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In FED elite and E9 the contracts are out bud. Don't commit and your gone.
Nope. Not the case for every kid.
Is this your first experience? Get the program director on your side. If your kid is a good kid and great player, they'll hold a spot.
My kids are older now, still in prep school, but I never gave more than a verbal before March, maybe into April 1 or 2 years. Remember, most kids are not alone. Other's are tied to them. Don't be bullied. There's always a spot on the best teams for the best kids.
Good coaches don’t rush out contracts because they trust that parents/kids won’t leave. Why would anyone want to leave a good coach?
Sorry dude, just go to a practice and you’ll see that mating season is not over. Teams will keep the door open for the right player; which works both ways.