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If he is a strong 6th grade player have him play in a 7th grade division. Neither Middle School League is very good I've seen both.
Middle School hockey is purely for fun. Gives kids the opp to play with kids in their grade. Don't be the dumb ass parent who asks to play up.
How about the Jr Reds Select Skills league ? Any good, or typical 6th grade/pee wee minor with mix of skill levels ??
Reds are in it to make money, the other teams are run by parents so kids from the same town can play together. The other posters are right, it is purely fun. You will be licky to make more than half the games with conflicts from you full time team. let you kid go out and have some fun.
Agreed. Not good hockey. It is a minimal investment (about $200-250) Most teams are a mix of club players and Town A/B/C kids. Club players show off. C kids struggle to keep up but kids have fun. No one takes it very seriously and locker room before and after games is filled with laughter.
Also a good opportunity for kids to try new positions with no pressure/expectations.
My son (a D) gets to have some fun at FWD and play with kids he hasn't skated with since Mites.
Sure it gets messy, and they'll miss a few games due to club conflicts, but I think it's worth it.
Last two posters have it right. Just think of it as a way to show off his skills and have some fun. He'll probably get a rise out of playing with friends that he hasn't played with or against in years, maybe ever. Not a development opportunity, even if playing up a grade.
If your kid is good you'll regret not playing up it is really weak hockey. Even playing up a year won't challenge a strong player it's that bad.
hey nit wit, the idea is to play with your friends and have fun, playing up puts you with kids in a different grade. If you kid is that good, play him up a year in the EHF, otherwise, let your friggin kid have fun for once and stop shoving him into places he should not be.
How do you sign your kid up for this?
Specifically curious if anyone knows about the one on the south shore (at The Bog).
Are these teams affiliated through local youth programs? Our local town team is affiliated with two other towns is the reason I ask.