Sadly, some items that I find important had to go. For example: fishnets are cute, but tights prevent rink rash. Don't eat pizza or Chinese for dinner before a practice. Hit up all the open skates you can for extra rink time.
The good thing is that I was able to sum up the key elements succinctly, and the points are pretty self-explanatory. So here it goes.
Mel Breakdown's Rules for Fresh Meat#1: Don't be a douche.
#2: Fall small.
#3: Get lower.
#4: Invest in good knee pads.
#5: Quit smoking.
What rules would you add or subtract from this list?