Moving between minor divisions after draft
Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:15 AM
Today I have had a mother email me to say that she meant to sign her son up for AAA but instead did AA.
Further to that she wants him on a specific team with his cousins.
Is this okay to just proceed with?
The team she wants happens to be the next one in the draft sequence.
But I worry about pulling him from the team he was drafted to in AA.
Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:14 PM
In your case, two weeks after the Draft is challenging.
As you said, what about the team that drafted him?
Was he one of their top picks?
Is it fair to them to lose him?
What about the team she wants him to go on?
Would adding him give that team an advantage?
This is minors so you have some leeway but it's two weeks after the draft and after teams have already been practicing.
I'd be careful that you don't open the floodgates for others.
Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:08 PM
If player was 9th pick for AA, you would also want to confirm he has appropriate skills for AAA prior to approving a move. Occasionally we see requests like this which aren't in the best interest of the players development.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:15 PM
So, the "legality" of it all is rather moot if he's not ready.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:58 PM
Though this time, taken at face value, it's because after the first practice the mother feels that her kid is too advanced for AA.
Different situation and we'll check with the people who know him to see his level of play.
But he was bored.
Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:09 PM
Yes, and yes.
We have tryouts, but they are just for helping the managers draft. Not to determine AA vrs AAA. The parents and child's age determine that.
I'm not really asking about this one, because the situation is different. After the first practice, the mother feels that her kid needs a higher level. We will consult with the managers and VPs involved and make a decision.
And we have decided to say no to the other kid because of abilities. It was a resounding, unanimous no, actually.
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