So my son plays on a u 16/ 12 season team. Been there two years and the coach is one of the fathers of the worst players on the team. I have a tendency to look at half season as just a place to stretch legs however in a recent conversation with a well-known coach he felt the opposite, where it’s an opportunity for players to develop prior to high school tryouts.
He likes some of his teammates but gets very frustrated with a lot of them as they cannot make or receive a simple pass.
The coach definitely takes it serious however his practices are not great and the team is not very good. Am I looking at this the right way or should we consider a new team. My son is not proactively seeking it out however he has said he is more than happy to move to a new team. His high school coach wants him playing the best level possible.
Stay or go?
I'm willing to bet lots of his HS teammates cannot make or receive a simple pass.
Making and catching tape-to-tape passes is the single biggest difference I've seen between the level of play in the T1EHL and everywhere else.
Don’t ever let your high school player play for a daddy half season coach. The only reason that they are there is because their kid can’t make a team without them coaching.
Serious question for u16/u18 daddy coaches. Why? Honestly. Why? Isn't it time for your little guy to take direction from someone else.
Same question for people who let their kids play for daddy coaches at this age. Why? Do you really think your kid will get better and this is actually good for them?
Move on daddy. Your kid's youth hockey career is over and it's grow up time. Time for the little bender to make his own team, on his own now.
A lot of the same daddy coaches are buddies with the local high school coaches. They take their kids friends and pre-select the 1/2 season teams. It parlays to the high school team where their benders who ride pine for their crappy high school but yet somehow made a 1/2 season team. It’s a sad world in Massachusetts midget hockey
Been asked back to same daddy coach team. Guy is nice but not great hockey. How much will it really hurt my kid if he stays? Heard different opinions. It’s u16 so I am concerned that the level of play may hurt him for his varsity tryouts.