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Have you read through the USA hockey rule changes that are coming? How about the recommendations for the next rule change year. Jr hockey not included in these changes.
Already approved for 2021-2025 seasons
1. 624(b)Icing the Puck Prohibits all Youth levels of play to legally ice the puck during shorthanded situations. Only exceptions are High School and Adult classifications.
2. 630(d)Offside Eliminates tag-up offside at all Youth levels of play. Immediate offside is now applied at all levels except High School and Adult classifications.
3. Glossary Age Classifications Removes description of each age group (i.e. Squirt) and adds in 15 Only Tier I age classification.
Discussion for next rule year
1. Checking prohibited outside of high school hockey
No, I am not making this up.
Read them all here:
Some of these are ridiculous.
I dont know most are reasonable, except why would you need 4 officials for a youth game unless your trying to have it cost more? Cripes years back it was always just 2 and things were fine. These are just kids.
"Allows 4-Official system to be used at the 14 & Under age classification"
Can anyone explain the elimination of delayed offsides at U14?
To train the player to regroup and make a play instead of just dumping it in.
I love that these guys sat down and decided "You know what, lets change how hockey is played"
Regroups and dump ins are both used at the highest levels. Kids need to learn when one is the right play vs the other. By taking away one option you are actually grooming less creative players. Tag up should be allowed from day 1.