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Re: Parent Reactions

Anyone can use the internet here guys . Seems to me a bunch of 13 year olds are conversing here.. get a life

Re: Parent Reactions

How many people (coaches, parents, players) actually take time to read the USA Hockey rule book? I would guess it's very few. Parents freak out because they see things on the ice they don't like and yell about it. Most, even if they have played hockey, don't know the actual rules since it's mostly information passed down that is outdated. That said, the kids know what they have been told by parents and coaches, but realistically, they think they know the real rules, but don't. So in my opinion, this is why parents go crazy yelling at referees and coaches.

Re: Parent Reactions

ANON
How many people (coaches, parents, players) actually take time to read the USA Hockey rule book? I would guess it's very few. Parents freak out because they see things on the ice they don't like and yell about it. Most, even if they have played hockey, don't know the actual rules since it's mostly information passed down that is outdated. That said, the kids know what they have been told by parents and coaches, but realistically, they think they know the real rules, but don't. So in my opinion, this is why parents go crazy yelling at referees and coaches.


I have parent on my team who would loose his mind after every "bad" call and lay into the refs. He also couldn't handle junior loosing puck battles to stronger players.

So, after he ignored my requests to zip it, I had the ref throw him out of a game invoking USA Hockey's Zero Tolerance policy.

Now he is quite as a church mouse!

Re: Parent Reactions

USA Hockey is a joke, the kids should be checking in squirts! Learning how to give and take a check at an early age.

Re: Parent Reactions

ANON
USA Hockey is a joke, the kids should be checking in squirts! Learning how to give and take a check at an early age.

I'm a big believer in this. I know they want to keep kids in the game for longer, but it seems to me you could play no check at Tier 2 (BHL, EHF Tier 1, EMHL, VHL, etc.) and let the Tier 1 players play with contact (EHF Elite, E9). Then there's a place for kids to play no check until bantam (or even extend that rule up to older ages), and a place for the more skilled players to learn real hockey at a younger age.

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ANON
USA Hockey is a joke, the kids should be checking in squirts! Learning how to give and take a check at an early age.

I'm a big believer in this. I know they want to keep kids in the game for longer, but it seems to me you could play no check at Tier 2 (BHL, EHF Tier 1, EMHL, VHL, etc.) and let the Tier 1 players play with contact (EHF Elite, E9). Then there's a place for kids to play no check until bantam (or even extend that rule up to older ages), and a place for the more skilled players to learn real hockey at a younger age.

That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. Kids move around yearly. Plenty of kids in tier 1 black as talented as elite and E9 kids. Plenty of kids who play town for financial or travel reasons. Fortunately the EHF allows a higher physical level of play but home on man. I have a kid who plays EHF but you sound like a hockey snob. I think they should be checking from the time they start playing (little kids give little checks. Start them early so they get used to being more physical) but it's rediculous to think the Fed and E9 should play with different rules than every other league out there. FYI, 90% of FED is going to end up in the same place as 90% of town