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Re: 14U Season

My advice is to ask the coaches what the story is with other goalie. If they are on the path to play high school then you have a half season as the one and only

Re: 14U Season

Anon
I know and this is my fear... he has been approached to be the #2 for an E9 team and a #2 for a T1 EHF. Don’t want to sit on the bench!
At that age they should be splitting evenly. Perhaps if one is quite stronger than the other or playing better, then split based off of strength of opponent. No reason to have a #1.

Moving forward, absolutely, positively have your goalie play FS through High School. If he is CC, D1 ( Quality) or Prep, have him play FS until he is guaranteed to get playing time and even still the trend seems to be towards FS. Keep training hard! It gets really competitive as you go up the pyramid!

Now if hockey is not his main sport or he is not "All In" ( Relatively speaking) then save your money, play half season and see what happens in High School.

Either way, enjoy the journey and best of luck.

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Thanks for the advice! He is a great golfer and a great LAX player but he is “all in” as a goalie and has left club lax and his jr golf team. He has a goalie trainer and off ice trainer so he is chugging along!

Re: 14U Season

Anon
Thank you for your posts... most valuable thread I have ever seen on this site. I’m struggling with this for my U14 incoming 8th grade goalie for next year and even though you guys are talking about players you’ve given me more to think about. Thanks,
Eagles looking for a full season U14 goalie

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Where do they play out of?

Re: 14U Season

Anon
Where do they play out of?
Newton

EHF Elite full season team

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OOFA! That would be a haul! Live in the Attleboro area and used to commute up to Newton for work BEFORE they built up the area with TripAdvisor, etc! BOCH and Hyde Park are doable... Newton is a stretch...

Re: 14U Season

Anon
Thank you for your posts... most valuable thread I have ever seen on this site. I’m struggling with this for my U14 incoming 8th grade goalie for next year and even though you guys are talking about players you’ve given me more to think about. Thanks,
I agree. Thank you for your insight. It's good to hear many different opinions on this, especially as a first time bantam hockey parent.

Not surprised it came in a thread about 2004s. Congrats to the 2004 parents for making it this far and being by far the least nutty of all birth years (at least in my years on the dboard). There could have been a lot more 2004 chatter on these boards over the years, but I think most of us just sat by and watched the other birth years duke it out while our kids' teams stayed out of the spotlight.