The age and skill level of the team defines the seasonal plan. The Hockey Canada skill-development programs are based on progressive steps and follow the appropriate allocation of time illustrated in the skill-development pyramid.
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Goals for the U9 age category are:
• Reviewing of basic skills
• Refining of basic skills
The U9 program recommends the following practice time allotment:• 75% technical skills
U9 Player Pathway (pdf) - Abridged Version
U9 Player Pathway (pdf) - Full Version