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01-15-2009, 05:37 PM
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Not sure where you're from but USA Hockey sponsors lots of IP (Initiation Program) hockey leagues at rinks all over the country. I do believe that they also have similar programs throughout Canada.

It's great for kids to get their feet wet. Most of the time you can even rent all or most of the equipment (minus the cup, stick, and mouth piece). They do not do games but a series of coaching stations that work on passing, skating, stick handling, and other hockey skills.

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i had the same concerns for both my boys. one in CT. at 3 years old ( did fine was "player of the year " at 5)
the other at 4 years old in winnipeg ( won a stick at a tournament for being " hardest player ").
so sign him up!
you'll probably be VERY HAPPY with the results. it's amazing how fast they pick it up. ...let us know how it goes. and good luck.

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The poster who replied is wrong, that's due to poor fitting skates.
It can also be weak ankles that will become stronger through more skating.

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It can also be weak ankles that will become stronger through more skating.
A common misconception.

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There's nothing better than watching your son or daughter play hockey. It makes winter enjoyable and it's a blast seeing them grow up, become good teammates and develop as players and people. My son is a second year bantam rep player and it's sad knowing that I only have another three seasons of getting to watch him play.

Have fun.

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