“Now you have some more time, you can develop those areas, and then you can really settle in to how you’re playing, what’s working for you, and tweaking that around the holiday season, the middle of your season,” said Michael Dundas, Manager of Hockey Development.
How this is all scheduled goes back to the coach’s seasonal plan which should’ve been outlined to their teams before the start of the season. It will indicate what the team will be working on at what points of the season.
“It’s like Grade 4 math. You’re not moving on if only two kids are understanding the lesson plan. That’s the approach we need to take,” said co-host Ian Taylor. “What’s the measurement of success – it’s not the wins and losses or the number of goals. What we’re looking to do is provide that programming that supports where we’re trying to get to.”