I remember the day when my son stated that he wanted to play hockey. I thought to myself “Hockey? You can hardly stand on skates let alone play hockey.” But, of course, wanting to support my 10 year old son in his new found passion I said “Sure. But, let’s start skating and see what we need to do.” Little did I know that hockey would become not just a fleeting passion of the week, but an all consuming force in my son’s life. The adventure begins.
So, I did what any father would do….I began to dig around for anything that I could find to help me appear like I knew what I was doing. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information out there for a parent who’s new in the world of youth hockey. Then, I had an idea (the light bulb moment). I had just read a great article by Miles Burke regarding side projects — and I thought — I have it! I could create a project that would focus on helping parents and players new to hockey. DadsHockeyTalk.com was born.
The site is dedicated to the exploration of Hockey from the perspective of a Dad who didn’t know a thing about the sport. And I mean — nothing! With help from friends, research and talking with coaches, pros, players and other hockey dads — I’ve realized — this is a great sport with lots of information to share.
So, if you’re just starting out in this crazy world of hockey? Don’t worry, there have been many parents that have skated this pond before you and soon you’ll be one of the seasoned pro’s. I’ll share information, tips and resources to help navigate the questions on equipment, skating, classes, leagues and everything you can imagine to help support your child. Before you know it, you’ll be hooked and wanting to get on the ice too. And, I hope you do! DadsHockeyTalk.com — The Puck Drops Here!