Is he a righty or lefty?
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10-11-2009, 05:06 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buffalo, N.Y.
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Teach him to shoot with the opposite hand he writes. Much better to have your dominant hand as your top hand.
I'm right-handed, but in every sport, I prefer my dominant (right) hand near the butt-end of the stick, so I shoot and bat "lefty." It's probably an advantage if I go to poke check with one hand, but it's not horribly significant. It's just far more comfortable for me. But on the flip side, plenty of people are able to survive playing hockey with their weak hand on the top of the stick.
This may or may not be the case with your son, but keep in mind that it's possible that a right-handed kid may be extremely uncomfortable shooting righty and vice-versa. I would say don't push him either way, get him a flat-blade stick and he'll sort it out for himself.
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