Why Every Kid Needs Playing Time At The Youth Level No Matter What
Brad Frost is the Head Coach for the University of Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey (@GopherWHockey) team. The Bethel University graduate has guided the Gophers to four NCAA national championships, six NCAA Frozen Four appearances, five WCHA regular season titles and three WCHA Final Face-Off championships. Frost concluded the 2015-16 season with a career record of 293-45-22 (.844) and has not had a team finish lower than second in the WCHA.
Frost says that every player on a youth sports team should get playing time in every game. Children improve by playing, so the less skilled players need time competing in order to get better. Sometimes coaches get wrapped up in winning and forget the importance of playing the less skilled. This is a thought process that needs to be abandoned by coaches in order to have a program that truly puts the growth mindset to the forefront.