Parents

When we first started out as hockey parents, a coach told us, "Nothing about hockey is convenient." Honestly, becoming a hockey parent for the first time, is like the first time you purchase a...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:38
Parents
In the early stages of a child's youth hockey career, there are two areas every hockey parent should take into consideration; punctuality and selflessness in practices and in games. When my children...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 15:06
Parents
"To be great is to be misunderstood." Ralph Waldo Emerson coined that phrase in his seminal work, Self Reliance. He referenced some of the great thinkers, from Socrates to Galileo and Isaac Newton,...
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:23
Parents
WHEN IT COMES TO ATHLETES-especially the ones who rise to the pinnacle of their respective sports-the game can be an around-the-clock endeavor. So, it only stands to reason in the minds of many that...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:10
Parents
It was a simple enough request. Could our Bantam boys swing by a nursing home during a tournament in Northern New York, to visit an avid hockey fan? The hockey aficionado with a long love affair with...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:29
Parents
It was a simple enough request. Could our Bantam boys swing by a nursing home during a tournament in Northern New York, to visit an avid hockey fan? The hockey aficionado with a long love affair with...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:29
Parents
Any great coach knows, you don't necessarily coach each and every player the same way. Perhaps one kid responds to being challenged. Make getting higher grades a competition, just like scoring goals...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 16:12
Parents
One of the great lessons gained by participating in sports is learning how to overcome adversity. But sometimes the greatest adversity can come not on the ice from the opposing team, but in the...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 13:35
Parents
Dear hockey mom: I’m having trouble with my 9-year-old son. He’s decided he doesn’t want to lay hockey anymore. I’m crushed. I don’t want to force him or push him too...
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:21
Parents
THE SMELL WAS THE FIRST THING that got me—an odd mixture of crock pot ham, scalloped potatoes and hotel cleaning supplies. Hours earlier, I had spent the evening attempting to convince my...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:33
Parents
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