Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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I don't think it's like a graduated listen at all. The parents control a kids driving. Teaching a kid how to hit and then tell him not to is like taking a viagra and telling your penis to go to sleep.
The general consensus is we're producing safer drivers with graduated licences. You viagra analogy is stupid. Get them comfortable, get them used to it. BTW this is coming next year we're going to work on it so when evaluations come up next Septmeber the second years are killing the first years because the whole dynamic of the game has changed! There are smarter ways to do it.
How does a parent control a kid running another kid on the ice? My analogy is that you're easing them into it so they can get comfortable and used to it slowly, rather than tossing kids who played Atom last year onto the ice with kids that have a full season of contact under their belt + an additional year of growth and development. You can introduce checking in peewee in clinics, run full practices and even scrimmages on your team with contact in preparation for contact in bantam.
Its a HUGE adjustment to how the game is played, why not take your time. I appluad the decision.
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