The real way to do parity at the beginning of the season. Kids grow and develop over 5 months. E9/BHL knows what's up. Let's the boys play
The "real" boys will be playing in the super series this weekend.
Nope. You Elite people will have the conversation with your star player pretty soon. He will tell you that he has had enough of you yelling at him and all those stressful rides. You know what I am talking about.
Kind of the opposite. He will be playing teams from across the country making memories and you'll be playing the same amount of games "trying" to be elite. If you don't make the E9 then the yelling will commence.
Based on that logic, tryouts should have been about a week ago too in order to give kids 5 more months to develop.
Correct. Tryouts should be this time of year. It’s our flawed system.
Then why not do tryouts in September if the kids change/develop so much.
Because too many people would shuffle the deck in September because they weren’t happy with their little All-Star not making the team they want. Also, too hard to deal with uniforms
Disagree. I prefer parity at the end of the season so that the players are still in their best shape. Unless all that talk about wanting kids to not specialize at 12 years old is just hot air... then by all means, set the system up so that the multi-sport athlete is punished for spending the summer playing lacrosse or baseball instead of skating year-round.
How many orgs are grandfathered in E9 now? 7?
So you’re going to go thru this whole multi week sham for 2 spots awarded?
Yeah, you got it figured out.
the last thing playing for the wizards should be considered is a privilege....LOL. boys program is a swamp
My kid plays in the EHF and I think the E9 has better system for parity across the board. However, I do think they should run it at the end of the season, not the start of the season.
In the 08 division six teams get auto-bids so three will get a chance to play in. Much better than the EHF which places you in a life-long state of purgatory just because you don't play for a founding member team. Ask the 08 Providence Fryers which system they would prefer.
But next year it'll be different...the EHF will have a few Elite openings when your most competitive programs move to the E9... Thanks RG!!!