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11-18-2004, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
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I didn't put my son in hockey camp this year but I did put him in a weekend power skating clinic. What a difference. They worked those kids pretty hard and my son loved it.
Now they have power skating once a month for one of their practices.
At such a young age, power skating should definitely be the first priority. If he loves skating, I'd put him in a skating school that goes once or twice a week. You'll see the difference
However, once his skating is developed, you'll notice how easy he picks up various skills that are taught in hockey schools.
When I was really young my uncle worked really hard on my skating (two years, from about six years old to eight) and after I went to my first competitive try-out my dad and uncle said they could see that I was heads and tails above the others.
So IMHO, your son should concentrate on skating for the first little while, then let him pick up the hockey skills in schools or general practice/games.
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