Hi all, I need some help brain storming for our hockey association for next year. We just had our end of the year mite coaches meeting last night. Every coach had the same concern that our association moved a lot of kids up a level just to fill out rosters. Just to give you a little back round on our association, we are one of the biggest hockey association in the united states with over 200 kids playing at the might level. We have 3 different levels that the kids are grouped in according to skill level or supposed skill level. I coached in the middle level last year and I will say without a doubt 70% of these kids shouldnâ€™t have been at this level. I had kids that still used their sticks as a tripod, kids who couldnâ€™t skate backwards, or stop and numerous other problems. We all felt that it hindered or top kids progression of skills. One of the coaches at the highest level said that his concern was the kids that moved up didnâ€™t have the puck skills. Well I donâ€™t know how a kid could get enough puck skills if kids couldnâ€™t keep up. So our coaches at each levels are meeting next month and brain storming so I would like to get some opinions from the other coaches on the board.