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Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:09 pm

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is

Who cares about lost money? Ignorant comment pal. Tell that to people who barely can put food on the table for their families. Hockey is a rich mans game. Good on you if you can afford it.


Ignorant? maybe your comprehension.

If you can barely afford to put food on the table for your family, it's probably a no brainer what you should do - for those that have the disposable money, spend it as you wish - for you and only you to decide, have no regrets and get on with it.

Cheers


You miss the point he was making. He exaggerated to prove a point that those with money fail to see. Hockey is a rich man’s game. HC has lost control and has little direction looking forward. If you are just in it for fun with no eye on development you can play HL and it isn’t a big cost. But if your kid happens to be good you now immediately enter the more is better world of competitive hockey. Many parents have to chose and do not chose competitive hockey because of cost. This with money scoff at this because they think they can buy talent and drive. It works when the kids are young but it fades.

If HC wanted to truly provide the best resources to the best players they would look at all the players, not just the kids if the rich.

It’s the reality of minor hockey today.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:54 pm

Guest wrote:
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is

Who cares about lost money? Ignorant comment pal. Tell that to people who barely can put food on the table for their families. Hockey is a rich mans game. Good on you if you can afford it.


Ignorant? maybe your comprehension.

If you can barely afford to put food on the table for your family, it's probably a no brainer what you should do - for those that have the disposable money, spend it as you wish - for you and only you to decide, have no regrets and get on with it.

Cheers

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:34 am

Guest wrote:I remember a lot from my minor hockey days, a tonne actually, we still maintain several friendships from those years to this day, which is 30-35 years ago.

If you want to "go for it" - then go for it.
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is


Yep. My kid is heading into Minor Bantam. One more year, maybe more but it could end in a flash. Support your kid, believe in him and be there if he falls. The journey is the fun part.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:58 am

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:I remember a lot from my minor hockey days, a tonne actually, we still maintain several friendships from those years to this day, which is 30-35 years ago.

If you want to "go for it" - then go for it.
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is


Putting aside the money aspect I do believe that many who have kids playing rep especially in AAA want to succeed in the pursuit. Coaches expect skills training outside the practices that all takes time and commitment from both players and parent. All that is for one reason...success. There is nothing wrong with that. And in the end the very best one can achieve is the lesson that with hard work comes success at learning a skill regardless of where you place in the finish line. That self preserverance at a young age is a lesson parents can't teach without putting the work in with their kids. This applies to anything from academics to sports. Just go for it.


This guy gets it

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:07 am

Guest wrote:I remember a lot from my minor hockey days, a tonne actually, we still maintain several friendships from those years to this day, which is 30-35 years ago.

If you want to "go for it" - then go for it.
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is


Putting aside the money aspect I do believe that many who have kids playing rep especially in AAA want to succeed in the pursuit. Coaches expect skills training outside the practices that all takes time and commitment from both players and parent. All that is for one reason...success. There is nothing wrong with that. And in the end the very best one can achieve is the lesson that with hard work comes success at learning a skill regardless of where you place in the finish line. That self preserverance at a young age is a lesson parents can't teach without putting the work in with their kids. This applies to anything from academics to sports. Just go for it.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:21 pm

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is

Who cares about lost money? Ignorant comment pal. Tell that to people who barely can put food on the table for their families. Hockey is a rich mans game. Good on you if you can afford it.


Always gotta be a penis in the crowd.

He was saying that if you are choosing not to play because of "chasing the dream" (not for any other reason), that you are better off to chase the dream as opposed to save the money. This comment had nothing to do with necessities and survival and for you to turn it that direction makes you a bag of penises.


Hey Dick!

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm

Guest wrote:
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is

Who cares about lost money? Ignorant comment pal. Tell that to people who barely can put food on the table for their families. Hockey is a rich mans game. Good on you if you can afford it.


Always gotta be a penis in the crowd.

