Posted by Travel Ball Parent on March 07, 2017 at 07:30:08:
In Reply to: Re: West coast premier posted by Common Sense on March 07, 2017 at 06:40:31:
: : : Why did West Coast Premier have try outs for their top team if they already had the team picked out?
: : Every Nike club already has their top team picked out but still hold tryouts to say, "you almost made it but we have this copper team available for you."
: : But every team has tryouts to see if something special walks through those doors.
: Yes, most clubs already know who is on their top team based on returning players.
: Yes, the tryouts are to see if someone special walks through the door. But most of the clubs are aware if that will happen, since the parents of that player usually have already contacted the club.
: However, every spot isn't guaranteed. Most top teams run 12-14 deep. Spots 10-14 are usually a tossup. They're usually offered to the best of the rest kids...the ones who could be stars on the 2nd highest team or could choose to play spot minutes on the top team. So the tryouts are to determine those kids and offer them spots.
: Understand, it's about exposure. The coaches of those teams have college connections. Even a kid on a lower lever team playing for WCP will get more looks than a kid playing for the top mom and pop team. So don't be pissed if your kid doesn't make the top team. They will still learn concepts playing for WCP that they will never get at a mom and pop team.
WCP is just looking for some mom and pops who are wealthy to kick in thousands of money cause they think it's presitious to sit on the WCP bench. Go play for a Club that plays good competition, stays local and doesn't charge that much and you're a winner all the way around saving costs on travel and your kid gets to play, gets the experience,turns into a player, gets a Scholarship.
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