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02-05-2013, 04:22 PM
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not to create a pilling on penalty to hockey but I was talking to a guy from Toronto and in the GTA the operating budgets for the AAA teams for 11 and 12 year olds is north of $120,000 a year. Full time coach's.............I'll say it again full time coach's for fricken 11 and 12 year old hockey teams. Tons of politics in play on this to as some teams are privately funded: translation rich dad strokes a check for $70 or $80 K so his kid can make the team.
Messier was talking about this on H & L last year and described this out of control trend and used the term "the professionalization of kids sports". At the end of the day it is what it is but he believes kids are better off “in theory” playing multi sports although that may no longer be practical
my boy just started skating lessons this January and I love the innocence of watching a little boy learn such a great game for the 1st time. Hopefully he enjoys the sport and one day can play rec hockey with his buddies
Through all levels of hockey this is the most fun I've ever had playing the game. I have some friends who rent Highlander ice late at night every so often. All we wear is gloves and helmets, its like an indoor game of shinny. We have all different skill levels out there from beginner to junior. It is the best time I've had on the ice since I was a teen .
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