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I was quite active in many sports in my youth. Good at many and great at none. :lol:

The only sport i currently participate in,,, is trying to get up in the morning without spraining a muscle. :P

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I was quite active in many sports in my youth.

Weren't we all.:P

Since I no longer play hockey ( goalie...ice hockey many yrs back....and street hockey )....I watch it................easier on the body,at this point.:lol:

loved playing beach vollyball

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The only sport i currently participate in,,, is trying to get up in the morning without spraining a muscle. :P

Ditto :lol:

In my youth days, a couple of centuries ago, I was into any aquatic sport (synchro swimming national level, college swim team and water polo team). Played quite a lot of basket-ball in high school and volley ball and soccer for fun in college. More recently, I was involved up to my eyes for a few years with soccer coaching when my daughters started out 12 years ago. Today, they're too advanced and could coach me :lol: I never played organized hockey, I'm not good enough on skates. Been watching the Habs since the end of the 60s though :)

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I did alot but never really stuck to anything, wish I did.

Soccer-Timbits

Basketball-CYO. Couldn't hit the net when i was 5 so I decided to quit :lol:

Hockey-I loved it but I couldn't skate up to the coaches standards. He sent me to the skating school for 4 year olds (I was 8 or 9) and the league wouldnt let me skate there and show up for games. They did let me practice a few times with my team, but my dad got fed up with the politics so I never played after that.

Fencing-This was interesting, I enjoyed it but was kinda weirded out by a few of the people. Didn't learn much from where I was at, and eventually stopped.

I tried Karate but again, lost interest.

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I run the local soccer team and still play as well although the recovery time for me after games is getting longer and longer. We had a game yesterday and I'm nursing bruised ribs and a sore shoulder now....I must add that I get absolutely no sympathy from my wife. I also do a bit of running which helps with my football and general fitness, as well as refereeing some of the school kids games.

One of my girls plays netball, so I help out with that most weekends, but having never played the game i can't really contribute too much, i'm usually the waterboy ha.....good fun though and great to see the kids enjoy the game. Summer time tends to be spent at the beach, lot's of swimming, and boogie boarding ( I can't surf yet, i'll maybe learn one day), and a bit of beach cricket.

As a family we attend a few sports events; rugby union we go to the Chiefs in the Super 15, rugby league we watch the Warriors in the NRL, and netball we go to see Waikato magic in the ANZ champs. And hopefully one day we'll get to see the habs in Montreal!!!

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I am currently on a roller derby team called the "Motor City Madames." We are from Oshawa, Ontario.

That is so cool!

I have a friend in Memphis who's on a roller derby team. I knew it was big down in the states (more so in the southern states), didn't know we had them north of the border.

Way to go Rose!

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High school football, basketball, hockey, baseball for me.

Not to brag (too much) but I was the best shinny player on the south side of Regina.

I'll insert joke here so Habs1952 doesn't have too

"Of course, that was only out of ten people"

I just saw this. Made my day. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

As for me, I played hockey 365 days a year when I was a kid. Ice hockey and street hockey. Absolutely loved the game and still get goose bumps watching the Habs. Wasn't too bad at it but I was tall and no matter what I did I couldn't gain enough weight to really excel at the sport. Same goes for football.

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I just saw this. Made my day. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

As for me, I played hockey 365 days a year when I was a kid. Ice hockey and street hockey. Absolutely loved the game and still get goose bumps watching the Habs. Wasn't too bad at it but I was tall and no matter what I did I couldn't gain enough weight to really excel at the sport. Same goes for football.

And when you finally did gain that weight you were past your prime, right?

That's what happened to me. :P

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As for me, I played hockey 365 days a year when I was a kid. Ice hockey and street hockey. Absolutely loved the game and still get goose bumps watching the Habs. Wasn't too bad at it but I was tall and no matter what I did I couldn't gain enough weight to really excel at the sport. Same goes for football.

