Junior Icemen 10 & Under Program
Age Group: 2013, 2014
Start Date: The week of August 14th
End Date: Start of March
Roster: 12 - 14 skaters, 1-2 goalies, equal playing time
Purpose: At the 10-and-Under level, coaches should focus on the following age-appropriate concepts and skills so that players enjoy the experience and develop both as hockey players and as young kids.
Focus Points: Fun, Engagement, Active Practices, Age-Appropriate Training (includes skills and concepts), Basic hockey knowledge.
Players at the 10U level are considered to be in the Golden Age of Skill Development. This is the prime age period for kids to acquire and develop athletic skills. Coaches of players who are in this age range should spend the majority of practice time working on skill development.
Icemen Experience: Each player will receive 2 tickets per season to preselected Icemen games. Players will also be provided with unique event experiences with the Icemen.
Game Rinks: Games are played throughout the state of Florida on most weekends.
Program: 3 On Ice practices and 2 off Ice practices weekly
Curriculum: All age groups follow a comprehensive 25-week on and off-ice curriculum focusing on age-appropriate training and proper player development guidelines. This will ensure all players have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a fun, challenging and positive learning environment.
The goal of practice is to create the most fun, challenging, learning environment for players to enjoy the game and improve faster for performance in games. Game based learning is scientifically proven to be the best retained when acquiring skill, more transferable for optimizing development and performance. Practicing the perception (cognitive) and action (physical) movements “coupled” together allows players to learn in game-like situations. Every practice should be composed of the following:
- Fun & Engaging
- High Activity (puck touches, movement)
- Game Like Situations (looks like the game)
- Decision Making
- Competition / Challenging
No Practice dates: * subject to change
Sept 4, Oct 31, Nov 23, Dec 18 - Jan 1, Jan 15, Feb 19
League Format: All 10U levels play full ice games.
League Games - Play in SAHOF League
Tournaments: 3 Tournaments per season, locations/dates - TBA
* Note all locations for tournaments will be in the state of Florida or neighboring states with a drivable distance. Tournament locations are TBA and will depend on the level of team and tournament divisions offered at different rink locations.
Travel: All local in Florida
Team Communication/Schedule - Teamsnap app will be used.
Playoffs: All playoff fees are NOT included in club dues.
Uniforms: All jerseys and merchandise are ordered on Uniform day, which includes reservation of jersey number. More info will be emailed out after tryouts.
Jr.Icemen - 10U Equipment & Apparel requirements
- Navy Helmet / helmet stickers
- Navy Hockey pants or Pant Shell (Navy)
- Predominantly Navy Gloves (no conflicting colors)
- Game Jerseys (white & blue)
- Game Socks (white & blue)
- Practice Jerseys (white & navy) - included
- Practice Socks (white & navy) - inlcuded
- Dryland Shorts & T Shirt
- Equipment Bag (optional)
- Polo Shirt (optional)
- Jr.Icemen Hat (optional)