No, I had to be invited, but I only went once. I had Kingston Diamonds training on a Monday so it screwed that up. I think that was the problem with the Avalanche... it tended to be a drop-in and loads turned up. Then people got disgruntled paying £10 for 4 shifts and left.
If whoever decides to create drop-in rec team, may I suggest the following. You have a roster of 2 (or 3) lines, and people have to call/register beforehand. We can do it on here, someone could create a software program to list people etc. In Austin,TX thats what we did, and we had a drop-in card $75 for 10 sessions (or $10 per session). We had to call in reception and they'd stamp our card. It was really organised.
Incidentally, some of the uni guys are wanting to set up their own rec team too. Perhaps you guys should get together....
I think thats the problem. There are so many people wanting to play if you dont limit your numbers then it will just crash in on itself cos you get 30/35 people turn up and no one gets to do anything cos its too crowded
Post by Gareth (Gotham Panther) on Jun 11, 2007 13:19:08 GMT
So Evo's had a meeting with Mike Urquhart, which identified Sunday evening ice time.
We have a list of interested players, and each of these need registering. I know that the registration pack costs £10, and then forms have to be sent out to players and returned to the EIHA, along with the registration/insurance fee, which is between £30 & £40 per person. So maybe a need for a bank account, so that the fees can be paid in and out easily.
I am willing to send off the £10 registration pack (it would come back to me from the subscriptions) and deal with the collection and payment of fees, but seems to me that we have to make sure that dependable ice time is still available, or we will end up having a registered and insured team with no ice time! I will see what I can find out from the NIC.
From past postings, there also needs to be a method of ensuring ice-fees are covered each week. I really want to get this off the ground, but agree that we need a small committee to ensure nothing is missed.
I will talk to the NIC and if ice time is still available and will report back. If it is, then we need to get the committee set up.
Evo set up a Yahoo group under the name of notinghampredators; I will copy this message to that group also. Anyone is welcome to send me personal messages either through The Forum or the Yahoo Group to help get this going now.
i reckon once we get a committee arranged we should all meet up sometime and have a chat and a pint about setting this up. how many people do you need for the committee?
and my final thought: the intention of this team is to allow beginner/intermediate adults to be able to play and learn hockey. i have worries that once word gets round that more experienced players will begin to "gatecrash" the training and it will end up at the same level as Northstars training which can be intimidating to new players. experienced players should understand that it is for newer players and if they want ice time they can help to train and pass on skills/tips.
Thanks for the help Gareth, I agree with oldy that once some things are in place maybe meet up for a few beers and sort everything out.
The session will be for complete newbies. I completely agree about other sessions being intimidating as this is the main reason i havent started yet. It needs to be as friendly as possible for first time hockey players.
Good luck with the NIC Gareth. I beleive there is still a slot available Sunday nights and if we can get this off the ground they will consider us for future ice time.
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Post by Gareth (Gotham Panther) on Jun 12, 2007 16:28:28 GMT
I like the way this is panning out - from a beer to a few beers in a couple of posts!
Also agree that it should be for newbies - I think Northstars and Predators is natural selection. Just as newbies may get frustrated turning up at Northstars sessions, so would the higher standard of Northstars get frustrated turning up for Predators sessions. I don't see it as a problem. And the level 2 coaching that we're gonna get may allow us to graduate to Northstars ability. Its got to be fun, and Predators players have got to enjoy it for it to continue.
I hope to get a reply on ice time back be end of week - will keep all informed. Is the Forum or Yahoo best for this fledgling committee?
Sorry guys, havent posted on here for a while, still hope i can join in the training. I totally agree with the nebies only rule, i have thought many times about trainin with Northstars but when you see the likes of Paul Moran in the summer it is intimidating. Im also up for the swift pint and a chat about things and ill help in anyway i can to help sort the team. Sorry if this has already been said but is the start looking anytime soon? cant wait for it to start to be honest. Johnson