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Re: Torpedo System at u8

No.
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.

Re: Torpedo System at u8

Yes to all.

Re: Torpedo System at u8

anon
No.
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.
Like other systems instilled? Do you mean like the typical 3 forwards and 2 defenseman set up that we teach from day of hockey? OP is suggesting teaching hockey a different way. I agree that torpedo would make the need for “well rounded” players but good luck with getting coaches at the mite and squirt level to teach it properly.

Re: Torpedo System at u8

My benders been locked in at right wing for four years. Can’t wait for his hs coach to ask him to play d

Re: Torpedo System at u8

MagicJuan
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.
People like you shouldn’t be allowed to coach.

Re: Torpedo System at u8

MagicJuan
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.
Imagine saying there could be a u8 game with multiple Connor Mcdavids. Are you from METHuen?