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Eddie Shore

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  1. Well, I don't think anyone here is suggesting to force a kid to play a sport they don't want to. Also, as you can see from some of the responses, most are stating that at a younger age they should play more than one. Most of the links I posted say you should specialize starting around 14 (so right as you are getting ready to go into High School). So, yes at a High School level, you should commit 100% to one sport. At the risk of triggering a few people here, most kids (at a young age) are open to trying anything. It is usually is the nut-job parents (I am excluding you from this generalization of course), who are so hyper-focused on getting some Squirt aged player into special clinics with former pro instructors, dietitians, off ice workout programs and all the other nonsense that most pro athletes do, that they cause more damage than good. To reiterate, most research now shows kids should play multiple sports until the age of 14, then begin focusing on one. But, each parent is of course entitled to make their own choices. The OP is the one who came on here and asked for the advice.
  2. https://www.competitivedge.com/when-should-my-child-specialize-just-one-sport https://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-should-play-more-than-one-sport https://www.menshealth.com/trending-news/a19538336/kids-focus-on-one-sport/
  3. Preparing for PeeWee tryouts next year? Yea, I would focus on Baseball, Lacrosse or possibly Soccer. I'm not kidding. If a child is less than 14 years old, they need to play more than 1 sport. Do not keep them on the ice year round, they will not develop all their muscle groups (no matter how much you work out). They need multiple sports for muscle and coordination.
  4. I think you misunderstood my post. I don't need to look at it. My kid plays in ACHA. We pay just about the same price as we did when he played travel. He does it because he loves his school and the sport. Don't get me wrong, the schools treat these players very well, with uniforms, equipment, swag, buses, hotel rooms and meals. NCAA is great, if you want your kid to go billet in Ontario until they are 21.
  5. Looks like this is the 2nd thread stated where parents are the issue. I never volunteered for anything when my kid was playing for this very reason. I can say in all honesty that though all my kids years of playing travel and High School, I can count on one hand the number of parent board members and/or volunteers that were good. The balance were just in it to cause controversy and try to get their kid a leg-up. I loved in the "On another note" thread where one person stated that there were a handful of parents who thought the coach could get their kid into College Hockey. This just shows you how delusional these people are. If there are referring to NCAA D1, there is no High School Coach in this area who can help with that. If your kid is a Sophmore and you have not been contacted yet, your coaches reccomendation isn't going to help. If you are talking about NCAA D3, there is no scholorship money for that. And Club is just that, Club. I actually had one parent tell me a few years back that there kid was getting a college scholorship to for roller hockey. I'll say it one more time, the parents are the problem.
  6. I guess I don't understand why most people would want to see them, - Because some parents are crazy, that's why. but I also don't understand why it is an issue to let people see them. - See answer above..........
  7. Ah the good ole days of being a parent scorekeeper. Nothing better than a shot ringing off the pipe and goalie mom screaming because I didn't count the shot. Good times
  8. Actually, most people here would agree with that. As I said in another thread just a few days ago, it is the parents that ruin everything.
  9. Yea, but the example I was giving was from 5 years ago. They won't be happy until they turn it into Roller Hockey
  10. Here's another one. A player was skating down with the puck on his stick. The defenseman bodied him up and rubbed him into the boards (not a hit just a rub, and neither player went down). The Ref blew his whistle and called interference on the defenseman. When the coach asked for an explaination, the ref replied it was because the defenseman played the body and not the puck. Isn't that what defenseman are taught to do? Play the body? 😊
  11. Oh good, we are telling bad Ref stories! Ok here's one. My son was playing in a High School game years ago, and the goalie froze the puck under his glove. The Ref blew the whistle and everyone stopped. The goalie raised his glove off the ice and the puck was 3/4 of the way across the goal line. The ref blew his whistle, pointed and said goal. All the players said but the puck is not all the way across the line. He replied it didn't have to fully cross the line all it had to was break the plane. Of course, he was wrong (and was using the rules from the wrong sport). No amount of arguing from anyone was going to change his mind. The goal stayed.
  12. Obviously, you are referring to tier 2. Peewee Tier 1, AAA, Elite hockey is a different story. 😏
  13. Agreed, it's not all of them. But just like everything else, a few bad ones spoil it for all the good ref's out there
  14. It's because the ref's think it is all about them and what they think the rules should be, so there is no consistancy. USA Hockey needs to step in and tell them to enforce the rules as written. You see it everywhere, not just hockey. Was watching the MNF game last night and they kicked OBJ off the field on a 3rd and goal, becuase they said he didn't have the correct type of face shield. 2nd game of the season, and they now decide it's not the correct face shield? Sounds like payback for the wristwatch incident last week. https://larrybrownsports.com/football/odell-beckham-jr-miss-play-helmet-shield-visor-tint/514352
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