Monday, April 30, 2012

hockey trials ... and tribulations ...

so, BANTAM B tryouts ... oy vey!!! Lets start before the beginning ... they had 3 scheduled pre-tryout skates that filled up so they added another (THAT tells you they had LOTS of interest...) ... DLU goes to the pre-skates and works her butt off (and i happily shell out $35 for the practice time) TEAM TRYOUTS : so i take DLU to the first tryout - 60 girls showed up to skate ... they skate and were all told to come back the next night ... (ok, why?? a team consist of 15 - 17 players ... then we find out they are actually going to have TWO Bantam B teams ... good right? YUP! except that they are only looking for a max of 34 kids (but not really cause they have signed a few kids already ...) but, lets be positive...) hmmm .... so we go back night #2! DLU is pretty excited - she got a call back!! who wouldn't be thrilled??? ... we go back and 45 girls are on the ice. they skate. now the normal procedure is for the coaches to come out and they talk to each player and their family and THANK THEM FOR TRYING OUT - they ones they don't want first then the kids they do want after as there is paperwork to sign. we wait ... coaches walk away not talking to anyone but each other ... we wait ... finally the girls come out and say the coaches say they will call everyone tomorrow.(?) i take kids to the car and DAH goes back to talk to coaches ... so get this ... they are looking for TWO players!!! TWO!!! they ask 60 girls to come back to skate for TWO positions!!! and the position on the team DLU was trying out for was a FORWARD position - DLU plays DEFENSE ...(quick math - 60 x $10 each the first night = $600 for the club ... 45 xo $10 each the second night = $450 for the club; total rev generated from Bantam B tryouts $1050!!! can you say money grab?!?!?!) SOOOO that also means 43 girls could have tried out elsewhere but were lead to believe they stood a chance with their home club ... we know the player that got the position on the Bantam B 1998 team - she is a good player and she will do well. CONGRATS JH!!! congrats to the girl who made the Bantam B 1999 team, there was nothing but talent out there so i know she is a deserving player! to the other 43 girls, i apologise for the bad actions, disrespect and deception of the adults who are supposed to be teaching you life lessons like integretiy, respect, fairplay and sportsmanship. Welcome to the OLD BOYS CLUB ... alive and well in girls hockey!

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