By the time you get to wiza**s u-14 - u-16 the major team is unrecognizable from youth hockey. Maybe 3-4 kids. From what I have seen they don’t develop they import.
This has to be the dumbest argument on the planet. You mention after U14 so you are talking split season. Nobody develops at their 1 practice a week at U16/19 at any club. Stupid to even think so. Their development comes from all their skating lessons, shooting lessons, driveway time, off ice and the million other things they do. If you think any club in the country \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"develops\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" kids with their 1 or 2 hours a week at their team practice you are soft. You are obviously one of those parents always chasing the latest coach or club because they \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"develop\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" kids. Laughable. If you are that worried about development you should have a your kid in an academy where they are working on their craft all day every day.
I think you might be a little rahtadad. He’s saying they don’t develop at the younger ages. If they did it would be the same team for the most part from U-10 to u-16……. More or less. They are a magnet come u-14 - u-16 and because of that they do get talent at the younger age groups. I think eagles are the most successful org but wouldn’t sleep on assabet making a comeback at the younger levels. They have a lot of talent leaving other orgs trying to get in the door over there.
Eagles don\\\'t develop. That\\\'s where a lot of kids end up at older ages.
It\'s a virtuous cycle with all the best clubs in the area. Because last year\'s teams did well at the U16/19 levels at States and Nationals, the games and tournaments that they play at attract attention from scouts and the level of competition is known as the best around. So everyone knows that you want your kid on those teams. If your kid\'s development has put them at that level, you bring your kid to that tryout. Then the team enjoys a glut of talent and they get to pick and choose. No development needed. Then, the new parents learn from their mistakes and try to get their younger kids in at the best clubs at an earlier age so that their chances of sticking on the team increase as the kids get older. So the demand for spots at the lower age group teams at that club increases too. Repeat this cycle for a decade or two and you have what we have at Eagles, Assabet, and Wiza**s.
That can be the problem with chasing after a program.
"If you're good, they will find you" stopped working a long time ago.