My 11-year-old son is an enthusiastic hockey player. So enthusiastic that at last week’s practice, he kept shooting the puck after his coach blew the whistle.
On the way home, I asked my son what his reasons were for shooting after the whistle blew. “There’s never enough time to work on my shot,” he said. “I want to get better.” I understood his desire to improve but I asked what would happen if all of his teammates did what they wanted when they wanted during their limited ice time. Upon reflection, he replied that it would be chaos. He needed some more time to come up with more productive ways to practice his shot.