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Re: Tier 1 Tournaments

One that require an airplane

Re: Tier 1 Tournaments

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Great, this board has really disintegrated, first Nazi porn earlier this week and now an Axxhole with an ethnic slur. Not exactly the image a predominantly white, privileged sport, should be associated with.

Heaven forbid there should be diversity in suburban youth hockey.







No such thing as privilege. Either you work hard for your kids or you don’t.
What planet do you live on? Parents with money and influence will trump hard work by other parents every single time. I see it everytime I go to a rink.
I live on planet Get Money. How do you think those parents with money acquires said money? Work hard & work smart. Take your critical race theory over to Lawrence and Brockton my white savior friend.

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“No such thing as privilege. Either you work hard for your kids or you don’t.”

Plenty of parents work hard but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee economic success or put you in a position to be influential. The Hollywood admissions scandal shed some daylight on the inequities of a classist, connected world of college admissions. It’s not as openly egregious, but local club youth hockey is very much a classist and “who you know” system. The world is evolving as we write this but local youth hockey will continue to be populated by those with the financial resources and/or connections. By design or not, it doesn’t take away from the fact that financially successful club programs and leagues are lacking in diversity.

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Anon
“No such thing as privilege. Either you work hard for your kids or you don’t.”

Plenty of parents work hard but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee economic success or put you in a position to be influential. The Hollywood admissions scandal shed some daylight on the inequities of a classist, connected world of college admissions. It’s not as openly egregious, but local club youth hockey is very much a classist and “who you know” system. The world is evolving as we write this but local youth hockey will continue to be populated by those with the financial resources and/or connections. By design or not, it doesn’t take away from the fact that financially successful club programs and leagues are lacking in diversity.

Interesting take but I just chalk it up to: “It be cold out there”.

Re: Tier 1 Tournaments

Interesting take but I just chalk it up to: “It be cold out there”.

Ever notice how much colder it is when your eyes are closed?

Re: Tier 1 Tournaments

Many of the kids playing “AAA/Elite” 12 months a year will wake up one day at 15 and realizing they didn’t develop and genetics are against them, so playing hockey seems like doing chores or eating veggies. The Over the Top crazy parents will need to sleep with 1eye open when their cherished duster ends up a rebellious teen hitting the pipe.

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We have a different vision of our “AAA” player. Our guy had a rough patch as a toddler. Call it what you may, terrible 2’s/3’/4’s/5’s, well you get the picture, it was awful!. Then, along came sports, in particular hockey. He played BB, baseball, flag etc. but it was obvious his overactive mind and temperament were more in tune with hockey. As he moved up in age and was subjected to quality coaches, instructors and mature kids, the terribles disappeared. Maybe it’s just our guys experience but the hockey environment has matured him. He is as well adjusted as a pre-teen can be and loves his coaches and teammates, which have become his friends. So when he wants to lace them up this spring/summer to be with his network of friends, I will drive him anywhere, at any time.

Will he make the NHL, no, but neither do I see him laying on the couch at 15 smoking the pipe as you put it, just because he wants to Be in an environment he loves.

Re: Tier 1 Tournaments

Anon
We have a different vision of our “AAA” player. Our guy had a rough patch as a toddler. Call it what you may, terrible 2’s/3’/4’s/5’s, well you get the picture, it was awful!. Then, along came sports, in particular hockey. He played BB, baseball, flag etc. but it was obvious his overactive mind and temperament were more in tune with hockey. As he moved up in age and was subjected to quality coaches, instructors and mature kids, the terribles disappeared. Maybe it’s just our guys experience but the hockey environment has matured him. He is as well adjusted as a pre-teen can be and loves his coaches and teammates, which have become his friends. So when he wants to lace them up this spring/summer to be with his network of friends, I will drive him anywhere, at any time.

Will he make the NHL, no, but neither do I see him laying on the couch at 15 smoking the pipe as you put it, just because he wants to Be in an environment he loves.

This guy makes sense.