My son is in the same boat. Mid year 06, probably won't make varsity so I'm not sure what to do. Full season U14 and play JV? Top 5 skater for his grade and probably top 2 defenseman but HS program is very strong. If he did make varsity he probably wouldn't play a whole lot.
Top Gun. Look at the great coaches they have. Pathetic
3 years ahead of you guys. My advice, Realistically project whether he'll make Varsity or JV. If its Varsity, half season, if its JV play full season.
I think what was being said - is that for development, full season is a better option than JV regardless of the ice time the JV team gets. I haven't seen too many JV programs, but those that I have seen have not been very good.