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12U: Coaching and Parenting in Pursuit of Meaningful Wins

When you spend countless hours at the rink, it's hard not to get caught up in where your team ranks in the league standings. However, in younger age groups like the 12-and-under level, the focus of your ice time should be on individual skill development and not on the win column.
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ABC'S OF ADM
(W) Wrist Shot
The wrist shot is still king, even in the NHL. Here are some technique tips for peewee-aged players looking to improve their shot.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Q: What's the best gift for 12U players?
A: 'Tis the season when peewee players are thinking about sticks, pucks and presents. We don't recommend trading in your helmets for Santa Claus hats, but here's how coaches (and parents) can indeed give a great gift to their players.
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