The most important part is finding a team where your player can have fun, feel like they fit in, grow as a player and a person, make lifetime friends, and feed their passion for the game.
It’s the question most parents are faced with at some point in their children’s lives – how do I pick the right sport/coach/team for my child?
Professional hockey player Jordan Parise and CBS hockey analyst Dave Starman joined the Utah Puck report podcast to break down the dynamic of coaching for wins, development of young players and whether or not there is a “magic age” to focus on when it comes to youth sports.
“I can’t seem to answer that question. I’ve been pulled in so many different directions over the course of my career that I can’t seem to come up with a concrete answer,” said Starman.
In trying to come up with a generally accepted answer, we had to ask more questions.