Thursday, October 9, 2008

The First Hocky Practice

Last weekend was our first hockey practice. BigE is now officially in Initiation hockey. We've been working hard to get his skating going. This time last year was when his swimming had a break through. Followed by gymnastics and then soccer. I was hoping to get his skating to the point where it was average. So we did a bunch of extra public skating sessions.

Here he is wall his gear on and his big cousin Jakie's hockey jersey.

One thing we hadn't gotten done was getting BigE used to skating with hockey gear on. Unfortunately I was sick and very busy on Thursday so I didn't get an extra skate in. But I must say BigE took it all in stride.

Here's Poppy Doug reacting in disgust to the uniform choice.

One ice shot.

All in all it went quite well. BigE was put in a group of six and he confidently went off and did all the drills. It wasn't till the second last setup that he found dada.

I think the skating went well enough that we were put in group 2 which I think is the ok skaters. There were some kids that could really fly. At least we made it to the 51st percentile.

There are a couple of videos to come but the uploading is slowwwww.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go HABS Go!!!! Great choice of jersey there buddy!