National Learn to Play Programme

National Development Learn to Play Programme

Please see below for details regarding the National Development LTP Programme, which will take place on Sunday 22nd December at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

Staff and Structure

Martin Grubb – Lead – Coach Development/National LTP programme

Scott McMeeken – On-Ice LTP session lead

Craig Mitchell – On-Ice LTP Instructor

9:30-11:00 – On-Ice Learn to Play practice

11:30-12:00 – Ice Cut/Rest

12:00-13:30 – Cross-ice Jamboree


  • · On-ice Practice Structure

Six on-ice stations all run by club coaches. Coaches that are attending will be allocated a station for the morning. Players will be split into six groups mixed with players from different clubs.

Station 1 – Skating

Station 2 – Game Situations

Station 3 – Stick-handling

Station 4 – Passing

Station 5 – Game

Station 6 – Shooting

Stations will last 12 minutes each. After each station players will be allowed a water break for one minute before moving on to the next station.

All coaches that confirm their attendance will receive the link to the LTP manual if they provide an email address.

  • · Ice Cut/Rest

This will be an opportunity for the Lead Coaches to provide feedback on the session to all on-ice coaches.

Players get a rest and will be allocated teams for the cross-ice jamboree.


  • · Cross-Ice Jamboree

Teams are mixed so that players play with kids from different clubs. Players will be put into lines and all lines will change every ninety seconds. Games will last approximately 12 minutes depending on number of teams. All teams will play each other at least once.

The games will be played using the multi-puck system. When a goal is scored a new puck is put into play by the official. Scores will not be kept and there will be no penalties unless a player is constantly breaking the rules. Coaches will be asked to manage the teams and officiate the games on a rotational basis so everyone experiences each role.


Clubs – Information needed

What players are attending? Please also advise if they are a goalie. Please note this programme is open to all players in under 10 age group.

Please bring a water bottle and all appropriate on-ice equipment.

What coaches are attending? This opportunity is open to all registered SIH coaches. Please also provide an email address for each coach.

Coaches should bring all on-ice coaching equipment including whistle, board, pen, stopwatch etc.

Coaches will receive the link to the IIHF LTP Manual and the link to USA Hockey’s ADM site. Coaches will also be provided with feedback and guidance to allow for coach development and in preparation for SIH LTP Programme rollout for clubs.



Please can all clubs confirm the attendance of players and coaches to by Friday 20th December 2013?