Player/ref OOP and DTP drills

Number required: 6-10 skaters w. scrimmage shirts (per round) 3-7 refs Trainer needs: marked out track 10/20 foot rope Stopwatch (pref JT) Whistle Drill 1: seeing 10/20 feet standing still 1. All refs get in the middle of the track, less than seven try to fill all positions, more than seven rotate some through middle […]

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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 Calling Practice

Objective: For refs to practice calling penalties and for skaters to become more familiar with handsignals. Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, numbers on skaters’ arms. Skill level required: Basic skating skills, knowledge of handsignals, knowledge of verbal cues Description: Drill is run as jams, with all ref positions filled (if possible). […]

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Penalty Box Procedures and Penalties

Objective:   To learn and practice penalty box procedures and penalties and to practice ref skating patterns and ref eyes Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, skater volunteers (at least one pack) Skill level required: Basic skating skills, knowledge of ref skating patterns Description: Review penalty box IPs – 6.13.13-15 & 6.13.22-25 […]

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