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Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Someone help. Wife has family in from just outside Drummondville. Big hockey family. We were discussing spring and summer hockey tourneys and camps. They didn’t believe us how many kids skate and play year round so we pulled up Facebook and Instagram to show them. They then shamed us for saying we were only doing two tournaments and a couple of clinics. Also showed them the DBoard and they are going to spread it around when they get home. Stay tuned lol.

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Well they don't know hockey up their. Our kids down here will be much better off.

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Yeah it's difficult to explain to these people who live where the kids skate 4-5 hours a day in the winter when our kids get 4-5 hours a week. MN story is the same. There kids are ready to so something else come the warm weather.

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Hard for New Englanders to fathom that in other parts of the country like Minnesota a) almost every kid's first sport is hockey so it attracts the best athletes and b) kids who grow-up playing pond hockey, like the other posted stated, skate 5X what our kids skate often at an early age.

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

You are wrong. QB kids are not skating 4-5 hours per day all winter. Not even close as 3-4 practice hours per week is normal. Not as much specialized clinics either. Summer hockey is more just about parti****tion and fun. US Northeast families are just crazy and take hockey for more than just a youth sport. It's a lifestyle to them and they are proud of it. Almost as if they want to feel special or show other people how special they are.

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The level of youth Hockey douchebaggery in the Northeast is unmatched and this environment is an absolute necessity to support the FED-4-Lifers.

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Marv Marinovich
The level of youth Hockey douchebaggery in the Northeast is unmatched and this environment is an absolute necessity to support the FED-4-Lifers.
This is true, no one even comes close to the northeast!

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Anon
You are wrong. QB kids are not skating 4-5 hours per day all winter. Not even close as 3-4 practice hours per week is normal. Not as much specialized clinics either. Summer hockey is more just about parti****tion and fun. US Northeast families are just crazy and take hockey for more than just a youth sport. It's a lifestyle to them and they are proud of it. Almost as if they want to feel special or show other people how special they are.
You are wrong. Go to any public park and it is flooded and kids are playing after school, a break for dinner - or a sandwich and a couple more hours.

How do I know? I lived it.

Re: Trying to explain youth hockey to family from Quebec

Everyone needs to realize the following:

1. If your kid is good enough, they will find him / her.

2. Some kids are good from the youngest ages. Others take more time to develop. Regardless, think of it as a marathon.

3. Stop making excuses about MN, Quebec, etc. having more ponds and colder temps. If your kid loves the game enough, he / she will find a way to play, whether it’s street hockey, roller hockey, etc.

4. If your kid gets to whatever goal he / she has, it’s because your kid did it. You can’t make it happen, and you’re potentially getting in the way.