Nike Skills Development Program
Dundas Minor Hockey Association has acquired a complete set of the Hockey Canada Skills Manuals in support of the Hockey Canada Skills Development Program. The Hockey Canada Skills Manuals are part of the Skills Development Series - The Official Hockey Instructional Curriculum of Hockey Canada. All coaches and on ice volunteers are encouraged to utilize these resources to assist in enhancing skill development in all programs and levels of play.
The drills for this series were developed, to assist coaches in running sequential, well organized practices. Each manual set contains 24 practices divided into 4 training phases with each phase having its own objectives and outcomes. It may be applied as presented or simply used as a guideline by the more experienced coach. Beyond these valuable drills, the manuals also contain sections on topics such as teaching tips, off-ice stretching exercises and safety tips.
The 24 practice plans will cover an entire season and are laid out in a manner that is very easy to follow and to work with. Each drill is described in detail and a time limit is included to ensure that the practice is kept on track. As well, key points are included so that coaches can ensure the players are not simply doing drills but instead "learning the game". Each diagram is clearly illustrated allowing for easy understanding of the drills.
Nike Skills Development Program - Novice
Nike Skills Development Program - Atom
Nike Skills Development Program - Peewee
Nike Skills Development Program - Bantam
Nike Skills Development Program - Midget
Nike Skills Development Program - Goaltending
The Nike Skills Development Manuals and all other resources are now available to all rostered coaches. Contact the DMHA for details on how to borrow items from the resource center.
For more information on Hockey Canada Skills Development Program and how to use the Nike Development Manuals see the following references.
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Other Available Resources
- Fun and Games on Ice, Volume 1
- Fun and Games on Ice, Volume 2
- Skating, Balance and Power
- Vaughn Goaltending Fundamentals
- Laura Stamm Power Skating Video
- Team Canada - Skills of Gold Video
- Attack Triangles.
- Coaching Hockey Successfully
- Hockey Drills for Puck Control
- 40 of the Best Canadian National Team Drill Manual
- The Incredible Hockey Drill Book