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Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Travel was purposely kept to minimum.
Cost was kept to a minimum.
5 month season was the norm.
Off season skills were more of a time to play with friends who you may not play with during the seasons.
Organization would discourage you to join them as an alternate or 2nd team.
Much of their practices were based on USA Hockey recommendations.

True or False:
1) They would produce more NHL players than any other state.
2) They would produce more D1 players than any other state.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

That state would have a lot of kids that suck at hockey.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Anon
That state would have a lot of kids that suck at hockey.
Sound a lot like Minnesota dumb asz.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Ko
Anon
That state would have a lot of kids that suck at hockey.
Sound a lot like Minnesota dumb asz.
Your drinking the kool aid. Minnesota kids just as much as we do.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Anon
Ko
Anon
That state would have a lot of kids that suck at hockey.
Sound a lot like Minnesota dumb asz.
Your drinking the kool aid. Minnesota kids just as much as we do.
Moved to Boston Area last year from Minnesota. First hand experience so trust me that they do it much different. Shorter seasons. 100% more emphasis on time off, less travel. Feels much more community based. Our old org used to send out emails saying all players should take the next 30 days off from hockey. Our first season here was eye opening. Lots of parent / coach drama, lots of player behavior issues. Coach suggesting off season Skating twice a week and 5 off season tournaments. Can’t figure out why it’s so different out here

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Sounds like someone’s bender got cut…

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Anyone that doesn’t believe that Minnesota is doing things right is completely oblivious to the facts.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Anon
Anyone that doesn’t believe that Minnesota is doing things right is completely oblivious to the facts.

Read above post.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

If Minnesota is doing it right. Than why the need for those split season AAA teams? More and more every year popping up in the state of hockey. Is it the elite players are tired of scoring on A/AA district players?

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Anon
If Minnesota is doing it right. Than why the need for those split season AAA teams? More and more every year popping up in the state of hockey. Is it the elite players are tired of scoring on A/AA district players?
Their competition/schedule has proven to develop players just a little bit better than NorthEast lol.

Re: Imagine if a state existed that had this approach to youth hockey

Anon
Anon
If Minnesota is doing it right. Than why the need for those split season AAA teams? More and more every year popping up in the state of hockey. Is it the elite players are tired of scoring on A/AA district players?
Their competition/schedule has proven to develop players just a little bit better than NorthEast lol.
It does appear that way because the amount of money flowing into USA hockey with their registration numbers will always makes sure it stays that way. The state of hockey high school teams are A/AA clubs with a few AAA kids sprinkled in. They just don't want people to find out about it.