A) all stars are for 7 and 8 year olds. I didn't create it. It's existed long before me. I'm not arguing for or against it.My first post here and I choose to waste it ripping on some yokel who:
a) Thinks an all-star team for 7 year olds is a good idea,
b) Thinks an all-star team for 7 year olds that makes a poor little girl serve as a healthy scratch is a good idea,
c) Thinks that subjecting his daughter to this type of bullish!t is good for her 'development'
Thank you. You're welcome.
And you're going to be a perfect hockey parent, from what it sounds like ...
B.) I explained to my daughter what it meant to be an alternate and that she would get 14 extra practices and 2 scrimmages with more advanced coaching and she would meet and play with new girls. She understood she can't play in tourney unless someone gets sick or can't play. She gladly agreed. Her decision.
C) she's not subjected to anything. I'm not vocal about anything. I'm the parent that keeps it about the kids. She's making friends and learning each day. She tells me each day how much she loves it.
Frankly I would make a great hockey parent because I teach my kids team work and unity. I make it about the kids. I coach my boys and I treat them the same as other kids. The boys are only t ball but I'm going to approach things like my dad did. No special privileges and learn and have fun.