We had a boy who played hockey and is done.
We never experienced the constant pressure to play in all these "showcases", all star teams, clinics, prospects,spring this, summer that etc. We could be at one every weekend. Couple that with skating coaches and shooting coaches and honestly it's overwhelming. Some parents swear you have to do it and die by it and others tell you it's bull****. I'm pretty sure the D1 coaches collecting their $500 check for scribbling a few drills on a white board at the Summer clinic aren't much interested in my 13 year old. Can someone out there tell me their kid actually "made it" because they attended, CCM, Selects, PIP, Wade, district camp etc? When is it enough?
The only correct answer is "when they stop enjoying it" otherwise I would say, let them play.
Find another sport for him in the off season and you will not have time for nor lose sleep over these silly extras.
Often when checking starts
Isn’t this the girls’ d board?
It’s easy to get lost in tournaments as there are so many girl tournament programs for girls to find a spot and tournaments just about every weekend.
I usually tell myself ill sign my daughter up for 3-4…then the phone rings and she ends up with 5-6. But she plays multiple spring/summer sports and that’s her priority during the spring/summer. If there is a conflict, she misses hockey. Burnout is a real thing…