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Know the Coach

Know the Coach

Try to get to know the coach’s philosophy, attitude and ethics. Finding out where your child’s coach is coming from will help you feel more comfortable with them taking a prominent role in your child’s development. [...]

September 23, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Building Life Long-Learners

Building Life Long-Learners

Life-long learning leads to deeper understanding, curiosity and permission to fail and keep trying. [...]

September 2, 2014 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting Special Feature 0

Never Make Comparisons

Never Make Comparisons

It’s so important for parents to help their young hockey players understand what they bring to the team. [...]

August 16, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Coaches vs. Parents

Coaches vs. Parents

The parent treads on dangerous ground when they criticize a popular coach. The fact that children today are more likely to question the actions of the coach than they were when Percival was coaching makes the second part of his warning more important. The parent is there to support the young player in their endeavours, [...]

July 22, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

Let Them Dream

Let Them Dream

Rule #5 Don’t live through your hockey player. Try not to re-live your athletic life through your child. You fumbled too. You lost as well as won. You were frightened, you backed off at times and you were not always heroic. Don’t pressure your child because of your pride. [...]

June 27, 2014 Gary Mossman Ten Rules 1

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 [...]

May 16, 2014 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0