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Being a hockey mom just BEGS to be written about so when my daughter strapped on the goalie pads, I picked up the pen. Now I blog rink-to-rink keeping the world of youth hockey real AND real funny.

Through the highs, the lows and the all consuming stink, follow me on my journey to get through each season. Us hockey parents have to stick together! 

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What's a Goalie Mom's Position at Tryouts?

5 days. 2 tryouts for 2 different teams. It's enough to make anyone go batty. And for a goalie mom it's even more nerve wracking. Every bounce, every dribble, every 5 hole, every missed glove save..it's all there. For the hockey gods and everyone to see!

Normally at games I sit with the other parents at center ice but tryouts are a different animal. It's every player and goalie out for themselves and it's clutch time.

So where do I sit? 

Closer to my goalie's net than what I would normally. By myself. Wringing my hands and saying things like "yes" "get him" and "suck on that cherry picker".

Yeah, I know it's wrong. Never said I was perfect.

That's why I sit away, it's better for everyone. 

It's a jungle in there.

So, parents..what's your position? How do you handle the intensity of tryouts?


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