Monday, September 29, 2008

Gretzky on youth hockey

This is a terrific piece from last Friday's Toronto Globe and Mail in which Wayne Gretzky speaks out about the overheated state of youth hockey. Basically, he advises parents to back off. Let kids enjoy the game. Encourage them to experiment with several sports. Gretzky says this is the approach he has taken with his five kids. And it was the way he grew up in sports.

"I know, for myself, when the hockey season was over, I couldn't wait to play baseball. I had no interest in playing ice hockey until September," he tells the Globe and Mail.

We need to hear this message from more pro athletes.

Thanks to Doug Abrams for tipping us to this article

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