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What are part of CT are you moving to? The SouthWest portion of CT has a lot of options between club and town. There are sone solid town programs that put together very competitive AA teams. If you are more Central or Eastern CT then you would have MassConn United Hockey Club out of Enfield (plays in the Fed) or Junior Wolfpack (plays in the EJ and CHC). The downside to the Wolfpack is that you spend much of the season playing town A teams
I love how this post became a beat your chest post now. OP asked about coaching, not level, competition, or price. Yes MFF, CJR, CJW are all options down south, but all cost way more than teams in Central - Eastern CT.
Id assume the OP has a low level Club/High Level Town player and is looking for a direction to level up his player with good coaching. I’d also assume that OP player is U12 or lower, so finding the right coach is key.
If looking for more Club options,
Elite - Northford (AYHL) (Tier 1)
Wolfpack - Cromwell (EJEPL) (Tier 2)
Chiefs - Newington (EJEPL) Tier 2
Mass Conn - Enfield (FED) Tier 1,2,3
As for coaches, all these teams are picked, but every one of them should be having practices already. Reach out and get your player to skate with them. Get a feel for the Coaches, Players (Both on and Off the ice), and how much the program has to offer.
Don’t be sold on all the magical promises, find a honest and transparent coach and team.
Heard great things about elite and PA. Develops
If you live around Norwalk there a several good choices. Otherwise, for the rest of CT it really is not very good hockey. If outside the Gold coast I would focus on finding the best coach. Town or Club really doesn't factor in. Same level.
Wolfpack is Tier 1. They have teams from 07 they 11. Some teams will be independent schedule and not in a league like EJ. No idea which teams or which leagues. Reach out to the rink if interested.
This has been a great program for us. Been there for a few seasons and it IS about development. Yeah yeah they all say that and I want buying it after 2 jaded experiences but this is it, for us. Definitely worth exploring if you're local enough to consider.
It's all about your geography and compete level here. Lots of options in WCT and Central, but nothing but ECHO and Seahawks in ECT
Yes, Jr. Wolfpack has an 07 Boys team.
For the best club coaching at the youth level in CT, I’d rank them:
1. Mid Fairfield
2. Junior Wolfpack
3. Junior Whalers
4. Junior Rangers
5. Massconn United
There are some very good town team coaches as well, but that’s harder to qualify since it varies more year to year.
If you are looking for a team for this upcoming season, sit down with some Google because many Conn teams already had tryouts.
Any NY recommendations close to CT. CJR will take more but they have two teams
What region of CT?