It's difficult for most freshmen parents who watched their bender skate year round on an elite youth team suddenly be put on the shelf for a couple of years at the larger competitive schools. Especially when former teammates are making varsity at less competitive schools. Turn off the social media and cheer up though, it'll all even out when he makes varsity in 11th grade. Every school, every kid's situation, every position group and coaching staff is different.
Crazy how one town over, 8th graders make varsity. Our town, 60+ players trying out.
My son tried out as a freshen for a competitive H.S. team a few years ago. Seriously, then his U-15 team would have smoked the varsity team by a pretty good margin. The kid was something like 5'7" 145 at the time and we were just thankful he didn't make Varsity. Against all the C.C. 'stay back a year 19 year old kids' he would have gotten killed. He grew to 6'3" 185 by senior year and smoked those cherry-picking repeaters. . . it was the right spot at the time for him.
Kind of like how Town teams are required to compete with Catholic Conference teams and no one see this as strange?
The best public school wins are over Catholic schools wake up dummy