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U8: Which Position Should Your Child Play?
11/13/2014
Watch 8U players and try to identify a team’s center, right...

11/13/2014
A hot topic for hockey directors, administrators, coaches, parents,...
Town Hall Meeting on-line
10/09/2014
The digital recording of the Town Hall meeting from September 21...
 
U8: Which Position Should Your Child Play?

Watch 8U players and try to identify a team’s center, right wing or left defenseman. Chances are, the cluster of players chasing the puck or scurrying around will make it pretty challenging. But believe it or not, at this level, that freedom to explore the ice is more beneficial than being pigeonholed into a specific position.

“(At 8U) players shouldn’t be focusing on positions,” said Kevin Patrick, assistant coach of the University of Vermont men’s hockey team. “If they focus too much on what their position is and where they should be, they’re missing out on learning more important aspects of the game.

“What players need to know on the ice is the ability to read, react and adjust to where your teammates are at. That starts at the 8U level and only grows from there.”

Here are three big reasons 8U players shouldn’t be zeroing in on one position but instead trying them all.

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by posted 11/13/2014

A hot topic for hockey directors, administrators, coaches, parents, and players is the placement of female players. Should girls play girls hockey or boys hockey and if they play on a boys team at what age should they transition to an all-girls team?

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by posted 11/13/2014
Town Hall Meeting on-line

The digital recording of the Town Hall meeting from September 21 at the Door Creek Church is now online and posted on the Patriot's Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvYuAMyFjW9XOsJ3KYDjDhA).

To get tot he YouTube Channel, you can either follow the link above or click on the Youtube Icon on the top of the right column on the home page of the website between the link to our Facebook page and the email link.

The Town Hall meeting is broken down into 3 sections, each about 15 minutes long.

Please let me know if you are having any problems reaching the Youtube channel or viewing the content.


by posted 10/09/2014
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