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Somebody please fill me in on the logic behind NOT offering player contracts prior to tryouts? By not doing so, you are basically inviting your top 5-6 players who you don't want to lose to go to other tryouts. This is senseless. Some organizations do not mention contract until tryouts are over, this seems far too risky to me. If I owned or managed one of the club teams, I would do the following:
1. Talk with each player/family by mid-February latest about the following season
2. Provide contracts to the top 6 players or so in order to prevent them from scouting other clubs
3. Let the next 5-6 players know that they are welcome but are waiting to hand out contracts until after tryouts in order to keep those kids working hard and to see how much they want to be on the team, basically a message that you will take them back but you expect a bit more out of them
4. Let the bottom 3 or so kids know by early to mid Feb that it may be difficult for them to make the team if solid kids show up at tryouts or outright demote them to a lower select team, if one exists
Why is it so difficult for coaches and GMs to be honest with people? Honesty is always the best policy and provides kids and families an opportunity to find teams with time to spare.
Why can't this be the norm because now it seems more of an exception........
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Who cares guy!
Why would you think a contract makes a difference? On both sides?
Get in the game Man!!! I
Youth sports contracts are meaningless in a court of law. Payment terms are only thing that would be applicable.
The contract has more to do with kids jumping team to team in season. They don't want teams to poach each others kids. Within the league of course!!
Also, much easier to make a claim in court with a written contract
If you don't have a contract at this stage of the game then it sounds like you need to send your wife in to meet the coach and close the deal.
ask tg they have players in the bhl
We have never had a contract before tryouts. Then again my kid is 10 so we have a life