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Better not put scores in to MHR or they will drop out of top 10
When they warm up before a game and you look at the names on the back of the Jerseys it is impressive. But then the game starts and you are not as impressed. As a daddio on a mid level Fed team I am thinking they haven’t grown along with their reputations or they are underachieving or there is no incentive to go to another level. Maybe making the roster was their ultimate goal and it is coast city til D1.
My kid is working his little mind and body into a frenzy just trying to compete with them and a few years ago it wasn’t in the cards but he seems to be catching up to the Brick wizzes now. Maybe that is the definition of development?
The chatter can be interpreted as not "calling out" 12 year olds but rather a reflection of an environment where motor skills, muscle memory and skating development at the youth level is secondary to team wins, rankings and parents ego's.
Alot smarter coach than me said, "marked development comes from a culture of self improvement, positive reinforcement and individual instruction, rather than competition".
JMHO, want my last name too?, lol
It’s the rare exception that the best 10, 11, 12 year olds are still the best players at 15 and older.
So keep focusing on skating and puck handling development and see who is the “best” at college/junior age level.
Who’s the “BEST” at Mite/Squirt/PeeWee is totally meaningless.
Anyone out there think that a college or junior recruiter wants to know a kids stats from when they were PeeWee?
If so, raise your hand. Then hit yourself in the head 10 times.
The proof is in the results, as it relates to advancement in skill. Just ask yourself, why is it these so called super teams are looking outside their league, I.E. the E9, for the next great thing, and not from their own tier level teams?
What's more interesting, is that some of the kids being considered today weren't even on the radar screen 3 years ago. Doesn't take a brain surgeon to see some system/orgs are giving these kids the opportunity to develop.
Try the ssk 08 elite, coach is an former nhl player and a real tool bag.
you guys all sound like a bunch of jealous loosers !
Couple of questions since you are from the area and then we can move on.
1. Did you vote for Ilan Omar?
2. Do you acknowledge that Gary Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose ?
3. Do you support Tou Thao?
4. What is your stance on fracking?
5. Was Mike modano better in Dallas?
Thanks in advance for answering!
Free Tou !
you are the biggest loser of them all!