Whether your child makes the team or not, do not let them feel like they have disappointed you in anyway as this can affect their self-esteem.
There is no question that tryout season can be both an exciting and stressful time for hockey players and their parents. All players will be working extremely hard to make the team, but the added pressure of tryouts can lead to nerves and jitters that players typically wouldn’t experience in a practice or game.
All players work extremely hard to make the team during tryout season. They place enough pressure on themselves and can feel it coming from everyone around them. For coaches, they want to make the correct decision with a limited amount of time to do so.
To help alleviate some of the pressure your child is feeling and allow them to have a fun, positive tryout experience (regardless of the outcome) here are some tips.