The all-new USA Hockey Parents' Community website is designed for parents of 4-8 year olds so that their experience with hockey is an exciting one. Hockey is one of the greatest sports in the world and your child will learn not only the necessary skills to be a successful player, but life lessons as well.
Positive Coaching Alliance presents the SECOND GOAL PARENT ZOOM WORKSHOP - Developing Winners in Life Through Sports. This FREE workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. CAHA has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to help Associations define and build their organizational culture to be positive, focused on life lessons, and has the kids as their top priority. We have conducted 3 Double Goal Coach - Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons for CAHA coaches and are looking to conduct 2-3 more in the summer/fall of 2021. We want to include the parents in this process and offering this workshop with help parents with the following:
Click here to register for the Second Goal Parent Workshop
Are YOU putting too much pressure on your Hockey Player?
The Pressure To Perform
When the emphasis on winning gets out of control and overzealous parents become aggressors in a quest to achieve perfection, young children are often inappropriately pressured to perform. In fact, across North America, cases of aggressive parental behavior during youth sporting events, including youth hockey games, are reported with increasing frequency in the media.
In a 2001 survey conducted by Sports Illustrated for Kids, 74% of the 3,000 children who participated in the survey said they had witnessed adults acting out of control during youth sporting events. The need to make a difference and to return hockey and other sports to the fun games they are meant to be is now more relevant than ever.
The following incidents have made recently made headlines and further support the idea that inappropriate behavior by parents and fans in youth sports is becoming a very serious problem one that takes the fun out of playing sports for many children.