Fundamental skill development for Timbits U7 hockey
Hockey for 5- and 6-year olds is about teaching and developing the basic skills of the game
Timbits U7 Skills Matrix
The Long-Term Player Development Model places Timbits U7 hockey at the Fundamentals 1 stage, with programming focused on fundamental skill development. The Timbits U7 skills matrix identifies the skills players must have the opportunity to develop through progressive and meaningful practice sessions.
Focus on Skill Development
- Small-area games in practice / station-based practices / skill-focused drills
- Only 15% of practice time should be spent on individual tactics, with 85% of practice time spent on skills.
U7 Skills | LTPD Stage – Fundamentals 1