Team Activity Log
The Team Activity Log is a tool that will assist coaches in tracking their ongoing Competition/ Development RATIOS.
We recognize the challenge of ice time within your association and the worries of meeting objectives, when so many elements are not within the control of the coach. During the 2009/2010 season, the Sport Development Committee (formerly known as Athlete Development) reviewed the practice to game ratios used within the associations and we believe that the ratios listed below are easily achievable.
Use the Team Activity Log to track your team’s Competition/Development Ratios throughout the season.
ACTIVE START & FUNDAMENTALS
U7 & U8
Although there is no suggested practice/game ratio at this level, the majority of the time will be spent on practices. For this reason, we have chosen a training/game ratio of 100/0; 100% development periods versus 0% competition sessions.
The focus for the U7 & U8 level will continue to be having FUN and becoming comfortable on the ice using simple group skating games and activities. They will develop basic skating skills such as basic stance, falling and getting up, edges, balance on skates, start, stop, walking all directions, forward/backward stride and glide. Introduction of sticks and rings, playing fun games to learn how to send, receive and carry a ring.
If associations want to schedule exhibition games, they may do so with any association within the province. No official schedule will be issued. If required, coaches can be present on ice to assist players with the development of the sport. LTAD also supports the need for officials to officiate this level, as this allows our young officials to utilize their skills and train for higher levels of play.
LEARNING TO TRAIN
U9 & U10: A training/game ratio of 70/30; 70% development periods versus 30% competition sessions.
U12: A training/game ratio of 70/30; 70% development periods versus 30% competition sessions.
TRAINING TO TRAIN
U14: A training/game ratio of 60/40; 60% development periods versus 40% competition sessions.
U16: A training/game ratio of 60/40; 60% development periods versus 40% competition sessions.
TRAIN TO COMPETE
U19: A training/game ratio of 40/60; 40% development periods versus 60% competition sessions.
LEARN TO WIN
18+: A training/game ratio of 25/75; 25% development periods versus 75% competition sessions.