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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...
Time management for hockey families

Time Management for Hockey Families

6 helpful tips for time-stretched hockey families   By Emily Erson   Time flies when you are working hard and having fun, and that’s precisely what hockey families...
a coach's wife

A Coach’s Wife Speaks Out

Dear Parents: A letter from a coach’s wife By Emily Erson Words of wisdom from a coach’s wife Dear Parent in the Stands, You know who you are. You’re...
Family Hockey

A Family Hockey Affair

From the very beginning, our family has had deep roots in hockey. It all started with the patriarch
participation trophies

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...
Thank Your Parents

Remember to Thank Your Hockey Parents!

Little did I know just how much sacrifice this sport would require.
overestimating your child’s abilities

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...
Concussions in Youth Sports

Concussions in Youth Sports

New protocols to keep our young athletes safe   By Jeff S Pierce, DO   Concussions in youth sports is a subject on the minds of everyone involved...
Hockey-Parent-Coach-Talk

The Successful Hockey Parent-Coach Talk

Coaches often dread that hockey parent-coach talk. But it’s a really important one to have. By Rick Traugott I certainly have an open-door policy when it...
youth hockey player play up a level

Should Your Child Play Up a Level?

The pros and cons of moving up