Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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I am the Liquor
I still havent had any reasonable or (any) answers to my question.
1. Why not have the choice to put your kid into either a contact or a non contact league?
2. If hitting causes brain injuries, why have hitting at ANY age level, including adults?
Well, every parent has this choice. I wouldn't choose to put my son in a non contact league. If I was considering it, I would look at the quality of development (I would like to think that the development of players skills,(Cardio, hand eye, muscle) and personal skills(Competition, teamwork) and feel that it would have to be positive for my child/athlete. Then determine what is acceptable risk.
As far as hitting at any age, I can only speak to my present knowledge and will omit bantam and midget.(I don't have any data, or experiential knowledge.)
As an adult, there isn't a league that has contact other than those who get paid to play. If you are getting paid, you know your risks.
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