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    Why the hell are they having tryouts so early??

    And if they are a top 10 team in the country....shouldn't they be at Nationals right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck Head View Post
    Why the hell are they having tryouts so early??

    And if they are a top 10 team in the country....shouldn't they be at Nationals right now?
    No nationals at Squirt. They're going into Pee Wee Minor. This is when the tryouts are in the east. Tier 1 is this week, tier 2 is next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    No nationals at Squirt. They're going into Pee Wee Minor. This is when the tryouts are in the east. Tier 1 is this week, tier 2 is next week.
    That's right, I have so coworkers with kids in our league, and they are all off at nationals...
    Forgot about Squirt and Pee Wee change.

    What team is it?
    Still the Avalanche org?

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    You guys are making the same mistakes we started around 15 years ago, (we have since fixed).
    We have our tryouts in September, when hockey tryouts are SUPPOSE to be.

    No longer the issues of kids swapping, hopping, or being recruited by different teams.
    Top tier has tryouts one week.
    2nd tier the week after.
    3rd tier the week after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck Head View Post
    That's right, I have so coworkers with kids in our league, and they are all off at nationals...
    Forgot about Squirt and Pee Wee change.

    What team is it?
    Still the Avalanche org?
    NJ Colonials

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck Head View Post
    You guys are making the same mistakes we started around 15 years ago, (we have since fixed).
    We have our tryouts in September, when hockey tryouts are SUPPOSE to be.

    No longer the issues of kids swapping, hopping, or being recruited by different teams.
    Top tier has tryouts one week.
    2nd tier the week after.
    3rd tier the week after that.
    If you make the team, you sign the contract that night. The organization has to sign a release if you want to leave. You're they're property from now until next March. Tier 1 practices start in 2 weeks.

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    September seems late. I remember having tournaments right when school started (1st/2nd week in Sept), so we were already practicing by then.

    Unless they changed some regulations in the last 20 years. shit I am getting old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    NJ Colonials
    Oh yes, very good club......way good.
    A Pee Wee team in our league is 3rd In the nation at Tier 2.

    But split with 5 of the top 10 teams in the Tier 1 this season
    (Chicago Mission, Little Ceasers, Anaheim Ducks, LA Jr Kings).

    Was not a fun team to play against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NosLliWhsoj View Post
    September seems late. I remember having tournaments right when school started (1st/2nd week in Sept), so we were already practicing by then.

    Unless they changed some regulations in the last 20 years. shit I am getting old.
    They have tournaments while the kids are still in school. There are a lot of tournaments available every month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    They have tournaments while the kids are still in school. There are a lot of tournaments available every month.
    Yes. But when I did those, it was always on a spring/summer team. My 'real' teams played in those tourneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck Head View Post
    Oh yes, very good club......way good.
    A Pee Wee team in our league is 3rd In the nation at Tier 2.

    But split with 5 of the top 10 teams in the Tier 1 this season
    (Chicago Mission, Little Ceasers, Anaheim Ducks, LA Jr Kings).

    Was not a fun team to play against.
    Mission, Ceasars, Blues, Ducks, LA Kings, South Shore Kings (MA), Mid Fairfield Yankees, Compuware, etc ... are all ranked in top 20 at every level. They have sick programs. Those are truly hand picked select teams. I don't think they even entertain tier 2 hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NosLliWhsoj View Post
    Yes. But when I did those, it was always on a spring/summer team. My 'real' teams played in those tourneys.
    That's what I meant. They have them now in May and June. Michael plays on a spring/summer team too so after he makes a team for next year he can't play in a tournament with the spring team if his real team is entering it. He has to play with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    NJ Colonials
    Morristown? They have a pretty impressive program. I don't know all the different classifications yet but their top Mite team last year was sick as was their squirt team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original6Ranger View Post
    Morristown? They have a pretty impressive program. I don't know all the different classifications yet but their top Mite team last year was sick as was their squirt team.
    Their 01 team could beat the Islanders. I hope he wants to stay there to play AA if he gets cut from AAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    Their 01 team could beat the Islanders. I hope he wants to stay there to play AA if he gets cut from AAA.
    Out of curiosity what is the cost associated with that level? I heard that those AAA teams run around $5,000 per season. Is this accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original6Ranger View Post
    Out of curiosity what is the cost associated with that level? I heard that those AAA teams run around $5,000 per season. Is this accurate?
    I'm guessing so.
    At the Bantam and Midget level our teams can run up to 10k per season.

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    A "comp" team can run up 10k in ice time per month alone.
    So you could have 50-60k in ice fees alone split between 17 players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original6Ranger View Post
    Out of curiosity what is the cost associated with that level? I heard that those AAA teams run around $5,000 per season. Is this accurate?
    That would be accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    They have tournaments while the kids are still in school. There are a lot of tournaments available every month.
    I personally think the summer tourney's are silly as hell, (and so does USA hockey ADM).

    In regards to tryouts, why would you not want to wait as LONG as possible?
    Kids develop over the summer, grow, focus, etc.
    What you have in March maybe completely different then 5 months later in September.

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    Thanks. My son is a 2005 and he showed some real promise in his first travel season. He is moving up to squirt level this year (as an 8 y.o.). Just wanted to know what I'd be looking at if he keeps progressing at this rate.

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