My son is going into 9th grade. Anyone do the HNIB summer tournament? Worth it?
Yes, not like it used to be where it was the only showcase tournament but it is still a great place to get recognized. Know bunches of kids who got recruited for preps and high quality privates as a result of HNIB
Is it invite only or can you just sign up?
Anyone can sign until all the rosters are full . For the most part it is first come first serve . Also there are full teams that enter from different parts of the country . Talent is decent .
Not what it used to be , and now yes kind of money grab . But not a bad week .
If you were going to send your 8th grader to ONLY one of the following:
-Mini Chowder Cup
......to which would you send him?
Same question for 7th grader - if that makes any difference?
Well, what are you trying to get out of it? If you have a few coaches you would want to talk with, email or call them and ask them where they will be. I wouldn't do one and just hope a coach sees your guy play, does not work that way.
Mini Chowder Cup is better.
HNIB is decent and will get you some Prep School exposure ( coaches and admission people at the event) but is twice as much as most other tournaments. Like it has been said, " Not what it used to Be"