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Taking a look at the 2004 rankings this morning, noticed something about the top three:
1. Honeybaked 34 games played
2. Mid-Fairfield 29 games played
3. Florida Alliance 22 games played
Top 20 teams from EHF (only two, by the way):
10. Islanders 46 games played
13. Kings 41 games played
Think there's a correlation? Parents love games, parents love tournaments (especially in Canada!), parents pay bills. Practice develops players. Which organization has the courage to change the model in New England?
What's the question?
Explain your thought?
You think practice time developers players which I agree to a point but game play shows the player what's being practiced.
Because there is a #1 team of 12yrs with less games doesn't make them more developed or the 10&13th team less. Game play is the best growth of a player and a team hands down. I've seen many practices and a kid stands out and you put a game jersey on him and he's MIA. The more games played the more confidence is built.
Just my opinion and yes my kid got Cut and I'm a daddy bench coach. Bababahahaaaaaaaaa
Wow, first two posts drinking the kool aid. What do you think those teams were doing on the weekends they did not play games? Not just this year, but in prior years as well. Could it possibly be something other than another game, and could it possibly have played a role in the development of the players?
The Florida Alliance team is a regional all-star team that plays in tournaments every few weeks. All of the players on the team play for other teams so they are playing the same amount if not more games than the teams you mentioned.