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Everything is a secret in hockey, didn't you know that? Plus it adds to the clandestine nature of the way the sport operates. Teams are afraid people will try to poach their players if they advertise who they have, which will happen anyway.
I have an older boy who plays and as they get older I kind of hate the secretive nature of the teams. He's been on teams that fail to provide rosters in tournaments, fail to post rosters on the web and once they get to Bantams / Midgets being found is very important and you pay the team to help get the kid to the next level and they fail to help.
USA Hockey should force to make rosters public.
Older kids, I agree. What's the use of going to a "showcase" tournament for bantam age and up and not providing your team's roster for the tournament website, or your own website for that matter?
But for younger kids, it's a privacy issue. Don't we all have to sign off just for them to get their picture taken in school these days?
cuts down on the complaining about who made what team over another kid, kids leaving because so and so is on the team, etc... until the season starts !
Why don't you just tell us what team is blocking their roster creeper?!?
So you don't notice when they are bringing elite to tier one games or older kids playing down
some teams can't even fill a roster
I agree that the rosters should be posted. Some of the kids worked extremely hard to make a team and are proud of their accomplishments. My son keeps checking his teams page waiting for them to update it. Unfortunately, they still have kids that have been out of the program for three years listed. Is it wrong for a kid to want to see his name on a roster, with his team colors and his new teammates so he can show is friends and be proud of his accomplishments.
sounds like a mommy who LOVES to see the name on the back of the shirt as well!
^^^Sounds like she "worked" really hard to get her kid on that team