Monday, August 4, 2008

Public Service Announcement

From our neighbors to the North. This canadian public service announcement doesn't just apply to Hockey Dads, though they were the target audience. Any sports parent should sneak a peek at this video. Picture it: Your kid just told you he wants to quit hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, ballet or whichever sport he LOVED until this very second. You are in shock! OMG...he's so good, a prodigy even, he's been playing since he was four and you've supported him every single, inch of the way. When kids burn-out or decide to quit the sport they excel at and we parent have no idea as to why.......Click on this LINK for a clue. Obviously this is not the only reason kids want to quit or learn to dislike their sport, there are a ton of reasons and that will be the subject of a future post, I'm sure.

Speaking of clueless, I'm sorry I haven't figured out how to just stick in a Youtube video, yet...I've just barely gotten the hang of links. Enjoy the video, I bet we all know one parent who is pushing a bit too much.


Mark Salinas said...

Oh yes I know a few...great post as always. BTW I linked in to your "PART 2 - Injury Prevention for our Young Athletes"...thanks!

Crabby McSlacker said...

That was too funny!

Interesting the Canadian Hockey League is sponsoring a campaign like this. Hard to picture a sports league doing that in the U.S.