The hockey camp can be a wonderful moment in time
Where player, coaches and families can grow
There are so many benefits from the time and skills bestowed
Where they can struggle or their time is sublime.
Yes there are players and parents are a distraction
Their act grows thin in this camp of dreams
Where coaches take control to promote and keep it clean
The good players show their stuff and want to be the main attraction.
There is a disciplined order during this week
Getting up and going to bed early to keep their strength
So they can shoot, pass, save the puck and stride with length
The players goal should be to perfect their craft for all to see.
However at this age they are still little boys
The drills and scrimmages must be fun
Playing other games help so they don’t lose interest and say their done
May they all continue to grow in hockey and life but at this time remain little boys.
By Ty Stingel
August 27, 2013
A poem dedicated to my nephew Alfredo who is 9 years old and has had a great hockey camp.