The Vault: Don’t Let the Lack of Discipline Blindfold Your Career

Well we already know that this article is not going to be popular. Let’s face it; the discipline of players at this age is paramount and something that should not be taken lightly. All too often coaches and parents try to become friends with these kids. Boys at this age need and desire structure.

Structure, that’s a serious word but what does it really mean? In my house that means a scheduled routine is the way we go about our day, the way we treat other people, and the way we should treat each other. My two youngest children are fourteen and sixteen years old. But even at that young age they understand the concept of consequences, something many junior hockey players are clueless about. Is that the fault of the parents, the coaches, or their environment? 

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