December 2019 Newsletter
We live in a culture that loves to talk about its rights. It is an evident sign that entitlement is alive and well in the 21st century.
But as an advisor, I’ve noticed a lot of hockey players stand out from their peers for all the right reasons. Their character, work ethic and attitude set them apart from many of their peers.
On that note, this newsletter is dedicated to five responsibilities that hockey players have. Rather than complaining about our rights, we want to see hockey players focused on taking care of their responsibilities.
As a hockey player, below are five responsibilities every player has…
- You have the responsibility to take responsibility for your actions. Don’t point fingers and blame other people when things aren’t going right. Take the blame even if it is to be shared.
- You have the responsibility to come to the rink every day with a good attitude. An attitude of wanting to serve your team rather than have your team serve you.
- You have the responsibility to treat all your coaches and teammates with respect.
- You have the responsibility to be on time. You should always be at the rink at least five minutes before they expect you to be there.
- You have the responsibility to help your teammates who are younger than you or less experienced than you. Show them the ropes, give them insight on what the coach likes and doesn’t like and make sure they feel welcome in the room.