Should you be playing a position? My son is in senior novice and next year will be playing with Atoms. Last year the coach had them playing positions, my son played goalie for most of the year but then he wanted to try playing out. We also wanted him to play out because he wasn't learning the game by being in net. Now this year he likes playing out and is one of the better skaters on the team. To most of us, he is obviously a centre or forward because he goes everywhere that puck is and scores alot of goals. Anyway this year is a different coach and he doesn't believe in playing a position. So for the first period my son will play centre then the second the coach puts him on defense (which he doesn't do well in) then the 3rd period he puts him on forward. He does this with the whole team. He even switches the goalies between periods. I can see in some of the kids that they are either better at defense or forward but he switches them up like this all the time and we never win a game. Other coaches watch our team in warm up and think we are this amazing team and then they beat us 10 - 3. Our team can skate really good and this is what the other coaches see before the game. Now next year my son moves up to Atoms and he isn't gonna have a clue. First year of checking and then playing one position. I agree that kids have to learn every position but shouldn't this be done in pre-novice?