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05-01-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyB View Post
This is definitely something I've noticed as well. There is very, very little around here that seems directed towards beginner players. The overall vibe is one of, if you didn't grow up in the sport, we don't have anything for you.
This is both the blessing and the curse of hockey culture. It has a strong core-community that keeps the game accessable at a grass roots level, but the core-community is so insular that it inhibits the growth of the game.

I think the problem is not that the game is inaccessable to beginners, its that it is inaccessable to adult beginners.

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