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  • The Happy Warrior

    The Happy Warrior

    Rule # 4 Teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition and sharpen their skills. Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help

  • HEROS Across Canada

    HEROS Across Canada

    Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) celebrates ice hockey while giving an opportunity for young people to grow while learning life and hockey skills. Personal

  • Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    Tennis in Canada has been bolstered recently by a terrific upsurge in Canadian talent. July 2012 saw both Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo win Wimbledon Junior

  • Who’s in charge?

    Who’s in charge?

    If you enjoy a healthy involvement in the athletic life of your children you will naturally want to discuss their games and events and they

  • It’s All About Balance

    It’s All About Balance

    Some kids will thrive on the challenge of advancing in hockey. For others, warming the bench on a higher division could shatter their confidence.

  • Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

    Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

    This is Percival's first rule because it underpins all of the rest. If we cannot assure our children that they are loved, that we support

  • Are you really supporting your hockey player?

    Are you really supporting your hockey player?

    Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help develop the feel for com-peting, for trying hard, for having fun. Explain that the “Happy

  • Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

    Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

    We’ve all seen them at the rink, or heard about them from other parents; we might even be one or have been one of them

The Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior

Rule # 4 Teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition and sharpen their skills. Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help develop the feel for competing, for trying hard and having fun. Explain that the “Happy Warrior” who loves all aspects of play is usually the best athlete in the long [...]

August 29, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

HEROS Across Canada

HEROS Across Canada

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) celebrates ice hockey while giving an opportunity for young people to grow while learning life and hockey skills. Personal growth and success off of the ice isn’t reserved for the participants though. Meet Madeline, a long standing HEROS Volunteer Mentor who has achieved academic and personal success during her [...]

August 27, 2015 Staff Writer Unsung HEROS 0

Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Tennis Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Tennis in Canada has been bolstered recently by a terrific upsurge in Canadian talent. July 2012 saw both Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo win Wimbledon Junior singles titles. Marking the first time Canucks had tasted Grand Slam singles success. Fast forward to September 2013 when Canada, led by Milos Ranoic, pushed Serbia to the brink before [...]

August 25, 2015 Rob Kerr On The Fly, Overtime 0

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge?

If you enjoy a healthy involvement in the athletic life of your children you will naturally want to discuss their games and events and they will want to discuss them with you. The challenge is to always keep your comments supportive and to inspire your children to want to be better and more successful, not [...]

August 22, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

It’s All About Balance

It’s All About Balance

Some kids will thrive on the challenge of advancing in hockey. For others, warming the bench on a higher division could shatter their confidence. How does a hockey parent build their young player’s confidence and support their ambitions, all the while making sure they aren’t crushed from the pressure of unrealistic expectations? Keep it [...]

August 15, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

This is Percival's first rule because it underpins all of the rest. If we cannot assure our children that they are loved, that we support them in all of their endeavors and will not judge them based on their success or failure, then what is the point of their engaging in sport at all? It [...]

August 8, 2015 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0