And simply say, this is when we will all have tryouts.
Now in our area it was no big deal, we run it like Canadian towns.
One organization representing interior Alaska.
Top 17 make one team, next 17 make the next, etc, etc.
No, I don't know him. The rink just brought in a ton of new coaches from ProTech and other places plus I don't know many of the coaches from the older ages. They have a new hockey director at the rink that seems to want the program to expand. They will now have AA teams at Peewee and Bantam levels this year.
What an appropriate (re)tweet I just read...
The biggest problem with parents in youth hockey is parents rushing their kids and putting them in spots they don't belong. #slowdown
I'm big at the Bantam level, kids start to find roles.
I understand it's never possible to get perfectly even ice time, but roll all 3 lines as equal as possible in all situations.
PP, PK, etc.
Only time I ever change that is in regards to a behavior modification
Wish I would have seen this thread from the start.. Mikey you are exactly right, Tryouts started last night here for the Jr. Flyers.. My Dad and I were out there scouting over 70 16U players. 17 Goalies. His phone was ringing off the hook this week with parents trying to make sure my Dad and I knew which kids were there. AAA is SO political these days, it's actually sickening, and I've been a part of it for a while now. The problem that most people don't realize is EVERY AAA team has their tryouts the same nights. So the kids who don't make say, our AAA team, will try to bail early on tryouts, and go over to another AAA teams tryout for the 3rd night, just at the chance of making a AAA team.
It's really hectic, and you can learn a lot by just listening to the kids talk. I actually had a goalie telling me yesterday he was going to go out for another team, and 2 hours before tryouts his buddy texted him saying "so and so" weren't going to that teams tryouts anymore, so he switched plans, and came to ours. I don't know how the parents do it, I don't know how my Dad did it, and I am not sure how I am going to do it. It's pure craziness this week for all organizations with a AAA program.
Good luck to your Son, I hope he makes the team. Try and stay sane this week!