Tryouts are a difficult time of year for everyone - the players, the parents and YES even the coaches!
Young Guns Head Coach and instructor Rich Ciaravella shares his perspective and insight on what its like from the coaches side - definitely worth a read!
Tryouts – A Coach’s Perspective
There are many ebbs and flows in a hockey season. Whether it's winning against a team that is ahead of you or losing to a lesser opponent; the emotions of a season for a coach and players can be a rollercoaster. These highs and lows of emotion all come with team sports and are a natural adrenaline rush that is very hard to match anywhere. This is one of the reasons why volunteer coaches want to give back and enjoy being there. There is one occasion during the year that the lows far outweigh the highs… after many discussions with coaches and having been through the process many times, it is almost unanimous that the tryout process is by far the worst time of the year for a coach.
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