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04-11-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by qmechanic View Post
Ideally, I think they should work on their skating first, but most adults would be unhappy and bored doing skating drills for an hour. We only have 2 coaches (1 if I'm not there), so it would be hard to do small group instruction.
Further to my above post, I disagree with this. Most beginners want to see progress. If they aren't doing tight hockey turns, show them how and make them practice until they get it. Far from being boring, you'll see them using any excuse they can to use that new "tool" every chance they get.

Keep in mind that if you are feeling they are stalled, they are probably feeling the same way too. I sincerely believe most of them would welcome a good long session of "back to basics" hockey skating lessons. Most are probably to embarrassed to ask for help on some of those fundamentals.

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