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You’re talking about 9 year olds.
Write down the top 20 players.
In 3 years only 5 will still be on the list.
In 5 years less than 10 will still make the list.
In 7 years less than 5.
And maybe 1 will make it to a D-1 hockey school or past that.
That my friend is always the pattern.
**So in 3 years there will be 5 out of the original 20 players on the list**
**Then in 5 years you add 5 more players back onto the list to make it 10 out of the original 20**
**Then in 7 years there will be less than 5 out of the original 20 players again?**
That's quite a pattern alright. You are pretty dialed in with this stuff.
These 2014 parents are a pain in the a*s. The only issues our organization has is with this group of kids and their helicopter parents. They question everything and complain about it all - ice time, practice length, tournaments, swag, etc. It is exhausting.
What was in the water that year?
I'm guessing at least some of these 2014 parents haven't had older kids play. I've got a 2006 boy and a 2008 girl. What I thought was going to happen with them and their peers from 8-12 years old to now, has proven to not be the case. Just enjoy it for what it is. I didn't think either of mine would ever be D1 college players and they will not. They are very good high school players, which is a reasonable goal, but honestly a reach for 90% of these 9 year olds you're talking about. I've witnessed parents almost ruin their own lives and families as their one time wonderboy or girl has not developed or has fallen out of love with hockey. I've seen adults get their kids kicked off of teams. If you honestly think a particular group of 9 year olds is special, please keep these ideas out of the kids world. They don't need the pressure.
I don't think people are thinking their 2014 is going to go D1 or NHL. Seems like this group of parents are misunderstood. I think there are some very good kids from the group on some of the top teams and the parents are making an attempt to keep them motivated and into it. I'm sure all parents do that for their kids right? If anything seeing comments from people saying, oh kids go downhill as they get older, blah blah maybe puts fear in some of these parents to keep going and do more.
Ooh checking. If your kid could handle it I'm sure mine condo too. Who even knows of checking will be around in a few years.
2014 parents trolling successfully! Look at all those replies.
I’ve been religiously watching mites hockey for the past 10-12 years, and whoever said that the 2014’s are stacked is statistically correct.