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U14 Full Season Options

My kid is a Tier 1 2008 player who is in 8th grade. The plan is for him to attend public HS and try out for his school next year. What options exist for a kid who may not make his HS team or if he makes it not play very much. Are there U14 teams that are 1/2 season for the 2nd half for these type of scenarios? I am conflicted with whether I search for a full season team next year and risk losing half my investment if the HS coach does not allow both club and HS.

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There will undoubtedly be a couple full season teams that will be looking to pick up a player post Thanksgiving. U14 is an odd year and teams can implode once HS starts. If you can handle the uncertainty, and don't want to pay the FS bill, sign up for half and then if HS doesn't work out, reach out to a few nearby clubs. If he is decent, then you'll find a spot.

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Anon
My kid is a Tier 1 2008 player who is in 8th grade. The plan is for him to attend public HS and try out for his school next year. What options exist for a kid who may not make his HS team or if he makes it not play very much. Are there U14 teams that are 1/2 season for the 2nd half for these type of scenarios? I am conflicted with whether I search for a full season team next year and risk losing half my investment if the HS coach does not allow both club and HS.
Yes

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Helpful Hank
Anon
My kid is a Tier 1 2008 player who is in 8th grade. The plan is for him to attend public HS and try out for his school next year. What options exist for a kid who may not make his HS team or if he makes it not play very much. Are there U14 teams that are 1/2 season for the 2nd half for these type of scenarios? I am conflicted with whether I search for a full season team next year and risk losing half my investment if the HS coach does not allow both club and HS.
Yes
F Helpful Hank.

Response above is accurate. Only consideration is your bender can't be on two National Bound rosters. So even if his team has no shot at going to Nationals because they stink, if that team is a split season team he can't join a full season national bound team at any point during the season.

Pending where you live I would make a run at a solid e9 team for u14. This league tends to be much more organized with some parity at u14 than the joke EHF who combines split and full season teams then after thanksgiving there are like 3 teams left in the league.

Find the best team fit for your son regardless of whether split or half season. Fit meaning distance, coaching, friends, leagues all matter to come up with a fit. If that ends up being split, then you should get to work right away on finding a full season option. I don't know where your kids goes to HS or will be going to HS but take a look at the current team, figure out how many seniors are graduating, how many freshman ahead of you on JV and how many other freshman will also be there.

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HockeyDude
Helpful Hank
Anon
My kid is a Tier 1 2008 player who is in 8th grade. The plan is for him to attend public HS and try out for his school next year. What options exist for a kid who may not make his HS team or if he makes it not play very much. Are there U14 teams that are 1/2 season for the 2nd half for these type of scenarios? I am conflicted with whether I search for a full season team next year and risk losing half my investment if the HS coach does not allow both club and HS.
Yes
F Helpful Hank.

Response above is accurate. Only consideration is your bender can\'t be on two National Bound rosters. So even if his team has no shot at going to Nationals because they stink, if that team is a split season team he can\'t join a full season national bound team at any point during the season.

Pending where you live I would make a run at a solid e9 team for u14. This league tends to be much more organized with some parity at u14 than the joke EHF who combines split and full season teams then after thanksgiving there are like 3 teams left in the league.

Find the best team fit for your son regardless of whether split or half season. Fit meaning distance, coaching, friends, leagues all matter to come up with a fit. If that ends up being split, then you should get to work right away on finding a full season option. I don\'t know where your kids goes to HS or will be going to HS but take a look at the current team, figure out how many seniors are graduating, how many freshman ahead of you on JV and how many other freshman will also be there.

I am bringing rational and helpful responses to the D Board from now on......Make the D Board Great Again.
Ya sistas @ss

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Hockey Dude nailed it. Have a u14 on a beast team (national bound). 1/2 the team just left and there are spots open. U14 is a crap show. E9 is good advice (I wish I had taken it)

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ANON GD
Hockey Dude nailed it. Have a u14 on a beast team (national bound). 1/2 the team just left and there are spots open. U14 is a crap show. E9 is good advice (I wish I had taken it)
There are spots on just about every e9 team. I’m sure your coach will let you go and could not care less during the second half.

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ANON GD
Hockey Dude nailed it. Have a u14 on a beast team (national bound). 1/2 the team just left and there are spots open. U14 is a crap show. E9 is good advice (I wish I had taken it)
Why would you have gone to E9. The BEAST LEAGUE was the best league to play in. Your bender was guaranteed to be recruited to play at any of the best prep schools in New England. I mean why else would all the U14 teams blow up if not for a chance at glory.

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Haha thanks for helping me get my morning going. The best part of this all is the hardo dads that blew up their teams because they had to play in the Beast League are now talking about how the league sucks.

PS 2008 parents for next year don’t worry about the beast league because most of those teams play in the E9 anyways as well.

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Anon
Haha thanks for helping me get my morning going. The best part of this all is the hardo dads that blew up their teams because they had to play in the Beast League are now talking about how the league sucks.

PS 2008 parents for next year don’t worry about the beast league because most of those teams play in the E9 anyways as well.
HAHA name 5 teams that play in the e9 and beast dude. youre a tool

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Boston Hockey Academy
River Rats
Springfield Rifles
Mount Academy
SPA
NH Avalanche

We done with this convo you moron.

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Anon
Boston Hockey Academy
River Rats
Springfield Rifles
Mount Academy
SPA
NH Avalanche

We done with this convo you moron.
I believe you are misleading with intention here. Traditional E9 hockey starts in mites and plays E9 schedule league.
The teams you listed I dont believe start until U14.

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The thread is literally titled U14 Full Season Options. Why would anyone think he is posting about mites through peewee aged kids?

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anon
The thread is literally titled U14 Full Season Options. Why would anyone think he is posting about mites through peewee aged kids?
because it noon on Wednesday and im drunk already, hows your day going mr man?

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Anon
Boston Hockey Academy
River Rats
Springfield Rifles
Mount Academy
SPA
NH Avalanche

We done with this convo you moron.
Ok yes but he was referring to traditional youth. In which case aside from rifles and avs...you'd be rock. So GFY

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Lay off the booze big fella

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Anon
Boston Hockey Academy
River Rats
Springfield Rifles
Mount Academy
SPA
NH Avalanche

We done with this convo you moron.
Avalanche play in the peasant division.

Re: U14 Full Season Options

have him skate Midget hockey 16u. Better development

Kendrick Lamar

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Do a full season u14 team like the Express. If your kid doesn’t make varsity then JV I won’t be enough. I had one kid make varsity as a freshman and one kid not make it and IMO It’s worth the risk.

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