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  1. Craig Shaw says:

    I was lucky enough to go to Howie Meeker hockey schools for two weeks for four summers. As a late starter to hockey at age 10, his hockey school for two weeks — with over 60 kids on the ice I might add — did more for my development than what I got out of minor hockey for six full months. His sessions were similar to what you will find under the ‘practice plans’ in the American Development Model. If you are a coach of 5 to 12 year olds, you might want to take a look at http://www.admkids.com, by the way.

    It is strange to me that so many well meaning adults unintentionally suck the life out of the game by pressuring young children to play and practice like Junior A players. Blatherwick and Meeker are music to my ears!

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