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Re: tier 1 to elite

anon
Anon
NHL and D1 scouts are at all the FED elite games . This is where most of the scholarships go to . Best bet is to make the jump now before you lose out , all other leagues and divisions are a waste .

yes, and they are handing them out like crazy right?

handing them out like candy. Oh, wait...NO, they are not. Ask the Jr players or the Prep school kids who are a heck of a lot better than most Elite kids will ever dream of. The sooner you get over thinking the scouts are there for your kid, the better off you are. Be realistic people

Re: tier 1 to elite

anon
anon
Anon
NHL and D1 scouts are at all the FED elite games . This is where most of the scholarships go to . Best bet is to make the jump now before you lose out , all other leagues and divisions are a waste .

yes, and they are handing them out like crazy right?

handing them out like candy. Oh, wait...NO, they are not. Ask the Jr players or the Prep school kids who are a heck of a lot better than most Elite kids will ever dream of. The sooner you get over thinking the scouts are there for your kid, the better off you are. Be realistic people
They were kidding. Lighten up, Frances.

Re: tier 1 to elite

Entertaining snarkiness aside, the right time is when your kid is ready. You don't want to keep him at a level where he is no longer developing, regardless of how much you like the coach. Similarly, you don't want him to be on a team that is at a level of play that he isn't ready for.

For one kid, it's age 7, for another, 14.

Re: tier 1 to elite

Anon
At what age is it okay to make the move from tier 1 to "Elite". We like current coach and program but what are the benefits of playing at the Elite level other than the obvious ie talent/depth 1 thru 15.


When you get selected or recruited for the elite team and you are confidant your kid will perform and have fun and "not merely keep up and not be a liability"

Re: tier 1 to elite

Anon
Anon
At what age is it okay to make the move from tier 1 to "Elite". We like current coach and program but what are the benefits of playing at the Elite level other than the obvious ie talent/depth 1 thru 15.


When you get selected or recruited for the elite team and you are confidant your kid will perform and have fun and "not merely keep up and not be a liability"



Agree because you don't want to be embarrassed when the scouts are there .

Re: tier 1 to elite

It's all about coaching ! Just left an elite EHF team because of horrible coaching.
Go where your kid can develop otherwise waste of time !

Re: tier 1 to elite

Anon
Anon
At what age is it okay to make the move from tier 1 to "Elite". We like current coach and program but what are the benefits of playing at the Elite level other than the obvious ie talent/depth 1 thru 15.


When you get selected or recruited for the elite team and you are confidant your kid will perform and have fun and "not merely keep up and not be a liability"


Be aware - this is largely (not all, but many if not most) of the type of parent you'll deal with at elite. Lot's of dad's who like to make noise about a kid who "merely keeps up". So be ready for the politics too.

Re: tier 1 to elite

Mr. Dumass
Anon
Anon
At what age is it okay to make the move from tier 1 to "Elite". We like current coach and program but what are the benefits of playing at the Elite level other than the obvious ie talent/depth 1 thru 15.


When you get selected or recruited for the elite team and you are confidant your kid will perform and have fun and "not merely keep up and not be a liability"


Be aware - this is largely (not all, but many if not most) of the type of parent you'll deal with at elite. Lot's of dad's who like to make noise about a kid who "merely keeps up". So be ready for the politics too.


This was not elite level politics and merely a parent who has been through this and providing my input. Maybe I should have expanded a bit. Having my kid play Tier 1 one year longer than maybe he could have was the best thing I have seen for his development until he got older. The confidence that came with being one of the better kids and having his teammates and coaches rely on him was huge for his self esteem, and he went to the elite level with a ton of confidence and continued the high level of play.

He had played a few elite games prior to this and "merely kept up" and trust me, it was much more enjoyable for him and us.