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3540Re: [clubpuck] Fw: [Hockeynet] How not to treat a rookie

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  • Brigit
    Feb 2, 2005
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      Hey Pete!!

      We've heard about your accident. So, how the heck are you doing? It
      sounded like a bad injury, so I hope all is healing well. It sounds like
      you've got your humor, so that's always a good sign.

      Take care,
      Brigit

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "PETER TAYLOR" <pwtiii@...>
      To: <clubpuck@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 5:36 PM
      Subject: Re: [clubpuck] Fw: [Hockeynet] How not to treat a rookie


      >
      > CP,
      >
      > About 2 years ago, I gave a can of flourescent green
      > paint to a USofA official who plays with CP. The
      > paint was for use on the spare gloves to identify
      > newcomers who tried hockey. Maybe the paint is still
      > around. Somebody should ask Kendall, oops, I mean the
      > unnamed USofA official if the paint is still in the CP
      > locker.
      >
      > Peter "Whoa boy, I say, whoa dammit!!" Taylor
      >
      > --- Brigit <hockeybrigit@...> wrote:
      >
      >> I thought I would forward my own message to Club
      >> Puck to see what you think.
      >>
      >> Comments? Any spare gloves out there that we can
      >> make red? Or I'll buy a
      >> couple of new ones. T, I need a couple of gloves
      >> anyway-- are you still
      >> carrying? If so, are you going to show up at hockey
      >> in the next few months,
      >> Superbowl, or can you send some down to hockey soon?
      >> There is a tournament
      >> coming up and maybe you can sell a few more too.
      >>
      >> Brigit
      >>
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: "Brigit" <hockeybrigit@...>
      >> To: <underwater-hockey@...>
      >> Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 9:46 AM
      >> Subject: Re: [Hockeynet] How not to treat a rookie
      >>
      >>
      >> >I agree with Shawn. There aren't so many rookies
      >> in most club's pools that
      >> >your whole game has to go to pot. I suggest a red
      >> glove given just to
      >> >newbies and the task for your experienced players
      >> is to develop yet another
      >> >skill of control. When you see a red glove in the
      >> play, back off in that
      >> >split second so you don't slam them or their stick
      >> hand. It's a skill.
      >> >When the newbie turns into a rookie ( after a few
      >> practices and development
      >> >of a few skills and a little speed), maybe they get
      >> a red-striped glove and
      >> >you then are allowed to make a few EXTREMELY CLEAN
      >> (yet another new skill)
      >> >moves on them. When they are hooked on the game,
      >> then you can teach them a
      >> >few of those special skills you all have.
      >> >
      >> > By the way, at least in this neck of the woods, I
      >> often see the
      >> > experienced players take the opportunity to go up
      >> for a few extra breaths
      >> > while the new player has the puck, left all alone
      >> to try to make it to the
      >> > goal by themselves. How about another task for
      >> you pros. Send MORE
      >> > people down so your rookie sees lots of options to
      >> past to.
      >> >
      >> > One more thing, while I'm on a roll. When a
      >> rookie makes a goal and
      >> > everyone congratulates them ( which is good), why
      >> do we make that person
      >> > set the puck? They are already ready to pass out
      >> from all that effort!
      >> > Be a gentleman or woman and help them out
      >> resetting the puck. When they
      >> > are more fit, they'll take on the task, gladly,
      >> I'm sure.
      >> >
      >> > Brigit
      >> > ----- Original Message -----
      >> > From: "Shawn Tucker" <tuckersh@...>
      >> > To: <underwater-hockey@...>
      >> > Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 9:20 AM
      >> > Subject: Re: [Hockeynet] How not to treat a rookie
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >> If you can't stand slowing down and not bashing a
      >> rookie, then you've got
      >> >> issues. Frankly if they're not able to control
      >> themselves and find
      >> >> another sport, they're going to have issues no
      >> matter where they go.
      >> >> There aren't rookies in the water every week (god
      >> I wish there could be,
      >> >> that'd grow the sport) so it just means once a
      >> month or so practicing on
      >> >> breath holding and passes, and "playing with your
      >> food." Feed them a
      >> >> couple passes, get them hooked, then you can run
      >> over them like a bull.
      >> >>
      >> >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> >> From: "Greg Fitzgerald" <garious@...>
      >> >> To: <underwater-hockey@...>
      >> >> Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 9:08 AM
      >> >> Subject: Re: [Hockeynet] How not to treat a
      >> rookie
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>> It's easy to see how an ultra-competitive person
      >> would scare off
      >> >>> someone just starting who is just there for a
      >> little fun and a
      >> >>> workout. But on the flip side, putting rules in
      >> place to slow down
      >> >>> the pace of the game for every new player that
      >> comes along will surely
      >> >>> cause the more competitive types to find a new
      >> sport.
      >> >>>
      >> >>> Instead of making rules, a club can just
      >> allocate a certain time of
      >> >>> the year where one practice a week is dedicated
      >> to bringing in rookies
      >> >>> and teaching them to play. Veterans would be
      >> allowed to attend these
      >> >>> practices but under the assumption that they are
      >> there to teach and
      >> >>> will have to play at 25%.
      >> >>>
      >> >>> -Greg
      >> >>>
      >> >>>
      >> >>> On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 08:43:47 -0500, David
      >> <snook01@...> wrote:
      >> >>>>
      >> >>>> Unfortunately this is not an uncommon story.
      >> Our club did
      >> >>>> initiate a rule, but it gets violated way too
      >> much. There are
      >> >>>> players that feel that they are just so
      >> competitive that they
      >> >>>> can not help but go all out all the time. My
      >> personal feeling
      >> >>>> is that this is a manifestation of a selfish
      >> playing attitude.
      >> >>>> Comments?
      >> >>>>
      >> >>>> David Andrews
      >> >>>> West Palm Beach, Florida
      >> >>>> http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-pbuh
      >> >>>>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>>>
      >> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
      >> >>>> From: Helen Chadd
      >> >>>> > Just thought I'd forward to you a message I
      >> received
      >> >>>> > from a friend of mine who took the plunge and
      >> went
      >> >>>> > to try UWhockey for the first time (after
      >> hearing me
      >> >>>> > rage on about it). I'm not sure where he
      >> went to
      >> >>>> > play, but if experiences like this occur at
      >> our
      >> >>>> > clubs it is no wonder we can't build up
      >> interest. By
      >> >>>> > the way he is a very athletic person and
      >> certainly
      >> >>>> > no wimp.
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > "A quick story: I played underwater hockey
      >> for the
      >> >>>> > first, and last, time before
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > Christmas. A friend took me to a game, handed
      >> me a
      >> >>>> > mask that didn't fit and
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > a snorkel with no valve and said "start
      >> playing,
      >> >>>> > you'll figure it out as you
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > go along". Nobody told me that the puck was
      >> lead and
      >> >>>> > people push right
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > through you when you go to challenge them.
      >> Turned my
      >> >>>> > wrist so hard I
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > thought for sure I broke it. Still not sure
      >> that I
      >> >>>> > didn't break it. That
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > sent me out of the pool real quick. It was
      >> not a fun
      >> >>>> > day, and I haven't
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > played basketball for over a month. Helen,
      >> I'm glad
      >> >>>> > you like that sport,
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>> > but it's not a game for wimps like me."
      >> >>>> >
      >> >>>>
      >>
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