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08-15-2012, 05:52 PM
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rayuelo
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Talk to your team mates about how to run changes. Ideally, everyone understands and follows the same protocol.

We are beginners, so we keep it simple, and in general, we try to:
- keep the shifts short
- if you're tired, you've been on for way too long
- you jump on when either the line or previous player in your position comes off (you need to be paying attention, as you don't want to miss this).

If you have a coach, they will generally let you know how the line changes work. We do this for my kids' house league teams.

Here is a great article by one of my favorite hockey bloggers, Justin Bourne, on changing on the fly (I wish my rec team was smart enough to do this):

http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2012/0...ge-on-the-fly/

Another perspective on line changes by the same guy:

http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2012/0...-line-changes/

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