Have a meeting with parents and share your expectations for the season. Go over safety issues with players. Keep things simple. Have a plan for each practice. Make sure the players are having fun. The most important thing for young players is to keep them moving. Make sure you have all the right equipment; whistle coaching board, pucks and cones.
Before going on ice make sure you:
- Have a list of teaching points
- Have meeting with assistant coach
- Go over drills off ice with players
- Name your drills
- Check the players have the right equipment