Every hockey parent wants their son or daughter to be successful on the ice and there are so many factors involved that will determine how their future will play out. I know there’s so much information out there now that it can quite overwhelming, which can leave parents feeling like the only option is that more is better. And when I mean more is better, I mean more and more parents are keeping their kids on the ice all year long with no break.
Let me tell you this, if you’re that parent just wait until your kid is burnt out, injury ridden or flat out starts to hate hockey, because it’s too much and quite frankly just isn’t fun anymore. Their chances of quitting are 1 in 5 and sadly I see it every single year. Don’t be that parent. Listen, I understand how parents feel, they just don’t know what the right path is for their kids so they think more is better because that’s what everyone else is doing.
Is more ice time really making your kid better, really? How do you know? Think about this for a moment, how about quality? How about the quality of what your kid is doing be the focus for everything they do to improve every year? I’m talking about doing all the little important things off the ice that will greatly enhance a young hockey player’s physical and mental longevity.
Here are my top 5 tips that will help increase your player’s hockey IQ, physical performance, mental focus, and allow them to enjoy the social benefits while learning life-skills and staying injury free.
Putting in the time matters, but never mistake quantity for quality. Focus on these tips to help ensure your young player has a great summer and and keeps improving next season.Back to Top
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