08 / 04 / 2013

Second Body Checking Clinic (April 7, 2013)

Message from Coach Barry Beck:

Part two of the Standard League body checking clinic was completed April 7 at MegaBox ice rink.

During two hours of contact and body positioning there were no official injuries reported. Whew!!!

Players must now incorporate their practice technique into game conditions. The components that are essential for contact are skating, timing, and body positioning.

As a player your responsibility is to protect yourself at all times. Be prepared for contact at any time, even from the coach if you give the puck away!

The best advice I was ever given was from my first coach at the age of five - "Keep your head up" he said. I got hit once with my head down and it never happened again.

Be aware of your surroundings on ice and your teammates should be helpful with communication of the opponents where abouts.

Thank you to all players who participated.

Regards,

Barry Beck