By Michael Rand, USA Hockey – If the lives of youth hockey players and parents used to be all about “go, go, go” and figuring out how to pump the brakes from time to time, the current situation is the complete opposite.
With the majority of states issuing stay-at-home directives in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of families suddenly have a lot more time – but also a lot more challenges when it comes to helping kids burn off energy and stay active while options seem limited.
So this month, I surveyed several USA Hockey American Development Model regional managers for recommendations on everything from stay-at-home activities to dealing with the mental and emotional challenges of suddenly being temporarily without hockey or any other organized sports. Check out the articles below for some specific things to consider and try at the various age levels:
- 8U at Home: Activities & Challenges for Young Hockey Families – READ NOW>>
- 10U at Home: Nontraditional Training & Staying Active at Home – READ NOW>>
- 12U at Home: Stickhandling, Bodyweight Exercies & More – READ NOW>>
- 14U/16U at Home: Staying in Shape & Dealing with Loss in Isolation – READ NOW>>