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my son is currently playing on a 1/2 season team and would be interested in hooking up with a U14 full season team. we live in the greater boston area and could play for a team North, West or South of Boston. Any info on a team with good coaching that might have a spot open after Thanksgiving for a forward would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance!!!
I honestly wouldn’t worry about it now. Come late November there will be plenty of spots open on all the teams.
Find a u15 full season option, better for a good 04
Did you not realize A) your kid is in 8th Grade and B) the team you signed up for was 1/2 season?
Now you're left with scraps.
Pay no attention to the ignorant hockey folks. The local u15 options are a great alternative for younger kids who don’t want to deal with the u14 mess of a year. It’s pricier but the commitment level is way higher and amount of ice/practices/games way more. Most 04’s not ready for U16s.
Look at Islanders, Advantage and Cyclones to start. All will travel to Midwest for good tourneys.
What level is he playing at what league...
Independent National bound 1/2 season Team playing local showcase tournaments
As someone posted you will have options. Reach out now, reach out in November, probably doesn't matter much in the long run as we're only talking a few weeks difference. If a team is full, coach will tell you he's not interested and suddenly he'll be reaching out to you after Thanksgiving as the players/families make their choices. U14 full season is my least favorite time of year.
In my experience you will be surprised at what programs end up with openings.
Best of luck
As stated earlier, you'll have lots of options after Turkey Day as there are always kids that commited to a full season program that end up making a varsity team. Chances are you'll have some choices, not just scraps. My advice, reach out to a few coaches come November and let them know you are around and you would be interested if things "happen" after high school tryouts.
i would recommend reaching out to several programs now as u never know at this age