Some of these coaches it's "game-time" behavior you are seeing. If you actually knew them, they are some of the nicest people you could meet.
Maybe, but he's not making them better. Tell that to the player on the ice squeezing his stick so hard he can't wait to get rid of the puck.
That's nothing. I just heard some stories from a NAHL player in the Southern Division that would blow your mind - stuff that happens in practice is almost impossible to believe. Not sure why players, the league, or USA hockey puts up with such throwback crap.
Strongly suggest your kids do some homework on these coaches before just jumping at a team. Its a long year with a coach that the kid has a problem with. Not worth the time.
There are many juniors coaches who abuse players. One I know Shoots pucks at kids, calls them retarded, stupid, threatens to ruin their career. Yeah, but he owns the team so kids have to suck it up.