11 almost 12 year old player. Trying to see what others think as his full-time team coach had some questionable things to say to me last night.
Practices 60 minutes two days a week with full time team.
Private 50 minute skill session one day a week.
Practices 75 minutes one day a week with alternate team.
Plays in 2-4 games per weekend depending on the schedule.
Got that beat. Squirt major player with my sons team is on for at least 6 hours a week for practices and plays in every game he can get to for two teams
I am sure you will say, "He loves it and wants to do it", but the reality is that kids don't know when is too much. Keep going down that path and the kid will eventually have repetitive motion injury and will probably lose his desire to compete. By the end of the season when the child hits a plateau and the other kids love for the game boosts them through the year you will be questioning your decision. Unfortunately, it will be too late by then.
This is insane and exactly what is wrong with youth hockey culture. The fear of missing out is out of control with this sport.
I agree. It's usually the parents who didn't play hockey that have FOMO.
If he's not in the driveway stickhandling and shooting without being prompted then he's on the ice too much.