This past off-season my 15U did some training at a facility run by one of the best known travel organizations in this area. (We went because it aligned with an opening in his schedule and he was interested in seeing how they did things there – just out of curiosity.) Right away, they expressed an interest in having my son play with them. However, he was already committed – meaning I already paid for him – to play with another organization this summer (after the High School season). So, his answer to them – every time they would say to him that he was definitely going to play for them! – was “Maybe in the fall?” (For the record, no one there ever spoke to me at all. They would always communicate with him directly.)
Now that it’s getting closer, I thought it made sense to get some more information on how the new place slotted their teams, where they would play, how much it cost, etc. – so that I could see if this was something that we could consider in the fall. (If that’s what my kid wanted to do.)
A week ago, I reached out to the head of the organization to say I was hoping to get some information on how they did things, etc. He said he was really excited to hear that my son would consider playing for them. And, he asked me for my cell number so that we could connect. So, I sent him the number and said that I would like to talk soon because my son’s current team is already looking at the fall (and I wanted to be able to consider all options before getting pressed into something). That was a week ago and I never heard anything else.
I mentioned this to my son and he said that he (meaning the guy) would probably never get back to me because he deals directly with the players and not parents.
I am fine with this arrangement when it comes to team related matters. But, since I am the one writing the checks and the one who has to arrange for travel and lodging for the tournaments (for my 15 years old), I want to know those plans, requirements, expectations and I expect that information would be discussed with the adult parent as opposed to the kid player. And, all the other stuff can just be between the coaches and players, etc.
Am I being unrealistic in trying to have a conversation on how the organization works, their plans and the costs? Further, how long do I wait? And, should I chase after him or just leave it with him since the ball (meaning my phone number) is in his court?