how to get kids into hockey
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07-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Not so fast,
Join Date: Dec 2011
My daughter (almost 8 yrs old) just started. She's taking a hockey 1 class - they're doing forwards, backwards, stopping, falling and supposedly will get into crossovers a little bit towards the end of the 9-week class. After hockey 1 she'll take hockey 2 - crossovers, hockey stops, faster skating & gliding, transitions, etc.
Once she's done hockey 2, they have a class called initiation. This is where they do the basic stickhandling, shooting, passing, rules of the game, positions, etc. After that she should be ready to go into a league.
I've been taking her to public session and we'll be going to stick time this week. She's pretty excited to finally get to use her stick. I'll practice passing with her and just skating around with the puck a little bit.
It's amazing how fast they pick it up. She could barely skate 3 weeks ago. I am pretty sure that within a few months, she'll be a better skater than I am - certainly more confident!
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