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At the Bantam level, players should focus on the skill progressions listed below:
Knowledge
Players should know:
·         Rules
    • face-offs 
    • checking 
    • checking from behind 
    • player conduct 
·         Common Infractions
    • kneeing 
    • high sticking 
    • charging 
    • boarding 
    • checking from behind 
    • slashing 
·         Penalties
    • misconduct 
    • penalty shot 
Goal Setting
Players should: 
·         Set written goals that encompass a variety of areas in their development including skills, tactics, fitness and team play.
·         Demonstrate external motivation.
Examples: 
show intensity during practices and games 
be attentive and dedicated to training 
·         Have written goals and a plan of action demonstrating a detailed approach to training. 
·         Practice good habits in nutrition,overall health and practice performance. 
·         Participate in a fitness program which includes training for both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems as well as strength training.
·         Consider keeping a daily training log book which includes: 
    • practice goals 
    • note your pre- and post-practice attitude 
    • note your pre- and post-game attitude 
    • record your positive self talk for the day 
    • nutrition record 
Individual Hockey Skills 
Players should continue to master all the previous skills listed as well as the following: 
·         Skating 
    • quickness 
    • speed 
    • agility 
    • power 
·         Puck Control 
    • change of pace 
    • slip through 
    • slip across 
    • slip around 
    • fake shot 
    • spin around 
    • stop and go 
    • grand stand 
    • puck protection 
·         Passing and Receiving 
    • surround the puck 
    • receiving (skate) 
    • receiving (hand) 
    • one-touch pass 
    • indirect (board) pass 
    • flip - saucer pass (forehand and backhand) 
    • alley-oop 
    • breakout 
    • wrap around 
·         Shooting 
    • wrist 
    • backhand 
    • snap 
    • flip 
    • slap 
    • one-timer 
    • tipping 
    • rebounding 
    • approach to net 
    • close in shots (yo-yo pull, roof) 
·         Checking 
    • covering 
    • gap control 
    • angling 
    • shoulder check 
    • taking a check 
    • hip check 
    • body check 
    • block check 
    • roll check 
    • backchecking 
    • angling - steering - deflecting 
·         Goalkeeping 
    • skate save 
    • stacking the pads 
    • "V" drop 
    • playing angles 
    • rebounds 
    • situations 
    • moving behind the net 
    • stopping the puck along the boards 
    • poke checking 
Team Play 
Players should understand and learn: 
·         Offense 
    • offense in defensive zone 
    • offense in neutral zone 
    • offense in offensive zone 
    • power play systems 
    • face-offs 
    • principles: pressure, transition, support, control 
    • triangulation 
    • cycling 
·         Defense 
    • one-man forecheck 
    • two-man forecheck 
    • backchecking (neutral zone) 
    • center-on-point defensive coverage 
    • wings-on-point defensive coverage 
    • man-short situations 
    • principles: pressure, transition, support, control 
    • defense in defensive zone 
    • defense in neutral zone 
    • boxing out 
Nutrition
Players should: 
 
·         Be able to identify the appropriate amount and type of food from the four basic food groups. 
FOUR BASIC FOOD GROUPS
Eat A Variety Of Foods From Each Group Every Day 
 
Food Group
Servings
per Day
Food Sources
Meats & Alternative
2-4
Lean meat, fish, liver, poultry (skin removed), low-fat cheeses, eggs, peas, beans, nuts
Milk Products
2-6
Low-fat or fat-free milk and cheeses, cottage cheese, yogurt, sherbet, ice milk, fruit shakes
Grain Products
8-15
 Whole grain and enriched cereals and breads, pasta, pancakes, steamed or boiled rice, crackers, bagels, muffins
Fruits & Vegetables
8-15
Fruits and vegetables - fresh, dried, frozen, canned and in juices
·         Be able to make wise decisions about what to eat before, during and after games and practices. 
 
·         Be able to devise and follow a daily eating plan that consists of sound nutritional choices to enhance athletic performance.
·         Players must know to drink fluids before, during and after games and practices. Additionally, they need to know which fluids work best:
    • Before games/practices: water 
    • During games/practices: water, sports drink, diluted juice 
    • After games/practices: water, sports drink, juice 
Fitness and Training 
·         Players should learn: 
    • overloading principles 
    • flexibility exercises 
    • speed workouts 
    • strength workouts 
    • aerobic workouts 
    • anaerobic workouts 
    • off-ice skill development 
      • slide board 
      • puckhandling with whiffle ball 
      • shooting range 
    • set realistic goals to improve weaknesses 
    • understand the importance of improving athleticism 
Injury Prevention 
Players should know: 
·         Heads Up Hockey program 
    • safety precautions for practice 
    • the importance of warm-up, stretching and cooldown 
    • the concept of RICE for treating injuries: 
      • R   rest 
      • I     ice 
      • C   compression 
      • E   elevation 
Sports Psychology 
·         Players should: 
·         Understand basic visualization skills (i.e., picture scoring a goal or making a big save). 
·         Develop a pre-game routine. 
·         Learn relaxation exercises. 
·         Develop an air of confidence, good body posture and appear in emotional control at all times. 
·         Focus on things you can control and give 100% effort at all times. 
·         Understand the benefits of and use of positive self-talk at the rink. Realize that positive comments help reduce stress, enhance self-image and can increase "fun" at practices and games.
·         Be able to control your breathing patterns in difficult and tense situations during games and practices. 
Character Development and Life Skills 
Players must learn: 
·         to realize the importance of honesty and integrity in and away from the arena. 
    • to accept responsibility for your actions and athletic performance. 
    • coping strategies to deal with peer pressures. 
    • the ability to balance school, social activities, sports and family. 
    • to develop a sense of team commitment. 
    • the meaning of adversity. 
    • to cope with adversity.