OP makes a good point, and points out something that bothers me too. No, these people did not play a sport, at least at any reasonably high level. Neither did the posters responding to this thread. They are all hoping and praying that somehow their kid will make it further than they did. Few will...athletes are made through genetics and a certain mindset. Even if these types luck into the genetics, their parents will ruin it for them with their mindset.
Genetics? Really? My kid is very good at hockey. I'm a brainiac, and the wife is known for having good assets, if you know what I mean. No athletic background from either of us although we are wealthy beyond belief. So where did our kid get his hockey expertise from?
Nice to start a informative post and receive smart ass remarks that's totally not related to your message. Oh well.
Anyone can use the internet here guys . Seems to me a bunch of 13 year olds are conversing here.. get a life
How many people (coaches, parents, players) actually take time to read the USA Hockey rule book? I would guess it's very few. Parents freak out because they see things on the ice they don't like and yell about it. Most, even if they have played hockey, don't know the actual rules since it's mostly information passed down that is outdated. That said, the kids know what they have been told by parents and coaches, but realistically, they think they know the real rules, but don't. So in my opinion, this is why parents go crazy yelling at referees and coaches.
USA Hockey is a joke, the kids should be checking in squirts! Learning how to give and take a check at an early age.