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    SPRING SUMMER 2021 ROSTER AND FREE AGENT LIST

    6/22/2021

    Guys its been an interesting summer thus far running the league, and although I have a lot of help, it has been a complete pain in the ass.  For those captains who step up and do their job, you make my life easier and its appreciated.   For those who don't, this is what it has come to.

     

    As a general rule, I don't dictate who people put on their team and who pays and who doesn't.   Teams pay as a group and some pay as subs, some teams comp their goalies, some don't.   As long as the team has paid in full I really haven't intervened.   Other teammates have carried the financial burden for the deadbeats and as long as the whole team covered the league fee, I didn't care.  Collections have been atrocious this summer and I am done.  As I write this I am still chasing a team for payment and their season is more than likely going to be cut short.

     

    We will be moving to a draft league this fall.  I know this is an unpopular idea, but this is how they do it at Notre Dame and as a result, there are no collection issues.  Zero...........none..........nada.............it doesn't exist, deadbeats don't get to play.  

     

    I am willing to make an exception to this.   If the team can get their check, ONE CHECK,  in by August 15th, they will be able to play as a team.  I want it paid in full.   Roster should be 15 guys max. I will not be taking individual checks. Individual checks are for those who want to be in the draft.  If guys want to sub who aren't on a team or who can't commit a full season, we will create a sub list for them and will charge $10-15 at the door to sub for a team.  If someone isn't on the roster or on the sub list, they will not be allowed to play.   There will be new software that will be tracking this.  This will be enforced and we hope the captains will cooperate.  This will encourage guys to pay. Those who don't, wont get to play without contributing something.  No more part-time players, those with fear of commitment who say, put me down as a sub, make half the games and pay nothing.  Everyone needs to have skin in the game.  If guys want to play in multiple divisions, that will be fine as well, as long as they pay for all their teams.

     

    This was a hard decision to make, but I think this is a good compromise.  I am sending this out with sufficient time to inform your players to start saving. Open a savings account, put your pennies in the piggy bank, invest in bitcoin?    There will be no excuses and August 15th will be a hard deadline that will be enforced.   

     

     

    As of now I have an  rough estimate on costs.  Our annual board meeting is in early July and I would assume ice is going up $10 an hour.   Refs should stay the same and insurance will probably come in at the same as last year.   The future of Notre Dame is still in the air and it affects us on how many games we can get in.  The IYHL did ALL of their practices and games at the ice box and because of it we had some 11 pm games.  The feedback from the rink is that they will prioritize local users more than they have in the past. We will have our time slots and with ALL the money in we can schedule further out I hope.  I am thinking we can get in 24 games so my estimate is it will be $5,450-$5,500 for the season.  So roughly $400-425 a guy. There is a possibility we split this into a winter and then fall session with 12 games a piece, but I will wait for feedback to make that decision.  I am sending this out two months in advance and 3 months before we start the season.   There will be no excuses.

     

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