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Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Anon
Just so the record is straight my bender attended the 2007 Giants tryouts. There was no less than 80 kids at the tryout. The ownership is looking fill a third team. Top two teams are already have been determined and picked. We also attended a few other teams tryouts and this and Advantage were the two best attended tryouts. Kings and River rats were embarrassing. It seems they are doing something right.
If you know, you know. And in this case, you don’t know.

Kings/whalers team was 90% picked before tryouts. Putting together a quality team.
Rats were already picked with the exception of 1-2 being fluid.
The Giants is a pay to play program. You want a spot, they have one for you. Nothing wrong with that, but you certainly don’t understand U14 hockey.

Quality over quantity.

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Oh I know the landscape of U14 hockey already have gone thru it with my 2 oldest who are playing NCAA. Maybe your the one that is just learning about U14 hockey this year. PS U14 hockey is a complete joke and hate to break it to you if your on the river rats this year you might want to start making phone calls for the following year because you will be cut when they bring the real players in for U15 up.

Good luck

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Anon
Oh I know the landscape of U14 hockey already have gone thru it with my 2 oldest who are playing NCAA. Maybe your the one that is just learning about U14 hockey this year. PS U14 hockey is a complete joke and hate to break it to you if your on the river rats this year you might want to start making phone calls for the following year because you will be cut when they bring the real players in for U15 up.

Good luck
Pay to play.

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Everything is pay to play until your at least 17 you moron. If your really good maybe 16 in USHL

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Anon
Everything is pay to play until your at least 17 you moron. If your really good maybe 16 in USHL
Why so hostile?

You are not understanding the context of what pay to play means.

There are top organizations/youth teams that kids want to be on because those teams can be very selective in who they choose. The best kids migrate to those teams/programs (BJE/IHC/BA). Then there are teams that provide an opportunity for non-“elite” kids to play club hockey because there will always be a spot for them. The latter are pay to play. 90% of teams/organizations are pay to play. You pay, you can play.

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

really great, not good. even at 18. you'll see.

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Anon
Oh I know the landscape of U14 hockey already have gone thru it with my 2 oldest who are playing NCAA. Maybe your the one that is just learning about U14 hockey this year. PS U14 hockey is a complete joke and hate to break it to you if your on the river rats this year you might want to start making phone calls for the following year because you will be cut when they bring the real players in for U15 up.

Good luck
HI MISTER POOP!!

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

This whole thread and every comment is a joke... RI used to have decent state league teams and solid development... then the Woonsocket North Stars made a deal with the Devil and everything went to ****... the smart families got the hell out of dodge and found homes in various MA programs but the whole system is broken. These idiot parents will shell out 10’s of thousands of dollars for their kid to play juniors somewhere for a few years and then do back flips when little Johnny gets to play D3 hockey at some former community college that now parades as an institution of higher learning... and at the end of 4 years little Johnny will still need a job! What a joke... just let kids play with their friends and have fun... the new rainbow colors of the EHF are stupid, the BHL is watered down... so glad my kids have aged out of this sport!!

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Fantastic points all around. My bender is a 09 and a great player. But the writing is on the wall. It’s just a big cash grab all around based on parents dreams. A lot of it is teetering on just a waste of time and energy. I don’t need my bender to be a 24 year old d3 player. Would rather he just enjoy the sport and get a degree and real job.

Re: Still time to "make" your kid elite

Anon
Fantastic points all around. My bender is a 09 and a great player. But the writing is on the wall. It’s just a big cash grab all around based on parents dreams. A lot of it is teetering on just a waste of time and energy. I don’t need my bender to be a 24 year old d3 player. Would rather he just enjoy the sport and get a degree and real job.
OH YAH FANTASTIC POOPS 💩 ALL AROUND!!