As you all know, the badger region has changed the tryout policy and have allowed clubs to offer positions to players in August if you have played for that club the previous season. As I'm sure you are all aware, this is a very delicate situation and many conversations were had on this subject with coaches, parents and players. I AM has always been know as a club of loyalty and we did want to recognize this in some fashion for the coming season. After careful thought, we have decided to implement the following:
For the 15, 16, and 17 teams this year, all player that have played for I AM the 3 previous years will be receiving an early offer to play for I AM. These players will receive an offer from the coach from their upcoming season during the early offer period. At that point it is up to the player to decide if they would like to commit to I AM for the upcoming season, or be subjected to the tryout process. All players, even those who have already committed to the team must attend the tryout process. For those that have received an early offer, there will be no fee for the tryout process.
For the 14 and below age bracket, I AM will not be using the early offer process at this time. Although I AM still remains one of the most loyal clubs in the region, the tryout process is a great time for players to show off their skills and impress the coaches. We are confident that players that have played for I AM and have continued to develop their skills in camps over the summer, have a great opportunity to make our teams.
I AM is extremely excited to be able to reward players that have been trained inside of the I AM program and we looking forward to watch the succeed in the upcoming Club Season.