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Hockey Skills presented by Canadian Tire

Developing players of different skill levels is key

Wednesday, 03.06.2013 / 3:00 PM / Hockey Skills presented by Canadian Tire

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

When it comes to building team chemistry among youth players, helping to develop and nurture the skills of advanced players can mean the difference between winning and losing. But just as important is making sure that development doesn't come at the expense of less-skilled players, who can potentially fall by the wayside if they aren't worked with.

By identifying both more- and less-advanced players on a team, the needs of both groups can be met equally. And that can mean improving the team and, most importantly, making the game fun for everybody.

When it comes to helping both these groups, it can start with the simplest of strategies.