Training Session – Skating Patterns, NSO training and Stops

Ref Training Session Skating Patterns, NSO training and Stops Trainer needs: Interval timer app, whistle, penalty calling app, chair, rules, whiteboard/penalty tracking sheets, pens Referees need: Whistles, rules Time: One hour session 10 mins: Skates on and warm up  15 mins: ON SKATES: Penalty calling circuit Circuit lasts for 60 secs with a 15 second break […]

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Two-lap penalty call remembering with OWB/penalty tracker

Objective: To practice penalty remembering and correct calling, to practice NSO skills including recording penalties and reading handsignals, to practice OPR skating patterns, spatial awareness and skating with/around other skaters Typical length of drill: Variable, depends on ref endurance and skating skills Materials needed: Taped out track, whiteboard/penalty tracking sheet, penalty calling app or flashcards Skill […]

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Endless Ref Patterns with Suicide drills

Objective: To practice ref skating patterns with standing and falling stops Typical length of drill: Variable – depends on ref endurance and skating skills Materials needed: Taped out track, whistles Skill level required: Skating skills, knowledge of ref skating patterns, basic to advanced standing/falling stop skills Description: All refs pick a spot. Three refs are bunny […]

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Penalty call remembering with OWBs and NSOs

Objective: To practice remembering a ‘colour, number, penalty’ combination, practice working with NSOs and increase the average of correct calls delivered to NSOs.  This drill is a variation on the OPR ‘Half-lap skate and wait’ practice. Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, small whiteboards (OWB), WB markers, smart phone with penalty calling […]

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