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Re: Looking ahead

Anon
I know it's way too early for this but times a flyin! When do you start reaching out to other teams for the next season? Jan, feb?? Or sooner ?


lol.. they reach out to you !

Re: Looking ahead

Anon
I know it's way too early for this but times a flyin! When do you start reaching out to other teams for the next season? Jan, feb?? Or sooner ?


Right now is moving season. Find teams that are struggling but in the division you want to be in or a division up. Talk to the coach. If you're under contract to an existing team in the same league they can't really do anything for you this year anyway. You can't even skate with another team in the same league either until after the season is over.

If you're in abandon ship mode with the current team you're on, NOW is the time to get in as an alternate for a new team and get a leg up for next year(E9 moving over to EHF Black/White teams for example or BHL National moving up to Silver/EMHL) .

Coaches know what they actually have by now versus whatever potential they saw for prospective and existing players 6 months ago and what they need to improve. They see the kids that aren't coming along as well as they hoped as well as the kids who really improved dramatically since the Spring. Already they know the 3-4 kids who would be on the bubble for next year.

Also now is a good time to take some of the off days or off weekends before the holidays and get into some extra skills sessions. Only uses up a couple of hours of a free weekend and it will pay off over the course of the season.

Good luck!

Re: Looking ahead

A Non
Anon
I know it's way too early for this but times a flyin! When do you start reaching out to other teams for the next season? Jan, feb?? Or sooner ?


Right now is moving season. Find teams that are struggling but in the division you want to be in or a division up. Talk to the coach. If you're under contract to an existing team in the same league they can't really do anything for you this year anyway. You can't even skate with another team in the same league either until after the season is over.

If you're in abandon ship mode with the current team you're on, NOW is the time to get in as an alternate for a new team and get a leg up for next year(E9 moving over to EHF Black/White teams for example or BHL National moving up to Silver/EMHL) .

Coaches know what they actually have by now versus whatever potential they saw for prospective and existing players 6 months ago and what they need to improve. They see the kids that aren't coming along as well as they hoped as well as the kids who really improved dramatically since the Spring. Already they know the 3-4 kids who would be on the bubble for next year.

Also now is a good time to take some of the off days or off weekends before the holidays and get into some extra skills sessions. Only uses up a couple of hours of a free weekend and it will pay off over the course of the season.

Good luck!


#crazyparents

Re: Looking ahead

If you reach out to a coach before mid-January you will hurt your kid's chances.

#crazyparents

Re: Looking ahead

Anon
If you reach out to a coach before mid-January you will hurt your kid's chances.

#crazyparents

True. The real answer to the OP is right after MLK weekend. Remember that EHF teams can sign out-of-league players on 2/1 and they'll all have open skates in early February. Get out in front of that so that you are not just a walk-on.

Re: Looking ahead

Above mite Major there are few if any walk-ons for the Top teams in the EHF. Not sure how the T1 teams work but most (if not all) of the rosters are full well before tryouts at the Elite level.

Re: Looking ahead

anon
Anon
If you reach out to a coach before mid-January you will hurt your kid's chances.

#crazyparents

True. The real answer to the OP is right after MLK weekend. Remember that EHF teams can sign out-of-league players on 2/1 and they'll all have open skates in early February. Get out in front of that so that you are not just a walk-on.[/quote so if already on an ehf team, you can't skate with another ehf team until when?

Re: Looking ahead

anon
anon
Anon
If you reach out to a coach before mid-January you will hurt your kid's chances.

#crazyparents

True. The real answer to the OP is right after MLK weekend. Remember that EHF teams can sign out-of-league players on 2/1 and they'll all have open skates in early February. Get out in front of that so that you are not just a walk-on.[/quote


so if already on an ehf team, you can't skate with another ehf team until when?

Re: Looking ahead

anon
anon
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Anon
If you reach out to a coach before mid-January you will hurt your kid's chances.

#crazyparents

True. The real answer to the OP is right after MLK weekend. Remember that EHF teams can sign out-of-league players on 2/1 and they'll all have open skates in early February. Get out in front of that so that you are not just a walk-on.[/quote


so if already on an ehf team, you can't skate with another ehf team until when?


sorry not sure why my above response keeps linking to your previous answer

Re: Looking ahead

You have to wait until the season is over, although most teams break this rule. Come February, kids are always “sick” for practice

Re: Looking ahead

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You have to wait until the season is over, although most teams break this rule. Come February, kids are always “sick” for practice

You can talk whenever and your new EHF team can presumably evaluate you in games. But you can't show up and skate until tryouts.