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The “watered down” argument is debatable. Compare today’s amount of teams to 30 years ago and you’ll find that there isn’t much of an increase in the amount of teams. The only thing that has really changed is the labels we put in these teams. The elite label and the power that term has with parents is what’s killing hockey in MA. I’ll spare everyone the birth year but I watched a tourney this past season where the Fed Elite team (who ended the year mid pack), destroyed 3 E9 teams (who finished 1,2,3). Now let’s be honest, we’re the E9 teams really elite? Answer is they weren’t even close.
Parents want their benders to play for the top team within an org so they can walk big you know what swingin.
there are no elite E9 teams other than BA at one or two years. and even BA is debatable.
I love reading how elite FED is. Most of these kids are soft, lets be honest. Who cares what they play as a youth, it only matters if they can make the jump and play in high school. You idiots are the only one's who care so much. Bunch of non athletic dads who never played. You are being laughed at behind your back.
"Behind your back"....enough said.
I feel bad for dads like you, I truly do. Story for most parents. Let me guess, your kid was or is the best Mite! Still good but not the best squirt anymore, kids are catching up. And now as a pee wee you can see it. It's only a matter of time before they get passed by that kid who wasn't quite ready as Mite. All those hopes and dreams getting further away every year. I bet this is hitting a nerve, is this your kid? Are you that non hockey dad without a ounce of athletic ability? Stay humble youth superstar.
It's a laughfest everytime a wannabe Daddy references leagues and teams as the key to bigtime hockey. Sorry to inform you that your bender, on the best team, in the best league, has no leg up on any kid because of his "team/league"resume.
Because He wont have his "team or league" at the skills tryouts, exposure weekends, invite workouts, physical and agility evals etc. He will be judged against other individuals, who maybe played town in Minnesota, the Dakotas or even the lowly E9.
Dude, your in a youth hockey chat room and you say we care too much. Sorry your kid (maybe he/she doesn’t have your awesome athletic skills) got cut from an EHF Elite team - triggered much?
Dude, you’re in a youth hockey chat room and you say we care too much. Sorry your kid (maybe he/she doesn’t have your awesome athletic skills) got cut from an EHF Elite team - triggered much?