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Only able to answer at the PW Minor level but in the EHF I would say that the Eagles have a great model. Since mites they've started off sometimes slow and seem to peak late in the year. I think overall, they seem to "get it".
I recall last year when they were squirts they rotated a few D to F and some F to D for the betterment of the kids development. Some programs are afraid to adjust lines and risk a loss.
I'm sure going into this off season the phone has been ringing a lot there.
08's don't need coaches. They are stacked.
Ask around, or go check out a game at the birth year you are interested in and observe how the coach conducts themselves on the bench. I have found that for PW and younger, the constant screaming lunatic coach gets no where because kids tune him out or the younger kids are paralyzed in fear of making a mistake... you need to find the coach who strikes the balance of positive reinforcement along with the occasional yell for Johnny to get his head out of his butt! Lol
Agreed, but will say when I think back some of the best coaches my kids had was within the state league system... developed them to be able to play at the club level. Club level coaches can go either way... I’d say best coaches are the ones who don’t have a kid on the team and therefore no skin in the game other than to develop the team! Find that coach, tell no one, and hang on for dear life!!! Lol