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Hockey Sticks: Wood or Composite?

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member and three time Olympian, compares the advantages of wood and composite hockey sticks.

Choosing a Youth Hockey Stick

Three-time Olympic ice hockey medalist, Angela Ruggiero, offers advice to parents on buying a stick for youth hockey.

Youth Hockey: Making Sure the Helmet Fits

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member and three time
Olympian, discusses how parents can make sure their child's ice hockey helmet fits properly:

 

Ice Hockey Helmet Safety

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member and three time Olympian, discusses how properly fit an Ice Hockey helmet.

Girls Playing Boys' Ice Hockey

Angela Ruggiero, four-time Olympian, three-time medalist, and longtime U.S. Women's National Hockey Team member, discusses the pros and cons of girls playing ice hockey with boys.

Picking a Youth Hockey Camp: Advice for Parents

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team member and four-time Olympic medalist, discusses what parents should look for in picking a youth hockey camp.

 

 

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Buying Skates For Youth Hockey

Hockey requires the most pieces of equipment than any other sports. The most important piece of that equipment, however, is the skates. If your child's skates don't fit right, she will be miserable because not only will her feet hurt, but she won't be able to skate to even half of her full potential.

Girls Playing Boy's Hockey: No Easy Answers

Whether to play girl's hockey or boys is often a difficult choice for girls and their parents, with advantages and disadvantages to each. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong decision, and it becomes a matter of thinking of her goals and then tailoring the decision to meet those goals.

Taking Time Off From Hockey: Even the Top Players Do It

Have you ever wondered if you're working your child too hard at his sport? The fact is that taking a break from all those practices and games is crucial to preventing the burnout that causes so many young athletes to quit their sport, and to avoiding the overuse injuries that often result from year-round play. Athletes, regardless of age or ability, need to include downtime and rest from their sport to perform at their best.

Finding The Right Youth Hockey Camp: Advice to Parents

From the questions I get about my own summer hockey camps, and with so many camps to choose from, I know that there are parents out there who don't know exactly what they are all about and are confused about what makes a really good camp.

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