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10-16-2013, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by beth View Post
OMG he's 5. At that age, they should be given a straight stick to start off anyways. Dad, you are way overthinking this! lol!

I don't even ask whether kids want a righty or lefty stick. I just give them a stick and tell them to hold it like they're playing hockey, and then switch sticks if I've given them the wrong one.

When you're on the ice, you can always tell when a new kid (or new adult, really) has the wrong stick, because they'll one-hand it in the wrong hand.
This is pretty much the bottom line. Give the kid a stick and say "hold it like you're playing hockey" and let him play that way.

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