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Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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

Re: What determines if your kids team is 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 !

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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?

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

anon
In general, maybe. But using the rankings probably isn't the best way to do this. I know many strong players who are currently playing on sh*tty teams and I know many weak players who are playing on strong teams.


You are not talking about individual players - its about ELITE teams.

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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.

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

if you need to ask, then your kid is not

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

Maybe if he is applying for a mailman job in Walpole.

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

Lol

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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!

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

Mailman job in Walpole?

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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".

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

Thank you, this makes the most sense

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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.

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

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

Re: What determines if your kids team is Elite...

Anon
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.


do people still buy escalades? I thought the new thing was the BMW cross overs?