Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-10-2013, 09:47 AM
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Yeah, shame on us for doing what's in the best interest of the majority.
I was rather interested in this debate until I saw the above quote.
Making changes that affect everybody for "the greater good" is a really slippery slope that can impinge on human freedoms. I'm not saying this is the first step in becoming some crazy world where all our actions are dictated or anything like that, but by simply accepting things like this, you're limiting your decisions on how to raise your kid.
I'd say that the most important thing that can be done is to educate parents as much as possible on the pros/cons of hitting hockey and allow them to make an INFORMED decision.
If, at that point, they don't want their kids playing in a contact league, they can sign them up for a non-contact league.
TL;DR - Educate the parents then allow them to make the decision
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