The Sad Life of the Goalie Parent


Spring season just started for high school roller hockey. My son’s team has two goalies, one who’s really good and a backup who’s not ready yet to play at this level.

The coach started the backup goalie at this week’s game. He gave up eight goals and the team lost.

His mom was sitting next to my wife during the game. “I wish they’d take him out,” she said. She was almost crying.

I am so glad my son doesn’t play goalie.

Every kid makes mistakes and every kid has bad games but the highs and lows for goalies are too extreme.

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