The LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM is a skills development program for young players from 3 to 6 years of age.
The object of the program is to teach all participants ball hockey skills while having fun.
Repetition is used weekly to allow all participants the opportunity to understand what we are teaching and then practice the drills thereby developing basic playing skills.
All skills taught must be demonstrated very slowly to the players since the players are quite young and must completely understand the movements required to master a skill.
Please be sure to have the player perform each drill as slowly as necessary so they can develop the mechanical movements to master the skill. As the player learns to properly do each movement they will naturally speed up.
The cone drill can be modified by shortening the distance between the cones as the group improves on this skill. Remember that because the players are very young, some may decide to stop and have a rest or want to sit out altogether. If this occurs please encourage the player by speaking politely to him/her calling them by their name.
Always remember to keep the player’s interests first and have fun.