First I'd like to start out with. I been playing this great game of hockey since i was a child (35+ yrs now). I decided to start coaching (assisting) when my first child was able to skate and introduced him to the game. Its now been 5 years since I've been lacing up my son's ice skates, and inline skates. He is now 10 he also playes soccer and football which he enjoys also. I also want to point out that I am not by FAR a crazy live through my son's life parent, or a insane parent that rides his child. (We have all seen theses Types). I like to also want to point out that my son loves the game of hockey, were even painting his room Rangers Blue, Red and White for our favorite team and his favorite player #17 Brandon Dubinski. He also wears that number in every sport that he plays. I've set my son to hockey camps 3 times, had several private skate lessons, and he loves it. But here is several questions for you all. My son plays the games (whether be hockey, football or soccer) with no confidence or competitiveness, but every now and then its comes out and he shines, but just as quick as it was there its gone. I have been told by many of the instructors my son is gifted and the natural ability to be a great player, and however he needs to build confidence, and be competive to compete. How do I do this? or will he just one day just explode.
Thanks you for any and all of your suggestions and advise.