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Your 100% spot on. It’s free advertising for these guys, but it’s borderline child abuse. What gives these guys the right to talk about kids under the age of 18? What gives them the right to film everything? The same people that give parents a hard time for filming their kid are constantly sharing clips and talking about a kid. You are 100% right that it’s become the most toxic youth sport and not because of the kids! I pulled my kid from PV last summer because of his Twitter nonsense, canceled NZ because of their nonsense, refused to let my kid talk to organizations because of Twitter nonsense, and will not respond to these college coaches who spend more time tweeting than coaching. Time to look in the mirror gentlemen and focus more on developing hockey players and less time counting likes! Yours Truly, Minnesota
How about the Dad/Coach "Not the ending we hoped for" Tweets about youth sports teams and the kid is looking at the camera like "Wtf are we doing? I just want to go hang with my friends"
Its all about the PR! For some reason, parents and coaches even at higher levels have replaced developing players with FOMO. Notice how they will tweet 1 clip of a kid making a decent play but fail to tell you he missed 3 assignments in the Dzone, took a bad penalty late in the period and had 4 turnovers in the NZ.
I don't know, all those HNIB Tweets are pretty outstanding! Makes me want to sign my kid up right now!!!
If a player skating or workout out isn't posted on Twitter, does he even play hockey? I think not, get to the end of the line. Commitments are created on Twitter or NZ or NEHJ
Anyone know if the River Rats have a player at USA Camp this week? I mean they have tweeted about it every 14 seconds.
NZ Tweeting exhaustively, "We are relevant! We watch 15 year old boys play hockey and scrutinize every stride!"
Any chance we could set-up a game with NZ guys and JC vs all these kids they have opinions on? Maybe the older 18 year old guys, would love to see these losers try to keep up with these kids that they put labels on.
STOP. TWEEETING. ABOUT. KIDS. Just let them play the game they love.
Listen Pal I pay good money to promoters, JC, and Skating Coaches to tweet stuff about my kid, he's close to getting that D1 nod and we owe it all to them and their tweets. They helped him get a spot at the Chowda.
The US is definitley league leader in hype. It is astounding how much is out there and how willing everyone is to brag. Hard for kids to understand as they have grown up with it. What is funny is how kids move on to the next platform the second parents get too involved. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram area all more parents that kids. Kids use Snap. It drives parents crazy because they want people to pay attention to their kid. Dont seem to care if they are setting them up for failure, they just want the instant gratification.