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04-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats View Post
By "capacity utilisation" I mean making the best possible use of the ice time you do get. With good coaching, suitable drills to improve the players, competitive games against other teams.

That simply doesn't happen.
I'm sorry but based on my experience up here, once again, I disagree.

It may be that in the Thames Valley coaches struggle to utilise their ice time effectively but here in Nottingham we have some excellent coaches who, when they can get onto the ice, make full use of the time available.

As for playing competitive games against other teams, its that ice time thing again. As I'm sure you are aware, the generally accepted policy regarding rec hockey teams is that if you arrange a game you're supposed to be able to both host and travel, not an easy task for teams who play in well-utilised rinks. So it becomes all training with perhaps a bit of a scrimmage thrown in at the end. Hardly inspiring stuff long-term, nor the stuff to develop a legacy of home-grown talent from.

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