With the increased engagement, puck touches and playing time they’ll get in station-based practices, children remain active throughout the entire session. And the more active we keep them, the more enjoyable their experience. Plus, they'll benefit from more reps in a station-based practice, leading to more efficient skill development.
At the end of the day, what matters most is how much they love the game and how much they've enhanced their skills.
"It’s exciting to see the cross-ice revolution sweeping the country. I know there are skeptics, but I can assure parents that cross-ice hockey at young ages is without question the best model for their child’s development."
Katie King Crowley
Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach at Boston College
Three-Time U.S. Olympian