how to get kids into hockey
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07-23-2012, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
I don't know how it works in the US but is there a local Minor Hockey Association? A group that runs local youth hockey under the over-arching umbrella of USA Hockey?
If so, find that group. Up here in Canada we start at the 'initiation' level that handles kids between 3 and 6, is there something like that? (Quick googling only shows the 'Mite' level as 8 and under... my kids started age 3 and 4, maybe we're spoiled up here..)
A learn to skate program is fine but I feel that kids learn faster at a structured hockey practice than they do in one of these programs, plus they're fully geared up so if they fall down it doesn't hurt and they quickly lose any fear of wiping out. Plus they're learning how to skate in the context of hockey and getting them into actually playing the game faster which develops an enjoyment of the game.
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