Hockey Canada mandates cross ice hockey

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  1. TorMapleJays

    TorMapleJays Registered User

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    Basically if your child is 2010 or up they will be playing a modified game up untill atom (10 and 11) they don't keep score and they focus on skill development. Take away time and space and you develop true hockey senses.
     
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    Absolutely! I'm all for it. A regular sized rink would be like skating on an ocean for these kids.
     
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    Posting some links would be a good idea here. Details are important
     
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    Have already seen it in action. Doesn't change a thing. The kids still are very aware of the score hahaha
     
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    Yeah, I don't know what they plan on changing in the game, but in terms of score, it doesn't matter if the score is on the board or not, the kids know exactly how many goals each side put up. Before they started keeping score and wins and losses, after each game my nephew could tell me how many goals were scored on each side.
     
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    It's designed to take away time and space. It's based on the hockey USA model. Hockey is a game of lateral movement and they did some analytical tests and found that half ice and cross ice hockey kids had much more puck touches, body contact, puck battles shots and goals. It's just a perfect ratio and it was the closest resemblance to the pro game they could find. Your going to see some very very gifted puck handlers and vision developed out of this program. I am fully behind this as I have seen the results first hand already.

    Plus the games are very exciting
     
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    The thing is the keeping score and friendship part that rubs people the wrong way. Like the goal limit on kids.

    This is what they should do, instead of having age groups, have skill groups, it's that simple.
     

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