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Junior Rookie Camps

May 1 2011 at 4:55 PM
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So the Rookie Camp/Cash grabs are well under way. Any thoughts or assessments of how the skates went?

 
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May 2 2011, 11:27 AM 

Went well. Good, fast, wide open hockey. My kid is really looking forward to beer league starting up.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 12:02 PM 

What rookie camps had actual scouts making notes? And which ones did not?

 
 
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May 2 2011, 1:22 PM 

Very few as these camps are nothing more than cash grabs. Some players may get noticed by on ice staff, but offers will include nothing more than an invite to their main camps.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 2:21 PM 

Something like 20-25K cash, when all the costs are in, ice refs etc...

 
 
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May 2 2011, 2:35 PM 

There are no refs at rookie camp. Most ice is $250 per hour so if the camp is 5 - 1.5 hour skates ... that is 7.5 hours X $250 equals $1875 .... that would accomodate 2 squads/teams if you had enough players for another 2 teams then the cost would double (and so would the income) that equals $3750 and so on... how did you get from there to 25K ???

On the income side of the equation .. if you pay $250 each and there are 15 kids per team times 2 teams on the ice at one time you get 30 times $250 so that equals $7500. Take out the $1875 and you are left with $5625 profit for every 2 teams you put on the ice.

I don't know why they don't start having these things every weekend... basturds

 
 
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May 2 2011, 3:24 PM 

so the main camps are money grabs too!

 
 
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May 2 2011, 3:25 PM 

main camps are free just like the season is free.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 6:32 PM 

Nothings free, unless previously expressed as such, main camps cost money.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 7:40 PM 

junior camps are a great way too keep the kids in shape and keep playing some hockey and there's nothing wrong with that.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:24 PM 

I know of one team that is relocating to a new town and is, or wants to appear to be, a first-class outfit. Their "try-outs" are in the first of June at $225. They will have 4 teams of about 15 kids per team like everyone else does. So the team gets about $15,000 from that one weekend. One problem. The team held a skate this past weekend for players they are really interested in. It was by invitation only and at no cost. Word spreads quickly in a small town. Sort of a slimy thing to do. I can hear the "June Rookie Camp" cheques being cancelled as we speak. Good luck in your new town.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:28 PM 

SLIMEBUCKETS..NAME THE TEAM

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:45 PM 

8:24 name that team?

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:50 PM 

7:40 are you kidding me? 4 teams with 21 players forwards every 4th shift at 40 sec each shift for a measly 3 game with running clock. Don't know what your kid is doing but that's not much of a workout! Just a money grab, Id rather spend the money on a gym membership for a whole year!

 
 
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May 2 2011, 9:03 PM 

rookie camps all the same except for top FEW team... Just another version of shinny but more expensive. 40 SEC SHIFTS !!! More like 2 min with guys that don't move the puck and try to do everything on their own. Far from what hockey should be played like.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 9:11 PM 

North York Rangers (right from their site) Evaluation Camp... 6 teams with 20 kids on each team. 120 kids playing 3 games. Also evaluating 30 goalies. How on earth could any kid stand out under those circumstances. We attended a Mid. West Jr. B camp last year. 30 kids total. $80.00. A couple of days later played the Villanova Knights in an exhibition match. Jr. B team played a line-up mostly of rookie hopefuls. I'm not sure who Villanova dressed. Anyway the Jr. B team stroked them about 6 to 1 or 6 to 2.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 7:57 AM 

You people are idiots. How do you think these teams survive? They need this cash to fund FREE operations for its players. If you don't like it find another league that will let any kid tryout for free then if he make it will pay for everything. If your kid sucks and would never make the cut don't go and stop bitching.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:35 AM 

If your kid sucks and makes an outstanding donation he's in and the kids at the tryouts who are better are paying for nothing. I think that's the guys point, idiot

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:37 AM 

I might be ok with the cost of the rookie camps etc if teams like Mississauga and Milton would get their hands out of your pockets after that but they don't. Mississauga squeezes you for thousands after you join the team as well.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:40 AM 

9:03 I have to agree, my son played as a team all year and with great success. So why change now, why rush the puck from end to end and have it stripped away every time at a jr a camp to prove your better??? Not too much scoring. We can all puck hog at this level but the real hockey players don't. I found alot of individual type hockey at these jr a camps. Not good.

 
 
 
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