Have fun with this one!! This is a question and answer from the Bantam USA modules.
Talent at the 14U level at times can be misleading. It is necessary to keep this in perspective. Development takes time; the best 14U player is not always the best 18U player.
correct answer: True
Keep thinking your 9 year old is going to make it to the NHL!
It's not age it's puberty/growth spurt. If he's not turning heads after hitting growth spurt then take a look in the mirror. I agree kids don't just come out of no where - but lots of good players at 12-14 haven't really progressed yet b/c strength/size isn't there. Look at the Minnesota numbers , very few college commits even make varsity as a frosh - size/strength is just not there yet FOR MOST KIDS.