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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