Home ice : reflections of a reluctant hockey mom
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
The author of the Canada Reads-nominated The Bone Cage tackles the ups and downs of amateur hockey, from a mother's point of view Over 570,000 people are registered in Hockey Canada and over 600,000 in Hockey USA. It's a national obsession. But what does that really mean when your child wants to play on a team? As a former varsity athlete and university instructor teaching sport literature, novelist Angie Abdou is no stranger to sport obsession, but she finds herself conflicted when faced with the reality of the struggles, joys, and strains of having a child in amateur hockey. In Home Ice, with equal parts humour and anguish, Abdou charts a full season of life as an Atom-level hockey mom, from summer hockey camp to the end-of-season tournament. Her revealing stories and careful research on issues such as cost, gender bias, concussion, and family pressures offer a compellingly honest and complex insider's view of parenting today's young athlete in a competitive and high-pressure culture.
ContentsPrologue: "Have fun! Try hard!" : reflections of a hockey mom
Summer hockey camp : what's love gotta do with it?
Graham James : where were the parents?
"You can be anything!" or Life as a corny motivational sport poster
Kids in the Colosseum
Until hockey doth us part
Home ice : hockey holiday!
Bad hockey mom
More bad hockey moms
Are we there yet?
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Hockey for children.
Mother and child.
Hockey players -- Family relationships.
Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
|Publisher|| Toronto, Ontario, Canada :2018
233 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231).