Its that time of year. Yep, the time of year where financial desperation creates an incredible amount of negative recruiting.
What’s negative recruiting? Its when one organization or event talks bad about another organization or event in order to try to get a player or parent to give them their money.
Why does this happen? It happens when one organization or event isn’t smart enough to get their shit together way in advance of their event. It happens when there is no structure dictating when camps are held within a league. It happens when people aren’t aware of what else is going on around the hockey world before they just decide last minute what they are going to do.
Why would you switch from one event to another event when you already committed to the first event?
If the team really likes you they are going to draft you anyway. Really people, its time you wake the hell up. If you commit to an event, you attend the event, you don’t try to cancel because of some guy spewing bullshit on the other end of the phone.
Not only that, but once you register for a camp, do you really think that they are going to simply say ok here is your money back and thanks for cancelling? Do you think you just burned a bridge?
One of the biggest red flags in the world showing a desperation for money from a team or event is when they tell you to cancel on another commitment in order to commit to their event. If that’s how they operate, then they only want your money.
Real organizations will simply say, good luck at the other event, maybe we will see you next year. If they don’t do that, then you had no chance of making that team anyway. Stop being stupid and falling for the emotional manipulation.
On a positive note, all teams throughout North America have agreed that next year they will accept a strict schedule designating a specific set of days that only they can have a camp. This will allow for consumers to not have to feel pressured to make bad choices.
Though many camps will take place mid week causing players to miss school, a lottery system will be imposed by congress determining weekends for those who are lucky enough to win. This happened at the same time that Donkeys were seen flying over the moon pulling golden chariots full of free hockey equipment to give away to less privileged children.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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