Brits Jun 10, 2019 14:00:51 GMT
Post by humbucker on Jun 10, 2019 14:00:51 GMT
A positive link at this early stage of a players career in hockey proved positive in the past and could do so again. One of the problems that has occurred on occasions is a young hopeful being lured away by teams before they are ready for that all important move and a dialogue between the Panthers and the Lions could prove helpful. I have known of players with great potential being attracted by the attention they receive from teams at a higher level only to see their hopes dashed. The appropriate level of nurturing and good guidance/advice for an up and coming player is essential. There should also be some recognition of the amount of work that is put into a player before they actually arrive on the senior hockey circuit radar because in the past that important element, supplied by volunteers, has to a great extent been overlooked or dismissed.It has to be remembered that the player being moved on to improve and strengthen did not arrive at that point ready made, it took a lot of unpaid man/woman hours running into years to achieve that point. On so many occasions it has appeared to me to be, in Nottingham, Corey's/Dampier's, or in other clubs their senior coaches that developed a particular player when in fact they provided the finishing school for what is thought to be by those, outside of the narrow hockey fraternity, as totally their protege. The truth of the matter is totally different and does annoy those unrecognised further down the pecking order. I do find myself somewhat in agreement with kievthegreat but with the player moving, but at the right time to avoid some of the traumas that can occur. There would need to be, as a priority, real oversight by the Head Coach of any player moving on to improve for the good of the club in the long term.