What If Your Athlete Just Wants to Love the Game Not Train?

I asked him why and if he really wanted to play hockey. His response was ” I want to play hockey with daddy but not where you have to shoot the puck at those guys.” So I responded, “you just like skating around with daddy and your brothers?”

 

Parker said yes, and that was that.

 

As a hockey family, my husband and I just assumed the boys would all play hockey because they all enjoy the sport. I had to take a step back and remember how different my kids are. I think sometimes as parents we push ideas on our kids that we want them to enjoy, things they should do.

 

My Parker just wanted to love the game and not train for it.

 

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