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Re: What team to play on?

Ehf tier 1 coach
CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
Play on elite team. The training and ice time is better.
The training? Do you mean off-ice? Neither team has off ice training. The ice time is exactly the same. Not sure you are serious or not.

Re: What team to play on?

CluelessMom
Ehf tier 1 coach
CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
Play on elite team. The training and ice time is better.
The training? Do you mean off-ice? Neither team has off ice training. The ice time is exactly the same. Not sure you are serious or not.
What EHF elite and tier 1 program does not have off ice training? That is typically offered at most EHF programs? That’s surprising. But I agree with the other guy too. Let him dominate at tier 1 for a year. The elite coach may pull him up sometimes anyways.

Re: What team to play on?

Elite coach probably just looking to fill 3rd/4th line. Let your son dominate at the lower level before letting him move up. If he is truly elite he will get noticed and be moved up when he is older.

Re: What team to play on?

Y’all realize she/he said squirt? What kind of dope you are all smoking with off ice, 3rd and 4th lines. Coach, team, parents. These three things in that order. The rest is just BS.

Re: What team to play on?

JFC
Y’all realize she/he said squirt? What kind of dope you are all smoking with off ice, 3rd and 4th lines. Coach, team, parents. These three things in that order. The rest is just BS.
Focusing on those three things for squirts I would agree. But EHF programs do start off ice at first year squirt level.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
JFC
Y’all realize she/he said squirt? What kind of dope you are all smoking with off ice, 3rd and 4th lines. Coach, team, parents. These three things in that order. The rest is just BS.
Focusing on those three things for squirts I would agree. But EHF programs do start off ice at first year squirt level.
They might or might not. Certainly did not when any of my two played squirt. What I am saying it is BS. It does not make a difference, neither short nor long term whether you do off ice at squirt or not. I am lucky enough that my older is going to play college and my younger is following his sibling’s foot steps at prep. The moment you get to high school it does not matter where you played and what you did when you were a squirt. And especially not when it comes to junior and college. These club programs just selling you an illusion by making the experience as close to college as they can. In my opinion, and I don’t pretend that there isn’t a thousand ways to get to the same end goal, focus on skating. Everything else will come or won’t come later.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
JFC
Y’all realize she/he said squirt? What kind of dope you are all smoking with off ice, 3rd and 4th lines. Coach, team, parents. These three things in that order. The rest is just BS.
Focusing on those three things for squirts I would agree. But EHF programs do start off ice at first year squirt level.
No they don’t. 100% lie.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
JFC
Y’all realize she/he said squirt? What kind of dope you are all smoking with off ice, 3rd and 4th lines. Coach, team, parents. These three things in that order. The rest is just BS.
Focusing on those three things for squirts I would agree. But EHF programs do start off ice at first year squirt level.
What programs offer squirt minor off ice training??? You are lost my friend.

Re: What team to play on?

CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
Go with the coach you feel most comfortable with.

Program matters too. Some do it right. Some are dumpster fires to avoid.

Re: What team to play on?

Squirts should be introduced to dry land but I am not a total believer. Peewees going into major should be doing as much dry land as skating. Don’t need to be on ice every day if u have a skilled player. Layer in 3 days off ice like impact sports or get them on bike or running and pull ups push ups. Want strength bantams

Re: What team to play on?

It’s the small exception that the best players at squirt will be the best players at Bantam and older.

The dominant little buzz saws at Mite/Squirt get destroyed when the real game begins and the hitting starts.

Always exceptions to every rule but NHL and college is full of players that were not even on anyone’s radar for the Brick and the Q and the bars are full of ex-players that did go.

Work on skating, stick handling, passing is key so find the best coach to provide those.

The more touches the better. A squirt team not rolling lines to give equal game opportunities, under the guise of needing the wins, should be run from.

Re: What team to play on?

Most programs offer elite teams weekly full ice practice but do not offer this to tier 1 teams.

Re: What team to play on?

Ehf tier 1 coach
Most programs offer elite teams weekly full ice practice but do not offer this to tier 1 teams.
No they dont. 100% lie.

Re: What team to play on?

Go with the elite team! Your kid will have better competition in games and more importantly will be likely stuck on tier one team. Harder to get on elite team in every subsequent year. Do it now.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
Go with the elite team! Your kid will have better competition in games and more importantly will be likely stuck on tier one team. Harder to get on elite team in every subsequent year. Do it now.
The best kids will always get elite looks. Age or where they played last season will have no influence. In youth hockey always go with better coach.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
Go with the elite team! Your kid will have better competition in games and more importantly will be likely stuck on tier one team. Harder to get on elite team in every subsequent year. Do it now.
Do not listen to jack assses like this

Re: What team to play on?

