This family is all smiles, enjoying the outdoor ice in their backyard.
Being a parent is hard. Of course, you already know that.
Add youth sports and it gets more difficult. Not only do youth sports require more time (games, practice, travel, etc.) and a financial commitment (fees, equipment, etc.), they open the door to a whole new list of challenges as a parent. Many are asked to coach. Even more are enlisted to help with administrative tasks like team management, fundraising, recruitment, marketing, communications and the list goes on. On top of all this, comes what may be the most difficult challenge for parents: how do you balance supporting your child's athletic pursuits without becoming too emotionally involved and potentially ruining your child's experience?
Minnesota Hockey understands these concepts. Our organization consists of parents, coaches, volunteers and players that have experienced these issues firsthand. That is why we are committed to providing all parents with continuous advice and resources.
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