If there’s one sports season that means a constant go, go, go for both kids and parents, it’s hockey season. Between driving a budding hockey superstar to endless practices, organizing fundraisers and maintaining equipment, there’s no denying that being a hockey parent is a busy job.
But that team camaraderie is infectious and seeing your little one’s determination on the ice makes all the time and money worthwhile. Still, a little preparation can go a long way when it comes to having a great hockey season! You can start by making sure that they are wearing properly fitting gear, and there are many resources online that can help you like this article on hockey glove sizing. Here are five additional tips to help ensure this year is the best one yet:
1) Develop a Routine
Because the hockey season is so busy, establishing a scheduled routine is key. This includes making time for homework between school and practice, ensuring the hockey bag is packed ahead of time and coordinating carpool schedules. Pro tip: create a check-list for your child to follow so they can learn to manage their own time and ensure they’re well prepared to hit the ice. [Read more…]