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Charging $125 for 3 hours of tryouts isn't helping draw top players.
You really think $125 try out fees is keeping kids away? I got news for you $125 is reasonable and if the Corp makes profits on that that's ok. This is America.
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You really think $125 try out fees is keeping kids away? I got news for you $125 is reasonable and if the Corp makes profits on that that's ok. This is America.
Just chiming in here. I agree with you. I don't think the $125 fee drives away the top players from the older group at all. Previous experience with the Thorns is what drives them away.
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Just chiming in here. I agree with you. I don't think the $125 fee drives away the top players from the older group at all. Previous experience with the Thorns is what drives them away.
That could be true but nowhere in reality is a $125 try out fee reasonable. Just a way to make a quick pile of cash off unrealistic parents.
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That could be true but nowhere in reality is a $125 try out fee reasonable. Just a way to make a quick pile of cash off unrealistic parents.
In the Oregon club soccer market, a $125 tryout fee is completely unreasonable.
In the national GDA, any tryout fee is banned.
And in a league that touts itself as making soccer accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay, a $125 tryout fee is an oxymoron and an indicator of future broken promises and general hypocrisy.
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In the Oregon club soccer market, a $125 tryout fee is completely unreasonable.
In the national GDA, any tryout fee is banned.
And in a league that touts itself as making soccer accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay, a $125 tryout fee is an oxymoron and an indicator of future broken promises and general hypocrisy.
It wasn't really a tryout. Teams were already basically decided but those teams need funds. It's going to be a great program.
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In the Oregon club soccer market, a $125 tryout fee is completely unreasonable.
In the national GDA, any tryout fee is banned.
And in a league that touts itself as making soccer accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay, a $125 tryout fee is an oxymoron and an indicator of future broken promises and general hypocrisy.
Did US Soccer waive that program rule for the Thorns academy? Or did the thorns just do it knowing us soccer can't do anything about it.
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It wasn't really a tryout. Teams were already basically decided but those teams need funds. It's going to be a great program.
Some players were selected AFTER the tryouts.
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Did US Soccer waive that program rule for the Thorns academy? Or did the thorns just do it knowing us soccer can't do anything about it.
It was NOT a tryout fee. It was a $125 charge for a meet and greet with Tobin Heath.
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Did US Soccer waive that program rule for the Thorns academy? Or did the thorns just do it knowing us soccer can't do anything about it.
It is not against the law to make a profit and it's not your business.
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It was NOT a tryout fee. It was a $125 charge for a meet and greet with Tobin Heath.
It's a better deal than having to pay for my coach & asst coach checked bag fees prior to our trip to NJ. Which totaled $250. Neither had any money so I covered it.
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