He was saying that if you are choosing not to play because of "chasing the dream" (not for any other reason), that you are better off to chase the dream as opposed to save the money. This comment had nothing to do with necessities and survival and for you to turn it that direction makes you a bag of penises.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is

Who cares about lost money? Ignorant comment pal. Tell that to people who barely can put food on the table for their families. Hockey is a rich mans game. Good on you if you can afford it.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:28 pm

I remember a lot from my minor hockey days, a tonne actually, we still maintain several friendships from those years to this day, which is 30-35 years ago.

If you want to "go for it" - then go for it.
Who cares about the "lost" money, my buddy at age 48 died within 3 weeks of diagnosis of pancreatic cancer - you can't take it with you, life goes fast, and for fucks sakes, enjoy yourselves and your time, however you feel that is

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:26 pm

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:I’m not going crazy and having my kid practice all summer or do extra clinics 5 days a week but he plays a few spring tournaments, trains as much as he can and I push him to be the best he can be.
He wants it, and I’m trying to give him the opportunity to at least give it his all!

He's young, let him dream. For the majority of his life he will be a jaded adult like most of the posters here.



When someone gives a serious answer to a sarcastic post, I, I, .......I just smile and wave.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 am

Guest wrote:I’m not going crazy and having my kid practice all summer or do extra clinics 5 days a week but he plays a few spring tournaments, trains as much as he can and I push him to be the best he can be.
He wants it, and I’m trying to give him the opportunity to at least give it his all!

He's young, let him dream. For the majority of his life he will be a jaded adult like most of the posters here.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:41 am

How many of you are working in a job you dont like and honestly, how many of you were wishing that when you got older that you would have that job or career that you cant stand to be at. If your kid wants to play hockey let him, cause unfortunately alot of them wont be working in a job that they love whether you play hockey, soccer basketball or no sports at all . So statistically even if you do well in school you might not have your dream job anyways. Let the kids have some fun, your only young once and as you can see alot of people are trying to relive it through their kids.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:09 am

Guest wrote:
It also makes for great childhood memories for you kid. It gives your kid a comfort feeling that they are supported and cared for and that their parents will help them try to achieve their dreams.

No, it doesn't. Kids don't have memories of hockey. Once they get into their (late) teens, then yes, they remember some fun stuff playing select level hockey with their friends. When you were 9 or 10, do you have such fantastic memories of playing? No you don't. You remember stuff but it's so distant it's hard to feel anything...

The vast majority of kids won't/can't admit it but they are indifferent to playing. Dad says 'let's go' and off you go. Kids just go because that's what they're told to do.

Point is, the memory is for you, the parent and not your kid. It's taking your kid to the game, watching him/her play amazing, having a conversation about the game. That's the real memory and for a parent, that always stays with you. Throw away their i-pad and let them just be in the car with you for the ride. Enjoy it while their young and wanting to please you. When it's all done, will your kid miss playing rep (or whatever) or will you miss being a part of it all? I know I'll be in serious withdrawal when it's all said and done.

The only dream here worth chasing is the quality time you spend with your kid while you have the chance.


Rough life for you bud. I remember everything about my hockey. I loved getting up early Saturday mornings, loved going away to tournaments, loved playing with my school and loved when my parents came to watch.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:07 am

Guest wrote:
It also makes for great childhood memories for you kid. It gives your kid a comfort feeling that they are supported and cared for and that their parents will help them try to achieve their dreams.

No, it doesn't. Kids don't have memories of hockey. Once they get into their (late) teens, then yes, they remember some fun stuff playing select level hockey with their friends. When you were 9 or 10, do you have such fantastic memories of playing? No you don't. You remember stuff but it's so distant it's hard to feel anything...

The vast majority of kids won't/can't admit it but they are indifferent to playing. Dad says 'let's go' and off you go. Kids just go because that's what they're told to do.

Point is, the memory is for you, the parent and not your kid. It's taking your kid to the game, watching him/her play amazing, having a conversation about the game. That's the real memory and for a parent, that always stays with you. Throw away their i-pad and let them just be in the car with you for the ride. Enjoy it while their young and wanting to please you. When it's all done, will your kid miss playing rep (or whatever) or will you miss being a part of it all? I know I'll be in serious withdrawal when it's all said and done.

