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Bantam Information (14U)


USA Hockey's American Development Model

Train To Train
Ages 11-15 Female
Ages 12-16 Male

The focus of this stage is to further develop sports specific skills, begin to introduce competition, and start to emphasize support training to continue development of speed, strength and stamina while maintaining flexibility. Players should consolidate sport specific technical skills with an increased emphasis on hockey and a reduction in the number of other sports played. A continued emphasis is also placed on the development of individual and group tactics. Social and emotional considerations are addressed by placing an emphasis on team-building, group interaction and social activities.

14 & Under (Bantam) 

  • 160 ice sessions
  • 4-5 ice sessions per week 80 minute ice sessions Combined and separate practices for team/position
  • 9 month training calendar
  • 16 skaters and 2 goalies 120-130 quality practices
  • 40-50 games
  • Appropriate off-ice training for LTAD stage