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Exactly! Look at the coach and how the player follows the coach - because they are good at developing and that is all that matters. It is all on the WJ website.
What many of the parents of young kids don't realize is the better players play for many organizations throughout their developmental years.
My older son played for a house league, an independent select team, EHF teams, BA teams, tournaments teams which were independent, some were affiliated with EHF organizations, a high school JV team, a high school varsity team and two different junior teams and now a college team. Which were the most important for his early development? I'd say his BA teams, his house team, the independent tournament teams and I'm sure he would have a different opinion.
Relax because the teams you bad mouth now might very well be the team your kids end-up playing for in the future. In fact if the kid is a good player, I'm positive he will at least play in a couple tournaments for an organization you would never predict at this point.
I think, what is far more impressive is the fact that they have 3 kids from Missouri on the roster. St. Louis hasn't been known to be the hotbed of ice hockey exactly.
Not sure where you have been but the St. Louis AAA Blues have been good for quite a while.
Correct 5 1st rounders this past year.