Just drafted my team for the year and I don't know most of the kids, which is a first for me since I got the short end of the stick in the drawings. I was wondering if people could offer me some advice on ways they've run their 1st couple practices that maximized team building. It's a rec league, so this is new teams every year and most of the successful teams are the ones that are able to develop chemistry quickest. I have a bunch of older kids, so they should know the drill and respond well based on the feedback I got from other coaches on who they are. But I also have several younger kids; 12-16 age bracket, mostly 13-15, as 15's are based on November birthdays and 12's have to be exceptions. I also have 3-4 assistant coaches this year, so I have the personnel to break into at least 2 separate squads (12 kids + goalie in total, figure 8-10 show up every practice). Appreciate any suggestions.