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12-20-2006, 04:18 PM
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Jeffw-13
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I have limited experience coaching 6 yr olds but the best advice I can give you is to avoid traditional hockey drills completely. They'll be bored in 5 minutes, especially if it involves them standing in line, and you'll be frustrated trying to keep them all focused while they scatter all over the ice..

Try to come up with some creative games they can play that will reinforce basic hockey skills but still be fun and interesting for them. The trick is to let them have fun and teach them hockey without them knowing that they're learning.

Some I've done...

Relay races with pucks

Monkey in the middle..Three of them arranged in a triangle around the faceoff circle and one in the middle. The ones one the outside have to pass the puck to each other without letting the 'monkey' get it. If the 'monkey' intercepts he trades places with the one who made the bad pass.

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