Re: We Need Junior Roller Hockey
I would love to agree with the topic but I still beleive the things we need to concentrate on are strengthening what we already have and bridging the gaps first
We have AIHL, PIHA and whatever else for 16 or 18 and up for elite levels
We have NCRHA which is extremely successful
We have NARCh, State Wars and others that are the best competetive tournament levels and the foundation for competetive hockey in our sport
Where we need to bridge is at the high school level - there are too many successful leagues that need to get things together and form the same foundation and bring it to a national level...Jay runs an awesome league, IHF out in Cali...Ian Mackie has a great program in MO, and I can go on further on the east coast from Marple to VA and everywhere else in between
Again going back to Bill -- It needs to be grass roots...show these kids from age 6 or 8 or whenever they start that there is the tourney level...high school...college....elite leagues - if we dont show them...we lost them at the word GO!!
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