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Re: Let’s extend the season yay

ex-college athlete here with whole college-athlete family. Seen a million kids burn out bc the parents push them , criticize them and force them to do x, y and z. If the kid wants to do spring/summer/night/morning/roller blading/shots in the driveway, support them. If they don't, support that. Burnout doesn't come from the athlete's desire for more.

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

Ex-College athlete and coach for over 30 kids who have played college hockey. You are correct that burnout does not come from desire but I can confirm that often the players who are playing year round and do not focus solely on another sport for a few months a year usually fail athletically at some point when they are 16-18. It’s not to say that the players who have taken USA Hockey or any other national approach will not fail, but the ones who do generally will be the better athletes at 18-24. My personal opinion is that players under 12 should play for 7-9 months a year and play a secondary sport for 2-3 months. At 16-18 I think it’s ok for them choose just hockey and play for 10-11 months but I still believe they should incorporate other sports into their training.

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

The spring stuff is almost 100% parent driven especially with younger kids. The stories of little Johnny begging to get back on the ice or dearly missing his teammates is a fantasy parents push to justify sticking their kid into 10 more weeks of mindless drills and games most kids don’t really want to be at. I was guilty of it too for a couple of years and could see my kid going through the motions. Finally gave him a break and let him play lax outdoors and he went on to be a much better player and anxious to get back on the ice mid to late summer. Spring hockey activities are mostly money grabs.

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

Anon
The spring stuff is almost 100% parent driven especially with younger kids. The stories of little Johnny begging to get back on the ice or dearly missing his teammates is a fantasy parents push to justify sticking their kid into 10 more weeks of mindless drills and games most kids don’t really want to be at. I was guilty of it too for a couple of years and could see my kid going through the motions. Finally gave him a break and let him play lax outdoors and he went on to be a much better player and anxious to get back on the ice mid to late summer. Spring hockey activities are mostly money grabs.
Kids are different, as so many people have pointed out.

When my kid was younger, I had to do the opposite - tamp down on hockey in the spring to encourage him to do other things like play lax or baseball.

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

Money grabs lol. Love all you idiots putting a price on your kids happiness. What is not a money grab? I like capitalism. Kids who play baseball lax and soccer grow up and eventually on a drunken night they ended up receiving another man and finding out who they really are. I’ll keep my kid on the ice.

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

ASB
Money grabs lol. Love all you idiots putting a price on your kids happiness. What is not a money grab? I like capitalism. Kids who play baseball lax and soccer grow up and eventually on a drunken night they ended up receiving another man and finding out who they really are. I’ll keep my kid on the ice.
You love the word idiot. ASB = Small Nuts

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

ASB
Money grabs lol. Love all you idiots putting a price on your kids happiness. What is not a money grab? I like capitalism. Kids who play baseball lax and soccer grow up and eventually on a drunken night they ended up receiving another man and finding out who they really are. I’ll keep my kid on the ice.
It’s going to be as real surprise when your kid comes up short in HS tryouts to the hockey/baseball/lax kids who are just better all around athletes. People will have to social distance from you to avoid being spit on as you rant and rail how unjust it all is.

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

Anon
ASB
Money grabs lol. Love all you idiots putting a price on your kids happiness. What is not a money grab? I like capitalism. Kids who play baseball lax and soccer grow up and eventually on a drunken night they ended up receiving another man and finding out who they really are. I’ll keep my kid on the ice.
It’s going to be as real surprise when your kid comes up short in HS tryouts to the hockey/baseball/lax kids who are just better all around athletes. People will have to social distance from you to avoid being spit on as you rant and rail how unjust it all is.
Are you on Ketamine ?

Re: Let’s extend the season yay

ASB
Anon
ASB
Money grabs lol. Love all you idiots putting a price on your kids happiness. What is not a money grab? I like capitalism. Kids who play baseball lax and soccer grow up and eventually on a drunken night they ended up receiving another man and finding out who they really are. I’ll keep my kid on the ice.
It’s going to be as real surprise when your kid comes up short in HS tryouts to the hockey/baseball/lax kids who are just better all around athletes. People will have to social distance from you to avoid being spit on as you rant and rail how unjust it all is.
Are you on Ketamine ?
Dude, you’re the one who thinks all soccer/lax/baseball players are in the closet. Maybe you should tell me what you’re on to think like that?