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Is it beneficial that my little guy is going to a skating clinic tonight, skills session tomorrow, defensive specific camp on Wednesday, Friday we will hit up the skating treadmill to warm up for his 3 vs 3 that night, Saturday we managed to find a scrimmage and Sunday we have 2 skill sessions lined up. By beneficial I mean will this routine make sure he gets looked at by a few prep coaches? Its not that Im worried he is not good enough, its more that we're worried that his teammates will jump ahead of him (We all know they are skating 6 days a week.) In all honesty, I dont know why his full season team (2-3 practices a week, 60+ games, runs September through March) just doesn't commit to their players year round and offer much more. My oldest son only skated 4-5 days a week, 11 months out of the year and he was just a very average CT public high school player. Really want to do right for my last hockey player :(
Not sure about the u12 age bracket but at u8 parents really need to understand that its about the amount of reps over the year, not about the quality. Go to the rink 6 days a week for about 46-48 weeks a year from mites to bantam and you should have yourself a prep type of player by age 15 or 16. Its facts that need to be spread on here. Not lies!
My son just loves hockey. Every time I ask him if he wants to skate he says yes! 12 months a year. What am I suppose to do, tell him to play another sport? Last time we tried lacrosse all his coach did was yell at him so we will never do that again.
That’s a good amount. I would layer in one additional day w a fig skate for edges. That will round him out