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Skating, skills, skating, skills, skating, skills. Isn’t everyone always droning on about development and how “it’s all about development”? Now you’ll truly be able to see how good your kids coach is because it’s going to be practice and development all year long. Taking a year off because there are no games is ridiculous. If your kid loves the game he’ll be just fine with practice for a year.
playing out of state games already lined up by organization and also local "scrimmages" that will happen
Three skates a week and a few long weekend ski trips to break it up.
Here's an idea...
Give them the options available and let them tell you which one THEY want to do.
The idea certain groups of kids skill wise are going to escape this thing unscathed is wishful thinking. With the exception of some very elite kids everyone is going to lose something from this. It won’t be a problem getting kids committed to the weekly skills sessions in September but if this thing drags on for months a lot half decent players are going to lose a little steam. Happens to everyone and kids are no different.
Back to the ponds...Don’t forget the ponds