What would the dressing room walls say about our conduct as coaches, parents, or players? Would we welcome the stories the rink would tell us about how we played, coached, cheered, and celebrated the great game of hockey?
What would the walls say if they could talk? This isn’t a small question but rather a real exercise in consideration and self-assessment. How have we conducted ourselves over the hundreds, even thousands, of hours at the rink-and going to and from the arenas?
We should hope that, for the most part, we were fair, generous, and sportsmanlike. We should hope that we tried to be good teammates – and succeeded most of the time. Of course, we made mistakes, and misspoke, and let our emotions color our actions and language. But what is the balance of our story?
What would the walls say if they could talk?
Please share your stories with us – tell us those experiences that help reveal how we can be good stewards for the great sport of sled hockey.