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I’ve learned that the differences can sometimes be subtle so maybe that’s why some parents don’t know any better. The speed, skating ability, compete level, hockey sense. You have to get your child around truly elite level players at clinics or other tryouts (summer teams, even if you don’t intend to follow through) to be able to gauge where your player is compared to others. Could my kid hang at elite level? Absolutely. Would they be an impact player? No. Better to keep them at a level where they can develop confidence and skills without worrying about trying to keep up with the truly elite players. They need to dominate (and I mean dominate) the level they are at. Those who have this figured out are the kids that end up surpassing some of those supposed elite players later on because they were able to actually develop skills vs. just hanging on to an elite team.
there is a real easy solution to this. Just don't follow the kid's social media account (or the parents for that matter). but you live for being upset about someone else life...
Listen to yourselves. You are posting about children. get a life. Pay, Drive and watch. It is not about you.
No people are talking about the parents...not the children.
Maybe it’s not about thinking their kid is good and more about growth. The more a kid plays the better they will be in most cases. Just because your kid is elite today, doesn't mean he'll be elite tomorrow. Many of the kids that peak faster at a younger age eventually plateau when they get older.
The flipside to that question, why can’t a parent whose kid was good yesterday, not let go when they're no longer good tomorrow. They're the ones who are arguing with coaches and directors.