As a matter of general interest, here are some numbers from a practice and a game. With these general numbers in mind, we have built our 30/30 summer hockey camp concept.

A Practice by the Numbers

The following figures relate to a 60-minute practice session.

  • 1 efficient practice will give a player more skill development than 11 games collectively.
  • Each player should have a puck on his or her stick for 8 – 12 minutes.
  • Each player should have a minimum of 30 shots on goal.
  • Players will miss the net over 30% of the time in a minor hockey practice.

A Game By The Numbers (as provided by Hockey Canada)

The following statistics were recorded during a 60-minute Pee Wee level hockey game.

  • Players will have the puck on their stick for an average of 8 seconds per game.
  • Players will take an average of 1 – 2 shots per game.
  • 99% of the feedback coaches give players is when they have the puck. Ironically, players only have the puck on their stick 0.2% of the game
  • Players will take an average of 18 shifts per game.

Small area games

  • Players controlled the puck upwards to 3 minutes
  • Goalies had an average of 48 shots (over 5 per player)
  • Many games average 22 odd man rushes
  • Players were on the ice for 1/3 of game

Sasksport survey

Why do children play sports? 1. To have fun.  2. To learn new skills