The only dream here worth chasing is the quality time you spend with your kid while you have the chance.


Sounds like you had a crap childhood. I remember all sorts of great things around hockey - maybe not the hockey itself - but the stuff around it. Those are the memories I was talking about.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:04 am

It also makes for great childhood memories for you kid. It gives your kid a comfort feeling that they are supported and cared for and that their parents will help them try to achieve their dreams.

No, it doesn't. Kids don't have memories of hockey. Once they get into their (late) teens, then yes, they remember some fun stuff playing select level hockey with their friends. When you were 9 or 10, do you have such fantastic memories of playing? No you don't. You remember stuff but it's so distant it's hard to feel anything...

The vast majority of kids won't/can't admit it but they are indifferent to playing. Dad says 'let's go' and off you go. Kids just go because that's what they're told to do.

Point is, the memory is for you, the parent and not your kid. It's taking your kid to the game, watching him/her play amazing, having a conversation about the game. That's the real memory and for a parent, that always stays with you. Throw away their i-pad and let them just be in the car with you for the ride. Enjoy it while their young and wanting to please you. When it's all done, will your kid miss playing rep (or whatever) or will you miss being a part of it all? I know I'll be in serious withdrawal when it's all said and done.

The only dream here worth chasing is the quality time you spend with your kid while you have the chance.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:30 am

Guest wrote:Whose "dream" is it? Is it your dream or your kid's dream? Yes most kids dream of playing in the NHL, but most come to the realization at 12 or 13 that it is not going to happen. Maybe some parents could get a clue from their kids. NEWS FLASH.....your kid is not making it, so all that money you have spent on extra ice time, spring hockey, $600 Skates, $300 Sticks, hotels ect.....down the tube........oh well, it will make for good stories on Sunday Night Men's over 35 League


It also makes for great childhood memories for you kid. It gives your kid a comfort feeling that they are supported and cared for and that their parents will help them try to achieve their dreams.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:09 am

Whose "dream" is it? Is it your dream or your kid's dream? Yes most kids dream of playing in the NHL, but most come to the realization at 12 or 13 that it is not going to happen. Maybe some parents could get a clue from their kids. NEWS FLASH.....your kid is not making it, so all that money you have spent on extra ice time, spring hockey, $600 Skates, $300 Sticks, hotels ect.....down the tube........oh well, it will make for good stories on Sunday Night Men's over 35 League

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:54 pm

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:My kid has decided to eat Eggos every morning and hotdogs for supper every night, and skips lunch. His favourite drink is fruit punch drink boxes. He is making his own decisions and I completely support him.


You’re a total idiot.



Hey, what do you have against Eggos! Switch it for French toast. I completely support him.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Guest wrote:My kid has decided to eat Eggos every morning and hotdogs for supper every night, and skips lunch. His favourite drink is fruit punch drink boxes. He is making his own decisions and I completely support him.


You’re a total idiot.

Re: Am I the first to admit that I’m chasing the dream?

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:58 am

Guest wrote:My kid has decided to eat Eggos every morning and hotdogs for supper every night, and skips lunch. His favourite drink is fruit punch drink boxes. He is making his own decisions and I completely support him.


Progress is what motivates and satisfies humans, including children. Guide your kid in ways that will help him succeed on the ice and contribute to his fulfillment. It's not just about honing the skills through hours of repetition. As a dad you can help him. You know your kid's strengths and weaknesses. Talk to your boy about his game and get his opinion on what he thinks he needs and help him that way. Put in your two cents when it helps. Too many parents leave their kid at the door and think he's going to succeed that way. If you play it right you will not only develop an amazing relationship with your son, you are mentoring him on how to be successful no matter what they pursue in their lives long term. Remind your kid that there will always be doubters and naysayers and MHT is the proof but the beauty is succeeding despite all the negativity.

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