I'm really curious about how people played ice hockey as a kid? Being from UK I was brought up with soccer, and played the game all the time, wherever we were (eg at school, in the street, in the park, in the back yard etc), and no matter how many or few people there were you still played, as long as you had a ball. With ice hockey, did you have to go to a rink to play? If there were only a few of you could you still play? What happened if there wasn't enough kit around, did you improvise in any way? Hope the questions ain't too naive!!! :D

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I'm really curious about how people played ice hockey as a kid? Being from UK I was brought up with soccer, and played the game all the time, wherever we were (eg at school, in the street, in the park, in the back yard etc), and no matter how many or few people there were you still played, as long as you had a ball. With ice hockey, did you have to go to a rink to play? If there were only a few of you could you still play? What happened if there wasn't enough kit around, did you improvise in any way? Hope the questions ain't too naive!!! :D

When I was a kid we had indoor rinks and outdoor ice rinks EVERYWHERE because everyone ice skated or played hockey. The city (Hamilton, Ontario) put up outdoor rinks in every park and maintained them. Not so much anymore as the cities seem to think healthy outdoor activities are too costly for the taxpayers so kids now play video games indoors instead. Street hockey could be played anywhere. On the street, in a parking lot or in a school yard. Everyone had their own equipment, after all, all you needed were skates, a stick and a puck or ball. Didn't matter how many kids showed up you could always alter the format of the game. I remember my friends and I used to shovel the snow from a fenced school parking lot that was about 20 meters wide and 60 meters long. Hard work but we had a blast playing. Broke a few school windows to but nobody said a word. The good old days. I sure miss them.

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Excellent, what's the aim of the game? I've seen bit's of it on tv, looks like it get's pretty rough at times!

The basic explanation of roller derby:

"Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups ("jams") in which both teams designate a scoring player (the "jammer") who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer —in effect playing both offense and defense simultaneously."

It can get pretty rough, but not too rough as it's easy for us to get major and minor penalties (which can get you kicked out of the game). So while we can be a bit rough, we can't elbow people in the face or anything.

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When I was a kid we had indoor rinks and outdoor ice rinks EVERYWHERE because everyone ice skated or played hockey. The city (Hamilton, Ontario) put up outdoor rinks in every park and maintained them. Not so much anymore as the cities seem to think healthy outdoor activities are too costly for the taxpayers so kids now play video games indoors instead. Street hockey could be played anywhere. On the street, in a parking lot or in a school yard. Everyone had their own equipment, after all, all you needed were skates, a stick and a puck or ball. Didn't matter how many kids showed up you could always alter the format of the game. I remember my friends and I used to shovel the snow from a fenced school parking lot that was about 20 meters wide and 60 meters long. Hard work but we had a blast playing. Broke a few school windows to but nobody said a word. The good old days. I sure miss them.

Good insight for me 52, such a different lifestyle, and must be so much fun playing, although the bit about the broken school windows sounds very familiar!!!! Did it cost a lot of money to keep yourself kitted out over the years as I would imagine you'd want to upgrade as well as natural wear and tear? What sort of opportunities were there for playing in a team? Sad to hear the amount of rinks has decreased, seems like a global problem of kids playing video games as opposed to taking part in sports. I guess we were 'lucky' in that we didn't have that choice!!!!! I don't know how old you are but is there any way that you can still play the game? Hope you don't mind all the questions, if you don't want to answer just tell me to sling it, won't be offended ha!!!!! :)

The basic explanation of roller derby:

"Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups ("jams") in which both teams designate a scoring player (the "jammer") who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer —in effect playing both offense and defense simultaneously."

It can get pretty rough, but not too rough as it's easy for us to get major and minor penalties (which can get you kicked out of the game). So while we can be a bit rough, we can't elbow people in the face or anything.

Interesting, are there any other positions apart from "jammers"? I take it you must have to be reasonably fit as well. Thanks for telling us about your sport, keep us updated with how your season is going. :)

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Interesting, are there any other positions apart from "jammers"? I take it you must have to be reasonably fit as well. Thanks for telling us about your sport, keep us updated with how your season is going. :)

There are pivots and blockers, which make up the pack that the jammers have to get through. I'm a blocker! And while you'd think that people would need to be fit for this sport, there are a few overweight ladies on the teams.

