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Re: Hockey Parent Buy In Needs To Be Better

if your kid is a good athlete, has desire. i would focus up to 12 on skating and small ice pickup. they should shoot some pucks and stick handle, no need to over do it. also they need to do other sports and take at least a 2-3 month break from skating on ice. muscle overuse injuries/body fatigue are real. After 12 they’re are a lot of different factors including size, athleticism, strength and skill start to become bigger factors. skill gaps become tighter, private coaching and workouts will help.

i would skip tournaments up to bantam, even after that. we never did them in the summer except 1st year bantam , but did do weekly skills 2-3 times. small groups.

focus on skating edge work. when your a freshman with a good chance of making a d1 program, or tracking on a prep varsity your in good shape.

Re: Hockey Parent Buy In Needs To Be Better

Some of you are going to be so ****** when your 16 year old starts drinking with friends and or finds out that girls are way more fun than hockey. I don't care how elite your kid is, the first girl that let's him get his hands on her will make him forget what hockey even is.

But hey, go for it, give him all the hockey can get. I'm sure all those experts who say that much hockey or any one sport for an 11 year old is insane are wrong.

15? Yeah, needs to commit, on ice, off ice, video, all of it.

Re: Hockey Parent Buy In Needs To Be Better

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Some of you are going to be so ****** when your 16 year old starts drinking with friends and or finds out that girls are way more fun than hockey. I don't care how elite your kid is, the first girl that let's him get his hands on her will make him forget what hockey even is.

But hey, go for it, give him all the hockey can get. I'm sure all those experts who say that much hockey or any one sport for an 11 year old is insane are wrong.

15? Yeah, needs to commit, on ice, off ice, video, all of it.
Train em young. You can have a nice girl waiting and down a few beers after the games.

Re: Hockey Parent Buy In Needs To Be Better

Dude never played hockey in hs. Girls like going to watch their boyfriends play hockey. Then go out after the game. Pile on the skills before they get the girlfriends.