Is it made up of the best hockey players from your area or just outside - probably elite, as in every kid on your team would be the best kid on your Town A Team
if it is made up of a few good kids and then other kids who are bottom Town A or even top Town B then your team is probably not elite.
if your team didn't cut kids or was short numbers and took a few kids who probably didn't belong, they are not elite.
the names mean nothing, the league means nothing.
and even the above is stretch depending on where you live or play, but basically if you are the top team in the area with the top kids consider yourself elite
Pay zero attention to the monikcers of elite, Tier 1 and AAA. because there are bad AAA and Select Teams that are better than elite teams around here !
Someone needs to create about 5 sticky posts so these conversations don't have to happen over and over every time some newbie finds the dboard.
Those sticky topics should include:
1) Rank the leagues and levels.
2) Why the FED teams and E9 teams don't have exhibition games
3) How to pick a coach
4) Summer skills vs Summer tournaments vs Playing baseball or lacrosse
5) How to know if your kid is going to be cut
Am I leaving anything out?
When your kid is applying for his first job, make sure he puts on his resume' that he played on an "Elite EHF Team", that may help him get a job
it really starts with a parents extreme sense of superiority as your wear the hats and jackets of your elite team. as a parent, you know you are better once you put on that EHF elite jacket and wear that hat! you will know the feeling when it happens - good luck with your search...
almost forgot - sorry you kid got cut.
if you need to ask, then your kid is not
Maybe if he is applying for a mailman job in Walpole.
When you go to work at Raynham dog track with that EHF team jacket and they all bow to kiss the ring, thats how you know!
Mailman job in Walpole?
If the guy really is a newbie, then the answer is "elite" only means your team is the top team at a given age level for a particular organization. It doesn't suggest the team or players are actually elite. Next level down is either called "Select" or "Tier 1" or "AAA".
Thank you, this makes the most sense
If your team has with the most Escalades in the parking lot, with EHF vanity plates and gold spinning rims, this would be a strong indication.
If your kid is D1 or pro then he is elite. If you are saying your 8,9,10,etc is elite most people are laughing at you