Paddy wrote:I don't think that age should be a barrier to ability.
Some but not all I really think age needs to be considered. Even physical skills like BB & Agi...it's not only the "strength" & "agility"...but also the effectiveness of their movements. Otherwise people would have put Giovinco at a 95+ after seeing him in one match.
Those are minor consideration compared to: Attack, Defence, Response, Shot Accuracy, Shot Technique, Mentality, Team Work....SPECIAL ABILITIES
(I think in these categories anything above 86 is rare, and could be considered world class in a youngster. But using that discription the same probably goes for DA & Tech)
I think all of these need to be looked at compared to other their "age" or "experience".
Giving a *scoring for a player like this, but lower SA & ST....is one way to go. I'd prefer saving the *scoring for the few who truely are deserving...and have shown it for years.