My son is not a holdback or classified, he's a young 13 year old on a mostly older 2021 team. He's a bit big for his age but not overly so, he has struggled this year because of the huge disparity in height and weight but he knows it will even out eventually and in HS if he's good enough he will be playing with and against boys 2 and three years older. His focus now is his speed and stick work so when puberty finally does kick in he will once again be a strong dominant player.

It would be great if club teams were based on birth year...but they're not so we just make the best of it.