1-HOW IS NJ RIOT NORTH AFFILIATED TO NJ RIOT BASED IN MORRIS COUNTY?
NJ Riot North and NJ Riot Morris are owned by the same people. NJ Riot North is simply an expansion of the existing NJ Riot organization into new territory in northern NJ. The logo is the same and all equipment/gear and marketing opportunities will be the same. NJ Riot Morris and NJ Riot North will have different “Directors” who will share philosophy and direction.
2-WILL THERE BE SEPARATE TRYOUTS FOR BOTH NJ RIOT NORTH AND NJ RIOT MORRIS?
3-WILL PLAYERS WHO MAKE EITHER TEAM BE SHIFTED BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS?
No. Players play for the team for which they have accepted the invitation. In certain circumstances, when needed, a player on the NJ Riot Morris team or the NJ Riot North team may be asked to play on the other team in order to cover for an injured player or other extenuating circumstances.
4-WHERE WILL NJ RIOT NORTH PRACTICE?
To be determined at a later date.
5-WHO WILL COMPRISE THE NJ RIOT NORTH STAFF?
The Directors of NJ Riot North are Brendan Gorman and Brian Armstrong.
6-WITH THE DIRECTORS OF NORTH BEING DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH DON BOSCO PREP, WILL ALL SPOTS BE OPEN VIA TRYOUT OR ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT?
All spots will be open no matter what school a player attends. The key is to select the best players regardless of what school they attend.
7-WILL TEAMS BE KEPT TOGTHER AT HS LEVEL AS PREVIOUSLY BEEN AT MORRIS?
No. Starting with the August, 2016 tryouts, players for all teams from both locations at all levels will need to tryout each year. (This does NOT apply to the current NJ Riot Morris 2018 and 2019 Dynasty teams)
8-WILL NJ RIOT MORRIS 2018 & 2019 DYNASTY TEAMS HAVE A CHOICE AS TO PLAYING ON NJ RIOT NORTH OR STAYING WITH NJ RIOT MORRIS?
The preference will be for players to stay with their current teams. As noted, in extenuating circumstances, a player on a NJ Riot Morris team may be asked to fill in a roster spot in a tournament or event for the NJ Riot North team. Situations like this will be discussed between the Riot Organization, the coach and the player and parent.
9-WILL NJ RIOT NORTH AND NJ RIOT MORRIS PRACTICE AND/OR PLAY IN ANY TOURNEYS TOGETHER?
NJ Riot North and NJ Riot Morris teams will practice at different locations. At times the teams may come together for joint practices. It is also possible the NJ Riot North and NJ Riot Morris teams will attend tournaments together.
10-WILL THE TRYOUT AND TUITION FEES BE THE SAME FOR NJ RIOT NORTH AND NJ RIOT MORRIS?
11-WILL IT BE MANDATORY FOR ALL NJ RIOT HS TEAMS TO PURCHASE A RIOT HELMET?
Yes. This is part of our branding consistency and assists players in the recruiting process, as part of being easily recognizable to college coaches.
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