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Five ways for Pee Wees to prepare for checking

By USA Hockey Communications, 05/30/15, 6:45AM CDT


Hockey is a physical game. And just like skating, passing, stickhandling and shooting require practice and skill development, so too does body contact and body-checking. Players should be learning these vital skills through age-appropriate methods at every level, but the Pee Wee level is a crucial preparatory stage. For boys, body-checking is on the horizon, and for girls, the game becomes more physical as well.Click HERE for the full story from USA Hockey.