Development guidelines for five- and six-year-old players
Under seven years of age as of Dec. 31 of the current season
The age and skill level of the players defines the seasonal plan. Hockey Canada skill-development programs are based on progressive steps and follow the appropriate allocation of time defined in the skill-development pyramid.
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Goals for the Timbits U7 age division are:
• Introduction of basic skills
• Reviewing of basic skills
• Refining of basic skills
The Timbits U7 program recommends the following practice time allotment:
• 85% technical skills
• 15% individual tactics
• 0% team tactics
• 0% team play
• 0% strategy