The Black List
This is my suggestion. The IHC message boards are very informative and a great tool for our sport. As a tournament director from time to time, it would be nice to know if a team has a bad track record for not showing up to a tournament. The obvious solution would be to get money up front or take credit cards, however as a coach I know what it is like for a team to exist week to week and it is not like most teams have reserves of money laying around. Parents in our sport expect to show up and pay the day of a tournament. It sucks, but it is what everyone expects. That said I'd just like a place to vent and even better, find out if a team is likely to pull a no show and make tournament day hectic. I hope tournament directors can use this avenue to report teams or coaches who abuse the system.
That said, allow me to post my first team who called us weeks in advance and confirmed as recently as the morning of our Growl Cup Tournament. As I was informed at our tournament, this was not the first time they have been a no-show this year.
14 U Patriots from Mt Laurel, NJ International Sports Centre
GM Skate Safe America