Just curious what is everyone's end game goal for their bender? A lot of jockeying for position on teams and leagues. Is getting into prep school #1?
Prep school????? My kids going to the show!!!!
My kid is going pro! lol
I just hate basketball.
end game used to be hockey in college - ivy would have been amazing. now that I know what is involved in all that (aka junior hockey and graduating college at 24), I think the end game is just enjoying the ride in high school and maybe play club hockey in college for fun. also not sure he will be good enough to play in college
I'm also not sure my kid will still be interested by high school. I think he most likely will be, but who knows. If a sport can help someone get into college (D1 or D3) then that is helpful these days.
The end game isn't prep. If you have a blank check your bender will be more than welcome at a prep. From there, they will scratch and claw to get minutes until they are a fifth year Junior, lol
2 kids in hockey. 9 year old Platinum - continue playing and liking the sport. 13 year old Elite - play 4 years of high school hockey and go play club hockey while focusing on degree.
Love the game
Then end game is to play a game you love for as long as you can. That means mens leage and or pick up skate later with lifelong friends. And enjoying it.
As a parent. It’s high school. Be happy with that.
Take a look at the low number of kids that are able to play prep.
I continually reminded my kid that being a high school captain and then Going to prep is more than almost every kid you played with whe you were younger and more than most kids will ever accomplish.
Hopefully to not work at a McDonalds drivethrough.
By the time my kids graduate there won't be a human even working at the drive through.
The end game in the years back was to dream of playing pro, now most youth parents just dream of their kid playing in college.
Not sure how playing in college is anything like getting paid to play pro hockey for a living, but expectations have changed.
Should have got him golfing sooner. Life long sport IMO. Hockey is a big ass grind.
I drive a solid hour to practice each way, get home around 10pm from practice on school nights with my little bender. My kid isn't allowed to play hockey with his friends he's far to elite for that. My kids going to the show!
Might be one the most truth filled answers ive seen on here.
End game is if jr is good they will all over you and if he is average , jump into the pool and fight for your child like the rest of us .
End game? Parents are delusional. Why are they so delusional in hockey?
I want my kid to be part of a team and something bigger than himself. I want him to learn discipline and to be accountable to others. I want him to learn to push himself and to sacrifice. I want him to have fun and want to play again next year. I want him to enjoy this unique period in his life, that he will never get to experience again. Life lessons...that's the end game. What a joke....
I want my kid to think he is better than everyone and look down on other kids.
$h!t, I just hope my kids don't grow up to be d i c k s!
Business Econ is a joke pal. Lol. He was talking engineering or pre med
My benders goal is to meet a bunch of elite players who will have no work skills at 25 and hire them on the cheap.
It is not your end game or goal. It should be up to your kid if they enjoy hockey and how far they want to go with it. Yes you should guide them but most of you hockey parents are obsessed.
what would everyone think of this situation- SUNY Potsdam 1st line or Tufts club team?