Crazy thought but what if we started teaching kids to play the torpedo system at u8 instead of teaching the 5 common positions? Wouldn’t they learn situational awareness quicker and develop a much greater hockey IQ? What if we thought them the Torpedo system when going on the offensive and a reverse torpedo system in the dzone that would feature a typical Box+1 but upside down set up 2-2-1? Could we eventually change the game to no longer use the terms RW, C, LW, RD, LD? Could we see positions being completely a non-point? Would the constant rotation of players make all players strive for being the most well rounded vs just being vs just being, for example, a defenseman being 1 dimensional like Chara? Imagine a game with 18 Charlie Macavoy vs 18 Connor McDavids. Crazy stuff man.
The torpedo system is nothing new, and like other systems instilled on young kids its bad since it turns them into chess pieces and kills their creativity.
If you want to change things just let them play freely and creatively, let them make mistakes, and ditch the systems.
Yes to all.
My benders been locked in at right wing for four years. Can’t wait for his hs coach to ask him to play d