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. [...]
September 5, 2015
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 [...]
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
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
On The Fly, Overtime
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 [...]
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 [...]