Sunday, November 22, 2015

Team Captain

Nolan's coach pulled him out of the locker room after practice.
From where I was sitting, it did not look good. Nolan is shy and was looking down and there was not even a hint of a smile on his face. I was pretty concerned because N does not take being called out well at all.
After the conversation with coach, he went back in the locker room to get dressed in his street clothing. I went down to meet him when he came out of the locker room so we could get his skates sharpened. He was smiling and I was relieved. 
He got a big smile on his face when he told me that coach asked him to be the team captain. He is responsible for shaking hands with the opponent's coach and the refs. He will be leading the team in warm ups and providing a positive, encouraging attitude on the bench to his teammates.
This is just what this shy boy needs. He is going to be taking a step out of his comfort zone and that is a great thing.
He is a great hockey player and has had a very strong start to the season. I am excited to see how this Team Captain continues to grow as a player and strengthen his character.
We are so proud of you, Nolan.

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