SHOOOOOOOOWWWWWW MEEEEEE THEEEEE MONEYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
Oh hell yeah kids, its that time of year again. Its tryout time, quickly followed by contract signing time. Well guess what kids? Its time to stop the bullshit! That’s right I said it.
Now that the United States has about five freaking thousand pay to play junior teams, you don’t have to sign and commit your money to anyone until you’re ready. Oh snap, I can hear the Tier III coaches swearing at me now. Its real simple though kids, you have a choice of where you want to play.
Now I am not saying you shouldn’t put together a backup plan, because you should. What I am saying is that if any team wants you to commit to pay to play, they better put in writing that your deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t make a higher level team. Better yet, they should be willing to have you sign with no deposit due until you report for main camp.
Yeah, yeah, I know. You’re saying “But I might miss out on that spot!” I say, “Who cares!”
There are going to be so many open spots at the pay to play level this year that you can wait as long as you want to sign, and you will be able to find a spot to play.
Why am I saying this?
Simple. Every player needs to try out for the highest level of play possible. If you don’t aim for the top then you got no place to fall. That’s within reason now kids.
If your not a USHL level player, don’t be wasting your time and money chasing something that wont happen for you either. If your not an NAHL level or Canadian Junior A level player then by all means sign the Tier III deal and focusin on training in the summer.
But if you think you seriously have a shot at a higher level, you have to take it. Chances make Champions kids! If you had a real good Midget career then take a shot at the USHL, NAHL and Canada before committing to Tier III. You only get to have this experience once in life kids.
So when they say “Shooooooowwwwww Meeeeeeeeee Theeeee Moneeeeyyyyyyyy” what are you gonna say? Try this one……..Show me the guaranteed refund!
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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