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The Cost of Youth Hockey: Is It Worth It?

A hockey dad tells why the cost of youth hockey means nothing to him By Brett Johnson One of my friends recently asked me about the...
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Youth Hockey Parents: 10 Tips to Keep Your Sanity

In hockey the goal is fun. But sometimes things go wrong
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Participation Trophies: The Pros & Cons

Are participation trophies teaching our young athletes bad life lessons? (Previously published article contains updated information.) By Travis Armideo Participation trophies are nothing new, as young athletes...
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What Does it Take to Become an NHL Pro?

To become an NHL pro it takes a lot of hard work—and a bit of luck It’s every youth hockey player’s dream to play in...
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Are You Overestimating Your Child’s Abilities?

Avoid the trap of overestimating your child’s abilities     By Warren Tabachnick   Like most parents (especially of the hockey variety), you probably think your child is the...
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Anxiety & Depression in Athletes: Know the Signs

What parents and coaches must watch for By Dr. Jordan Anderson, SkillShark Anxiety and depression present themselves differently in sports than they do in everyday life....
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Work Ethic and the Hockey Player

Work ethic is the one quality hockey players appreciate most in a teammate     By Matt Schoepflin   Work ethic is one of those buzzwords we hear about...
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Travel Hockey: Is It Right for Your Child?

Should you sign your child up for travel hockey? Here’s what you need to know. By Warren Tabachnick (with special contributions from Lisa Wild) This article...
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The Youth Hockey Goalie: So Your Kid Wants To Be One?

If you’re the parent of a youth hockey goalie or your child is hoping to become one, this article is for you   By Warren Tabachnick   Every...
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The 5 Questions You Must Ask Your Child’s Coach

Before you commit, ask your child’s coach these 5 questions     By Brian Sieger   So your young athlete wants to play hockey. Good choice! If you’ve done...