Coach Dougs styles may not be for everyone. One thing that he never complains about is going to practice. I personally have known Doug while I helped manage the Bronxville Blackhawks. We are new to the U-18 program this year. We are all excited to be playing for a real leader, something sorely missing in this world.
He will always go the extra step for any player or any friend. Doug is fair and he is honest. Children squeezed a little more summer out of the evening by tossing football on the front lawn. My son does not play for coach Doug but I know him very well. But there is something about Coach Doug, the other man in his life that matters to him so much. Several weeks later as Chris and I were coming home from a practice , my son said I would love to play for Doug.
As a result, we have a squad playing exciting hockey with a goal-oriented approach. He has made my son better academically and athletically. Our son has played with Coach Doug for 2 years and he enjoys playing for him and respects him as a coach. He has a parent meeting and is very upfront with what he expects from the parents as well as the players. He notices each child for their strengths and weaknesses and invests his time into making them better players and teammates. While at times you may tweak at his methods.
Coach Doug contributes a great deal of time and effort to coaching these players. Our family is lucky to be a part of the White Plainsman hockey family. Ricky Tedeschi won the goalie competition and teammate Ben Stephenson was the runner-up. He treats his players with respect and expects the same in return. He does not target, demean or harm them. Similar to some of the other comments, after 6-years of playing for another organization, my son joined the Plainsmen solely because of Coach Doug.
Ayers and Goettel said the summer had been packed with professional development workshops. His delivery may not always be politically correct but its heartfelt and truly comes from a place of concern, care and motivation. After talking to Doug last spring before coming over to White Plains, we discussed the fact that our son Guy was newly diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes. I have been in Law Enforcement for 25 years and I do not do that lightly. February 13, 2013 Plainsmen April 09, 2011 White Plains Plainsmen Youth Hockey. Our topic of conversation at the dinner table is often about what Doug said to them before, during or after a game or practice.
He has motivated our son and given him a very positive experience. He has never had such a strong connection with a coach like he has with Coach Doug. Staff John Myers won the shoot-out in the skills competition. Since joining the team he has not let us down. He was clear about his coaching style and that it might not be right for everyone. And then we met Coach Doug Harrison. I have found him to be a great person, a fun loving guy and a great hockey coach.
Doug is not only a truly special coach he is a personal friend. Doug had spoke with me after a few practices that spring and actually wanted to discuss Chris with me. He is not only committed to his teams but each skater in the organization as well. I pulled Doug to the side and discussed what Chris had expressed to me about playing for Doug. Parents, teachers, children and administrators questioned agreed the school serves as the hub of the community.
Our only regret is that we did not get involved with Doug H. Every serious, one-on-one consultation coach has with our kids on the bench. I know it broke his heart that Nick would miss most of the season, not because it potentially impacted wins and losses, but because he knew how devastated Nick was to not be able to play. Doug assured me that he was familiar with the condition and was totally willing to work with Guy. When we see things that come up in their daily lives that they do wrong, we must correct this behavior. Now to the reality of raising our sons. The other day I was browsing the Plainsmen web site to look at the Pee Wee A Tournament Bound Roster.