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05-25-2011, 06:59 AM
Gino 14
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Originally Posted by Steelhead16 View Post
I see by far the most with kids between the ages of 12-16 and most of those by kids with little experience getting hit. It isn't so much the hitter being more in the wrong but more often than not the hitee putting himself in a bad position through inexperience.
Your arguement doesn't support your stance. You say teach them younger, yet your arguement says inexperience is the culprit. Give the kids extra time to develop their other skills and they will have more time to be able to avoid hits because they don't have to look at the puck while stickhandling. As for coaches teaching bad habits, that's a fault of the system and needs to be corrected, but that happens at all age levels.

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