The Valley Forge Minutemen have just gotten approval to hold tryouts for a '97/'98 Bantam Major team. We understand that it is late in the process, but we are very encouraged by the number of quality players trying out in the area at Comcast, Mercer, Jr. Flyers and Little Flyers. Our goal is to give the players who want to better their game by playing at the Tier I level a competitive opportunity with a proven organization and facility.
The FREE '97/'98 evaluation will be held Sat and Sun from 4-5:30pm.
Who is the coach and what can you tell me about him? Do you seriously think you can field a Bantam Major team made up of 97's and 98's that could even win one game in the AYHL? Sounds like a fun season for the kids, at least they will develop with that great coaching!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Bring me thy leftovers so I can create another slop bucket like last years '98 team. You must be kidding! Let the kids cut loose from Flyers and Comcast and Mercer go play tier two where they belong.
Oh I get in now. So, Revolution puts together an alternative AAA program that has 1) unbelievable coaching, 2) superior competition, and 3) lower price. Then, all of a sudden, even though VFMM has not fielded a 97 team since like 99, AYHL decides to throw together this last-minute death-star-garbage-pit VFMM team to try to plug the leak. Good luck there.
Here's an idea: try putting an AYHL franchise somewhere useful, like near the Willow Grove exit, instead of having three franchises within 20 minutes of each other on the west side of the city. Then you would have a better shot at collecting your $1500 per skater AAA "premium" (franchise owner profit). Teams like some of the OYR and Hatfield teams pop up, and can beat many of the AYHL teams, because there is a supply of quality players in that area who aren't serviced by the AYHL.
Better yet, do your customers a favor and turn the AYHL franchises into *gasp* non-profits like some other clubs. That would really be a good thing for hockey. And for kids.