The level of disgust for us AAA parents borders on this site borders on the absurd. This article completely misses the primary point we play AAA at the Sq Major level… because or son WANTS to and LOVES being out on ice, traveling, hanging with his friends on the team, and the competition. He was good enough to make a AAA Sq Minor team last year, we tried out, and he not only made roster but was an integral part of team. Is he going to play in college or pros? I dunno. And like most AAA parents, we DONT CARE. As long as he’s enjoying the experience, we can afford the $ and time for him to do it, and he continues to get better at it, we’ll continue to let him play at whatever level suits his ability.
Mrs. Davidson in the article doesn’t talk about hockey parents per se, but we shouldn’t pretend that arrogant, entitled, ignorant parents are the sole purview of AAA parents. I’ve watched enough of my nephews AA/A games to know that those parents can behave just as poorly. Let AAA parents worry about their own kids. It doesn’t effect you or your children. It literally has nothing to do with you. Why do you even care what we choose to spend our money and time doing with our kids?