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Re: improving skills

I actually like that advice - for a Mite. By second year Squirt, he probably will be a little old for that.

The key is edgework. Slow, methodical edgework to build the muscle memory. The problem with that is, it's boring for younger kids.

It's also a bit of chicken and egg thing, too. If he is a good skater, he will enjoy the game more. But, he's too young to know if hockey is really his thing, too, so doing skills could be a waste of time and money.

You'll probably have to mention generally where you are located to get recommendation on skills.