The following is a Hockey Canada guide to what young players should be doing as they progress through their minor hockey days.


The Initiation Program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 85% technical skills
• 15% individual tactics
• 0% team tactics
• 0% team play
• 0% strategy
Initiation Program Sample Practice Plan

The Novice Program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 75% technical skills
• 15% individual tactics
• 10% team tactics
• 0% team play
• 0% strategy
Novice Program Sample Practice Plan

The Atom Program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 50% technical skills
• 20% individual tactics
• 15% team tactics
• 10% team play
• 5% strategy
Atom Program Sample Practice Plan  

The Peewee Program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 45% technical skills
• 25% individual tactics
• 10% team tactics
• 10% team play
• 10% strategy
Peewee Program Sample Practice Plan

The Bantam Program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 40% technical skills
• 15% individual tactics
• 20% team tactics
• 15% team play
• 10% strategy
Bantam Program Sample Practice Plan

The Midget Program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 35% technical skills
• 15% individual tactics
• 20% team tactics
• 15% team play
• 10% strategy
Midget Program Sample Practice Plan

Development Objectives for Goaltenders include:
BEGINNER
• 75% movement and positional skills
• 20% save movement
• 5% tactics
Beginner development should be built on practicing individual technical skills 75% of total practice time

INTERMEDIATE
• 50% movement and positional skills
• 20% save movement
• 30% tactics and transition
Intermediate development should be built on practicing individual technical skills 50% of total practice time

ADVANCED
• 35% movement and positional skills
• 10% post-save consequences
• 40% tactics and transition
• 15% advanced positioning
Advanced development should be built on practicing individual technical skills 35% of total practice time