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"Render the contract void". Its youth hockey. Get a life. I don't know what's worse you writing that or me responding.
Any coach that will penalize a kid because he wants to go somewhere else next year should not be coaching. How is that a distraction to the team? Its not the kid really making the decision its the parent Don't hold kids accountable for the actions of their parents. Makes me sick to think this is happening.
Good point! As a coach you have an obligation to develop all players. Do your job, do it every practice and every game and stop the complaining!
When a player's mommy shuts me off, then I know. :laughing:
I wonder if you're the same TOOL of a coach who berated a 9 year old kid on the ice a few years back, calling him a traitor for leaving, telling him he was a waste of his time, etc. to the point where the kid was in tears. Of course you didn't bother to find out why the kid was leaving, only later did you learn that dad had to close down his business, mom had to take on more hours at work and they couldn't commit to driving 50 minutes each way to the rink since they didn't know what next year would bring so they went to the program 15 minutes from home. Instead you let your bruised ego get in the way and then wondered why he, along with 10 other kids left your team at the end of the season.
Families leave programs for all sorts of reasons, sometimes you are the cause of it and other times it's things out of your control. Whatever the reason, it's never okay to take it out on the player, to stop coaching him, sit him or in anyway punish him. Your problem is with the parents, grow a set and talk to them.
They know. They know everything.
If the child is an above average player on a team and goes to practice somewhere else in January, the coach will know by the close of business the following day. More likely he will receive a text while the kid is on the ice.
Someone is always watching.
The coach knew your intentions when you skipped the team outings, couldn't make the extra fun skates the rest of kids went to, when you stay in the corner of the lobby with the other disgruntled:disappointed: family after games and practices and most of all when you didn't buy him a frosty beverage at the tournament...he is fine with it and you made his life easier.
HAAAAA....classic comeback!!! haaa
So to recap, yes the coach knows, he probably his panties in a bunch for your families lack of commitment since you clearly don't understand hockey and is punishing your kid.
I know its a small fish in a big pond but I wonder what the MA Attorney general would think of this. Sounds like there could be some colluding and limiting of completion within leagues. This would be against the law. Kids cannot sign contracts and I honestly wonder how legal it is for parents to sign them for their kids as well. (I am not an attorney so I do not know but I am guessing its prob legal) but it just sounds pretty awful that teams. leagues and coaches are doing this all in the name of profit. They are children.
Maura Healy is actually a friend of my family. I will ask her about this next time I see her and post an update.
Yes! Shame on the dirt ball coaches and programs who hold tryouts knowing that their team is full!!! Please ask the AG about this and let me the board know.
"the contract has been inked" - what a dbag
Coach has a subscription to LiveBarn. He checks out other teams practices. Does not take a rocket scientist to determine if one of his players is on the ice. He knows each players skating style. If you are going to skate at another team’s practice make sure the rink does not have LiveBarn.
Do they know? Before it happened.. your visceral distaste was not evident for all to see. And when asked straight out you lie..and we see right through you.