Girls� hockey program in Rochester, New York, USA and the surrounding Monroe County region

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- Two shared practices of 50-65 minutes, One full ice of 50 minutes per week 

- Potential for shared ice to be 30 minutes full ice and 50 minutes shared 

• Warm up: 4 minutes (6%)

• Skill development: 30 minutes (37%)

• Systems: 20 minutes (20%)

1. Regroups

2. Defensive Zone Strategies

3. Offensive Attacks

4. Face offs

5. Breakouts

• Special Teams: 10 minutes (12%)

• Scrimmage/conditioning/other: 15 minutes (20%)


Coaches will preplan entire year in the summer months, including plans for each phase. Each phase has an emphasis. Inside the phase each month will have a theme that will align with the emphasis. For Example: Phase one has an emphasis on introduction and skill development. August may be the month of passing skills and breakouts.


We will plan for 2 to 4 tournaments throughout the season.


Off Ice Training

1. We will have off-ice 1X a week with the focus on:

• Strength training

  • Balance
  • Power

• Agility

  • Speed
  • Injury Prevention 
  • Conditioning 


Video Review

1. We may utilize video review to help teach systems and learn from past games.


Season Structure

Phase 1 May-July

Loose structure. Speed, Strength and Agility. During Phase 1 we will not worry about systems, attendance (except for Team Camp) or participation.

Team meeting

• Individual testing

• Recommended Activities

• Skills session skates

• Off-ice training

• 3 on 3 Summer league

• Private Lessons

• Power skating

• Summer tournament team

• Summer camps: should be used to develop skills, skating, edge work, speed, agility, stick handling, puck protection and shooting


Phase 2 Aug-October

Season begins with ice once a week to continue growth/development individually and team based following the team camp. Systems and individual skills with continue to be developed through full ice, stations and battle drills. Special teams will be introduced in September.

• Weekend Practices


Phase 3 Nov-Jan

The focus on this phase is to continue to teach our systems and to test them against quality competition. We continue to stress individual/teams skills through focused and battle drills. Continue coaching/providing player feed back while promoting the players to start asking for guidance/feedback. Promote skill/small area puck control through games.

• Local Tournament November


Phase 4 February-April

Practice and off ice become more focused on quickness and speed of skills already learned. Players should be at peak shape and confidence during this phase

• State Tournament March

• District Evaluations March