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What To Do If Your Child Doesn't Want You To Watch Her Hockey Game

Kids, especially under twelve, are always seeking their parents' approval. Negative labels and generalizations and criticism can have a devastating emotional impact. If you critique your child's performance, she will interpret your anger, disapproval, and disappointment as meaning that you don't love her anymore-that your love is conditional.

Talking to Your Child's Coach: Advice for Hockey Moms and Dads

If the world were a perfect place, talking to a youth hockey coach would be as natural and stress free for a hockey mom as talking to her child's teacher. Unfortunately, there is not much that worries and confuses hockey moms more than talking to their child's coach.

Hockey Sticks: Wood or Composite?

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member and three time Olympian, compares the advantages of wood and composite hockey sticks.

Choosing a Youth Hockey Stick

Three-time Olympic ice hockey medalist, Angela Ruggiero, offers advice to parents on buying a stick for youth hockey.

Youth Hockey: Making Sure the Helmet Fits

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member and three time
Olympian, discusses how parents can make sure their child's ice hockey helmet fits properly:

 

Ice Hockey Helmet Safety

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member and three time Olympian, discusses how properly fit an Ice Hockey helmet.

Girls Playing Boys' Ice Hockey

Angela Ruggiero, four-time Olympian, three-time medalist, and longtime U.S. Women's National Hockey Team member, discusses the pros and cons of girls playing ice hockey with boys.

Picking a Youth Hockey Camp: Advice for Parents

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team member and four-time Olympic medalist, discusses what parents should look for in picking a youth hockey camp.

 

 

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Buying Skates For Youth Hockey

Hockey requires the most pieces of equipment than any other sports. The most important piece of that equipment, however, is the skates. If your child's skates don't fit right, she will be miserable because not only will her feet hurt, but she won't be able to skate to even half of her full potential.

Girls Playing Boy's Hockey: No Easy Answers

Whether to play girl's hockey or boys is often a difficult choice for girls and their parents, with advantages and disadvantages to each. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong decision, and it becomes a matter of thinking of her goals and then tailoring the decision to meet those goals.

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