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Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Bender tourneys are cheaper.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Check out what hockey night in Boston breaks down to per game. It's around 100 bucks a game.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Anon
Keep in mind, there are expenses to running a team. Insurance, website, jerseys, travel, and it is not cheap. If you don’t like the price find another team…
Paying for a couple spring summer teams for my kids.

2012. He gets 3 tourneys. 4 practices. Jersey and socks. All in for $900 with only 1 tourney requiring hotel.

2009. He gets 3 tourneys. 10 skill sessions/practices. Jersey, socks and some cheap swag. All in for $1250 but 2 tournaments are pricey overnights.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Anon
Anon
Keep in mind, there are expenses to running a team. Insurance, website, jerseys, travel, and it is not cheap. If you don’t like the price find another team…
Paying for a couple spring summer teams for my kids.

2012. He gets 3 tourneys. 4 practices. Jersey and socks. All in for $900 with only 1 tourney requiring hotel.

2009. He gets 3 tourneys. 10 skill sessions/practices. Jersey, socks and some cheap swag. All in for $1250 but 2 tournaments are pricey overnights.
Let me say this: NEVER sign up for a spring/summer tournament team package.
Play a la carte and let your kid play with kids from different teams.
- They will make different friends and they will enjoy the different experiences.
- Tournament package teams are win focused only and from what I have seen, they generally don't do well in the standings.....yes, there are always exceptions.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Yes, I also payed 175 for a tourney recently, though I think that's a little on the low side. BTW this is for an 08 team, if that matters.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

$1500 sounds like the coach is taking in a lot for a weekend. Truth is the amount of admin and phone calls with parents in the leading month (s) is a lot. If you really break it down it’s not enough to deal with all the parents and extra work they put in.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

All spring/summer tourney's are just money makers for all of these for-profit programs. Anyone that is telling you something different is just pulling your chain. Nobody is watching or caring who wins these things and you'll see as the years go on. From the "showcase" tournaments all the way down to regional tourneys, it's all a jam scam to pay for the owners vacation plans. it's just a major PIA to plan around these things, teams rosters are never "official" and your bender should play baseball or lax first. There are plenty of in-season touraments to do when it's cold and lousy out around these parts.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

I couldn’t care less where the money goes. My kid loves tournaments. Great chance to meet different players and best of all have fun.
There’s nothing wrong with that

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

There's a reason he charged $230 and not $200 or even $250. Just ask him.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

$255 for a tournament next week. Includes cheap jersey (no socks). Coach is profiting about $1000 which he will use towards cooler filled with IPA’s post games Saturday.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

If you think the coaches that just show up with a roster and jerseys in hand are making any more than their $300 coaching stipend you clearly have not been around the rinks very long.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Anon
If you think the coaches that just show up with a roster and jerseys in hand are making any more than their $300 coaching stipend you clearly have not been around the rinks very long.
As someone who has been through it as a coach, and a parent with zero involvement.

This is al about FOMO, just like the rest of hockey.

Hold off, wait til a few days before when you get calls and invites because they need a player, and play for free or discount rate .

My kid probably did three tourneys a summer between u8 and u18 and we probably paid a total of 500 bucks for about 25 tourneys.

the same tourneys that were invite only, elite, showcase, etc...

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

My experience for a fairly well known spring/summer program in regards to the financial component can't be beat. They charge us $285 - we got full uniform to keep (jersey/socks...pretty good quality far from a $10 practice jersey, got one practice for those that could make it before the event, access to photos that the owners wife takes (no charge), and the coach offered all the players detailed feedback on their performance after the event. They treated the players well for a weekend summer event. I've been told this is the norm for how they operate. This was our first experience.

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

Anon
Anon
If you think the coaches that just show up with a roster and jerseys in hand are making any more than their $300 coaching stipend you clearly have not been around the rinks very long.
As someone who has been through it as a coach, and a parent with zero involvement.

This is al about FOMO, just like the rest of hockey.

Hold off, wait til a few days before when you get calls and invites because they need a player, and play for free or discount rate .

My kid probably did three tourneys a summer between u8 and u18 and we probably paid a total of 500 bucks for about 25 tourneys.

the same tourneys that were invite only, elite, showcase, etc...
wow, your bendy is a stud, you must be so proud and must be even more excited to share this news with all of us

Re: Normal tourney tuition mark up?

anon
Anon
Anon
If you think the coaches that just show up with a roster and jerseys in hand are making any more than their $300 coaching stipend you clearly have not been around the rinks very long.
As someone who has been through it as a coach, and a parent with zero involvement.

This is al about FOMO, just like the rest of hockey.

Hold off, wait til a few days before when you get calls and invites because they need a player, and play for free or discount rate .

My kid probably did three tourneys a summer between u8 and u18 and we probably paid a total of 500 bucks for about 25 tourneys.

the same tourneys that were invite only, elite, showcase, etc...
wow, your bendy is a stud, you must be so proud and must be even more excited to share this news with all of us
He is average. Act accordingly and stop wasting your money