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by BadgerBob82
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Age change in Minnesota Hockey?
Replies: 698
Views: 116567

pioneerguy: I don't speak for why parents choose to hold their kids out of school. As I've said, I know many (and hope most) do it for academic reason, not for sports. The mere fact there is talk of moving the hockey age to May 30th is because a growing number of parents hold not just August, July, ...
by BadgerBob82
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Age change in Minnesota Hockey?
Replies: 698
Views: 116567

Welder: I think we all understand that most kids enter K when they are 5 years old. Some kids are not mature enough and are held out of school for the right academic reasons. A growing trend of over-the-top parents (primarily of boys) is to hold them out of starting school on time. These parents und...
by BadgerBob82
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Caribou Classic
Replies: 38
Views: 17190

A bunch of nonamers on the Blades team? I've been hearing about those players since they were 5 years old!
by BadgerBob82
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Caribou Classic
Replies: 38
Views: 17190

It appears the majority of the posters in these forums are at the rink today? Hardly a post all day. Can't wait to read the rehash of the tourny on Monday!
by BadgerBob82
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Age change in Minnesota Hockey?
Replies: 698
Views: 116567

pioneer guy: You make the same argument for changing the date to June 1st that every June birthday parent makes. And the May 1st argument is the same for May birthdates. Thankfully, there are very few of your group. To make one thing clear, the cut off date for entering school is Sept 1st. Anyone tu...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Age change in Minnesota Hockey?
Replies: 698
Views: 116567

I have tried to read many of the posts, and it seems people want to change the age to encourage/reward holding kids out of school. My understanding is kids are eligible to start K if 5 years old prior to Sept 1. Anyone entering K as a 6 year old was "held out". A kid born in July-Aug that went to sc...
by BadgerBob82
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Camp vs AAA summer team
Replies: 101
Views: 16778

[quote]I've already mentioned that we should look at the rosters of the Adv 15-17 teams when they are announced and determine the ratio of players who play(ed) AAA vs those that didn't.[/quote] M&G: I've already mentioned also that the players that tryout for Advance 15-17 are the same players that ...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minneapolis Park / Highland
Replies: 15
Views: 3536

Over the years Highland kids have been found at Cretin.
by BadgerBob82
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Camp vs AAA summer team
Replies: 101
Views: 16778

Point well taken muckgrind! I know there are many like you out there, but my experience is more like HockeyDad41. You bring up a good point relating to "organized" sports. I guess my point is not so much that the skates aren't hung up, it is the level of organization, cost and intensity level. The w...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Camp vs AAA summer team
Replies: 101
Views: 16778

Age is part of this. Somebdoy in here said a 6 year old should play year round, HD41 says his 10 year old does, not sure muckgrind's age. I will 100% agree, many 6-10 year olds on skates 12 months a year are likely better than a 6-10 year old playing association hockey for 5 only months. At least th...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Camp vs AAA summer team
Replies: 101
Views: 16778

You were serious? And serious about the 6 year old needing to specialize? I really thought you were kidding. If your 2000 kid is your oldest, you will see what happens. There is no doubt some of the best youth hockey players in MN and the entire hockey playing world skate/train year round. Big diffe...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Camp vs AAA summer team
Replies: 101
Views: 16778

observer is correct on the Sunday activities having changed. Same with Wednesday night. Also, the crazier the idea and the more expensive the cost, the better chance of suckering people. Spring, Summer, Fall "AAA" hockey is a money grab fueled by the fear somebody's kid is passing by their kid. Whil...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Camp vs AAA summer team
Replies: 101
Views: 16778

I knew HockeyDad41 was just a troll.
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Top Squirt A Teams and Scores
Replies: 457
Views: 108899

"Who is in D-5[ besides STMA]" Like STMA, mostly teams with acronyms, hyphens and references to rivers, lakes and streams.
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

Montoya: What are you talking about? I never said anything about associations fielding B teams. I was saying D9 is a terrible fit for Rochester due to the difference in association sizes and the lack of teams playing a the correct levels of A-B-B2 & C. You mentioned the Duluth model and I asked for ...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

I don't know Montoya, maybe Litchfield/Dassel/Cokato and Hutchinson isn't quite the same as Wayzata and Osseo/Maple Grove? And not sure why New Prague would want to play Eden Prairie, Edina, Burnsville or Jefferson for their league games either.
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

mac15: The suspense is killing me. Which association in D8 would have voted no to redistricting? Here's what the minutes provide "Motion: At the Minnesota Hockey state meeting, District 8 will vote Yes on the new Redistricting plan. Passed on a roll call vote."
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

Montoya: The reason is likely to play better competition.
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

mac15: You have me on the edge of my chair. 1 NO vote in D8? Who would that lone no vote have been? Also, why would New Prague ask for D6 and Montgomery/Londale ask for D9? Any thoughts on that? And why would New Ulm and St. Peter have been added at the last minute? Was any consideration given to as...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MM Choice League
Replies: 73
Views: 19555

Can you tell me more about the Choice League? Who, what, when, where. Why would your association coach work on a breakout with Mites?
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

I have heard Duluth and Moorhead do different things. Can you explain what they do? Not that concerned with the A level as they will be fine. It is the B, B2 and C levels that are of concern. As Mac15 stated, it seems the girls programs have a good system in place.
by BadgerBob82
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

mac15: It sounds like MN Hockey has is right to make the girls league work. All we heard on redistricting was to make things right for D1, etc on the levels of competition and declining association sizes. Moving the Winonas, LaCrescents, Kassons, etc. into a district comprised of similar sized assoc...
by BadgerBob82
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: D9
Replies: 19
Views: 4248

The formation of D-9 is a disaster for the Rochester program. Few programs with legitimate A teams. No B2 levels. Few girl programs. Increased travel.
by BadgerBob82
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 2000 MACHINE VS 2000 BLADES
Replies: 356
Views: 114186

I have read this thread and just feel I need to ask this. HockeyDad41, are you the father of a kid born in 2000? Is this your oldest or only child? Did you play hockey?
by BadgerBob82
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Open Enrollment Clarification
Replies: 30
Views: 6320

I 100% stand behind my premise. Further support of my position has been the change of the "residency rules" for MN Youth Hockey. There are 1,000's of kids open enrolling around the state. I know on the application form, writing the reason for the request as "hockey" would probably not get the reques...