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GottaloveHShockey
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Kids breaking sticks over knee after a loss

Post by GottaloveHShockey » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:38 pm

I’ve seen this happen several times this year after a loss. Obviously very poor sportsmanship. Should there be the consequence for this or do you think it should be let go? Personally, if I were a coach I’d make my team skate in result of this because I’m not about that poor sportsmanship at all. What do you think?

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Post by mulefarm » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:40 pm

Why would you make the team skate for an individual act. Punish the individual.

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Post by ndirishfighting » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:05 pm

Hold on here!
What kind of loss?

A blow out loss, yes poor sportsmanship.

A close loss or last minutes/second loss, that’s a passion and I will take that kid on my team any day.

A loss where no body shows up and your team just lets go, like no one cares?

I have broke more than enough sticks, to wake not the team up but myself also.

I kid that breaks his stick isn’t always a poor sport.
It’s a kid that also has a passion, care and heart for his team!
There kids NOT PROFESSIONALS
It’s just a game!

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Re: Kids breaking sticks over knee after a loss

Post by WarmUpTheBus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm

GottaloveHShockey wrote:I’ve seen this happen several times this year after a loss. Obviously very poor sportsmanship. Should there be the consequence for this or do you think it should be let go? Personally, if I were a coach I’d make my team skate in result of this because I’m not about that poor sportsmanship at all. What do you think?
Make the kid get a job and pay for his own sticks.

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Post by ifallsin64 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:19 pm

If my kid did this I wouldn’t buy them a new stick. Sorry I don’t see any passion for the game in doing this only ones selfishness and/or showboating.

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Re: Kids breaking sticks over knee after a loss

Post by O-townClown » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:02 pm

GottaloveHShockey wrote:Should there be the consequence for this
No.
Be kind. Rewind.

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Post by LASERBLUE135 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:03 am

End of the season...no problem.

Random game where some kid (ANY kid) does that. Should be consequences. Skate ‘em, sit ‘em, make him pay for it, etc.

Game has been played for 100 years and that hasn’t been tolerated. Only reason it would ever be tolerated is if you choose to tolerate it. It’s a choice in almost 100% of the cases. That’s not “passion”. It’s bad behavior. If you let it go you are TEACHING it to be part of the game. It’s never been part of the game and never should be part of the game. Don’t teach poor behavior. Sports 101.

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Post by hockey59 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:57 am

ndirishfighting wrote:Hold on here!
What kind of loss?

A blow out loss, yes poor sportsmanship.

A close loss or last minutes/second loss, that’s a passion and I will take that kid on my team any day.

A loss where no body shows up and your team just lets go, like no one cares?

I have broke more than enough sticks, to wake not the team up but myself also.

I kid that breaks his stick isn’t always a poor sport.
It’s a kid that also has a passion, care and heart for his team!
If it’s a $250 stick & it’s my kid...he’s going to know better than smashing a perfectly good stick out of frustration. 😉 😲

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Post by GottaloveHShockey » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:04 am

I agree, I do not think it’s passion in any instance at all. I think it’s a reflection of bad character. There are many better ways to show your passion rather than snapping your stick over your knee. If that were my kid I, too, would tell them sign up for overtime hours to pay it off.

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Re: Kids breaking sticks over knee after a loss

Post by ryguyMN » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:49 am

GottaloveHShockey wrote:Should there be the consequence for this or do you think it should be let go?
The consequence is that my kid would have to buy his own stick. If he looks at me and asks for a new stick, I’d say, “Don’t even try me”. Without going too far off a tangent, it’s a teaching moment to accept the consequences from every action/decision.
Ryan

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Post by Yoopskater » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:12 am

Show the passion during the game. Kids who do that have gotten away with tantrums all their life.

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Post by Nuts&Bolts » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:56 am

Maybe was at day 27 and stick was still under warranty. Appreciate the kids creativity in this case. :)

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Post by BodyShots » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:56 pm

Hand him the Sherwood and say go get em. If he complains, tell him to go buy a new one with his own money.

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Post by hockey59 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:57 pm

Nuts&Bolts wrote:Maybe was at day 27 and stick was still under warranty. Appreciate the kids creativity in this case. :)
Now that I could (maybe) live with, but you still have to pay the UPS costs to ship the stick to east coast & back...about $30 bucks 😉☝️

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