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I told my kid he played great after the team got beat by 6 goals. He started crying and I couldn’t get him to calm down. His team didn’t play good. Lots of mistakes. A bunch of kids looked they forgot to take their medication if you know what I mean. I don’t want his squirt major season to be like this but it is starting to go like this a lot. Honestly, he’s the only bright spot on the team and that’s not good for a goalie. The coach keeps yelling at him to work harder in practice but last thing he should be worried about is my son.
Just tell your son to stick it out this season and that it’s great he’s seeing lots of shots. Then shop him around. Call lots of coaches. Have his goalie coach call around.
Plenty squirt major teams need goalies , he could even play alternate for another team
Squirt major kids make lots of mistakes. Sports are not just teaching your kid about sports. What are you teaching him if you leave the team you committed to because things aren’t going the way you wish they were. Next year or maybe in high school he may have a different problem and will think the solution is to abandon ship. Positive attitude starts at home. He should stick it out, make the best of it and re-evaluate next year. He’s going to develop if he’s seeing a lot of shots. Team bonding and friendships with the team also help his enjoyment of it all if he’s not getting that yet with his team
Do not worry if the team is bad!! The more mistakes defense makes in front of him, the more shots he gets. At his age, this is a gift. Consider this training for next season. We have been there , done that, and it worked out to our goalie’s advantage. no matter how bad the team, he will be seen by other teams, who may approach him next year. He should talk to his goalie coach- anyone who ever trained him: stop it, Masscrease etc… they would put this experience in perspective. Coach yelling - might as well learn to deal with it now, I don’t like it either, but it will just get tougher the older he gets.
Or just tell your 2012 to stop crying. Little old to be doing that.
Tell your son to suck it up and stop being a baby as losing is a BIG part of playing net and it's the position he chose to play. I am sure in all these losses he has also let in a few soft goals too, after all, he is a kid. To quit now and go somewhere else is screwing over his team (let alone the other 15+ families) and its only going to hurt him later in life when he is working a normal job like 99.9999% of the kids he is playing against or wherever you end up. Think for a minute, you are solving the immediate problem over nonsense like youth hockey win's to tarnish your son's re****tion as he gets older. Kids are not as innocent as you think - they will also remember your goalie left them high and dry and will take it out on him either on the ice next season or years down the line when they are drinking beers in the woods and remember he walked. Nothing worse than having the label as a quitter following you around- so get him some boxing gloves when he goes to the other club. It's why most parents believe in the fact that once you commit, you commit. If you don't like the team, there are plenty of options when it comes to youth tryouts. In the end, nobody cares or remembers how many games he lost or goals he let in playing youth hockey either.