Re: EMASS Girls Hockey 2009-2010
posted at 12/18/2009 4:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: EMASS Girls Hockey 2009-2010
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: EMASS Girls Hockey 2009-2010 : I'll take the bait...my daughter is one of the girls you are talking about. The reason the younger girls are better is because they have played longer at a higher level than the upper class-girls. The girl from Medford is a complete stud on the ice. If there isn't someone to keep up with her it's not her fault. You want it so everyone that tries out makes the team regardless of talent. I want to be a major league baseball player but "it ain't gonna happen". Welcome to the real world. I've heard it all in the last couple of years. If a girl is good enough to play she should play. If they're 11-12-13 or 18 years old it doesn't matter. What matters is if they can "hang" with the talent. If they can't they shouldn't play. If you people complaining actually saw the younger girls you are all complaining about you would see that they belong right where they are. As for the "spotlight"...are you for real? The only spotlight should be on the final 2 teams at the TD Garden. How pathetic. For those who argue that the locker room is no place for these girls...you have no idea what it was like in that room with those girls. Females are far more respectful . You don;t give these girls (16-17 and 18 yr olds) enough credit...on or off the ice. I'd bet my second house in the Bahamas that the one's whining about mis-placed sophmores, juniors and seniors are the parents of said players. You should have had them play at an earlier age. They would then be the mis-placee and not the mis-placor. I'd say "see you at the All Star Game" but I doubt it. Maybe Santa can get you a Liberal on the MIAA for Christmas.
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Well, not that I really want to get into detail about me personally, But I will say that I do know this girl, very well as a matter of fact, but not as a fellow team member whose dgt isnt playing, sorry nice try. She is a stud, yes, 100%, deserving and capable of playing, absolutely. Again, the question is should she be playing as a 7th and 8th grader just to make the hs team better, or should she wait until its her turn. The anticipation of her "arrival" in the 9th grade could be a great thing, instead, the rest of the team sits backs and watches. If Medford (or any team) needs the numbers she deserves the spot, and she deserves line 1, however, if there are enough girls on that team without her, she needs to wait her turn. Bottom line. And not that it matters because I think you were trying to be rude, but my dgt playes for a div 1 team on the starting line. I'm just actually trying to stimulate adult conversation about a very tricky subject here in the blog and I've actually thought about what it would be like to be one of the parents of a senior not playing to an 8th grader just because the team is better. Did you do that yourself hmmmm I think not. Thanks though, your comments are welcomed.
I dont think you should bet your house cause, although you make some good points, you are not quite accurate about the locker rooms. I am female and I HAVE been in the locker rooms. I've broken up fights about who borrowed someones tape without asking. I've heard stories about boyfriends that go to a different level at that age... sorry but you just can't win on that one.
Sounds like Medford is looking for the big win and quick fix, obviously. I'm also hearing that there must be some parents on your own team that disagree with you and you don't like that, fair enough. No one here says take her off the team, its just about the MIAA rules, right??? and to interpret them to fit a coach's need to make a winning team... shame on you and shame on Medford. I hope it isn't the case, I hope their numbers support her being on the team. For her sake and the sake of Medfords very young, vulnerable program (is she sticing with Medford or just riding the middleschool wave until prep school).