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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.