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What's up with the parents carrying their kids hockey bags into and out of the rink? Seriously, your kid plays in the EHF, but can't carry his own hockey bag? Even at our local Town Hockey program, parents carrying the kids bags is discouraged after the age of 6. The most pathetic are the dads who march out of the rinks with their kids bags acting like they just played the game or worked hard in practice. Of course, these are the same dads who rush down to the locker room after the game to help little Johnny, the second year squirt, get undressed.
Tough loss huh
Kids who let their parents carry their bag don't pass.
simple. parents who carry their kids bags are living through them and hope they accomplish goals the fat loser dad or mom couldn't accomplish as a kid. losers. same ones bragging about their 3rd liner at work. same ones banging on the glass. same ones buying $200 sticks for their squirt minor who can't even lift a puck. the last poster is exactly this guy. some advice for you buddy. drop the boy at the rink. go hit a local bar for a beer. go back and pick up the kid after practice. ask him if he had fun and learned anything. take him home and make sure he does his chores around the house and feed him dinner. if he shoots pucks and plays street hockey on his own, keep him in the game. if not, don't waste money on select hockey. done. good luck jerky.
OK, here's a question. What age is too old to be tying a kid's skates? I saw a team of 04's this year that had half the team coming out of the locker room to have mommy or daddy tie their skates . These kids are 11-12 years old. My kid's team had to tie their own skates as first year squirts. Cut the cord people!
you people realize of course that you are all morons and that carrying or not carrying your kids hockey bag will have zero effect on his life right?
People have different opinions but my take is by first year of PeeWees kids should be able to do everything for themselves.
I just can't believe that all of you bag carrying parents think all of us are crazy for criticizing you. As if we are out of line for suggesting that you should let the kid do things for himself. Helicopter parents is a thing these days, you know. And yes, it has (and will) have an affect on their life later on.
Sports is your opportunity to teach them about struggle, hard work, toughness, and persistence. But you are wasting this opportunity by pampering them. Go ahead, ridicule my point, but don't come on here denying that the helicopter parent syndrome isn't a real problem for this generation of families.
this is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in any of these rambling, incoherent responses were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
is refusing to carry your kids hockey bag a micro or macro aggression?
Goalie bag = macro, all others = micro
for the record...my kid carries his own bag...but I posted mind your own business and don't worry about another's parenting skills when it doesn't affect your own kid
I know we can all agree that in general, we raise our kids very differently than our parents raised us. Some for the better, some for the worse.
It is important for our kids to become independent and learn to do for themselves when the time is right. The bags are heavy. Help them until they are able to carry it themselves and don't look back. Tying their skates. Teach them, and don't look back.
We have to stop coddling our kids. Hockey is a tough sport and one day your little Johnny will take pride in doing things for himself.
But please, what ever you do, do not let your kid have a hockey bag with wheels!! It's embarrassing and should it be outlawed!
Reminds me of those male flight attendants at the airport rolling their lil handbags down the terminal. Not a good image for a hockey player!
I am judging. Hey Dbag, you have an obligation to prepare you child in life.
Final question. Did you cry during your favorite scene in the Notebook?
When does the 3rd highest goals with 9 forwards and 16 kids on a team mean he can't shoot or score? That goals, not points..points are twice as many
Because your kid is such a bad ass walking out of the rink pulling his hockey bag with wheels. STFU and worry about your own kid. Oh and tell your wife to stop "friending" me on Facebook
Ha ha. All you losers couldn't hold my ball bag!
It was written in "The Rules," just don't do it.
I feel this new version of the dboard is hitting its stride in this thread alone.
Almost brings a tear to the eye.
Hey helicopter dad. Does your child enjoy listening to Elton John and brushing the hair of his favorite Barbie?
My kid wears #99....
Cool! My kid wears 00 !!!
I take everything back, this is awesome. still gfy but please keep it going.
because kids play in EHF they should carry their bags more than town players? you are a fmoron. This is what you no lifers have to complain about? you ran out of posts to respond "face it you got cut" and bashing JL/TL, Boch, Crimson, Express, Coaches, Parents, etc....now we are complaining about who is carrying a hockey bag OMFG. I will carry by kids bag anytime I feel like. Why? Because I can! Because I want to! Because I have much more important things in my life to worry about than who is carrying a hockey bag. Because my kid will be off to college in a few years and I will do every and anything for my kid with the few quick years I have left with him, and I've never even gave it a thought that picking up a bag full of thousand dollars of equipment and carrying it to my car was such an issue for other people. Get a fkng life, or even better, a job!! that way you will actually have something of value to complain about.....Yawn
You must be proud what a good role model you are to your kid, lucky kid. Learning how to be a dick way ahead of his time. BTW, not every kid is lucky enough to have a mother, you jerkoff. Put things in perspective and grow up
Ah, the big tough daddy/mommy...stupid as the day is long. You really think that 20 lbs feels like 20 lbs to a kid that weighs 50 - 80 lbs. Most doctors would suggest using caution letting young kids lift weights, and absolutely never let them with the improper form that is used in carrying a hockey bag. Carrying gear the way the bags are designed (slung over one shoulder) can actually result in injury and could possibly damage the growth plates. You see them...kids all hunched over to one side trying to compensate for the lopsided weight. Recommendations on lifting weights don't start until teenage years because of this. All those "little" injuries by a kid lifting a bag that weighs around 1/4 - 1/2 his weight is actually pretty stupid of you as a parent. You've heard them say it to you...I don't know why my knee hurts, nothing happened. So for those who carry the bags nice job, nothing wrong with helping out your kids. For those that say "it makes my kid stronger"...well you are an idiot, it really doesn't do a **** thing for them and could hurt them. Here's a test. I suggest throwing half your weight into a bag, sling it over your shoulder, grab a couple of sticks, walk down some steps, off the curb and the 100 - 200 feet to your car. Do this three/four times a week for a month or two and then decide if little Johnny should be doing this. When little Johnny can stand up mostly straight while carrying the extra weight, then let him have at it.
I've been guilty of this but recently stopped.
At tryouts for first year PW I noticed very few kids not carrying their own bag (and this was for the town team). I get why people do it and it's not the biggest crime in the world but at some point the perception from other kids comes into play.
This thread is only matched in its stupidity with the jersey number thread.
Yes, only 1-30 should be allowed. Have a dusty bender on the team? give him #56, tie his too long laces around his ankles and have him tuck his jersey in and let the tongue of his skates flop around outside of his socks!