and giving checks Critical to build confidence

14 Psychological Objectives Motor issues continue to be adopted in cocahing practice Players exposed to more complex decision making situations Continuing education on mental preparation Developing appropriate attitudes for competition – ‘being the best you can be’ but NOT ‘winning at all costs’

15 Lifestyle Objectives Develop understanding of good lifestyle habits, nutrition, hydration and recovery Introduction of individual management Parental education and involvement in lifestyle management (nutrition etc)

16 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 (pre and post season) 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

17 Results Before Implementation… Team NameGPWLTPTSGFGA Arapahoe2017123610225 Boulder201532328339 DU Gold201433319330 NCYH201433319950 DU Crimson20587174360 Littleton Black206104165072 Foothills206122144265 Hyland Hills206113155183 Littleton Red205141114290 CSAHA20314393468 Arvada203143941118 2011 – 12 CCYHL Peewee B

18 Results Before Implementation… Team NameGPWLTPTSGFGA Denver University201631339823 Boulder201361277245 Arapahoe201145276345 Arvada201073236257 CHC20983216368 Foothills20794186069 Littleton Black207112164870 NCYH206113155183 Hyland Hills205105155765 CSAHA205123134661 Littleton Red205132126498 2011 – 12 CCYHL Bantam B

19 Results After Implementation Team NameGPWLTPTSGFGA CSAHA1816113313227 Boulder White181134269258 Arapahoe181062225652 NCYH181062227075 Boulder Navy18972206271 Littleton18765195648 Hyland Hills18792164357 Arvada18312394383 Foothills18212483161 CHC18114352982 2012 – 13 CCYHL Bantam B

20 Results After Implementation

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