Toronto girls hockey league tells coaches they cannot touch players on the bench — not even on the helmet
From the category of stupid politically-correct minor sport, in this case hockey, policies we have this bit o’ news. Knee-jerk, all or nothing rules like this just make no sense at all. Hey coaches, don’t even think about talking to or in the general direction of your players at the risk of having them misinterpret your instructions or take exception to what you have to say. Tapping a player on the head, shoulder or back is a simply form of praise and standard interaction between a coach and his/her players. Take this away and you take humanity out of the game with it. I realize there are always a few instances where male/female or vice versa touching may be deemed inappropriate, but deal with those exclusively as needed rather than again trying to paint everything with the same ass-backwards brush. And that is all I have to say about that.