Encouraging<br />
Fairness<br />
Fun<br />
Opportunity<br />
Respect<br />
Teamwork<br />
Importance of Sport for Youth:When Your Child Enjoys Sport<br />Physical activity – health/wellness<br />Social developmen...
Two Perspectives Sport Participation and Competition<br />Adults see…<br />$alaries/$cholarship<br />Pro coaches<br />(win...
What Do Kids Look for In a Sports Program?<br />Fun - Play<br />Skill Development<br />Friends<br />
Youth Drop Out of Sport Because<br />Pressure<br />Not enough activity<br />Not learning<br />Over-emphasis on winning<br ...
Balance<br />
Hockey Off-Balance<br />Focus on individual achievement<br />Neglect of player’s thoughts, feelings, and body<br />Over-an...
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sports Specialization<br />Early Specialization<br />Skill rapidly increases<br />Peak performanc...
Signs of OvertrainingThe First Steps Towards Burnout<br />Disinterest in sport – no fun<br />Emotional instability – mood ...
Finding Balance<br />Keep hockey performance and participation in perspective, it is only one aspect of his/her life<br />...
Finding Balance (cont.)<br />Encourage life beyond the rink – school, arts, social<br />Set a good example<br />Be part of...
Cheering 101<br />
Preparing to Play:A Family Adventure<br />Encourage support of coaches and teammates<br />Plan to arrive on time.<br />Che...
Game Time:What Do you Do?<br />Support all players, coaches, officials, and other spectators<br />Have only positive thing...
On the Way Home: Questions to Ask?<br />How did you play?<br />(take the focus off of winning or losing)<br />What was the...
Kids Play: A Philosophy for Adults<br />Success is found in striving for victory (effort = success).<br />Put the child’s ...
Resources for Hockey Parents<br />Abraham, G. (2000). Kid’s Hockey-The Parents’ Guide<br />Bigelow, B. et al. (2001). Just...
Committee MembersCommittee Co-chairs<br />Dr. Alan Ashare<br />USA Hockey Safety Committee<br />Rachel Baker<br />Mother<b...
Committee Contact Information<br />Kevin Sullivan			Adam Naylor<br />kevins839@aol.com  		ahnaylor@bu.edu<br />
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  1. 1.
  2. 2. Encouraging<br />
  3. 3. Fairness<br />
  4. 4. Fun<br />
  5. 5. Opportunity<br />
  6. 6. Respect<br />
  7. 7. Teamwork<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Importance of Sport for Youth:When Your Child Enjoys Sport<br />Physical activity – health/wellness<br />Social development – interact with peers<br />Social skills<br />To develop sport and life skills<br />Self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth<br />Opportunities for academic/character development<br />Fun<br />
  10. 10. Two Perspectives Sport Participation and Competition<br />Adults see…<br />$alaries/$cholarship<br />Pro coaches<br />(winning is everything)<br />Box scores<br />Heckling as part of the game<br />Hockey fights as entertainment<br />Achievement by ranking<br />Kids see…<br />Fun – Play<br />Teachers/Mentors<br />Learning new stuff<br />Cheering – social interaction<br />“I get better.”<br />Achievement by effort, learning, and positive feedback<br />Fun - Play<br />
  11. 11. What Do Kids Look for In a Sports Program?<br />Fun - Play<br />Skill Development<br />Friends<br />
  12. 12. Youth Drop Out of Sport Because<br />Pressure<br />Not enough activity<br />Not learning<br />Over-emphasis on winning<br />No fun<br />Michigan State yearly study<br />
  13. 13. Balance<br />
  14. 14. Hockey Off-Balance<br />Focus on individual achievement<br />Neglect of player’s thoughts, feelings, and body<br />Over-analysis of hockey<br />Excessive number of games<br />Year round hockey<br />
  15. 15. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sports Specialization<br />Early Specialization<br />Skill rapidly increases<br />Peak performance attained at 15-16 years<br />Inconsistent performance<br />Frequent burnout<br />Increased chance of injury<br />Multi-sport Participation<br />Slower skill increases<br />Best performance at age 18+<br />Consistent performance<br />Less likely to experience burnout<br />Fewer injuries<br />Bompa, 2000<br />
