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Re: Middle School Hockey

Reds are in it to make money, the other teams are run by parents so kids from the same town can play together. The other posters are right, it is purely fun. You will be licky to make more than half the games with conflicts from you full time team. let you kid go out and have some fun.

Re: Middle School Hockey

anon
Reds are in it to make money, the other teams are run by parents so kids from the same town can play together. The other posters are right, it is purely fun. You will be licky to make more than half the games with conflicts from you full time team. let you kid go out and have some fun.


Thanks. I am aware of the local teams, kid has been asked to play on one and I have coached a few in the past.

I was specifically asking about the skill level or other pros/cons with the Reds, never had a chance to see the league but kid was aksed to play so figured I would ask.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Anon
anon
Reds are in it to make money, the other teams are run by parents so kids from the same town can play together. The other posters are right, it is purely fun. You will be licky to make more than half the games with conflicts from you full time team. let you kid go out and have some fun.


Thanks. I am aware of the local teams, kid has been asked to play on one and I have coached a few in the past.

I was specifically asking about the skill level or other pros/cons with the Reds, never had a chance to see the league but kid was aksed to play so figured I would ask.


In the past Reds were usually filled with a lot of vipers kids as it was MS's program. When my kid was going through middle school hockey the reds teams would never have more than 7 or 8 kids on any given night.

Not sure what they will have this year, but in the past it has been approximately EHF Tier 1 level teams, which are probably middle of the pack in the Martian league.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Thanks !

Re: Middle School Hockey

Agreed. Not good hockey. It is a minimal investment (about $200-250) Most teams are a mix of club players and Town A/B/C kids. Club players show off. C kids struggle to keep up but kids have fun. No one takes it very seriously and locker room before and after games is filled with laughter.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Also a good opportunity for kids to try new positions with no pressure/expectations.
My son (a D) gets to have some fun at FWD and play with kids he hasn't skated with since Mites.
Sure it gets messy, and they'll miss a few games due to club conflicts, but I think it's worth it.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Last two posters have it right. Just think of it as a way to show off his skills and have some fun. He'll probably get a rise out of playing with friends that he hasn't played with or against in years, maybe ever. Not a development opportunity, even if playing up a grade.

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If your kid is good you'll regret not playing up it is really weak hockey. Even playing up a year won't challenge a strong player it's that bad.

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hey nit wit, the idea is to play with your friends and have fun, playing up puts you with kids in a different grade. If you kid is that good, play him up a year in the EHF, otherwise, let your friggin kid have fun for once and stop shoving him into places he should not be.

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anon
hey nit wit, the idea is to play with your friends and have fun, playing up puts you with kids in a different grade. If you kid is that good, play him up a year in the EHF, otherwise, let your friggin kid have fun for once and stop shoving him into places he should not be.

Also keep in mind that 6th grade is no check, but 7th and 8th allow checking.

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anon
anon
hey nit wit, the idea is to play with your friends and have fun, playing up puts you with kids in a different grade. If you kid is that good, play him up a year in the EHF, otherwise, let your friggin kid have fun for once and stop shoving him into places he should not be.

Also keep in mind that 6th grade is no check, but 7th and 8th allow checking.

Not sure about that. I just watched a game so Foxboro 7/8th graders and one of the parents told me there was no checking.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Anon
anon
anon
hey nit wit, the idea is to play with your friends and have fun, playing up puts you with kids in a different grade. If you kid is that good, play him up a year in the EHF, otherwise, let your friggin kid have fun for once and stop shoving him into places he should not be.

Also keep in mind that 6th grade is no check, but 7th and 8th allow checking.

Not sure about that. I just watched a game so Foxboro 7/8th graders and one of the parents told me there was no checking.

I only speak for the Valley MS League. Not sure about others.

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How do you sign your kid up for this?

Specifically curious if anyone knows about the one on the south shore (at The Bog).

Are these teams affiliated through local youth programs? Our local town team is affiliated with two other towns is the reason I ask.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Anon
How do you sign your kid up for this?

Specifically curious if anyone knows about the one on the south shore (at The Bog).

Are these teams affiliated through local youth programs? Our local town team is affiliated with two other towns is the reason I ask.



I would guess through their middle school. HAHAHAHAAHAHAH

Re: Middle School Hockey

Anon
How do you sign your kid up for this?

Specifically curious if anyone knows about the one on the south shore (at The Bog).

Are these teams affiliated through local youth programs? Our local town team is affiliated with two other towns is the reason I ask.

Ours is through the youth hockey program, but they usually ask a parent of a kid on a club team to reach out to kids and put the team together. Our town does a good job of inviting everyone that plays hockey (town or club) in each grade, but maybe other towns keep it on the DL.

Re: Middle School Hockey

Anon
How do you sign your kid up for this?

Specifically curious if anyone knows about the one on the south shore (at The Bog).

Are these teams affiliated through local youth programs? Our local town team is affiliated with two other towns is the reason I ask.

These are typically school leagues, run independent of schools due to funding though. Not all schools have teams