Thread: Great Britain: Hockey in Britain part 3
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02-26-2013, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats View Post
Looks decent but no hope of any form of semi-pro hockey there by the looks of it, hopefully they'll be able to put out some junior teams soon and maybe an NIHL2 team, which also gives the kids coming through the Manchester junior setup somewhere to go if they're not good enough to play for Trafford.
Hey I don't care and I'm not even Brit but just get the pads down. Give kids ice time. Maybe even some non coached time. Throw the sticks at centre ice pick teams, let them learn to dangle, spin-a-rama, toe drag. flash the glove all for fun instead of the pressure of winning.
Slovenia has under 1000 players and 7 indoor rinks but yet made the Olympics. Do you think natural ice and kids just gaining confidence buy playing shiny has anything to do with it?
Yes coaching is important but give the kids some time to fck around and be individuals (they'll police themselves) and you can't do that if there's no ice time.
Did Jonathan Drouin learn this from a coach or from fcking around with his buddies all day?

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