gobardown wrote:What league are you referring to?
here in OMHA land ... things may run a bit differently. My son's team has 6 of 17 kids with a parent on team management. And then you factor in friends of the coach and assistant coaches and there aren't quite as many open spots come tryouts. For the kids who played on the current year's team, the coach already knows who he wants returning to his team next year. You have to be a complete standout at tryouts to fight for the few open spots.
Tryouts are not quite fair for the kids who show up thinking there are 15 spots open.
Similar story here in NYHL; however, I think Steve is saying that the spots that are left are offered in a fair and objective way.