Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 01:34 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Gregor had some guy on his show a long time ago, there was a studying suggesting that having hitting earlier would actually better.
The reasoning was at peewee kids bodies are changing far too much and aren't on an even playing field. Add hormones and it was suggested that kids that learn to hit when there is less testostrone would learn the safe way to hit.
I agree with this approach.
12 thru 14 is the wrong age to introduce hitting. You either wait until the growing is done, or you introduce it earlier.
A bunch of 10 & 11 year old boys learning to hit strikes me as the perfect time... Still young enough to be similar in size and young enough to listen to instruction without hormones taking over entirely. Plus you can still scold a (particularly aggressive) 10 year old and have a positive outcome from it.
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