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Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:00 pm

Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:06 pm #1

we play in a c/d center, there is an A center near by. Is there anyway that we can tryout for this team. Can our center hold us back
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Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:53 pm

Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:14 pm #2


She:kon!

Unless your centre is not operating a team in the caegory for which you are eligible for, you can apply for a release from your resident centre,  But I can almost guarantee you your release will be denied at the association, zone and OLA level.  <strong>And so it should be</strong>.  MR3.07 of the OLA Rules and Regulations states that the calibre of player will not be considered when considering releases. 

As long as the centre you belong to operates a team in your age category, play there and make them better than C/D.  I know kids who played on minor C/D teams and ended up winning a Minto Cup.  And the simple math is this: most 'A' team players in Ontario never win a Minto Cup.

Skennen

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Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:24 pm #3

while we are in math class, we should note that far fewer C/D kids have won a Minto Cup, say compared to A/B level kids. So I'm not sure what your point is. Of course there are kids that have played C/D ball at minor and have gone on to win the Minto Cup, but likely more an exception to the norm. There are a number of variables that go into development of a player, one of many would be the level of play in both games and practice. I'm not saying it is the most important factor, but it should be up to the player/parents to determine where on the scale it comes into the decision making process.

You're argument to "play there and make them better than C/D" is hogwash imo. Again there are many variables on development, the most important imo being coaching, but to force a higher level player to play at a lower level to make the team better is a socialist mentality even for this country.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:24 pm #4


She:kon!

It would  be interesting to see how many players that have won the Minto (or Founders) have actually played on C/D teams in their minor career, I would bet quite a few of them.

However, my point is that when the desire is there, the cream rises to the top.  A rather laissez-faire sentiment don't you think?  However, every player should strive to make their team better and do it willingly instead of being forced into outdated views of minor sports, which is a fascist mentality, even for this country.

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Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:09 am #5

while we are in math class, we should note that far fewer C/D kids have won a Minto Cup, say compared to A/B level kids. So I'm not sure what your point is. Of course there are kids that have played C/D ball at minor and have gone on to win the Minto Cup, but likely more an exception to the norm. There are a number of variables that go into development of a player, one of many would be the level of play in both games and practice. I'm not saying it is the most important factor, but it should be up to the player/parents to determine where on the scale it comes into the decision making process.

You're argument to "play there and make them better than C/D" is hogwash imo. Again there are many variables on development, the most important imo being coaching, but to force a higher level player to play at a lower level to make the team better is a socialist mentality even for this country.
I coached a C team at the Bantam age group. While none of them won a Minto, two of the players went on to play in the NLL, one is still there.
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:49 am #6

Rob Blasdell, 18 Years goalie in the NLL, won goalie of the year and two championships. Was considered the most technically perfect goalie of his time.

Coached by both Ross and Gaylord Powless and by Brian Cavan out of Brantford ON a solid C/D town.

Derek Gramme - Buffalo
Scott Cavan
Tommy Hawke - USA College now PhD at Brock

All played with Rob in Brantford, Hamilton Bengals, Sparta and Six Nations all A centers close by boys stayed in Brantford a C/D town.
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Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:54 pm #7

Although Brantford is typically a C/D center when those boys came through the minor system together they were always at least a B team. I believe a couple years they were even rated A
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Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:45 pm #8

But if Blasdell et al had left, would they still have been A/B? nm
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Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:48 am #9

Although Brantford is typically a C/D center when those boys came through the minor system together they were always at least a B team. I believe a couple years they were even rated A
Possible in and around the late 70s. I played in Brantford my entire life we played against the central teams (Cawthra, Huron Park, Beaches, Malton et al) we were competitive.

We played against the west teams after 79 (Kitchen, London, Guelph, St Kits, Six Nations) and won games by large amounts.

When Blasdell and others were Pee Wee or so (he was born in 70) they went to Nationals as a C team lost the first game but won the consulation side of the tourny.

His age was never ranked A or B.

I also reffed in Brantford while they played worked his games from novise to Midget and they were not that gr
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Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:50 am #10

Although Brantford is typically a C/D center when those boys came through the minor system together they were always at least a B team. I believe a couple years they were even rated A
Possible in and around the late 70s. I played in Brantford my entire life we played against the central teams (Cawthra, Huron Park, Beaches, Malton et al) we were competitive.

We played against the west teams after 79 (Kitchen, London, Guelph, St Kits, Six Nations) and won games by large amounts.

When Blasdell and others were Pee Wee or so (he was born in 70) they went to Nationals as a C team lost the first game but won the consulation side of the tourny.

His age was never ranked A or B.

I also reffed in Brantford while they played worked his games from novice to Midget and they were not that great of a center.
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