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Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

anon
JB
PW Minor is great year to nail down PP and PK kids. Not saying that in September a coach should have specific PP lines but by mid to end of year maybe have group of 6-7 kids that can all handle it well.
Yeah because at 11 you should be ensuring that 3rd line kids see as little ice as possible.

Reality check, 2 maybe 3 kids on your team are elite, the rest are interchangeable with almost every player in the league. Roll your top kids (because sports is a meritocracy) and interchange the others throughout the season. If not, I'll set your PP and PK lines for you.

PP 1, top 2 forwards and head coaches kid Defense will be best d-man with ass't coaches kid. There is some wiggle room if you only have one decent forward for the other ass't coaches kid to get PP1 time.

PK 1 Top forward and head coaches kid, best dman and ass't coaches kid
Thanks Dad! Hope you enjoyed running my kid out of town to gain more ice time for your kid. :joy:

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

anon
anon
JB
PW Minor is great year to nail down PP and PK kids. Not saying that in September a coach should have specific PP lines but by mid to end of year maybe have group of 6-7 kids that can all handle it well.
Yeah because at 11 you should be ensuring that 3rd line kids see as little ice as possible.

Reality check, 2 maybe 3 kids on your team are elite, the rest are interchangeable with almost every player in the league. Roll your top kids (because sports is a meritocracy) and interchange the others throughout the season. If not, I\\\\\\\'ll set your PP and PK lines for you.

PP 1, top 2 forwards and head coaches kid Defense will be best d-man with ass\\\\\\\'t coaches kid. There is some wiggle room if you only have one decent forward for the other ass\\\\\\\'t coaches kid to get PP1 time.

PK 1 Top forward and head coaches kid, best dman and ass\\\\\\\'t coaches kid
Thanks Dad! Hope you enjoyed running my kid out of town to gain more ice time for your kid. :joy:
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Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

The correct answer is that you're a youth hockey coach of 12 year olds. Teach your PP and PK to the entire roster. Help them all develop. Whatever group is up when it's a PP or PK goes out. Your job is to coach and teach ALL of the kids. If you have a few kids that aren't great offensively, make them PK specialists and make a kinda big deal about it. And if you're spending more than 3 minutes at the end of practice working on special teams at the pee wee level than you are wasting valuable ice time.

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

anom
The correct answer is that you're a youth hockey coach of 12 year olds. Teach your PP and PK to the entire roster. Help them all develop. Whatever group is up when it's a PP or PK goes out. Your job is to coach and teach ALL of the kids. If you have a few kids that aren't great offensively, make them PK specialists and make a kinda big deal about it. And if you're spending more than 3 minutes at the end of practice working on special teams at the pee wee level than you are wasting valuable ice time.
Woah!!! A serious question answered with a serious, thoughtful and very accurate response. This board has gone to hell. I'm off to bed.

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

My kids team has 5 coaches. The PP unit is easy to figure out…it’s the PK that’s a problem

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

My older kid plays midgets for one of the top programs in the country. The coach rolls the lines for PP and PK. His explanation is he wants to develop all the kids and work on their inefficiencies and there's no other way to do it than playing time and coaching. He's well connected, high hockey IQ and no one in their right mind would question him because he knows what he'd doing. What's the end game for a peewee coach if he's not looking to develop players who struggle walking the blue line or boxing out in front of the net. The good coaches get so much more satisfaction building the confidence of the weaker players and seeing them develop over time.

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

The previous post is spot on. I played for a very noted junior coach many years ago and he didn't even show us the PP at that level. He told us that we had one more guy than they did and to use our creativity to figure it out.

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

common sense says to roll the lines and give them all a chance to play all situations.

Re: Serious question…PeeWee PP and PK

It is hilarious!!! The daddy coaches start running there sons out on both lines and double **** over the rest of the team Because a freaking win at 12 years old and that extra shift really freaking matters hahaha!!!!! Clowns. Yeah daddy coach if you’re reading and wondering if everybody’s watching you’re **** right we are we’re watching it all congrats and we’re laughing are asses off at you over beers later!!! So called development of the team right out the window blahahah!!!!