Two Keys to a Successful Travel Hockey Schedule

sucessful_travel_hockey_schedule_postLast week we asked you to provide input regarding: how you handle a hectic hockey travel schedule. The individual who offered the best answer would win $150 worth of NHL BladeTape from www.BladeTape.ca. Congratulations to Mitch Fletcher for supplying the following winning response:

Mitch said: Keeping up with a travel hockey schedule is all about getting organized and making plans well in advance. A travel schedule can be as simple as taking a road trip or involve air travel to a distant city. Either way, it is important to have a workable game plan.

Once you have your travel schedule, look at all of the out of town trips and make reservations as soon as possible to save on airfare. If you are fortunate to have a travel manager, they can provide you with this information. On trips that are relatively close and will be traveled to by an automobile, try to carpool as much as possible. In addition, designate one vehicle to haul hockey gear (like a pickup or van).

It is also important to keep the rest of your family life in perspective. If you have other children at home, it makes sense for parents to alternate out of town trips. However, no matter what age or level you are involved in, all kids like to have at least one parent at all of their games. Good luck and have a great season!

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Mitch Fletcher for winning this week's contest. As a thank you for his answer, www.BladeTape.ca is giving Bob $150 worth of NHL BladeTape. Want to win this week's prize? Be sure to click here for the latest Grow the Game contest.
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