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i know it has a bad reputation but i can tell you...my kid went there and got a lot better. great skills. many of the kids go onto E9/tier 1 programs and are well prepared. it's a great transition program. if you are on a lower team (a BHL select or elite) team and want to get better, this is a good place to go. it's for development and that's what it is.
we did both the 3k and 6k versions over a few years. the lower tuition is same as ll the other programs. the 6k teams is designed to be ALL INCLUSIVE. 2 1.5 hour practices and a 2 hour skills session and dryland plus 3 tournaments. if you add it all up ala carte from other programs, you'd pay more. this is for kids who are serious about really getting better and they put in the work. they aren't finished products but will work at it.
at the older age groups Bantam and above, the league (the old MPDHL is now hte New England Premier Hockey League is very good). My kids played in the Boston Hockey League and the MPDHL at the older ages is better.
they brought in a couple of guys last year to run the business side who know what they are doing. they added some teams this year. they know what they are and they don't pretend to be more than about developing kids and they give you 2 paths to get there.
people should check it out before they make blanket statements. the old Boston Stars are gone. i'm glad we were there and we moved on when our kid was ready to go but it was a great experience.
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My child likes it there too. I do like the people they brought in to run the non-hockey side of it. The skills are still great and I like some of the new coaches. I hope they keep it going. They seem to really be working at it.
Did someone say 6k?!!!!! Our team beat them all season last year and we pay $2300!! Our practices are amazing, players are developing, team is winning couldn't ask for more!! Who pays that much $$ for youth hockey ! MAkes more sense to pay town and invest in skating lessons and summer camps!
$6k? Do they have a team coach style bus and full team equipment like the Junior teams that charge $6K?