My 5-year-old wants to quit hockey
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02-06-2012, 01:22 PM
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You don't need league play to play hockey. Let him decompress and then take him out to some skate and shoots and just mess around with him. Be very low key and make it fun again. Let him come back when he wants to; when he realizes again how fun it is.
My son quit at 6 and started again at 10. Now he loves the sport. I don't think he would feel the same way today if he had kept playing, given the type of personality he has. It had to be fun for him and he had to do it on his own terms. Some kids are like that.
That sounds like both my sons.
My oldest announced his retirement from Novice hockey after this year, haha.
It's not his bag either. He loves pond hockey and I have to drag him off our backyard rink. But he needs it to be non-structured. I'm fine with that too. And I could see him going back to hockey at some point. But I'm not pushing him.
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