How You Can Cope With Parent Peer Pressure
Yeah, met my share of dads and moms with this affliction.
Hockey Calgary bans the handshake between players, refs and coaches
Yeah, this is unacceptable and unfortunate. Rather, I would encourage kids to shake refs hands after games. Once a game is over, it’s over. Grow up hockey folks.
It’s Hockey, But Underwater
Hand me a snorkel, hold my breath and sign me up…
Stick Tap to the Hockey Dad |
Great post for Father’s Day and every day as I’m sure so many of us can relate.
How To Destroy Your Child’s Athletic Future In 3 Easy Steps
Key message to newer hockey dads and moms everywhere…BACK OFF and let the kids play! Develop well-rounded athletes and people, not hockey robots.
Hockey Parent Confidential: An oral history of sex, bribes and goalie moms
Great look at a few familiar, funny and not-so-funny stories I can relate to from my own 15+ years as a hockey parent having been on many of “those” teams and away to a few infamous games and tournaments. Of course, I was always one of the “good” ones 😉 and the parents I hung around with weren’t all bad. Having been with other teams in other sports I can confidently say it’s not just a hockey thing.
Kudos to Joe O’Connor for exploring the dark side.
BarDown: The greatest hockey movie mash-up of all-time
Everybody loves a good hockey movie right and here ya got classic after classic…
Canadian Dad | Sticks In The Middle
Share….Hockey players come in all shapes, sizes and skill levels. Some are naturally talented while others have to scratch and claw for every inch. We sort them by age and skill level, throw them on teams and shuttle them off to their 6am practices while we sip coffee or lace up with them and breathe […]
The Hockey-Industrial Complex Is Failing Canada’s Young Players
Good points made here. Particularly the final line, “We need more shinny.” And ya know what? Shinny is a lot more fun too.
Joe O’Connor: The war on shinny rinks
Boo hiss to silly rules and the undermining of our youth. Just let the kids play, will ya?!