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Good insight for me 52, such a different lifestyle, and must be so much fun playing, although the bit about the broken school windows sounds very familiar!!!! Did it cost a lot of money to keep yourself kitted out over the years as I would imagine you'd want to upgrade as well as natural wear and tear? What sort of opportunities were there for playing in a team? Sad to hear the amount of rinks has decreased, seems like a global problem of kids playing video games as opposed to taking part in sports. I guess we were 'lucky' in that we didn't have that choice!!!!! I don't know how old you are but is there any way that you can still play the game? Hope you don't mind all the questions, if you don't want to answer just tell me to sling it, won't be offended ha!!!!! :)

If you just played shinny(just a bunch of guys getting a game going) all you really needed were skates and a stick so the cost was minimal. The smart ones wore a cup(to cover the private parts) because often times the puck would be raised off the ice(the rule was you don't raise the puck). Playing organized hockey was naturally different because you wore all the equipment so the expense was there although comparing wages between 1960 and 2011 I'd say it's a lot more expensive to play today than it was then and that's not including the cost of the ice rental. As for playing on a team, there were leagues and teams for anyone who wanted to play and like today there were leagues for higher skilled players only. Unlike today it didn't cost an arm and a leg to play for an elite team so the only requirement to play on an elite team was your talent level.

As for still playing :lol: :lol: :lol:. I'm 58 so I suffer from the "brain works faster than the feet" syndrome. In other words my feet don't move when my brain tells them to so I've only pleasure skated a few times in the past few years. Now, unless there is something else you'd like to know you can sling off. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Just kidding. :lol:

PS. If there is something you would like to know about youth hockey as it relates to today there are a lot more members here who are more knowledgeable than I. All you need to do is ask around.

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If you just played shinny(just a bunch of guys getting a game going) all you really needed were skates and a stick so the cost was minimal. The smart ones wore a cup(to cover the private parts) because often times the puck would be raised off the ice(the rule was you don't raise the puck). Playing organized hockey was naturally different because you wore all the equipment so the expense was there although comparing wages between 1960 and 2011 I'd say it's a lot more expensive to play today than it was then and that's not including the cost of the ice rental. As for playing on a team, there were leagues and teams for anyone who wanted to play and like today there were leagues for higher skilled players only. Unlike today it didn't cost an arm and a leg to play for an elite team so the only requirement to play on an elite team was your talent level.

As for still playing :lol: :lol: :lol:. I'm 58 so I suffer from the "brain works faster than the feet" syndrome. In other words my feet don't move when my brain tells them to so I've only pleasure skated a few times in the past few years. Now, unless there is something else you'd like to know you can sling off. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Just kidding. :lol:

PS. If there is something you would like to know about youth hockey as it relates to today there are a lot more members here who are more knowledgeable than I. All you need to do is ask around.

:( right i'm slingin' off........

haha :lol: thanks 52, great info. I know the feeling of the brain working faster than the feet. i still play soccer and experience that feeling often, I still love to play though, and will keep doing so as long as the body allows. I just love to hear about how people around the world can access the sports they love, and how easy it is to do so (or how difficult). Also really good to hear how things have changed over the years. basically i could talk and listen sport for ever!!!!

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There are pivots and blockers, which make up the pack that the jammers have to get through. I'm a blocker! And while you'd think that people would need to be fit for this sport, there are a few overweight ladies on the teams.

:D there're always overweight folk who participate in sport and good on them ay, they just have a slow metabolism!!!!!! Remember to keep us posted on how you go with your games. :)

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I've played hockey since I was 4, and I also played baseball quite a lot when I was younger too. I played Left Out for my high school football team last year, and that's about it. Into adulthood, I want to lose some weight, and play beer league hockey and some variant of baseball as long as I physically can.

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I've played hockey since I was 4, and I also played baseball quite a lot when I was younger too. I played Left Out for my high school football team last year, and that's about it. Into adulthood, I want to lose some weight, and play beer league hockey and some variant of baseball as long as I physically can.

You make sure that you make it happen Noob. have you started training for this season yet? Do you have to do specialised training being a goalie?

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