While our coaches bring an encouraging and positive attitude and a strong hockey-knowledge to the ice for each practice and game, the Cranford Hockey Club is a family . . and our coaches are literally that – dads who are experienced hockey players and coaches that care like no paid twenty-something can. The entire Cranford Hockey Club environment is about teaching great hockey skills and, more importantly, teaching life lessons . . finding the right balance of motivating and nurturing from the perspective of a parent and providing advice that only a parent can truly know.
CHC is not a year-round Club. Like USA Hockey, we believe young athletes should play other sports. It develops the whole athlete. More importantly, it avoids burn-out and keeps our players excited for the next season.
Mountains of research also conclude youngsters should play different sports: