Your post is the complete opposite to the truth. 1 practice per week in most EHF orgs. Crappy players and games. Mass Selects or new e9 plus the right tournaments is the only way to go. EHF for older kids is for townies or crappy CC or RI HS players.
Most of the Fall leagues have become watered down just as the winter leagues have. Still plenty of good hockey but definitely watered down.
So Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer leagues are all watered down...Got it! Hockey is bad..OK!