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Mon, 25 May 2009 14:21:07 GMT
You don't get it. Hockey is Fun!

This last weekend, while coaching my son's hockey team to our fourth consecutive defeat, I found out that one of my players is being pushed extremely hard by his father. The father operated one of the two bench doors for me (the defenseman side) for that game. I rotate the players on defense, but after putting this kid on defense, he started asking me not to put him on defense again. Why? Because he had to sit beside and listen to his father tell him he was playing awful. I gave the kid a break and played him on forward the rest of the game. That didn't stop his dad from yelling at him most of the game. After each shift, the kid would ask me if he played a good shift. I always answer 'Yes'. He once replied, 'My dad doesn't think I'm playing well'. The kid is a pretty good hockey player. I suspect that he'll quit playing sometime in the next 12 months.

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