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08-22-2008, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by stormsurge View Post
One thing that really bothers me about this team is that the parents are so competitive. It's win or nothing with most of them. There is a tremendous amount of pressure placed on the kids--not by the coach, but by some of the parents who think their child is going to be the next Wayne Gretzky. They often talk negatively and openly about the other kids' weaknesses. (Of course, their own children haven't any weaknesses. )
Do you have older children. My brother is 11 and he and every other team known to man has those parents. Me (17) and my brother (20) will go to a couple of games and get really annoyed by both sides. We understand the parents don't want to bad talk their own parents so we do it for everyone else. It calms parents down and lets them know what jackass' they are. It's a game.

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