How much practice for 12-14 y/o?
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09-15-2011, 10:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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at 12-14, he is about to hit his growth spurt. put him on a decent strength regimen at the gym. 3-4 days a week, squat/deadlift/press. keep it simple, add 2-5 pounds of weight every workout, and make sure he gets enought protein.
in addition to that, if he gets out on the ice 2 times a week, and messes around stickhandling/shooting in the garage/basement a couple of times, he will be well ahead of most kids.
You have it backwards. If he is on the ice 2x per week he will be about as far behind his peers as he can possibly be. My 8 year old skates 5-6x per week.
I think age 12 is still too young to do squat/deadlift type excercise. I would focus more on core strength and agility excercises.
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