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First time playing hockey(Inline) I need some help!

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12-07-2009, 10:36 AM
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First time playing hockey(Inline) I need some help!

Well, long story short i really wasnt a hockey fan but now I cant get enough( Im 16)

My sisters fiance has always played inline hockey and in leagues with some friends and this year I decided to join them. Its a mens league and the average age of my team is 25-26 while im 16 but i have enough size and strength to keep up. I got some equipment off craigslist and started skating for the first time about 2 weeks ago. I am a very quick learner and have gotten decent but really lack all of the essentials

Skating fast, Backwards, Crossovers, Shooting fast and accurate, And puck handling while skating


I had my first game yesterday and I did not even get to take 1 shot. It was kind of a deer in headlights. I touched the puck maybe 5 times. I wasnt getting in the passing lanes and wasnt set u to score at all.

The real question i guess is: Can anyone teach me or pint me in the direction of learning how to play hockey and understand hockey completely? Strategies too


I watch hockey games now but really cant understand how to play like that.

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You just have to practice, to get better.

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Skate as much as possible as often as possible. The stick work stuff is important later, but for now concentrate on your skating. Skate everywhere all the time. If you skate consistently a lot of it will come to you naturally.

If you can find cheap group lessons somewhere, sign up.

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Well, long story short i really wasnt a hockey fan but now I cant get enough( Im 16)

My sisters fiance has always played inline hockey and in leagues with some friends and this year I decided to join them. Its a mens league and the average age of my team is 25-26 while im 16 but i have enough size and strength to keep up. I got some equipment off craigslist and started skating for the first time about 2 weeks ago. I am a very quick learner and have gotten decent but really lack all of the essentials

Skating fast, Backwards, Crossovers, Shooting fast and accurate, And puck handling while skating


I had my first game yesterday and I did not even get to take 1 shot. It was kind of a deer in headlights. I touched the puck maybe 5 times. I wasnt getting in the passing lanes and wasnt set u to score at all.

The real question i guess is: Can anyone teach me or pint me in the direction of learning how to play hockey and understand hockey completely? Strategies too


I watch hockey games now but really cant understand how to play like that.

Referring to the bolded. I'm 18 and I'm 6'1 245 and I'm not the fastest out there, but I'm most effective in front of the net when I play. You just have to skate as much as you can, and the your shot will get better over time.

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To echo what everyone else has told you... play more. And, watch other players. I consider myself a student of the game - almost to the point of not enjoying watching an NHL game sometimes. I watch how they skate, shoot and pass and where they position themselves on the ice.

I also learn from the more experienced/skilled players that I play with. But just keep at it and good luck!

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