USA Hockey Player Development News

5 Ways to Prepare
for Body Contact
and Checking

With legal body-checking approaching at 14U (for boys) and increasingly physical play beginning for girls, here are five ways 12U players should prepare.
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ABC'S OF ADM
(M) Mean
There's a statistical term that most experienced professional coaches innately understand. It's the mean, which is a midpoint between two extremes.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Q: What skates and stick should I buy?
A: This is a great question and it's something that isn't discussed enough when it comes to youth players. While many shops will try to sell parents top-of-the-line product for their child, it isn't always best for them.
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