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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? This previously published article has been updated. By Travis Armideo The NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and scary...
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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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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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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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Decoding the Coach versus Parents Problem

The coach versus parents problem has almost always plagued youth sports. Here's how to solve it.   By Rick Traugott   Finally, one successful high school coach had...
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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...