It's obvious your player has some skill as a squirt and as long as he has a good coach and team around him at Tier 1, he will still develop and probably get more ice on the Tier 1 team. To be on the bottom of a roster of an elite team only helps when you can brag on the Dboard, buy some team gear or want to brag to parents with zero going on in their own lives wishing their kid had the same ability.
When he gets to high school, it's a lock/safe bet that the coach will never ask or care that your son played on an elite team in the Fed or on the team below it. What he will want to see is that your kid has the fundamentals to play the game at the next level - end of story.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
Go with the elite team! Your kid will have better competition in games and more importantly will be likely stuck on tier one team. Harder to get on elite team in every subsequent year. Do it now.
I used to be in the "better coach" camp, but my mind is slowly changing to "take elite while you can". Here's why: the older your kid gets, the more solidified the elite teams' rosters are. People crowd the tryouts. Everyone has a connection to the coaches. Let's say your kid develops with the "better coach" into an elite player. You can't get onto an elite team because your kid has to be *better than* the current elite players on the team in order for the coach to decide to drop one of the known kids/families for your unknown kid/family. If your kid is only equally as good as the elite players, then why would a coach risk ruining a good-enough set of families and kids to swap in a new kid of comparable level? If your goal is just to have an elite set of skills (but no elite team to play with) then sure, go the "better coach" route, but if you want to play as part of an elite team, get on the bus while you can. You may not have a choice later.

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
Anon
Go with the elite team! Your kid will have better competition in games and more importantly will be likely stuck on tier one team. Harder to get on elite team in every subsequent year. Do it now.
I used to be in the "better coach" camp, but my mind is slowly changing to "take elite while you can". Here's why: the older your kid gets, the more solidified the elite teams' rosters are. People crowd the tryouts. Everyone has a connection to the coaches. Let's say your kid develops with the "better coach" into an elite player. You can't get onto an elite team because your kid has to be *better than* the current elite players on the team in order for the coach to decide to drop one of the known kids/families for your unknown kid/family. If your kid is only equally as good as the elite players, then why would a coach risk ruining a good-enough set of families and kids to swap in a new kid of comparable level? If your goal is just to have an elite set of skills (but no elite team to play with) then sure, go the "better coach" route, but if you want to play as part of an elite team, get on the bus while you can. You may not have a choice later.
and with few exceptions it doesn’t matter when you get to the U 14/U15 level. Look where all the talent is playing. Not in the EHF Elite. Soon, it doesn’t matter.

Re: What team to play on?

CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
What kind of panties are you wearing

Re: What team to play on?

Anon
CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
What kind of panties are you wearing
This guy get its. The question isn't whether or not your son should be playing Tier 1 or Elite. The question is... are you a Tier 1 mom or an Elite mom? Are we talking 2 year old granny panties under those frumpy Walmart leggings, or a tight fresh thong gripping your toned under carriage under some lululemons? My guess is the latter... Elite coaches can smell Elite meat curtains a mile away.

Re: What team to play on?

anon
Anon
CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
What kind of panties are you wearing
This guy get its. The question isn't whether or not your son should be playing Tier 1 or Elite. The question is... are you a Tier 1 mom or an Elite mom? Are we talking 2 year old granny panties under those frumpy Walmart leggings, or a tight fresh thong gripping your toned under carriage under some lululemons? My guess is the latter... Elite coaches can smell Elite meat curtains a mile away.
B-Rad I thought you said you were retiring?

Re: What team to play on?

anon
Anon
CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
What kind of panties are you wearing
This guy get its. The question isn't whether or not your son should be playing Tier 1 or Elite. The question is... are you a Tier 1 mom or an Elite mom? Are we talking 2 year old granny panties under those frumpy Walmart leggings, or a tight fresh thong gripping your toned under carriage under some lululemons? My guess is the latter... Elite coaches can smell Elite meat curtains a mile away.
Be careful! Frequently all the time and money is spent on renovations roof, siding and front porch to improve curb appeal...only to find that the curtains are old and worn out with a musty smell.

Re: What team to play on?

anon
Anon
CluelessMom
Sorry but I am clueless and need help with decision. Squirt aged son signed with Eastern Hockey Federation Tier One Team but the Elite coach asked us to play with them instead. We have already seen a few of the elite practices but like the Tier One practices and team much better. Am I doing my son disservice by not allowing him to play Elite? Also, is it considered rude to turn down the Elite coach?
What kind of panties are you wearing
This guy get its. The question isn't whether or not your son should be playing Tier 1 or Elite. The question is... are you a Tier 1 mom or an Elite mom? Are we talking 2 year old granny panties under those frumpy Walmart leggings, or a tight fresh thong gripping your toned under carriage under some lululemons? My guess is the latter... Elite coaches can smell Elite meat curtains a mile away.
Be careful! Frequently all the time and money is spent on renovations to the roof, siding and front porch to improve curb appeal...only to find that the curtains are old and worn out with a musty smell.

Re: What team to play on?

Go with the elite team. This way he can talk about how he played elite hockey during his youth while playing in his beer league at 26