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So it's mid-season and we're all gearing up for a state tournament push.
So here is my fair question; are your kid's high school coaches doing anything to help move your kid along to junior teams, P.G. years or colleges?
Are they contacting coaches?
Are they inviting Junior teams in to meet and watch the kids?
How have they been receiving any coaches and teams that come in to look at the kids?
Often high school coaches complain when a kid leaves for other opportunities, so let's hear what are they doing to move them along and to keep the faith of younger kids????
Let's hear it, what has Coach done for your kid?
I have to tell you my son's summer team coaches and split season coaches have done 100% more than the high school stiffs. And if I hear them complain about another kid leaving I will tell them to their faces to shut the hell up.
Parents need to do what is right for their children, not what is right for the coach. That being said public schools don't get nearly as much attention as the Catholics and Privates do. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the level of talent your child possesses.
Don't buy the BS your local coach is trying to sell you. You owe it to your child to explore these other options and then make an informed decision with your kids input. For kids looking to move on to play college hockey local may not be best option.
Your kid has no chance playing college if he is playing public hs hockey. He's in the Tier 1 league or USPHL if he is any good. Sorry.
You hardly know what you're talking about. Low level h.s. hockey, yeah the odds are against you unless you play on super tournaments teams. Top tier D-I h.s. hockey if you're getting ice time you have a shot, certainly D-III college isn't impossible. D-I only if you're ready for two years of juniors and you're big enough and skate well enough. Been there, done that.