Breaking it Down
by hockey mom and dad Lauren & Mike Carni
Off-sides, icing, and zones can be pretty big concepts for little ones to grasp. Even as adults, we catch ourselves scratching our heads after calls. Oh, was that off-sides? Dr. Chris Santay's chalk talk has everybody at the rink talking about his break-it-down to their level method. Using analogies and fictitious characters, the coach explains the rules of play in a fun and engaging way. There's the big, giant defenseman and knowing when to hit the puck "out the window!" These kids are just learning how to read and write and thanks to Coach Santay, they're already way ahead of many of us when it comes to understanding the many rules of hockey.