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Re: early tryouts?

Gotta do something to fix things there. Guess they want to get a jump on it

Re: early tryouts?

The bigger news is that it's 'free.' I always imagined the try-out fees went a long way in paying the coaches for the season. 50 kids at $50-$60 each and the $3,000 is covered at each level.

Re: early tryouts?

why?

Re: early tryouts?

Why early tryouts? why free? Why the Bandits? Think you have to be more clear on what "why? means dude. In any case, most levels are not performing well, some crazy coach at the 06 division that is like a bad dream that keeps coming back. Hopefully they address things this year or they will end up in the toilet

Re: early tryouts?

Well, it didn't take long before the crazy 06 coach made it back into the blog. It's unfortunate for the kids on his team that the parents fell for it or were not aware. My kid plays in the 06 division and it's always dreadful to think about playing them. They are the only team that seems to have not improved over the last couple of years. Can't imagine what it does to the kids to get beat down like that for every game. Not to mention, what it does to them to witness his behavior. It is noticeable from the stands so it's worse from the bench.

Re: early tryouts?

'06's are what group? Squirt Major?

Re: early tryouts?

squirt minor
I have an 06 and my Son's friend was on that team and what went on there was a shame

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anon
Well, it didn't take long before the crazy 06 coach made it back into the blog. It's unfortunate for the kids on his team that the parents fell for it or were not aware. My kid plays in the 06 division and it's always dreadful to think about playing them. They are the only team that seems to have not improved over the last couple of years. Can't imagine what it does to the kids to get beat down like that for every game. Not to mention, what it does to them to witness his behavior. It is noticeable from the stands so it's worse from the bench.


My son knows a kid that plays on that team - half of the team returned from last year (including my son's friend)! So the "parents fell for it or were not aware" angle doesn't really work. I assume most of them have fallen into the trap of thinking their kid is elite and realizing that they would be pushed down to Tier 1 at best anywhere else they tried to go. The kids that left went to Breakers, Kings and Knights and almost all play Tier 1 now. That team doesn't have a single elite player on the roster, they are a low level tier 1 team at best, possibly AA. I do agree though that the crazy guy should be banned from youth hockey for life - he is destroying whatever limited talent he may have had on that team and he's apparently a bag of ****.