SQUIRT LEVEL

2006 – 2007
Ages 9-10

This is the period of accelerated learning of coordination and fine motor control and is the critical stage for the acquisition of hockey skills. Prior to the beginning of the growth spurt, players have the best opportunity to learn and begin to master fine motor skills that can be used in combination with other skills. In most cases what is learned or not learned in this stage will have a very significant effect on the level of play that is achieved later on. Players should be able to begin to transfer skills and concepts from practices to games. Group interaction, team building and social activities should be emphasized. A balance of practices and games will promote the continued development and mastery of key hockey skills.*


SQUIRT A


SQUIRT B

*EXCERPT TAKEN FROM:
USAHockey_For_Life_Poster_2016
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