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Re: winning every game or losing every game?

Let me guess. Your kid plays on an e9 team. Maybe BA. All the parents think they are the best then they play teams outside their league and get smoked. I have read this story before.
Hey fool can you read ? That seemed to be the ops whole point. Their kid is on a team easily beating other teams and is worried they're not playing teams as good or better than they are

People wlll need better reading comprehension. They didn't seem to assume their team was capable of beating every team in the state

Re: winning every game or losing every game?

My son played on a 9 year old team that lost almost every game. Trust me you don't want that ever. Couple really good coaches were ganged up on by parents and eventually let go one after the other thinking someone new could somehow make a town team into AAA. Felt bad for them. Parents complaining everywhere, parents saying they knew how to change things around, parents saying they were leaving next game. It was just awful.

Re: winning every game or losing every game?

Yeah I've been on the other side too where my kids team had to play up a year because they were killing the teams of the same birth year. Parents also complained about there being no competition. I'd prefer being on a team that was winning but the leagues need to do a better job sometimes of making sure there is competition and that other teams aren't getting destroyed

Re: winning every game or losing every game?

There is nothing wrong with losing games.

It’s only bad when losing becomes the acceptable norm. Once losing doesn’t sting anymore the competitive nature dwindles.

Kids become accustomed to losing playing on teams that can’t win.

I have been through parents telling me that their kid is getting 50 shots a game so he is going to get better. Kid ended up being so comfortable giving up goals and losing he didn’t care anymore.

Or. Parents telling me that there kid is playing against the best kids and that is how they will get better. Kid ended up not knowing what to do with the puck after years of not touching it in game situations.

Re: winning every game or losing every game?

There's nothing wrong with losing games but if you're losing every game and are on one of the worst teams in the league and don't see things getting better, it could be time to find a different team.

At the younger ages (any age actually) losing lots of games can be demoralizing and the kids could lose interest. Why would an 8 or 9 year old want to keep losing? It can be hard enough to keep kids interest in something at all at these ages. Hockey takes up a lot of time and money. You want it to be worth it for everyone.