The Cottage Grove Hockey Association is providing an opportunity for kids to develop shooting & scoring skills while at home during the offseason.
Goal: Increase the accuracy, speed and shot quickness of all players completing this program.
This program will reinforce the concepts introduced by the ADM. As part of the ADM model, we are looking to promote Long Term Player Development and progression thru a process that can be repeated for all hockey players regardless of their level of play. The program is measureable, there is accountability and we know players will progress in their skills if they complete this process.
There is evidence to show that daily practice sessions are effective and often superior to longer practice sessions that occur either once or twice per week. Practicing shorter sessions each day promotes skill growth faster than longer sessions of less frequency. Skills that are repeated frequently support muscle memory. The retention of this memory therefore becomes consolidated and the overall growth and development of the skill set progresses more quickly with shorter and more frequent practice. This is just one of the goals for our program. The program is meant to assist players in the development process by creating a template in which all players can be measured. The quicker a skill set is mastered the faster that skill can be performed on a consistent basis on the ice.
So, if a player was to work on their shooting skills by completing 5,000 - 12,000 shots in a structured environment over 6 months, how much do you think your shot would improve?