The Halifax Rainmen have put out a press release announcing their open tryout in Halifax. The tryout will be on December 1st from 6pm-9pm at Citadel high school. There will be a $50 tryout fee.
The training camp starts on Tuesday, December 2nd and will run until Saturday the 6th. This is considerably shorter than last year’s very long camp.
I think that this whole process is incredibly short. You’re asking local players who make the team to get a week off work without any notice. You’re also trying to pick player for a pro team in one night, with only three hours of practice. When I played Junior High basketball we had longer tryouts than this. I hope/assume that they plan on taking one or two local guys but will invite 4-5 to training camp as a short list and then pick the guys from the team after that.
I hope we see some names of players who have been signed sooner rather than later.