Floorball drills for U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11

Floorball drills and practices for 6-10 years old
(6, 7, 8, 9, 10 years old or Initiation, Tyke, Kleinstschüler)

Floorball practices and drills for 9-11 years old
(9, 10, 11 years old or Novice, Mite, Squirt, Bambini, Moustiques, Kleinschüler, Atom, Piccolo, Poussins, Knaben)

Floorball skill drills and practices
(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, <21 years old or Initiation, Tyke, Kleinstschüler, Novice, Mite, Squirt, Bambini, Moustiques, Kleinschüler, Atom, Piccolo, Poussins, Knaben, Peewee, Moskito, Benjamins, Schuler, Bantam, Mini, Minimes, Jugend, Midget, Novizen, Novices, Novizi, Cadets, Junioren, Junior, Juniors, Junioren, Juniores)

Floorball passing drills and practices
(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,19, 20, <21 years old or Initiation, Tyke, Kleinstschüler, Novice, Mite, Squirt, Bambini, Moustiques, Kleinschüler, Atom, Piccolo, Poussins, Knaben, Peewee, Moskito, Benjamins, Schuler, Bantam, Mini, Minimes, Jugend, Midget, Novizen, Novices, Novizi, Cadets, Junioren, Junior, Juniors, Junioren, Juniores)

Floorball shooting and goal scoring drills and practices
(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, <21 years old or Initiation, Tyke, Kleinstschüler, Novice, Mite, Squirt, Bambini, Moustiques, Kleinschüler, Atom, Piccolo, Poussins, Knaben, Peewee, Moskito, Benjamins, Schuler, Bantam, Mini, Minimes, Jugend, Midget, Novizen, Novices, Novizi, Cadets, Junioren, Junior, Juniors, Junioren, Juniores)

Floorball game drills and practices
(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, <21 years old or Initiation, Tyke, Kleinstschüler, Novice, Mite, Squirt, Bambini, Moustiques, Kleinschüler, Atom, Piccolo, Poussins, Knaben, Peewee, Moskito, Benjamins, Schuler, Bantam, Mini, Minimes, Jugend, Midget, Novizen, Novices, Novizi, Cadets, Junioren, Junior, Juniors, Junioren, Juniores)

FAQ Floorball Drills for 6-10 year olds

Question: Hi Jukka, I am in Calgary working at Hockey Canada’s head office and we just ordered the drill book 6-10 yr olds..is it a hard copy drill book or is it an ebook?  Just wondering when we will get it?
Thanks
Anthony Herrington

Floorball practice drill dribbling

Answer: It’s an eBook, and its delivered “manually” after payment, through e-mail (usually after a couple of hours, like with your order), so there is not a direct download link.
Best regards,
Jukka
http://www.flrball.com

Team and Individual Values – Norway

To get the best team spirit and values within the team. The Norwegian National Team defined some team value words and the meaning of them in practice.

Norway scoring goal against Germany Hockey World Championships

“Can we control results or the outcome from a game? No, but we can control our physical preparation, our action and our values!”

Team Values – To beat the best teams!

– Disciplin (extremely good carrying through, we cannot afford careless performance)
– Engagement (We make each other good, and the opposite team bad)
– Enthusiasm (Positive body language)
– Clear roles and ownership of the role
– Desperation (work / practice hard and with discipline twice / day)

How do you show this when you step in to the changing room? How is your body language? What do you stand for?

Desperation Succesful Team Values Norway

Inspire your self and your teammates to success!

Norway made one of their best World Championship Tournament results in 2012, they were “unlucky” to meet the coming world champions Russia early in the Play Off’s, a thing they could not control (who they will meet), but they were well prepared, 2-2 in the third period…
Russia 5 – 2 Norway (Quarter finals)
Russia 6 – 2 Finland (Semi-finals)
Russia 6- 2 Slovakia (Final)

Floorball is bigger than Ice Hockey in Denmark

I will continue with the learnings from the coaching training, I attended during the World Championships in hockey. Next up Denmark…

Per Bäckman the head coach of Denmarks national hockey team and Esben Nedermark GM Danish National Hockey Team started their presentation, with talking about how small sport hockey is in Denmark.

Danish hockey has:
– 4400 registered players
– 16 teams
– 24 indoor rinks

While there are:
– 5000 hockey officials/referees in Toronto
– 296818 licensed football players in Denmark
– 5800 badminton players in Denmark
and 6000 Floorball players : )

Still Denmark is in the highest division in hockey, I will altough also talk about Norway, they have done an impressive work, with small resources!

What have Denmark done then?

One of the focus areas have been to have short and quick attacks, if you have not scored after 15 seconds you can give the ball (puck) to the other team, like the Norwegian national football team manager “Drillo” Olsen once said.

