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03-26-2013, 02:47 PM
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Kinda off topic , but I don't see why the U16 Program is so expensive. Not sure what its like in Alberta or Manatoba, but its $270. for the first weekend. They will have over 160 players and 45 goalies.
So week one alone in the Lower mainland is a cash flow of $56,375.00
This does not include the Island, Interior, and Northern BC. The next camp the following week, is 575.00 and they take 160 players from all over. $92,000. Can someone explain why its so much money ?
All those regional teams are a cash grab for the provincial hockey associations. The better you do the more you pay, it is a genius system that has parents lined up for their kids to tryout. I really like Team Pacific for U17(i think). They have tryouts with eight teams worth, 4 North and 4 South, in Alberta only. But the players that played U16 for Team Alberta the year before don't have go and save some money. Team Pacific is made up of half AB and half BC. Mostly this team is made up of the players that got the exemptions. Parents are paying up to $1K to try out for maybe one position.
How do you think they operate and pay their staff? That is the only way I can explain why it is so much.
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