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It would be really interesting if high schools listed rosters like colleges do and name what program the kid played for prior to making the varsity squad. Coaches, take it a run with it!
I care. I think it would be interesting at least.
then start a petition.. best of luck donkey
I'd be interested. It would make my job much easier and give me more people to talk to without digging around.
Funny at the high school level on the south shore at least you can automatically spot the BA kids by the way they skate with the wrist flick of their non-stick hand. Standing and watching it becomes apparent pretty quickly.
Could you include height and weight please? It would be interesting to see how many 5'2" 120lb freshman are playing on the public varsity teams...
Not enough room on the roster sheet to include all 5 teams that little junior played for between mites and peewee.
Yeah I guess you're right....And do the colleges list all of the teams the kid played on in youth hockey? Oh, just the last one. Oh, O.k.
Take a lap.
Anyone who doesn't think there is a difference of where a kid played youth is crazy. Huge difference between youth town players and club players. Huge.
Couple of other flaws. I don't think USA Hockey makes rosters generally available, so whatever would be listed would be self-reported. Meaning, not necessarily accurate.
And, what team gets listed? The last team played for? In a lot of cases that's a half season midget team. Kid could have played 10 years for MMF, or he could have played for Framingham, and then plays U16 for the River Rats, or the Nordiques, or any of dozens of half season midget teams. What knowledge are you gaining by knowing where he pays for the last three months?
And, then there's level. Listing a team name doesn't really tell you what level, the kid played virtually all programs - private or town - have three levels of teams. using the same example, if you see a kid that sucks, and his "resume" says he was MMF or Framingham Flyers, you could sit there and say "wow, that's a really good program, surprised he isn't a better player. But what yo don't know is it was the EMHL team, or it was the Town "B" team.
You can usually find out a little about the truly elite kids by looking them up on eliteprospects.com. If they are on the radar early enough, you can find out where they played from that.
Townie towns like Canton, Dedham, Norwood and Walpole would be exposed to all their nepotism, booster volunteers and friends and family legacy picks!
Nearly all of the high schools have the same garbage, nepotism, boosters, age, tenure, coaches friends kids and on and on.