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Because it's a heck of a lot of fun not only for the kids, parents and families. The journey from LTS to current level has been amazing and a blessing for the whole family. Those who have played at any level know what an amazing sport it is. Very similar to Golf you can play this game for a lifetime. I push my kids as I want them to achive the highest level of success in whatever they do. I push them to play as much as possible unlike other sports Hockey has so many areas to work on and rewards you with very tangible improvement quickly.
I do it to coach....because there are some moms who really want their kid on my team
That is as good as it gets for some dealing with a has been coach trying to relive his glory days. funny hockey is full of those types more than any other sport.
Beleive me, if the kid is even a marginal athlete ditch hockey for lacrosse. 50 man rosters, D-1 teams springing up all over the country, cheaper than hockey, no two years of juniors only to report to his college team at the age of 21. . . This game is a dead-end sport for 98% of the kids.
I have obsereved the most disturbing behavior exhibited by young kids this year in our hockey circuit. I have witnessed 7-8 year old kids punching and spitting at there parents ,other team mates, and coaches. Fist fighting in the locker room while the parent of the agressor observes and lets it happen at the same time the kids parent who is on the short end is not in attendance only validates that the parents are demented. I have seen public on ice meltdowns and coach attacks by kids. When you push a child real hard into something you percieve they like and the kid does not have the wherewithal or emotional interlect to communicate back to the parent you get pandoras box as a constellation prize. I would think that some of these demented parents beat there kids physically and or emotionally when they do not perform well in a game. I have to say that some of these kids play well but if you played a sport for Kim Jong-UN you know you will have to do well or he will kill you! Its only a matter of time before a kid blows a circuit and circles back in a real negative way on a parent!
Parents are the problem! There is a dad on the south shore who used to play college hockey, and he is the creepiest dad. I believe he is coaching town hockey cause his son got cut. He actually got a penalty report of a competing child and sent it to a hockey organization to prevent a kid from making a team. How he got the kids information is creepy and that he would take such action is insane! Creepy, gross and insane!
what a DB