T2T – Basic (Train to Train)

Provincial Team – TRAIN to TRAIN (T2T) Programs (Approximate Ages: 11-14)

For this age group it’s important to be multi-sport. Sign up for another sport during the summer to help develop all fundamental movements of an athletes, regardless of the sport of their choice.

T2T programs are mainly intended for those skaters who have reached their “Growth Spurt” (Peak Height Velocity) and wish to develop better skills and habits for their sport.   Participation in this program expects the incorporation of both OFF ICE as well as ON ICE training.

Your success comes from YOU – It is developed from the dedication & commitment to YOURSELF to achieving YOUR GOAL(s).  There is a MENTAL COMPONENT to every one of these training sessions.

IF their is NO Mental component that “YOU” use to embrace your Commitment to improvement, what will drive you during a training session?  This development of mental skills happens ON a Daily Basis .

Train 2 Train Basic

Since their can be a physiological spread of 4 years in chronological ages in the Training to Train development stage,  SSNB has developed a 2 tiered approach dividing this development stage into Basic (3.1)  and a more Advanced program (3.2).  Only once the 3.1 programs become easy, should you move to the 3.2 programs
Train to Train (T2T) stages are about learning to “build your engines” by growing your aerobic bases while adding to your Speed and full-body fitness windows at a growth stage that is most adaptable to your actual physical growth stage and NOT your chronological age.
FREE BODY Leg squat progression
T2T Dryland Training Targets

July T2T Basic (3.1) Programs

July Weekly Training Program

3.1 July – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

3.2 July – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

3.3 July – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

3.4 July – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

August T2T Basic (3.1) Programs

August Weekly Training Program

4.1 August – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

4.2 August – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

4.3 August – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

4.4 August – T2T (3.1) freebody strength & agility

 Make Sure that You have your Yearly GOAL(s) set and written down

If you want to have success at the PROVINCIAL level:

    • that will require MORE work than at the club level.
  • You will need begin to understand the importance of making the right choices and the effect these choices have on your GOALS if you wish to compete for your PROVINCE.

Success will come to those who give the proper time, focus & directed energy necessary to properly develop the 4 elements of sport (Technical, Tactical, Mental and Physical).

Success comes from a focused and progressive approach to improvement in all 4 areas. Development will not be the same speed for everyone.   At this stage you are beginning to make choices for YOURSELF and learning to live with the results from those choices.

At this stage in your development, YOU need to develop a good work ethic along with a focus on developing good Technical skills. Proper refinement of technical skills at this stage is Critical —ALONG with your physical development.

Success will not always happen. There will be trying times when you will need the support of others to help you through hard times.

If we truly WANT something – We need to LEARN to stay focused on our goals and learn to work through the hard times.   There are plenty of good skills to be learned from defeats – but only if we look for them.

Success is developed from the DAILY habit of your dedication and commitment to yourself.


Flexibility/ balance/ agility programs – important requirements for ALL levels/ages of skaters. With growth – Flexibility and Balance are very important and must be worked on a regular basis.
Ball Programs – Can be a good strength developer at ALL ages and can be done safely and inexpensively at home.
Some different ideas for speed of movement drills. 4 – 8 sec Max sprints work as well
Dot Drills:
4 square Drills:

A guide to the needs of your growing body, Your bodies interaction of vitamins and minerals, amounts needed and the food types to get them from. Teach them to make the healthy food choices.

More information on proper nutition can be found at www.dietitians.ca

YOUR dream, that inspires YOUR commitment and dedication, is a worthwhile goal! 
A goal – without YOUR commitment and dedication will always be “just a dream”p steele