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Is it me, or is it unethical, to promise parents and kids that their team will play in elite hockey this coming season? I may be wrong but dont you need a bid to get into elite if you have not played in that tier before? Which, btw, this team was very far from it...
Most be talking about SM at the Warriors U14 level. Said same thing to Gavin kids last year and ended up in lower half of BHL.
I don't just blame the coaches anymore. I blame the parents too. You have to know where your kid is at level wise and put them in the right place.
But you can't. That "elite" tag is too important to you...
Here’s my story. When my oldest boy was a peewee a local owner promised him a spot on his team for the following year. After tryouts were all over, he notified us our boy ‘didn’t make the team.” We were left scrambling to find a team for my late birthday, undersized kid. Fast forward to post high school hockey, same owner emails asking our 6’3” / 190 son to consider joining his junior hockey program telling him he is their ‘top priority signing.’ Aaaaah, no. Sorry.
Let me guess... Nh Avalanche
It kills me how many "hockey guys" are ******* clueless
There's no excuse for anyone being duped by this misinformation anymore. Too much information out there, including this board (imagine that!). It's the parents' fault if they don't due the proper due diligence before they make a multi-thousand dollar purchase that will essentially dictate their weekend plans for 6 or 7 months.