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04-05-2011, 12:35 PM
Dump and Chase
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Sorry to hear that you ran into a brick wall with your minor hockey board. That is unfortunate.

I coached both Tim-Bits and a Tyke select team this year. Our Tim-Bits team was one of 6 we had 19 kids with one half ice practice and one game every week.

We ran practices with 6 or 7 minute stations with about 6 kids per station. Our goal was that during practice we wanted at least 50% of the time to be pure fun for the kids. We played lots of freeze tag and shot tennis balls at the kids as they tried to skate cross ice without being hit, all sorts of relays and races. We hooted and hollered, yelled and screamed (in fun). The kids will learn extremely fast if you make it fun.

Attendance at both practices and games was nearly 100% all year on our team while other teams really struggled with getting kids out.

It really is not hard to teach kids hockey by allowing them to have fun.

Once again, sorry for the year you had but fight for change. If you won't, who will?

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