Hey Everyone, great board! I have a 9 year old and I wanted to get everyones opinion on when skating becomes "too much"? I currently have my son skating about 15 times a week. Usually get him out on the ice before and after school, then three practices and 2-3 games. Is this too much?
This absurdity does not deserve a response
9 year old, so is this his Brick year? Hope he's playing, otherwise he has no future in the sport.
For those who made a serious response (Like Anita), thank you so much. In regards to those who decided to mock me, I can clearly see how jealous you are of my child. I know everyone says it, but he is a natural on the ice, he's incredible to watch.
I agree with you on the dry land training, we've been doing casual box jumps and pushing tires out in the fields behind Phillips.
In regards to other sports...we got rid of them. No more baseball or lacrosse for my little Dimitri. He is the salt of the earth and all you other parents could only DREAM of getting your child on my team!
remember 10,000hrs. If he does not skate 10,000hrs by his Freshman year, he will not make varsity!!
I wouldn't listen to these people. My son is an 08 and he is on the ice 12 times a week. The only way they get better is by repetition.
If I could back in time I would have just spent the $7M or so on my own rink. Driving to the rink is wasted time and cuts into practice time. lol