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07-08-2013, 09:23 AM
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tarheelhockey
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It really depends on whether you take lessons, or decide try and teach yourself.

If you take lessons, I think you can go from 0 to beginner-level hockey in about 6 months to a year. Depending on how often you practice and what skills you're being taught. It really isn't so bad once you get the fundamentals down -- stride, crossovers, stopping, backing up.

If you decide to teach yourself, it's going to take A LOT longer unless you're literally going out there every day to work on it, and even then you are going to end up with holes in your game. I recommend against teaching yourself if your goal is to play hockey. Not just because you won't be as good of a player, but also as a matter of protecting yourself and others.

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