Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show

Episode 63 - The 90% Factor

February 07, 2022 Richard Bercuson
Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show
Episode 63 - The 90% Factor
Show Notes

For any coach, there should be a tacit understanding of the need to make practices as game-like as possible. The one possible exception might be the teaching of raw skills. That aside, in order to best teach the game, how many players should be involved in an activity, be it drill or small area game? Shouldn't that number replicate what happens in a game? What is that number? In 2009, Slovakian coach Igor Andrejkovic published a scientific paper based on his  breaking down 60 game videos of a U18 team. His conclusions about how many players are actively involved in hockey events or plays should directly impact how we teach in practice. Listeners wishing to read his original paper should email host Richard Bercuson at richard(at)grassrootsminorhockey.com