- Nov 4, 2015
When I played, people that were "too big" just got put in their weight class regardless of age. Never seen anyone that got turned down for being too big. There was always a high enough weight class to fit. What sucked was coaches who cheated their players on weigh-ins if you were new to the park or they didn't know you. I remember when I was borderline for a weight class (think it was 100s or 115s) and they told me I could be B team or drop weight. So I took that starting NT spot in a heart beat. fck i look like playing on a B teamIt’s great to hear that weight restrictions at the youth level are being changed. Lots of kids are just naturally big and have a helluva time making the “weight”. When I played in my Optomist club in the 60’s, there were several kids that were unable to play because they were “big”. Broke their hearts and those of our friends.
Obviously, being able to play earlier will surely help their development.