Texting pictures and begging to send kids to live with you...all in the Youth/Minor thread...hmmmmmmmm
In another move that'll make you shake your head about parents...there is an '03 kid in our organ-i-zation who is a pretty solid player but he has taken 8 two and 10's over the first half of the season for checking from behind. On top of that he has three other 10 minute misconducts for different infractions. The '03 coach suspended this kid, after the 8th checking from behind penalty, prior to the Christmas break for one practice and two games. The coach's reasoning is that this kid is clearly not getting the message, is hurting the team with his constant penalties, and he is actually afraid that this kid might seriously hurt someone and thus reflect poorly on him (as the coach) and the organization as a whole. The kid's response? He quit the team. And his parents were on board with his quitting b/c they felt that the suspension was too harsh. And his father was a parent helping out as an assistant coaching the team and knew first hand how much his son's penalties were hurting the team. Just makes me wonder where people are coming from nowadays.
With knowing very little about this situation, sounds like this kid might not be suited for sports. He's u14 now (I also have 03's), and should be able to figure that out by now.
And it's becoming more common to find parents unwilling to hold their kids accountable.
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Last edited by paddynyc; 01-13-2017 at 01:47 PM.
"Meet me later in the gymnasium, next to the dumbbells... you'll know me, I got a hat on."
Another one: A kid on my team told a fellow parent that if he didn't score a goal in our last game his dad was taking away his iPhone. WTF is that?
Not that I ever want to find myself in this position but it must be difficult joining a new team at this stage of the season...especially for older kids.
Anybody have any literature on Swedish/Finnish goaltending fundamentals?
My style was more fat Mike Richter, which doesn't play well anymore.