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03-10-2008, 01:58 PM
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frito
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Originally Posted by MW View Post
It's unbelievable how hard it is to get younger house level kids to a) skate all out instead of coasting around everywhere, and b) take short shifts.
I know exactly what you mean on this. I had one player a couple years ago who was particularly bad about coming off the ice when we called for a line change. He would just ignore that we were calling for him. He'd stay out, get the pcuk, attempt a breakaway, get denied by the goaie and be too darn tired to back check. To drill it home to the entire team I finally asked them to point out the fastest player on the team. I had this player skate board to board as fast as he could for a minute. I then had one of my slowest players race him board to board to board and of courese the slower player won. That demonstratin worked for most of the palyers as they began listening for line changes more attentively.

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