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Not every coach thinks he is Claude. My sons Coach rolls the lines as well. Always has. Yes, I cringe at some of the personnel in certain situations but then I realize it's youth hockey and every player deserves a chance to learn. Some kids who don't understand or execute the PowerPlay will get pulled half shift and he will explain it to him or them. They then get another chance the next time up. I think that is more than fair.
Not only is it meant to teach the game, it is meant to teach life lessons !! and guess what, to the two previous posters who want to talk about "fair"..life isn't fair. The kids who work harder, pay attention, and focus on the task at hand at get ahead in life, and it starts with them getting ahead at pee wee age youth hockey.
It is not about being fair, it is about putting the kids in the best position for them to succeed and learn and learning each kids strength and weaknesses. My kids team has one of the weaker end kids on the penalty kill because he is very disciplined and tenacious, while the best player on the team is immediately taken off the ice in a shorthanded situation, just because he does not execute the penalty kill well, and the best player on that team is the coaches kid !
it will be fairly easy if you pick your team well, evaluate your talent well and coach properly. I am not saying that kids don't deserve the chance, but you have to make adjustments based on individual ability in special teams situations, rolling the lines, is nothing more than a dad with a USA Hockey Cep, who has no clue and does not know what to so, so appeases everyone with the ole' fairness cliche'.
MS seemed very sincere!
Would have like to hear from DH and TP, or some coaches but the master of ceremonies would not give up the microphone.
How many times did WN say me? I? or my ice? I am the biggest leaser of ice!
All about him.
It went from the only multiple sports complex in New England to Massachusetts then to the area. Well what is it?
WN then introduced the name and colors of the team. WN proceeded to put on the new uniform. The kids at our table said he(WN) looks like a dork!
MS said a few more words until WN interrupted him. Because evidently what he has to say is more important.