July 6, 2022

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Tragedy in youth | The Journal of Quebec

Tragedy in youth |  The Journal of Quebec

It is with anger and sadness that so many young players in Quebec have welcomed the government’s announcement a few days ago, including a new suspension of indoor sports, including minor hockey.

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Hockey Quebec has already decided two weeks ago to suspend all association matches until January 10, when the company imposes sanctions.

But with the new COVID-19 restrictions introduced on December 30 (see below), it will remain in effect until further notice, with the break likely to be longer. On Sunday, an official report showed 15,845 new infections in Quebec.

“My son is suffering from Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome and ADHD,” said 12-year-old Jack’s mother, Stephanie Dorey. He does not have many friends because of his contractions, stiffness and suddenness. ”

12-year-old Jack has Tourette syndrome and ADHD, but he joins the group because he plays hockey.

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12-year-old Jack has Tourette syndrome and ADHD, but he joins the group because he plays hockey.

“Her hockey team makes her feel like a group,” the Quebec woman continued. He became an assistant to the captain. He loses great respect when he has no hockey. ”

Crying during the announcement

JK, a 10-year-old hockey player, bursts into tears when he learns that part of his season is still falling apart, explains his mother Eve-Mary Tangway.

In early 2021, another restriction was imposed on young amateur athletes for most of the season.

“It’s hard for me to explain to him that despite the measures, the vaccines, we still have to lock ourselves in. I told him at the beginning of the season that it was almost impossible to restore it, ”lamented Saint-Justin des Etchemins’ mother.

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Valerie Longwall’s daughter suffered from depression last year. Restart of Cheerleading Sarah, 14, was allowed to laugh again during the fall, she said.

14-year-old Sarah, thanks to cheerleading when she resumed sports last fall.

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14-year-old Sarah, thanks to cheerleading when she resumed sports last fall.

“Since March 2020, his sport, his life, his friends have been stolen from him,” said the woman from Trois-Rivieres. She is angry and sad right now. I’m looking forward to the coming weeks. ”

The frustrated parents of their teenagers wrapped their sleeves around them and allowed them to pursue their favorite sport at home.

Training room in the basement

Elise Sever furnished part of the basement of the building where she lives in Montreal so that her 10-year-old son Ann can continue to practice karate.

Yan, 10, has had to train in karate in the basement of the building where he lives since the new sanctions were announced.

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Yan, 10, has had to train in karate in the basement of the building where he lives since the new sanctions were announced.

Following the announcement of the new restrictions, the group Karate Sportiff de Montreal-Nord responded quickly, she said. He conducted online classes so that young people could continue to practice.

“The layout is nothing good Glamor, But we checked if Wi-Fi was working, we installed a chair, computer, we put a floor mat for exercises … and he could run the warm-up!

New Terms

(As of December 31)

  • Suspension of indoor sports (such as club hockey), unless they are played by one person or another (for example, tennis or badminton).
  • Indoor doubles sport practice (especially tennis or badminton, especially) is allowed between family bubble members.
  • Indoor facilities are open at ski centers or snowmobile relays to keep people warm. It is forbidden to take food or drink there.
  • Suspension (possible virtual) of programs such as extracurricular sports activities or sports studies until January 17.
  • Inside the house: Competitions and leagues are prohibited.
  • Outside: Competitions are allowed in accordance with health protocols developed by recognized sports associations, with a maximum of 250 people (participants and spectators).
  • Gyms and indoor entertainment centers are closed.
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