Verbal commitments are worth about as much as a Venezuelan Bolivar at an Alabama County Fair. Unless your coach sends you a link to formally sign-up your kid, and for you to plunk down a deposit, well then.... you have nothing, friend.
Yeah, feel free to give your verbal commitment - and to reneg. They won't hesitate to.
Give them the same excuse they will give you - something came up completely out of the blue, didn't expect it, but have no choice but to do what is best for the organization, errr, your kid, hope he understands.
Way the game is played today. And it's the organizations' collective fault. Even if this coach has been a straight shooter, he's guilty by association.
Ha, sounds like the Lovell organization! Same thing happened to my 10 year old!
I got Joshed! (as in McDaniel)
Get a life, it is youth hockey. Anyone that thinks these "contacts" are binding is a very simple person and buys into everything these guys are selling
Directly from "The Rules" a guide for hockey parents -
"Don’t ever believe a team owner, manager or coach when they tell you your kid is “all set” for next season and is on the team until the contract is signed. There are liars, darn liars and hockey team owners / managers / coaches."
Why don't more people just reference 'The Rules' when in doubt?
My kid is as stud in the EHF Elite. He writes his own contracts.
No lie, when your kid is a beast you dictate the rules.
I really need to stop drinking coffee when I read the DBoard! I’m either laughing so hard I choke or spit my coffee out! This thread especially is hysterical!
Very simple....if you're kid is borderline have a backup plan. If you're kid is a stud and parents r wack jobs (gossip, txt coaches, complain about playing time and position) have a backup plan. If you're kid is good and you're not a troublemaker all set.
And if the mom is hot, all set!
Caps will give you a verbal and then ship you to woonsocket.:laughing: