Tryouts are underway. Tryouts mean kids will be placed on the wrong team. We as coaches are poor judges of talent. Your child is better than (name inserted here_________).
Games will begin in two weeks. Referees will blow calls. You will yell something from the stands. Guess what? The referee can’t hear you.
Coaches will undoubtedly "short" a child ice time, normally after the ref blew a call and made your team shorthanded in the first place. You will not like the coach’s power play structure, although 95% of people (me included) don’t know what a power play offense should look like. You want to tell him what you think…better yet, why not send him a text during the game so he can read it and change the power play?
Coaches will get mad at kids, sometimes for not showing up, or even worse, showing up and not trying or paying attention. You want to call the parents and tell them what you think.
And then we go to work and don’t like what a boss or co-worker does. You want to tell them what you think. Then you come home and your spouse does something you don't like.
So the solution to all of these situations? The 24-hour rule. Take a step back. Breath. Re-focus.
I ask that you click the button below and read the article, “Lax Lingo: The ‘24-Hour’ Rule”, because it is exceptional. There are many others you can read by just doing a google search of
24-hour rule youth sports. If we all do this, parents will have more fun, coaches will have more fun, and your child will have more fun….and that’s why we do this!