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10-23-2012, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by leeaf83 View Post
A new thing that's popping up is adult beginner hockey/skating. Understandably it can be embarassing for an adult at the notion of learning to skate with little kids but these programs are designed for adults wanting to play. I'm sure they exist in edmonton.


Now goaltending, its going to be a bit of a process for you, can't possibly go from non-skater to goalie overnight. I'd highly reccomend a year of playing forward first to learn the skating and shooting, then a year of defense to help with the backwards skating first. It will also help your play, goalies need to understand the thought process of the forwards attempting to score on them as well as their own defense.
I absolutely agree. While a full year is not really necessary, understanding how each position sees the game is a huge advantage when playing goalie. Starting out as a skater develops the fundamentals you will use when you transfer to goaltending the learning curve will be much smaller.

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