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SAM 10U Squirts Program

Welcome to 10U (Squirt) Hockey

Age Appropriate Hockey - 10 & Under

  • Optimal window for motor coordination
  • Learning Fundamental Sports Skills like: throwing, striking, kicking, dribbling, etc.
  • Twice a week, prior to practice, spend 30 minutes off-ice working on the Fundamental Movement Skills
    • Focus on athleticism (ABC’s) and hockey skills
  • Practicing small area games will lead to better decision-making skills
  • Divide players into two halves: top ½, bottom ½
  • Play multiple sports and engage in activities like soccer, running, gymnastics, swimming, skiing or other activities 50% of the time, engage in fitness through other sports 25% of the time and play hockey the other 25%.
  • 30 – 45 players per practice session
    • 3 - 4 ice touches per week
    • 60 min ice sessions
    • 6 - 7 month training and competition calendar = 24 – 28 weeks
    • 95 to 100 ice touches (70/30 practice to game ratio)
  • 75 to 80 practices 20 to 25 games intro of formal full-ice games
    • 10-12 skaters & 1 goalie per team
    • Increases puck touches / participation/ development

Reminder:

SAM Inclement Weather Policy:

Practices or Games will be held and only cancelled if the Ice Vault is closed for inclement weather conditions. Only the SAM Hockey President can cancel a practice or game if the Ice Vault is open for business.  Parents still have their personal choice to have their player attend or not attend a practice or game during inclement weather conditions.

10U Full Practice Schedule

Date Day Time
10/13/19 Sunday 10:10 am - 11:10 am
10/19/19 Saturday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
10/26/19 Saturday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10/27/19 Sunday 7:20 am - 8:20 am
10/30/10 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/6/19 Wedensday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/8/19 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/13/19 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/15/19 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/20/19 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/22/19 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/27/19 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
11/29/19 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/4/19 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/6/19 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/11/19 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/18/19 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/20/19 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/23/19 Monday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
12/27/19 Friday 7:10 pm - 8:00 pm
12/30/19 Monday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/3/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/8/20 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/10/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/17/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/22/20 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/24/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/29/20 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
1/31/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2/5/20 Wednesday 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
2/7/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2/12/20 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2/14/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2/19/20 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2/26/20 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
2/28/20 Friday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
3/4/20 Wednesday 6:40 pm - 7:40 pm