Author Topic: Roller... Yay or Nay?  (Read 792 times)

fistocuffs

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Re: Roller... Yay or Nay?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2018, 01:03:07 PM »
Great observation.  As adults, we seem to sometimes take all the fun out of the fun things in life

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Re: Roller... Yay or Nay?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2018, 02:03:01 PM »
i think that's why kids play roller, because it's fun!. I think coaches and parents want to win so bad that they have taken some of the fun out of ice hockey.

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Re: Roller... Yay or Nay?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2018, 01:29:22 PM »
At the younger ages nearly all of the top ice players play roller extensively. Those kids simply get significantly more time playing the game and really start to pull away. It also teaches a ton of concepts that dont get taught as well on ice because of the open rink 4v4 format, such as playing with your head up, creative playmaking etc. Roller kids also pick up passing much earlier because it is easier with more space and necessary for success in roller. As kids get older you see less kids play because the ice hockey commitments pick up. The bad habits are usually only transferred to ice if the kid is very young, like 10 and under, or if they dont play a lot of either ice or roller. Kids that play a lot of both can transition very easily and the roller kids even learn how to sort of stop with the super soft wheels.


Most importantly, roller is all about fun and helps kids develop a passion for the game. Tournaments are so frequent that winning and losing doesnt mean as much. Kids have fun hanging out at the rinks watching other older kids play and meeting kids on other teams. Parents are way more level headed and everyone usually knows each other because it is a smaller group of families.