I’m a manager for a team in a club staying in the Dvhl. I’ve always tried to see what the majority of parents want before considering tournaments. With a Black Bear club, I don’t know how much time you’ll have for tournaments being already committed to a 40 game schedule with the showcases. That’s unless Black regularly schedules you two league games in one day to leave the typical tournament weekends open.
In my experience, the team managers aren’t chosen among the team’s parents. It goes: who is connected to those in charge, who wants to be a manager, and finally who has good organizational skills.