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Let's discuss. So many parents seem to think hockey will be a part of their 8, 9 or 10 year old's life for many years into the future. And many of these kids are nothing to write home about or it's simply too early to tell. Why does this happen with hockey so much? Never in my life have I heard of parents having arguments with coaches, org owners over the ability of their kid. You didn't play my kid long enough out there, my kid should be doing this, my kid should have made the top team, having kids try out for teams they have no chance of making. Traveling ridiculous distances for tournaments and spending ridiculous amounts on skills. Creating an IG account for an 8 year old to give an illusion that they have this perfect hockey kid life. If it's not on social media it didn't happen! I don't really see or hear about this in other sports. What is it with hockey parents?
Sad, but true, but I'll disagree that it is not in other sports. Maybe a bit more in hockey, but pay attention to club soccer, even basketball or baseball and lacrosse at a little older age.
"But Little Johnny is on the first line as a sophomore. He's definitely going D1."
News flash, toots. If he was any good, he would be at a private school already or a hockey academy, not a D2 public school.
A lot of people think they are good looking too.....
I can't stand these people. They're constantly talking about other teams, other places they think their kid should be. Meanwhile their kid does nothing during games.
Delusion equals Dollars to all those skills and skating coaches. So they have to feed the cash machines. Some of those parents are actually being told something other than the truth. hahahaha say it aint so....
skill and skating coaches can tell mom and dad how much better their bender is getting, but is that coach watching game film, does their bender have any hockey IQ, grit, true love of the game... most time the answer is no, but the non-game coaches will tell you... "hey, johnny looked really good today on the ice. We really like having him in our non-contact, high cone skills class"
Thanks for the dough joe!!
I'm also tired of seeing the same kids on IG at the same skills places who use them in their videos. Make it stop, show me someone different. I guess I should unfollow.
and of course the parents who pay for outside skills get loads of advice on how great the kid is doing.
I'm impressed by the kids who actually do a good job in the games or even at practice.
I laughed, and I laughed. Haha!
No self awareness. This thread is about you. Grade A douche. Hilarious 😂
I get that people love their kids and want their kids to be successful at something, but I'm not sure why hockey brings out such idiocy in people. I see parents who have this need to put up pictures from every weekend after games, one in particular always feels the need to say, and he scored a goal! Some parents just post a picture of the kid getting a goal. Perhaps it has something to do with not being good at hockey themselves as a kid or being rejected by a hockey player.
I’ve learned that the differences can sometimes be subtle so maybe that’s why some parents don’t know any better. The speed, skating ability, compete level, hockey sense. You have to get your child around truly elite level players at clinics or other tryouts (summer teams, even if you don’t intend to follow through) to be able to gauge where your player is compared to others. Could my kid hang at elite level? Absolutely. Would they be an impact player? No. Better to keep them at a level where they can develop confidence and skills without worrying about trying to keep up with the truly elite players. They need to dominate (and I mean dominate) the level they are at. Those who have this figured out are the kids that end up surpassing some of those supposed elite players later on because they were able to actually develop skills vs. just hanging on to an elite team.
there is a real easy solution to this. Just don't follow the kid's social media account (or the parents for that matter). but you live for being upset about someone else life...
Listen to yourselves. You are posting about children. get a life. Pay, Drive and watch. It is not about you.
No people are talking about the parents...not the children.
Maybe it’s not about thinking their kid is good and more about growth. The more a kid plays the better they will be in most cases. Just because your kid is elite today, doesn't mean he'll be elite tomorrow. Many of the kids that peak faster at a younger age eventually plateau when they get older.
The flipside to that question, why can’t a parent whose kid was good yesterday, not let go when they're no longer good tomorrow. They're the ones who are arguing with coaches and directors.