ICE DRAGONS PROGRAM OVERVIEW

THE ICE DRAGON’S APPROACH:  The Singapore Ice Dragons program training will be following the ADM (American Development Model), the USA Hockey’s player-development program for youth hockey associations.  It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience.
For more information about the ADM:

–USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model)
https://www.admkids.com/
–Hockey Canada LTPD (Long Term Player Development model) https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/ltpd

ICE DRAGONS PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Level I – Playing Ice Hockey, Initiation and Fundamentals of Hockey Program  
Sundays 8:15AM -9:15 AM
Cost for only Sunday Practice session
Total Fee for Term 1:  $400.00

This program is designed for beginner hockey players.  This program will focus mostly on technical skills. Each week players will rotate through skill stations to work on different technical skating skills and basic hockey tactics.

This program is designed for:
-Players of any age who are in their first year of hockey and need to work on skating skills and basic hockey skills.
-Players in their second or third year and wish to continue improving skating skills and hockey skills.

Coaching in these sessions will focus on developing skating skills in quick repetitions. Skating fundamentals, speed, agility, balance, and coordination will be emphasized in different stations that players rotate through. Small games will be used during or at the end of practice to emphasize the skills taught in that session.  In this program, players will spend 85% of their time on the introduction and development of technical skills, and 15% of their time working on individual hockey tactic skills.

Level II- Squirts Hockey Program
Mondays and Thursdays 5:15PM – 6:15 PM 
Cost for Practice and Game sessions

2x weekly training, Mondays & Thursdays
Total Fee for Term 1:  $750

1x Weekly Training, Mondays only
Total Fee for Term 1:  $400

This program is designed mostly for players 10 years of age or younger.  However, older less experienced players are welcome to join this program on the coach’s approval. This program will be divided into a practice session and game session.  Training is 2x weekly.  Practice sessions will be on Monday’s and Games will be on Thursday’s. Thursday’s games will follow the USA hockey ADM model which focuses on smaller area games with less number of players per team, maximizing on player involvement in game situations.

Players signing up for the Squirt program should be proficient in the skills taught in our Initiation and Fundamentals program or equivalent program from another organization.  In the Squirt program, players will spend 75% of their time continuing to develop technical skills, 15% of their time working on individual hockey tactic skills, and 10% on team tactics.

Selects Team Hockey Program
Monday and Thursday 6:15 – 7:15 PM 
Cost for Practice and Game Mix package per week = $875/player
The Selects hockey Program is for the serious hockey players in mind and of any age.
Any player enrolled in the Squirts, Pee Wee, or Bantam/ Midget programs are welcome to try out for the Selects program.

***Tryouts will be held on August 29th & Sept 2nd, 830pm-930pm at Jcube***

This Selects program will provide practice and game mix as needed to support the development of skills and readiness for tournament play.  The USA hockey ADM model focuses on smaller area games with less number of players per team.  Doing this maximizes player involvement in game situations and we will use this thinking and players can expect that our coaching strategy will also provide practical tactics that are age appropriate. Full ice games will be utilized occasionally, but the focus of player development in the Selects program will be using the ADM model.

Players trying out for the Selects program should be eager to improve with already sound technical skills, a good understanding of individual hockey tactic skills and team tactics.

Pre-requisite for the Selects program includes enrollment into one of the Ice Dragon’s training programs (Squirts, Pee Wee, Bantam/Midgets).  Selects players need to commit to attending at least one out of town tournament in the 2019-2020 season.

Level III – PeeWee Hockey Program
Monday and Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost for Practice and Game sessions

2x weekly training, Mondays & Thursdays
Total Fee for Term 1:  $750

1x Weekly Training, Mondays only
Total Fee for Term 1:  $400

This program is designed mostly for players 12 years of age or younger.  However, older less experienced players are welcome to join this program on the coach’s approval. This program will be divided into a practice session and game session.  Training is 2x weekly.  Practice sessions will be on Monday’s and Games will be on Thursday’s. Thursday’s games will follow the USA hockey ADM model which focuses on smaller area games with less number of players per team, maximizing on player involvement in game situations.  The ice will be divided in half most Thursdays to allow coaches to run two smaller games with players of similar skill to play together. Full ice games will be used occasionally, but the focus of player development in the PeeWee program will be using the ADM model.

In the PeeWee program, players begin to consolidate the basic technical Skills of the Game with an increased focus on hockey team play and strategy.  PeeWee players will spend 45% of their time consolidating technical skills, 15% of their time working on individual hockey tactic skills, 15% on team tactics, 15% on team play and 10% team strategy.

Level IV- Bantam/Midget Hockey Program
Monday and Thursday 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost for Practice and Game sessions

2x weekly training, Mondays & Thursdays
Total Fee for Term 1:  $750

1x Weekly Training, Mondays only
Total Fee for Term 1:  $400

This program is designed mostly for players 15 years of age or younger.  However, older less experienced players are welcome to join this program on the coach’s approval. This program will be divided into a practice session and game session.  Training is 2x weekly.  Practice sessions will be on Monday’s and Games will be on Thursday’s. Full ice games will be used the majority of Thursday’s, however, at times during the season coaches will utilize half ice games to focus on player development using the USA hockey ADM model.

In the Bantam/Midget program, players begin to consolidate the basic technical Skills of the Game with an increased focus on hockey team play and strategy.  Bantam/Midget players will spend 35% of their time consolidating technical skills, 15% of their time working on individual hockey tactic skills, 20% on team tactics, 15% on team play and 15% team strategy.

Level V- Jr. Adult League Hockey Program
Mondays 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Cost for only Monday Practice session
Total Fee for Term 1: $350

This program is designed for players who are playing in the SIHA men’s league but would like to work on some skills in a structured practice setting. This practice session will be on Monday evenings from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.  Any player signing up for this session will be practicing with Bantam and Midget Ice Dragon hockey players.   Up to date information for SIHA men’s league and communication can be found on the SIHA website http://siha.org.sg/

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