Guest wrote:The dream you're chasing is about as alive as Tom Petty. Have you ever sat down and done the math?
Even if your kid was the absolute knock out best player of all age levels in your hometown organisation, that would still put him at best as one of a thousand hometown best kids in Canada (1/1000) . and that is only if he is the absolute best in your town at any age.
Now add in the US .. it's bot just Canada's game anymore. Add say 2,000 more minor hockey towns.
Ahhh .. then there's Europe .. Sweden, Finland, Russia etc ... add about 5,000 more.
So now, even if your kid is the hands down best in your town, he's got to compete with about 10,000 other best in towns.
Now, how many new jobs do you suppose open for new players each season?
If each team played 3 new rookies per season, which is generous, that still only adds up to less than 100 jobs.
So, less than 100 jobs available to the best 10,000 kids in the world basically, and that is even IF your kid is in that first group, which it sounds like he is NOT.
Sweet dreams baby.
There's people in this world who strive for more regardless of they achieve all of what they set out to accomplish and others who don't care, set low bar life goals because the odds are stacked up against them and are content achieving the minimum they believe they can attain.
Sounds like you are in the latter of that populous.
I could care less if my child "makes it" but I support his effort, ethic, desire and stretch goal making, so that he doesn't lead a life like you.
Content with accomplishing the minimum society believes is what he can attain.