Hockey presents our youth with an exciting challenge that will serve them lifelong. Think of minor hockey not as a “hockey school” but as a school on life through hockey. From a sporting aspect it demands quickness, endurance, character, effort, a sharp mind and a physically fit body as well as commitment, and teamwork. All qualities that when properly developed will form the foundation of some integral life skills. As parents we should be more concerned with using sports to develop our children’s social skills, especially those that are used within a team concept. What a great tool to teach accountability and responsibility to others rather than self indulgence. Or teach them about respect for opponent and authority figures.
They say that trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell, and there is nothing quite like arena rumors. As you know, people often hear bits and pieces of information in the rinks and simply assume that what they hear is correct on how things function. Unfortunately this is most often NOT the case. Player selection, coaching appointments and team building are the result of many hours of work by the people working collectively, who are mandated to handle these tasks. What better way to attack the integrity of a process or volunteer than to perpetrate half-truths and myths.
Before acting or questioning certain policies, procedures or actions, we strongly encourage all parents to first check with the appropriate representatives of the Lakeshore Minor Hockey Federation to obtain clear information. In the event that you are not satisfied or are still unclear please don’t hesitate to advise any board member of your concerns which will be followed up.
- Get involved help out
- Avoid the “criticizer’s” environment. Usually they have their own agenda or worse spread rumors as the “truth”. Don’t be afraid to ask board member’s questions
- Support the volunteers who are teaching our children and are helping us all out
- Encourage the kids in the development of their skills and abilities
- ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN AND LET THE KIDS HAVE FUN
Please, at this time, review the policies and procedures regarding the LMHF program. We have constructed these policies with the intent of striving for ongoing improvement and development of our program, where ideals are striven for and achieved. A volunteer association requires patience, commitment, sacrifice, civility, courtesy, and caring. It is the expectation that all participants in the LMHF program strive towards developing our Association.
The Policies and Procedures of LMHF may change throughout the hockey seasons. This web page will be updated to reflect changes. Please check back regularly.
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