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04-07-2013, 03:57 PM
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If I ever played for a team like that, it would be done after the first season...and I'd ask for a refund for every game I'd had to miss.
When I ran my team we all payed the same therefore we all played the same.
But hey man, he's running a 'dynasty' over there.

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04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
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In terms of scheduling and confirming attendance for games, www.pointstreak.net is a good website. You just need to set up your team roster with everyone's emails and the schedule of your league. The site automatically send an email to everyone a few days before the game (you can set up whether you want the system to send the email 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days in advance) and everyone has a chance to say whether they're in or out. If anyone can't make the game, the captain is notified immediately via email. The site then send a reminder email 24 hours before game time. I've used this site for the past two years and it's really good in my opinion.

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But hey man, he's running a 'dynasty' over there.
If I'm on a team that's won eight of the past nine championships, I'm going to move my team up a level.

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If I'm on a team that's won eight of the past nine championships, I'm going to move my team up a level.
Talk about sandbagging LOL
In the league I played in...the league would have moved him up.
Betcha he's got scouts watching their games looking for that late bloomer

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1. Make sure everyone is paid in full before the 1st game, don't let anyone touch the ice who hasn't paid in full.

2. Buy the jerseys and spares and get them back at season's end, that way you don't have to buy one or two when a couple guys don't come back the next season. Build the cost of the jerseys into the team fee's.

3. Play with 12 guys max, 5D, 7F, 1G. Lots of ice time, fee's will only be slightly higher as opposed to playing with 6D, 9F.

4. Team management, easiest is if you have team rule, call or text as much in advance as possible, if your not going to make a game.

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04-08-2013, 09:22 AM
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Then you're finding the wrong goalies to begin with.

My experience has been just the opposite - teams around here don't usually make the goalies pay because they're the only one who has to treat it like a job.

Ultimately, however, it boils down to supply and demand - if lots of goalies are itching to play, then charging's not a bad thing.
I think everyone's perspective is different. My goalie is fantastic at what he does and a good friend of mine, and he doesn't disagree with my stance or object to doing so.

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04-08-2013, 11:19 AM
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If you want a good goalie don't make him pay.

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04-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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Gay? What is this, high school? You should learn your adjectives.

Most people prefer not to charge their goalie, but $100 a year really isn't much to pay and again, I find it gives them a bigger incentive to play due to the (small) financial commitment. I don't think goalies should get a free ride because of the common mentality amongst beer league players and the fact that they have spent alot of money on their equipment.
You are also probably a relatively new hockey player if you hold that mindset.

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If you want a good goalie don't make him pay.
So, by that logic, any goalie that pays is terrible?

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You are also probably a relatively new hockey player if you hold that mindset.
Yep, and?

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my advice would be to cut anyone who does not pay, i have heard so many stories of this and that an i will pay you then or here and it never happens. it sucks.

i put my foot down 3 years a go and cut 2 guys and replaced thema nd now they are back and dont miss payment.

2. charge for spares $10 a game ifair and it allows you to have a little extra floating in the teasm funds

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we have the opposite problem to starting a team, have some deadweight who only skate once a week (during our league game), don't seem to otherwise work out or try and improve. The league is improving but we are not as a team, in part because we are carrying those guys. We won the league 2 season ago and now we're barely mid level. You'd think some guys would get the hint, we have one guy we cycle through a different forward line each week so everyone has to share the pain. When he's out there, we're playing shorthanded, pucks go over/under his stick, and he's basically a pylon. The other guy is like that too but at least he's big so harder to get around. Don't dare play them on D.

OTOH, it is only a D level rec league and they're good enough guys who have been with the team since the start so we don't want to be d*cks about it. But it is frustrating for those of us who are working to improve and are.

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I will add what I can.. though I admit I have not fully read the thread.

1) We don't charge our goalies. I like the concept a charging the goalie something small, to have some "skin in the game" as it were... but it is hard to find a goalie in the Northern Va area and goalies just don't pay. On the other hand, any goalie worth having is a hound anyway and does not turn down a chance to play. I have seen some guys play two games back to back and sub a third. That is the mentality your goalie needs to have.

2) We could never float a team on only 12 guys. It is $7G for a D league team. With a jersey that still comes out to over $500 per player for 15 guys on a team. A lot for beer league hockey.

3) We use payitsquare.com to track payments. Works well, they only charge a $1 fee as opposed to a percentage for online payments, and everything can be publicly visible and tracked. We use this for all payments. We charge $15 for a sub and even if they pay cash we log everything into that site so it is tracked and everyone knows where the money is.

4) Either have contracts or get your payment money early. I have been scrambling to save our team after two guys bailed out late on us. 13 players nearly failed to have a season because two aholes backed out on their commitment. Require payment for the next season at least a month in advance to give yourself time to recruit if need be. No refunds except for severe injury.

5) Keep a big sub list. You can never go wrong having a ton of names on the list. Particularly in summer when vacations are common. Also, your sub list becomes your top recruiting list when you have to fill a player spot.

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