Illinois Hockey PoliceAugust 11 2012 at 10:28 PM
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Does anyone else think with all these rules for the betterment of Illinois Hockey by AHAI through ADM are going oppressive? Are we getting illegally trapped by AHAI forcing players with non flexible rules. Examples are choice rule. No full ice for mites u6. No Mite traveling. Squirt Minor can't tryout AAA. Several able Squirt Minors have left the State to play AAA. The list goes on and on. The good players are being attacked for playing too much hockey. Let people decide what is best for themselves. All else is un american and tyranny.
All aboot the fun?No score for this post
|August 12 2012, 4:26 AM |
Screw AHAI....does nothing for Illinois hockey. Other than driving up the cost of playing and chasing away new hockey players with their nonsensical rules. What ever happening to AHAI claiming that hockey was supposed to be fun and that none of our kids were goingr to the NHL? NOooooooooooooow all of a sudden AHAI does an about face and determines that our kids need more skill and development. NEWS FLASH.........kids want to play GAMES!!! Not cross ice games, not a 5:1 practice/game ratio. It will be interesting to see what type of people are gonna pay $3000 a year for this crap. My younger son has absolutely zero interest in playing cross-ice. After watching his older brother for years he decided to give it a try. All this garbage about how other sports......BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Fact is this isn't other sports. Our kids play this game because it is different and they love it. Seems to me that before the ADM went into full effect, the US had been and still is producing Elite level players. I never remember playing cross ice on the pond....
UGhNo score for this post
|August 12 2012, 5:26 AM |
Are you people for real? Honestly what a bunch of mindless drivel comes out off your heads.
Ugh with a capital UNo score for this post
|August 12 2012, 5:40 AM |
Mindless drivel? This is a blog where you state your opinion. If you are for AHAI and their rules, then state it and why. The guy gave good examples, you just basically stated that their opinion is wrong or a waste of time.
I believe your response was really the mindless drivel.
Mindless DrivelNo score for this post
|August 18 2012, 5:51 PM |
Nice response from the current AHAI President...
I agree 100%No score for this post
|August 12 2012, 7:45 AM |
I could not agree more. This is AMERICA not the USSR.
Are there people who push their kids too far - YES!
Are there abuses at all levels - YES!
However, with USAHockey mandating that no mites can play full ice in 2013-14, we are closing the barn door about 50 years too late. All kids progress in life, academics and sports and different rates. For these clowns to bunch everyone together into a bunch of minimite bs playing crossice garbage will fail. If your kid could add at 5 years old, would you want him to only practice addition for 4 years until he was 9 and then he could try subtraction? Think he would be bored? Could we drop some full ice teams? Fine. But if a kid is actually talented at age 7, he must sit around for 2 more years? One thing is for sure, no need to teach anyone to skate at 4 years old. Might as well wait until 8.
Cannot figure out then, why they don't make squirts 8-10 and add a year. Mites often have 6 years olds playing travel. Let talented 8 year olds play squirt house/travel. That would be a nice compromise, potentially.
Wait and see how UNDEVELOPED many of these players will be who play cross ice. Organizations will push players onto teams at an earlier rate. This is a bunch of government mandated pond hockey, which you can do for free, on a pond.
In America, we the people, are allowed to experiment, think for ourselves, develop our own methods even if they are wrong.
Heh, USSR, sorry USA Hockey, stop trying to make us conform! Take the shackles off the people and the players. Next step - make all players wear red jerseys...
Usa Hockey and AHAINo score for this post
|August 12 2012, 11:22 AM |
I understand that USA Hockey may have good intentions. Other sports also have smaller fields/surfaces and less players per team to allow for more touches. 5X5 Cross ice is what I see these kids playing and this results in less touches and less ice to do anything. Can this be used a an excuse for teams to pack the ice with more kids. Youth hockey in Illinois grew because of the success of the Blackhawks not because of great youth programs and policies. Now with a possible NHL lockout and a watered down hockey experience will people still want to spend the money to get their kids started or stay committed to the sport. So the goals are 1) Keep more kids in Hockey; 2) Have more US NHL players; 3)Improve the Hockey experience. How does watering down the sport reach these goals. It is as though youth hockey just started in Illinois and they are scrambling for a new way to do it. Illinois has had Youth Hockey for 60+ years and they still keep screwing it up. With more interest in the sport shouldn't the sport be breaking barriers to entry instead of setting them up. The jury is out - if done right it may work but currently it looks like it will only water down the experience and cause the best athletes to go to other sports.
Mindless drivelNo score for this post
|August 12 2012, 4:43 PM |
This is America, not the USSR. Are you serious? Get a life and worry about something important - and yes mindless drivel. You people have way to much time on your hands and nothing in your heads if this is the nuts of your thoughts.
not so fastNo score for this post
|August 12 2012, 5:17 PM |
First, AHAI does not govern all hockey in Illinois. Second it does not run a rink. What AHAI does is govern according to what the brain trust at USA Hockey come up with. It does not and cannot control hockey that is played outside its' jurisdiction. Many men's league and rec leagues are already played with no involvement from AHAI/USA Hockey.
My two cents: NHL thinks we don't have enough Americans in NHL so they devise this system; a system that might work great in Russia, Finland or Sweden where rinks are hours apart and winter lasts for 8 months but not necessarily here in the US. Now they are too far down the road to reverse the course without looking like goofs. We are suppose to play X-ice mites but 17 min full ice/65 games at SQ AAA? Seriously?
My guess is that both individual programs and/or leagues are developing alternatives to this gong show. AHAI is somewhat powerless in this regard because there are other affordable options that are now being implemented in other states that implemented the ADM without a whole lot of feedback from the customers (us).
So I ask, was USA Hockey being truthful when they said "tools not rules"??????
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|August 14 2012, 9:58 AM |
Michigan already came up with the answer for this:
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