A friend recently told the story of his 12-year-old who loves football, hockey, and lacrosse, and plays all three. But not without a challenge.
In a pre-season meeting in a cold locker room last season, the son’s hockey coach told the team that he expects them to be at every practice. Unless you’re sick or injured, there are no excuses. If they miss one because another sport gets in the way they won’t play in the next game. Talk about stressing a group of kids who are also participating in typical Fall seasonal sports like soccer, football, and cheerleading.