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whome87

Maybe one of pgh’s biggest money grabs

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5 minutes ago, PeterThePuck said:

I heard Preds AAA is $3800

$1000 Slush Fund

$1000 to Coach

$300 for Paramedics 

$300 for Gym

$900 for Uniforms Helmet and Gloves.

 

 

Well maybe that’s 16’s & 18’s

15’s Slush was $500

 

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50 minutes ago, PeterThePuck said:

I heard Preds AAA is $3800

$1000 Slush Fund

$1000 to Coach

$300 for Paramedics 

$300 for Gym

$900 for Uniforms Helmet and Gloves.

 

 

Isn’t it on the predators website? What’s the point of you being upset about the cost? If you didn’t want your kid to play, don’t complain an bout the price ?

 

Can you list the other fees for every team in western pa?

I’m sure the Foxes Pw7 team is the best price for your budget. 

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1 hour ago, PeterThePuck said:

I heard Preds AAA is $3800

$1000 Slush Fund

$1000 to Coach

$300 for Paramedics 

$300 for Gym

$900 for Uniforms Helmet and Gloves.

 

 

Scir birth year isn’t too far below the $3800 

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2 hours ago, PeterThePuck said:

I heard Preds AAA is $3800

$1000 Slush Fund

$1000 to Coach

$300 for Paramedics 

$300 for Gym

$900 for Uniforms Helmet and Gloves.

 

 

Are you saying $3800 plus the other funds ? I’m sure the 16’s will cost more. It’s probably the best team they have ever had there. I’ll get to 16s & 18’s cost down below. 

 

Using your math it’s $6500 with out travel fees ? 

 

I wouldn't doubt that is the price. I was under the assumption all their “aaa” teams are $2800 plus all the other fee’s 

 

esmark is normally in the $4000-$5000 range depending on birth year. I don’t know what icemen are but was told last year’s 16s were around $4500. PPE was in the $6000 range but they have switched leagues. I’m not really surprised if predators 16 & 18 are $6500. This is just team fee’s not travel costs listed above for the others. 

 

Just a fyi for the younger hockey parents,  the cost of “AAA” gets higher and higher as the player gets older. There’s really no justification for it, just the way it is. Ice time nor  the amount of games seem to really change much. 

 

AAA hockey on the east coast and north east is close to $10000 with out travel. I’m sure Pittsburgh will soon figure that out and continue to raise fees (profit). 

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9 minutes ago, whome87 said:

There’s really no justification for it

I can see some reasons for the progressive increase.  Ice time for 16u is usually 90-100 minutes vs 75-80 for a game slot.  Refs cost more because you need guys who can actually keep up and control the game and sometimes you need 3 or 4 of them.  EMT if required charges more since he's there longer.  And of course there's the paid coach.  You need someone skilled enough to train these kids and the pool of eligible candidates shrinks as the kids grow up.

Now does that add up to $6k?  Probably no.

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57 minutes ago, Jack Handey said:

I can see some reasons for the progressive increase.  Ice time for 16u is usually 90-100 minutes vs 75-80 for a game slot.  Refs cost more because you need guys who can actually keep up and control the game and sometimes you need 3 or 4 of them.  EMT if required charges more since he's there longer.  And of course there's the paid coach.  You need someone skilled enough to train these kids and the pool of eligible candidates shrinks as the kids grow up.

Now does that add up to $6k?  Probably no.

15,16,18 all normally play 20 minute periods with 1 ice cut. There are Some teams I’ve seen in the past that  only do 17 minute periods. Regardless, that doesn’t justify much of anything for costs. 

 

All “aaa” teams usually have a paid coach. Personally I’ve never been apart of one that didn’t. 

 

Refs are different state to state. Club to club. It’s all over the place. I’ve watched games that have had 1 ref 2 liners. 2 refs 2 liners, 2 refs no liners. 

 

None of it really justify’s the price going up $1500-$2000 each birth year after 14U. 

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