The Yankton Area Ice Association is sponsoring a Puck Challenge for all registered youth hockey players. The overall goal of this initiative is to increase shot speed, quickness, and accuracy. The players will do the shooting on their own in a garage, against a tarp, into a net, or any other type of shooting station that can handle pucks. Players interested in this off-season shooting incentive must follow the ten-week program, which will run:
April 18 – June 26
June 27 – September 4
-Players who complete one of the Puck Challenge Sessions will each receive a Puck Club Prize (Prizes Yet To Be Determined).
-Players who complete both of the Puck Challenge Sessions will get a Puck Club Prize (Prizes Yet To Be Determined).
Items needed for the 2021 YAIA Puck Challenge
-Pucks (10-20 is recommended)
-Shooting area (Garage, Basement, backyard, etc.)
-Shooting Surface (Shooting Pad, Concrete Floor, Driveway, Plastic Sheet)
-Net, Tarp, Wall, or any type of stationary object that can handle pucks and have established targets to shoot at.
PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST VERIFY COMPLETION OF SHOTS TAKEN
Questions regarding the YAIA Puck Challenge can be referred to Chad Kapla.
Questions regarding how to log the information in NGIN can be referred to Randy Eichacker.
Mini-Mite through Squirt - Regular wrist shots only (all corners)
Peewee through Varsity - Snap shots only (Half lower corners; Half upper corners each day)
Regular wrist shots only - (Half lower corners; Half upper corners each day)
Back foot should be on a bench or bucket equal to knee
Mini-Mite through Squirt - Wrist shots only (Half on the front foot; Half both feet with a step at net /per day)
Peewee through Varsity - Slap shots only (Lower corners only)
Mini-Mite through Squirt - Backhand shots only (all corners)
Peewee through Varsity - Slap shot (Mid to high corners)
Mini-Mite through Squirt - Alternate shots and alternate targets
Peewee through Varsity - Slap shots alternating upper and low corners