Parents’ Guide to Buying
Equipment
 
 
 
 
For a parent of a new hockey player, entry into the sport can be an intimidating experience. And that feeling can start long before the first goal or even first skate blade hits the ice, because outfitting your child for hockey requires some specialized equipment. We’ll help you demystify that equipment-buying process.
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DEVELOPMENT STAGES
While every child is different, they all progress through the same stages of physical development – they just do it at different times and different rates. Take a detailed look at each stage.
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How to Dress Youth Hockey Players for Practice
This video gives an overview of the equipment needed to properly dress youth hockey players for practice.
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  Q: Why the blue puck at 8U?

A: USA Hockey uses the 4-ounce blue puck at 8U in order to allow these young players to develop proper technique in passing, shooting and stickhandling. At this age, teaching proper technique through the use of age-appropriate equipment is critical to skill development.
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