2018 Hockey Coaches Conference
Topic: Designing Age Specific Practices
Presenter: Dave Starman
Should your minor hockey team be practicing the same way as the Toronto Maple Leafs? That’s the basis off the question Dave Starman asked the room at this summer’s #2018HCC. As a pro scout for the Montreal Canadiens, Dave has intimate access to practices at the NHL level, and that’s part of the reason he does things the way he does at the development level with USA Hockey.
“You can get a lot more done in 10 feet than 15 feet if you design the drill or station properly.”
For Dave, creating fun practices with a ton of puck touches, shots, and passes doesn’t just help teams with their current players, it increases retention rate at all levels.