League rules prohibit players from wearing pads, so contact work is limited.
Any skateboarder wearing a helmet and pads is welcome to join them.
In fact, for the first time this season, he told the players to spend a week of practice without wearing pads.
In all of these races, athletes wear pads as they speed down the hill.
It was being driven by a German wearing little black pads over his ears to keep them warm.
Goaltenders are now allowed to wear pads 12 inches wide, instead of the previous 10.
When a practice calls for the players to wear full pads, they understand there will be violent contact that day.
But, he thought, riders could wear pads on their thighs, perhaps starting a new fashion.
Comment: I went from having to wear pads all the time to slight leakage.
The players do not wear pads in these mini-camps and there is no hard hitting.