Resources for Hockey Parents
Here at thehockeyfanatic.com, we wanted to have a section dedicated to the hardest working people in the sport, the hockey parent. We have all heard of stories of how hockey parents have made concessions so that their youngsters can play the game that they love. Hockey has become an increasingly popular sport in the United States, but did you know that enrolment is down in Canada?
Hockey is a sport that is not everyone has the option of playing. Increasing costs, ice time limitations and dedication and skill make it difficult for just any kid to play. Hockey parents are a dedicated and for the most part a patient bunch of folks. With our hockey parents section we want to provide resources and information for hockey parents including topics such as:
- Fundamental skills
- Training methods
- Coaching thoughts
- Equipment reviews
- Shared experiences
- Thoughts on the game from a parents perspective
- Serious issues such as hazing and prejudice
We want to hear your stories and experiences as a hockey parent. Look for more information and resources to come.
Words of Advice… Enjoy your time as a hockey parent. Teach your children to have fun.
Top 10 Rules for Being a Great Hockey Parent
- Teach your children to have fun with the game.
- Promote creativity.
- Be patient with your children.
- Provide a safe learning environment.
- Teach your children to be respectful of other players.
- Let your children chase their dreams.
- Support your children and provide guidance.
- Teach your children to have strong hockey sense (see Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins).
- Encourage practicing.
- Participate in your children’s hockey practices and games.
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