  16. 16. Signs of OvertrainingThe First Steps Towards Burnout<br />Disinterest in sport – no fun<br />Emotional instability – mood swings, anxiety<br />Physical signs – weight loss, increased htrt<br />Injury – nagging injury<br />Lingering muscle soreness<br />Sleep loss<br />Poor performances - sport, school, life<br />
  17. 17. Finding Balance<br />Keep hockey performance and participation in perspective, it is only one aspect of his/her life<br />Focus on effort and teamwork<br />Allow the athlete to lead the way, avoid pushing<br />Focus on play and fun, learning happens<br />
  18. 18. Finding Balance (cont.)<br />Encourage life beyond the rink – school, arts, social<br />Set a good example<br />Be part of the community and seek professional resources as necessary<br />Balance in thinking, feeling, and action is key to success in life and hockey<br />
  19. 19. Cheering 101<br />
  20. 20. Preparing to Play:A Family Adventure<br />Encourage support of coaches and teammates<br />Plan to arrive on time.<br />Check equipment before leaving house - with your child.<br />Say, “Have fun - good luck.”<br />
  21. 21. Game Time:What Do you Do?<br />Support all players, coaches, officials, and other spectators<br />Have only positive things to say<br />“Nice pass!” “Good try!” “Great save!” “Way to work hard!”<br />Trust coaches and officials<br />They’re human like you!<br />Model good behaviors<br />Respect the rink<br />Enjoy the game!<br />“Relax it’s just a game.”<br />
  22. 22. On the Way Home: Questions to Ask?<br />How did you play?<br />(take the focus off of winning or losing)<br />What was the best part of the game?<br />What did you learn?<br />Ask about aches, pains, bumps, and bruises.<br />Did you have fun?<br />
  23. 23. Kids Play: A Philosophy for Adults<br />Success is found in striving for victory (effort = success).<br />Put the child’s goals before yours.<br />Let go. Let a child make his or her own decisions.<br />Be supportive.<br />Only have positive things to say at a hockey game.<br />Acknowledge child’s fears and struggles.<br />The NHL and college scholarships are great dreams. Character, self-discipline, and participation are the most valuable consequences of youth hockey. <br />
  24. 24. Resources for Hockey Parents<br />Abraham, G. (2000). Kid’s Hockey-The Parents’ Guide<br />Bigelow, B. et al. (2001). Just Let The Kids Play.<br />Leblanc, J. & Dickson, L. (1996). Straight Talk About Children and Sports.<br />Smoll, F. & Smith, R. (1999). Sports for Your Child.<br />Lancaster, S. (2002). Fair Play: Making Organized Sports A Great Experience for Your Kids.<br />Kuchenbecker, S. (2000). Raising Winners: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids Succeed On and Off the Playing Field.<br />Engh, F. (2002). Why Johnny Hates Sports.<br />Phillips, L. & Barbara, S. (2001). The Hockey Mom’s Manual.<br />Murphy, S. (2000). The Cheers and the Tears.<br />www.sportingkid.com<br />Parents in Hockey – Hockey Parents Make the Difference. USA Hockey – video.<br />Heads Up Hockey Program – USA Hockey – video.<br />
  25. 25. Committee MembersCommittee Co-chairs<br />Dr. Alan Ashare<br />USA Hockey Safety Committee<br />Rachel Baker<br />Mother<br />Steve Burke<br />Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society<br />Mike Cheever<br />USA Hockey Youth Council<br />Jim Cooney<br />USA Hockey National ACE Administrator<br />Kevin Sullivan<br />Asst USA Hockey Sledge Team<br />Dr. Adam Naylor<br />Boston University<br />Athletic Enhancement Center<br />Dr. David Crandell<br />Physical Medicine<br />Dan Esdale<br />USA Hockey Executive Board<br />Lyle Sukeforth<br />Mass Hockey Director (posthumous)<br />Cheryl Verity<br />Assistant Mass Hockey Treasurer<br />
  26. 26. Committee Contact Information<br />Kevin Sullivan Adam Naylor<br />kevins839@aol.com ahnaylor@bu.edu<br />
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