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Re: U16 Full Season

get your facts straight. BA FS teams are $7K...and better than any U18 USPHL team around. If commutable and your kid is good enough U16 or u18 BA is your best option.

Re: U16 Full Season


But, you nailed the Bandits!

Bandits may not be good at most youth levels but their junior program is actually pretty decent (though yes, the u16 team is struggling a bit this year).

Re: U16 Full Season

Solid U16 full season organizations are:
Lil Bruins (Marlboro)
SS Kings
MS Islanders

2nd tier would be
RI Hitmen

There are so many organizations today, difficult to differentiate
Haha, but you didn't seem to have a problem doing just that.

I have no idea what the OP is looking for, from that cryptic request. Team that may have openings for this year when his kid gets cut? Team that his kid may want to try out for next year and get cut?

But, your list is filled with inaccuracies. Better to point the guy to, click on U16 Tier I, filter by state, and then do some research.

The Little Bruins are a U18 half season team. They do have a U16 Full Season team, a good one, but it's the Jr Bruins.

SSK are a good org, but not a good team this year.

BA Full Season record isn't good, but they are playing against really strong, top 10 teams in probably the best U16 league in the country. You do have to put up with TL, though.

I believe the Northstars team is half season. Same for the RI Hitmen.

Boch doesn't have a FS team. Boch Militia tried to field one, but couldn't get enough talent. same for the 95 Giants, BTW. Both these teams failed to recruit enough kids, and probably left some kids in a bad situation.

But, you nailed the Bandits!

Spot on with BA , i would look at the league before the team , Tier1Elite league for full season is the best there is .

BA and Monarchs struggle a bit but they play the best of the best all season .

Re: U16 Full Season

BA a down year for this age group. Lots of stiffs on that team. BA great at u18 and u15, same for Giants.

Re: U16 Full Season

BA a down year for this age group. Lots of stiffs on that team. BA great at u18 and u15, same for Giants.
I would look at the USPHL too. League is getting stronger and deeper top to bottom. U18 division teams have fared well against some of the Preps and nationally ranked teams. Seems like the opportunity to play NCDC has pulled in a lot of better players. U18 typically does not get the high end kids who are opting for Juniors but still seems like a good option for those next tier kids where Prep is not a good fit ( $$, Academics, Etc)

Re: U16 Full Season

Interesting discussion I had recently. I have an 03. Good, not great, meaning, elite player, but not stepping into ISL and making major impact as a frosh. Deciding on prep or FS next year. Had a conversation with a local college coach this week. His recommendation was U16 FS over rising pine at prep or playing at local public. Actually recommends any good public player heading club route and not staying in public. Says stay club and either get money for prep or just stay club. Feels it’s the future.