unofficial (Login owha) Forum Owner Posted Feb 12, 2004 8:58 AM
YOu raise some good points and also recognize that unofortunatly sometimes people feel bad. I'm sorry get used to it. Our whole society is based on Judgement from peers, employers, teachers and yes fans. But use it to your advantage.
Often the little guy who got criticized decided to do something about it and there's no stopping anybody from achieving when their motivated, by something or someone. I wouldn't want to guess how many coaches use the media to motivate their players but it's a lot.
Sometimes the attention a team gets is the ultimate compliment. Having a natural rivalry is awesome. YOu think the other hates you and they don't-- they actually respect you more than any other opponent.
As for Coaches, most if not every, volunteer time and do the best they can do with the tools they have. Yes some are considered better than others as they find their way to the winner's circle. How many players have said "He/She's the best coach ever!". That type of quote is usually only heard from champions in the celebration of receiving the trophy. So don't be afraid to sit and write down your thoughts post season and address your coaches and teammates while not in the heat of the moment.
Unofficial Owha is your forum of opinion. Your chance to give credit where credit is due. The public forum is the place to address accountability of everyone uncensored. Your opinion counts and it mustbe heardand judgesd if we are going to be the best place in the WORLD for WOMENs Hockey and second to no one. Good luck the rest of the way!