Rookie question but...how does an organization get into these leagues with appropriate Tier level? What determines EMHL vs FED vs E9
Just try and put your player on a team with a good coach, period.
Don't worry about E9/FED bullsh t - because that's all it is.
If your boy loves the game, a good coach makes all the difference, and all these leagues are very limited when it comes to good coaching.
Do your homework on coaches - not teams or leagues, trust me.
This is the dBoard, be careful in offering actual, sound advice. If everyone starts responding with coherent posts, I'll have to start looking elsewhere for my comedic relief during boring conference calls.