Coaching Kids' Hockey
The Good, the Bad, and the UnbelievableBook - 2005
Ever wondered what it's like to coach a kids' hockey team? Think you'd like to try? T.J. O'Grady did. After watching his sons play for years, he volunteered, thinking he knew exactly how to teach young boys the game he loved, and never dreaming he'd write a book about it. Six months later, as a season of nonstop twists and turns drew to a close, T.J. decided this was a story that had to be told. Exactly the way it happened. Coaching Kids Hockey: the Good, the Bad and the Unbelievable is the true story of T.J. and his team of eight year old Cougars. Starting the season as if they might never win and ending as if they might never lose, they encountered everything from cheating coaches to referees ignoring blatant fouls to red tape that would make a civil servant blush. First place showdowns, games for trophies and even triple overtime - it's all here in a season that encapsulates everything good, bad and yes, unbelievable, about minor sport.
Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Kookaburra Press, c2005.
Characteristics: 189 p.