If you are coaching and or working with an 8 & U team please refer to the document regarding our MEAHA policy. All 8 & U players and teams must abide by this policy, in short all 8 & U players and teams will be playing cross- ice games only. 8 & U players can not request to play up a level. 8 year olds can play on extended teams at the end of the season when they are 8.
Based on the success of USA Hockey Skills and Drills for the Complete Player and Coach, USA Hockey is pleased to announce an off-ice companion, Off-Ice Training for the Complete Player and Coach.
USA Hockey, in conjunction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), has developed a DVD-Rom with over 400 hockey-specific skills and exercises. Each exercise has been designed to improve a player’s strength, conditioning and agility which are crucial to on-ice performance.
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Do you think playing hockey is a good thing? Check out this site. You might find the quote from Coach Parker has some food for thought:
Jack Parker, Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach at Boston University, says he is starting to recruit more athletes from out-of-state instead of Massachusetts high school and club stars who play hockey almost year round. "By the time I see these kids, they are bored, burned out, and often injured," he says. "There are more players ready to play college hockey in California and Texas right now than in Massachusetts because they don't play it year round. Specialization is killing hockey in our state."