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Brad Frost is the Head Coach for the University of Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey team.
Frost believes it is in the best interest of youth athletes if their parents support their athletic experiences no matter the level of competition they play in. If a youth athlete is not playing for a top-tier team, that is not a good reason to be less supportive because the ultimate goal should be for a kid to have fun in any youth sports league. Essentially, it is more important to enjoy time with your kid than critiquing everything they did wrong in a game. Frost believes parents who put too much pressure on their kids, especially during that 'car ride home,' will chase them away from sports. If a kid is afraid to get into the car ride home after a bad game, it is unlikely he will want to continue to play.
At the WNYAHL meeting on Tuesday 2-7-17 the following proposal was passed as amended:
NEW RULE: “All minor age travel divisions in the WNYAHL (9, 11,13,15) will be comprised of players that are pure minor birth year and younger (one level lower). Birth years will be based on USAH ages for the current season.”
NOTE: NYSAHA prohibits all players that are 8 years old or younger to play up on an older age level team, therefore the league is obligated to abide by the NY district rule and not allow any players 8 and under top Play up.
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