What does the on-ice director do?
- Create a lesson plan based on what the theme of the week is.
- Follow steps from “How to check what the theme of the week is”
- Go over lesson plan with assistants
- Make sure assistants know what tools are needed on the ice
- Go over lesson plan with goalies
- Make sure you are on the same page and the plans work together
- If the first ice session help bring out jerseys, pucks, on-ice tools, ipad, tv.
- Be early so you can go over NHL clips with the group before the ice session starts or right at the beginning of the session.
- Go over any announcements that may be applicable.
- Get the session started as quickly as you can. You are running the session so speak clearly and loud enough for everyone to hear and learn.
- Before each drill go over the main teaching points for that drill
- Keep the session fast paced and exciting
- Keep a close eye on the drills to make sure they are running smoothly and being done properly by most of the group.
- The assistants can teach one or two kids who are struggling with the drill. If it is the majority of the group struggling or not working hard stop the drill and discuss.
- If a drill is not working change the drill.
- Try not to take too much time talking at the board and make sure everyone understands before going into the drill.
- At game time, quickly decide the game and then assist the players in choosing teams and organizing the game.
- Do Feedback and make sure attendance is completed with win points added
- Help clean up at the end of the hour, watch the jersey rack to make sure jerseys are put away properly, help set nets on boards