The Danish team have also been working with tactic and the discipline to stick to it, teambuilding, social environment and technical skills (opposite to Norway). What they are not good in regarding the national team coaches, is the physical part, they are too weak. The hard practicing culture is not there…

About the future…

Regarding the future for Danish hockey, Per Bäckman was quite negative, “we are at the top now, we will not get better, and we will not get more players or rinks, we need to take care of what we have now and try to maintain that.”

Wrong attitude…

In my mind totally wrong attitude, you will always need development and try to recruit new players and develop the game, players and teams, the same goes for floorball. When you think you can not develop or are satisfied, you will start to roll down the hill you are climbing and be eliminated in the end!

Denmark hockey and floorball
Danish Hockey a good story (name of the presentation) – They have done a good work, but it will not last for so long, with the attitude I have described above…

“You have totally different view on game system and tactics than Sweden?”
“Yes, I can not understand, why you would chase another players on the ice for 60 minutes” /Per Bäckman

Dave Smith, NHL Officials Health and Wellness Coach

During the International Coaching Conference, we had the opportunity to listen to David T. Smith, the NHL officials health and wellness coach.

Dave Smith NHL Official Health and Wellness Coach

The NHL officials Health and Wellness program >>

National Hockey League Officials Fitness and Conditioning

  • This is a sample program for NHL Officials. As all people are different so are Fitness Programs, the following is used as a guideline with minimum standards for NHL Officials.
  • Consult your family doctor before starting any training program

Off season training

  • Start by setting some fitness goals for the start of the next season and focus on those throughout your program.
  • Incorporate and maintain good eating habits such as frequent small meals rather than a few large ones so your body is burning calories all day. Maintain a balanced diet between carbohydrates, fats and protein.
  • Incorporate a stretch and exercise routine before every training session.

Schedule

  • 5 days a week / Up to 2 hrs a day
  • Strength twice a week
  • Aerobics twice a week
  • Run, bike, roller blade or other activity once a week

Strength

  • Weight training utilizing a variety of programs with changes in repetitions, sets, tempo and exercises.
  • Push-ups using varying arm position and use of blocks
  • Sit ups, crunches – proper form is very important
  • Leg Strength (lunges, squats, step ups)

Aerobics

  • Use heart rate monitor to maximize training zones
  • Run – 15 min increasing to 60 min.
  • Ice sprints – 30 sec increasing to 60 sec.
  • Bike – 35 min increasing to 60 min.
  • Roller blade or Stairmaster
  • Jump rope and plyometric exercises with Resistance Bands to increase foot speed and agility

Cardiovascular Exercise (Run, Bike, Stepper or Glider)

  • Warm up (5 min)
  • 1 minute increasing intensity intervals for 30 min in your target heart rate zone
  • One minute work, one to two minutes rest intervals
  • Lower the intensity if you are not recovering to your original Heart Rate after first work/rest interval
  • Cool down (5 to 8 minutes)
  • You should monitor Heart rate at all times

Maintaining fitness during the season

  • 15- 20 minute warm up before games
  • Light jog, bike or jump rope to warm up muscles and joints and increase Heart Rate
  • Stretch and flexibility as a daily wellness program
  • Aerobic Exercise 2 or 3 times a week on non game days
  • Strength and Resistance exercises are done as travel and game schedule allows. Maintaining a base throughout the season will allow an easier transition into the off season training program and helps promote an overall healthy and productive lifestyle.

The program is picked from the NHL officials page >>

Dave Smith, NHL-official coach

Media Training

During the international coaching training I attended, we also got some media training and some good advices. I will just keep this post short with some statements.

“You will never be a good friend with a journalist, you can have good contact, but never be true friends”

“You will never win against a journalist”

“Coaches that praise the team they have defeated, are also praising their own team”

“Be your self”

“Be open against the media, let them in. In NHL, the locker room doors are closed for 5 minutes after a game, then it’s opened up for media”

“In elite sports, media is your channel for visibility and from where you get most of your money… don’t forget that”

/Sven Melander, Swedish journalist working for one of the largest newspapers in Sweden.

 

Hockey coaching training – transferred to Floorball Coaching

I attended the World Championship Hockey Coaching Symposium in Ericsson Globe Arena, during the IIHF World Championships in Ice Hockey. I will try to translate/transfer the latest knowledge from hockey to floorball in coming posts, so keep visiting this floorball blog 😉

Game Tickets, IIHF Hockey World ChampionshipsEricsson Globe Arena

 

Floorball Skill Drills – New set of floorball practices

Floorball Skill Drill Practices

Floorball skill drill practices >>

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What I really do part 2…

Floorball - Flrball.com Coaching drills and practices

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