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KC Knights 2019/2020 Evaluation Program

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Timbits, Novice, Atom and Peewee Evaluations are now complete and wonderful message from our evaluators.  

When you think of Canada, you think of Timmy's, National Parks, and of course hockey.  Stealing from our neighbors down south....it is truly the Canadian Dream.  It was awesome to see this dream is alive and well in the K of C Knights organization.  Seeing the many new Canadians lacing up the skates for the first time with smiles on their faces will be a memory I have for a long time.  Hats off to the K of C Knights for fostering the "Canadian Dream"!    - Chris Ferguson (Bar Down Education)

Dear Players & Parents,

Early fall is an exciting time of the year as it is the start of hockey season! Along with this excitement comes some stress: getting hockey gear ready, organizing schedules and of course evaluations. The purpose of this letter is to relieve some of this stress and be transparent on how the evaluation program will work. Please become comfortable with this document to ensure that there will be no surprises when coming to the first skate. Let’s make this process as positive as we can and have a great start to the hockey season.

Thanks,
Bar Down Education

Keys to success:

  • Read and understand all the components of the evaluation program. Knowing what you are getting into will help relieve the stress.
  • Make sure all equipment is ready (ie: sticks cut, skates sharpened etc.)
  • Eat well and make sure you are properly hydrated for your skate.
  • Get a good sleep leading up to the day of your skate.
  • Don’t panic. Relax.

General Rules:

  • Be dressed and ready to go on the ice 10 minutes before your scheduled ice time.
  • Ensure that you are listening and following all commands of your group leader.

 

The material presented is the most up to date format for the evaluation program as agreed upon by Bar Down Education and the KC Knights. Modifications may be made with approval of both parties.

Version 1 (07/25/2019)

Skate #1

Scrimmage (PeeWee Only):

Equitable teams will be created by KC Knights from previous year play. Scrimmages will follow the traditional rules of hockey but for equality of ice time shifts will be limited to 1 minute (signaled by the buzzer). No faceoffs (except to start the scrimmage) will be performed. If a goal is scored, the scoring team must give the opposing team the blue line to re-engage.

Skill Session (NOVICE and ATOM):

General Layout of Ice:

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Each player will spend approximately half of the ice time dong the drills and playing 3 vs. 3.

Note: The splitting of the groups for the first skate will be done alphabetically

3 vs.3:

3 vs. 3 will be played cross ice with two nets. The nets will be pulled from the boards at a distance so that play can occur behind the net. Game play will be continuous with the expectation that players play with the goal to honor the rules of hockey refraining from minor/major infractions. Shifts will be approximately 1 minute in length and will be indicated by the coach’s call/whistle. Players who are not playing will be expected to be on one knee in a designated area.

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Drill #1 Drill #2 Drill #3
  • Sprint (w/ puck)
  • Players stand in the lime green box
  • Player will be called up to the blue dots
  • Player will start on their own accord and sprint to the far pylon and a sprint back through the blue dots.
  • Player can turn either way around the far pylon.
  • Pivots
  • Players stand in the lime green box
  • Player will be called up to the blue dots
  • Player will start on their own accord and follow the pattern as shown in the diagram.
  • Note: The dashed line represents back ward skating.
  • Agility Skate
  • Players stand in the lime green box
  • Player will be called up to the blue dots
  • Player will start on their own accord and follow the pattern as shown in the diagram.

*the spirit of all the drills will be maintained but may be altered to best fit the orientation of the ice and allotted time.

Skate #2 (Scrimmage)

Teams will be created based on the results from Skate #1. Scrimmages will follow the traditional rules of hockey but for equality of ice time shifts will be limited to 1 minute (signaled by the buzzer). No faceoffs (except to start the scrimmage) will be performed. If a goal is scored, the scoring team must give the opposing team the blue line to re-engage.

Skate #3 (Scrimmage)

Teams will be created based on the results from Skate #1 and Skate #2. Scrimmages will follow the traditional rules of hockey but for equality of ice time shifts will be limited to 1 minute (signaled by the buzzer). No faceoffs (except to start the scrimmage) will be performed. If a goal is scored, the scoring team must give the opposing team the blue line to re-engage.

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