Pregame Preparation

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Best practices for pregame preparation in youth ice hockey games.

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  • Pregame Preparation

    1. 1. Game Preparation Neil Giarratana Coaching Director neil.giarratana@keenehockey.org
    2. 2. I don’t need to win. I only want to be ready to play.
    3. 3. Objectives • Prepare Physically • Focus Mentally • Maximize Value of the Time
    4. 4. Pre-Arrival
    5. 5. Pre-Arrival • Scenario Cards
    6. 6. Pre-Arrival • Scenario Cards • Objectives - What will we learn for this game?
    7. 7. Pre-Arrival • Scenario Cards • Objectives - What will we learn for this game? • Player specific goals / things to watch for
    8. 8. Pre-Arrival • Scenario Cards • Objectives - What will we learn for this game? • Player specific goals / things to watch for • Lineup cards for assistants
    9. 9. Pre-Arrival • Scenario Cards • Objectives - What will we learn for this game? • Player specific goals / things to watch for • Lineup cards for assistants • Review previous game video / notes
    10. 10. T-60: Game Plan
    11. 11. T-60: Game Plan • Video Walkthrough
    12. 12. T-60: Game Plan • Video Walkthrough • Systems Walkthrough
    13. 13. T-60: Game Plan • Video Walkthrough • Systems Walkthrough • Game Plan
    14. 14. T-45: Warm Up
    15. 15. T-45: Warm Up • Why • Builds Team Trust • Focuses Players • Warm Stiff Body Parts
    16. 16. T-45: Warm Up • Why • Builds Team Trust • Focuses Players • Warm Stiff Body Parts • How • Calisthenics / Plyometrics / Stretching Lines • Soccer Passing Circles - Follow Your Pass
    17. 17. T-35: Get Dressed
    18. 18. T-35: Get Dressed • Why • Time for Equipment Issues • Increase Heart Rate
    19. 19. T-35: Get Dressed • Why • Time for Equipment Issues • Increase Heart Rate • How • Silent Focus • Encourage Visualization
    20. 20. Hockey is about tempo and execution
    21. 21. T-15: Final Prep
    22. 22. T-15: Final Prep • 3 Points Max
    23. 23. T-15: Final Prep • 3 Points Max • No complex systems!
    24. 24. T-15: Final Prep • 3 Points Max • No complex systems! • Focus on us (not our opponent)
    25. 25. T-15: Final Prep • 3 Points Max • No complex systems! • Focus on us (not our opponent) • Save the RAH RAH speech
    26. 26. Game Time
    27. 27. Convince them it’s ok to be idiots “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” Brian Tracy
    28. 28. Post Game
    29. 29. Post Game • Focus on Positive
    30. 30. Post Game • Focus on Positive • Reinforce the three points from pre-game
    31. 31. Post Game • Focus on Positive • Reinforce the three points from pre-game • Review upcoming schedule (show continuity)

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