First Attempt In Learning = Fail hockey meme

I get so many messages from people asking me:

“how can I get started back into hockey?”
“I want to get back into hockey but I am out of shape”
“hockey is to expensive I can’t afford it”
or the best one…
“I don’t know how to play and don’t want to make a fool out of myself”

Well today I am going to tackle that last one first!   First off it is “OK” not to know how to play… but you have to JUST START… Hence my FAIL = First Attempt In Learning Hockey Meme…  With that in mind you can do a little research on the web first!   There are so many great resources on the internet such as this page UCH or the Following pages: (not in any particular order)

  1. My good friend Chris and his great hockey Tutorial page
  2.  Jeremy Weiss great hockey coaching tutorials
  3. Jeremy Rupke great hockey coaching tutorials
  4. Hockey Shot:  Amazing off-ice hockey training equipment at it’s best!

Ice hockey is the purest form of the sport… doesn’t mean it is the only hockey available to you…  My good friend Dave Scioscia always reminds me “Hockey is hockey”  and as simple as that sounds… Hockey can be played on the ice, on foot, street, roller, sled, floor, knee, etc.. you get my point…    So when I hear people say “I don’t know how to skate or I don’t skate well or I haven’t skated since I was a kid” those excuses don’t apply.

There are plenty of growing activities out there that offer recreational floor hockey or even Adult Clinics that will teach you how to skate, shoot, drills, etc…   just use that little thing called “google” and do a few searches in your town/area…  Even go to the local ice rink and ask for information on adult instructional Leagues or AIL…  Hockey gives you so much opportunity that wasn’t there when we where kids… So get out there and don’t be afraid to fail…  and if you feel like you’ve failed just remember it was your FIRST ATTEMPT IN LEARNING!

Brent Dolan
Upper Corner Hockey

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