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#1761 Babying

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:16 AM

View Postdigitalmonkey, on 20 September 2017 - 05:02 AM, said:

I think it's dumb.

I concur.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:13 AM

I am still torn..Its supposed to teach kids certain skills...

USA hockey is doing a lot of good things by providing minor hockey tools to coach kids the same way with a uniform training program to follow..
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:45 AM

My little guy is starting paperweight this year and stepping into the 3 on 3 cross ice change. I've been to the meetings, listened to hockey Canada, and my take is this:
Parents hate it because it doesn't fit the eye. In our lifetime, this isn't what hockey looks like. But what are the goals of minor hockey? My coaching goals every year were the same: have fun, and improve the kids skill level. So what does 3 on 3 small space do? It creates more on ice time. More touches of the puck. Playing full ice with paperweights is simply a race up and down the ice usually won by the fastest kid. This creates more shots. Skill levels will improve at a much more rapid rate. Kids will have a ball. We scrimmaged at practice many times over the years cross ice, and the kids always have a ball. So improve skill levels and have fun? Check and check.
My one disagreement is the talk of playing without goalies. That will create a deficit as kids get older because goalies will not have started until later ages.
As a hockey involved person for my whole life, I don't like the way it feels either. But I'm willing to give it a chance because I see what they're trying to do.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

Chris. You make great points and agree with it all.

When we first came here I was a bit taken aback by the cross ice. Adrian started at 4 years old full ice. Here they are playing cross ice at the mite level. After a while it made a lot of sense to me , and my younger one Mateo is now 6 and I think he is a better skater and does a lot more at this age than Adrian did.

I took the USA hockey coaching courses and now certified. While some concepts were different to me from the Canadian system, it makes a lot of sense.

Like we still at the Peewee level donít have delayed offsides. Doesnít kick in until Bantam. Meanwhile Adrian has played with delayed offsides since he was 5.

There is a reason for all this and while some things look different than what we are used to they are designed by smart Hockey people in Hockey Canada and USA Hockey.

Iím really impressed with what I have seen. If you told Me 30 years ago I would be in the middle of California with this much hockey around me I would have laughed.

I have seen so many kids burnt out of hockey because of idiot parents pushing them. They need to start by having fun and falling in love with the game. If they want to work hard when they get older and take it more serious itís up to them

I donít have visions of my kids playing professional hockey. It wonít happen , but is there a chance they might play US college hockey , possibly.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:37 PM

We have a pretty cool opportunity if it works out..

The Jr Vegas Golden Knights U14 goalie went down with a serious injury and is out for 3 months..The coach has reached out to us to see if Adrian would like to come for a few games..

Problem is Adrian is U12 Peewee and this is a U14 Bantam level...Not sure if he is ready for it, but they seem to think so..It would be pretty cool experience for him and he gets to put on the Golden Knights Jersey..

The coach is Evan Zucker..Brother of NHLer Jason Zucker of the Wild..

Still some red tape to jump thru with releases and schedules but hopefully it will happen.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

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After much discussion my daughter has decline the offer. She really was on the fence and did decide to join, however I think leaving her old team won out.

One of the reasons she decided to not go to Rep Softball was because she wanted to play Rep soccer.

We finally got the email. She made a Rep soccer team. I should not have put my eggs into one basket and only try out for one team. However I thought she was good enough that the team would take her.

Now I have to try and train my younger daughter to be a better Softball pitcher. I found a place to train them in the winter time. Cost was $340 in Oshawa for 16 weeks. Awesome driving to Oshawa on Monday nights starting in November

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

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One of the reasons she decided to not go to Rep Softball was because she wanted to play Rep soccer.

We finally got the email. She made a Rep soccer team. I should not have put my eggs into one basket and only try out for one team. However I thought she was good enough that the team would take her.

Now I have to try and train my younger daughter to be a better Softball pitcher. I found a place to train them in the winter time. Cost was $340 in Oshawa for 16 weeks. Awesome driving to Oshawa on Monday nights starting in November

Drop her off. Quick ride to Port Perry. Make money. Come back pick her up
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

View Postserge, on 11 October 2017 - 08:43 AM, said:



Drop her off. Quick ride to Port Perry. Make money. Come back pick her up

Lol donít think I can do it in a hour



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

Epic game for Adrian's team today..We travelled up to Cupertino to face the Cougars..

We ended up winning the game 5-1 , however the game was filled with bullshit shenanigans..The Ref lost control of the game and our kids lost control of their cool..Led to a lot of penalties and misconducts.

Adrian was involved in a controversial play that seems to have gone our way and he is lucky. With the game out of hand and 2 minutes away for an easy victory one of our kids gets run into the boards. It was a pretty violent hit from behind. So Donovan one of our better players goes to the aid of his teammate and goes to jump the offending kid...He is about to go nuts on him, this is when Adrian leaves his crease and jumps on Donovan to pull him off before he did something really stupid.

So all this is unacceptable on all counts , the bad hit to start it, but our kid for making things worse..They call Adrian for 2 min for "first to intervene"...Its like a 3rd man in rule which is supposed to lead to a game misconduct and an automatic suspension. The play happened not too far from Adrian , so its not like he skated across the ice..It was in our zone in the corner.

Adrian was not going into fight, just to stop his teammate from doing any damage to the other kid. The refs make two mistakes on this play IMO, they give Adrian this penalty as if he is going into fight, then they ALSO dont give him the game misconduct they are supposed to.

I think he should of got 2 minutes for leaving the crease...In the end it seems Adrian dodged a bullet by not getting a game misconduct and the suspension...It was not a pretty scene for a Peewee game and hope we learn from it and learn to keep our cool...

Adrian was given the A this year, the only goalie in Fresno to don the A...Its rare for a goalie to get it..But he needs to control himself as now this is his 3rd penalty in as many games.

The bright side the team is 4-0 and seems a good shot to contend for a state title this year..Something that has alluded us the last 2 years..Regular season champs and fizzle in playoffs.
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