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Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

ANON
Anon
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.
Great advice...I appreciate it!! Coach is a straight shooter (based on past record) but I feel he may be "phishing" to gauge who may be leaving or looking to leave. The kids that dont commit verbally are either leaving or looking to leave and he wants to avoid last minute surprises...05E level...
When my kid was 10 I have a coach give us a verbal after a tryout - yes, with my kid standing right there. Then we got home and the coach had called to tell us the GM had given the spot way. Nothing he could do, out of his hands, etc.

My kid was devastated.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

Ha, sounds like the Lovell organization! Same thing happened to my 10 year old!

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

I got Joshed! (as in McDaniel)

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

Anon
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.
Pay a deposit beginning of February! Yea right. My kid had verbal commitments from mite minor to peewee. Always got the contract on the first day of tryouts. You know the coach, you know the parents, so it should be say to find out history. Is there a risk?Always.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

anon
Anon
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.
Pay a deposit beginning of February! Yea right. My kid had verbal commitments from mite minor to peewee. Always got the contract on the first day of tryouts. You know the coach, you know the parents, so it should be say to find out history. Is there a risk?Always.
That's because the kids your coach was recruiting declined or no one showed up at tryouts. For kids the coach really wants to keep, their parents already have that "link" in their email inbox to sign-up and pay the deposit.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

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

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

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?

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

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.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

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!

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

anon
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?
^^^ Sad way to live life. You must be a lawyer and/or snowflake.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

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.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

truth
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.
^^^Truth

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

And if the mom is hot, all set!

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

Anon
And if the mom is hot, all set!
That's right...We Coaches just want to see some Hooters...:open_hands: :nail_care: :lips: :dancer: :ok_woman:

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

Caps will give you a verbal and then ship you to woonsocket.:laughing:

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

Frank 146
Caps will give you a verbal and then ship you to woonsocket.:laughing:
The only thing more depressing than the Woonsocket program are the MMF uniforms.

Re: Coaches and Verbal Contracts - EHF

Anon
Frank 146
Caps will give you a verbal and then ship you to woonsocket.:laughing:
The only thing more depressing than the Woonsocket program are the MMF uniforms.
The only thing more depressing than the MMFs uniforms, is the MMFs website.:-1: