Guest wrote:So if I want to give my 7 or 8 year old player the chance to become a future elite player, i should expect to commit him to 7.5 hours per week of on-ice practice and off-ice conditioning, plus games, pre- and post locker room time, travel time, etc while in 2nd or 3rd grade? Just wondering if this is a widely held opinion of what it takes starting at that age to develop into a future elite player.
Guest wrote:Guest wrote:So if I want to give my 7 or 8 year old player the chance to become a future elite player, i should expect to commit him to 7.5 hours per week of on-ice practice and off-ice conditioning, plus games, pre- and post locker room time, travel time, etc while in 2nd or 3rd grade? Just wondering if this is a widely held opinion of what it takes starting at that age to develop into a future elite player.
I don’t think he said that’s what it takes. I think he said that’s what his particular approach is. It seemed pretty clear that if you were interested in this approach he was willing to facilitate that as a volunteer coach, and if not, he said good luck to you and your player.
Guest wrote:Obviously, some people need to post opinion's and assume they know me or my goal for each of my player's.
You may not know of me. I doesn't take away, my commitment to each of my player's; I coach or have coached. I'm 100% committed to improve the kid's. I'm not a coach that only coaches the best player's.
In fact, I allowed the other team, to pick their player's. The organization, dratfed the kid's that are on the team. I didn't even see them skate. So, I guess! I'm a horrible or arrogant coach! Right?? Because, I don't need the best player's! Perhaps, I want to give all kid's a chance to become elite player's!
To someone's earlier comment:
about being a paid coach! That is not me! I coach a game that I love. I'm fortunate to have kid's that have the same feeling for the game. It's ridiculous, to except money to coach. Unless, your a skills coach offer improvement to a team. Even when i was a Goalie Coach, I never charged anyone! This is a joke!
I spend my own money to buy things for the kid's to keep the cost cheap on my parent's! I also, spend my weekend mornings! at sticks and pucks with any kid that asks me for help. It doesn't matter if their on my team. I want all kid's to improve! It is a great tool in their lives to know they accomplished something that was impossible at first to them. It helps them in life! Because, they pushed through and achieved and accomplish a goal in something. I set goals for my player's! I congratulate them when they achieve success and I encourage them not to give up if they are strangling. Yes, they're kid's! But, nothing wrong in helping them get better so, the game is fun!
To the individual that posted ( RUN ), as well as, the other's that post your opinion's. I appreciate, your concerns!
This is what is wrong to do to any team! I would never attack or belittle myself or my team. But, I felt I needed to correct a few thoughts on some post's.
Thank you, for your post's.
I wish you and your player's much success.