Sorry, but identifying that one team has 7 D and one has 5 is just obvious and shouldn't need someone to attend a board meeting to make a recommendation that to adjust the teams to the same number is a good idea.elliott70 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:07 pmNo, not criticizing or saying someone does not have the right to speak, but saying perhaps someone should gather data prior to speaking.MWS coach wrote: ↑Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:58 amSo what you are saying is unless someone goes to a MNH meeting, they shouldn't post opinions/thoughts for discussion on a blog?elliott70 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:46 amIt is interesting that posters have many ideas regarding improvement and the amount of money that is netted from the process, BUT
your faces are never seen at a MN Hockey meeting.
You have been invited.
And will be again.
Those on the MH board and the others involved are open to suggestions - volunteering - and helping in any manner available.
I am short of telling you to shut up but do wish that you would be involved.
Just because someone is not involved at the MNH level does not mean they are not involved, nor that they don't volunteer a lot of time. Just saying!
I am sure many on here if not all do a fair share of volunteering for hockey and perhaps other worthwhile causes..
I am saying that by the comments made it is obvious some do not know the exact process, the reasons for the process or the money that is generated and spent.
I am not speaking for myself as I do not serve on the Hockey OPs committee, but do listen to their reports=, their discussions and r=view the data supplied.
Also, I ma saying that if you have complaints you will be listened to and taken serious if you show up and let people know of your concern and if you want, become part of the process.
Agreed, having more information/data available would be great, but unless I am missing something, the detail level of meeting minutes is minimal. Some show written report submitted (which of course were available at the meeting but not online). Beyond the form 990, financial data is not available. Yes, expenses, revenue and net profit are shown on the reports. I am not complaining about any of this, but just pointing out, from a financial perspective not sure how I am supposed to find out more data when it really isn't available. As an example, April 2018 report shows profit of $600K. I would make the assumption that profit from initial phase of HP would be included in the data. Beyond knowing I pay $100 for my player for tryout and estimating expenses, not sure what other conclusion I could make? It may surprise you, but I do read meeting minutes for MNH, District and Association.
I wasn't complaining on cost, nor what the profit is used for, just that if some additional expenses were incurred to make the process more efficient and more importantly not have players sitting on the bench for a long period of time, there seems to be room without having to increase cost. I am sure I don't know all the details of the exact process. Is there somewhere that the exact process is provided? I would enjoy any and all additional information.
Having done many evaluations, I know it would be very difficult to evaluate so many players during such a short sample. I know from personal experiences, I have had some misses over the years. One in particular that I recall and there were way to many players on the ice.
Just for clarification, while misses or surprises certainly happen (whatever you want to call them) I do think for the most part the right players are selected. Let's face it, beyond maybe a few players in each section, the difference between many of the remaining players is minimal. I can say that the progression/outcome for my son's has been accurate which includes them advancing and not being selected for the next level.