Depends who you ask I guess
Are the games live streamed? I'd be interested in watching the best 68 play each other.
Mine was ranked #89 so he didn't get the invite.
The 7 kids from around here come from the same two programs and coaches that gets the same kids into other type combines to hype the program and names of the players to prep and college coaches. Same thing with the Fitzgerald special group in April at Merrimack.
Good players indeed. Just not the best we have to offer from NE. There's at least 10 others better that weren't in the club or turned down the invite
Well then I would say that those coaches are doing a great job. Isn't it what it's all about? Developing the kids and promoting them to prep schools and combines? If they are not going to advance in the game then why pay for all of this development? No reason to complain. Either have your coach or organization promote the "elite" kids, get your kid on one of those teams or get an advisor. An advisor will direct you to what needs to be done or not to be done. The advisor will tell you what is a money grab or where to go to have your kid seen.
The 03 level is just beginning the crazy journey of combines, commitments, applying to prep schools Etc. It can be confusing. My advice is to get an advisor who can help you navigate the craziness. You will get good advice and save $ by investing in the right things and not the wrong things
best 68 kids who played in one tourney sponsored by the company get selected to spend more cash. Maybe if the tourney was a good one like one of those that just took place in mass. No thanks.
To the unknown studs out there... Don't underestimate the power of the pen/advisor/invite list/etc..
Just had their first 03 commit to Miami of Ohio..mine was surfing
Great for the kid that signed, wish him the best. My 03 cant decide on what sneakers to wear with his outfit never mind what college he wants to go to in 4 years..am i alone on this one?
It will probably 6 years before the kid enrolls into college. He could be an 8th grader hold back and add at least a year of juniors. Could be 7 years actually..
It's the stupidest thing going right now in hockey and the NCAA should shut it down immediately. All these so called commits are promotional vehicles for kid, the program he plays in and the school. That't it. It skews the landscape and sets unrealistic expectations for 95% of the players and families out there. Idiotic. And it's not helping development.
Oh and the kid's brother is going there and an his dad is an ex-NHL'er. Shocking..
8 MA kids went to STX68 last year. 7 of them went to the National camp this year.
just enjoy the ride. its great to get recognition. if they don't get recognized, stay positive and work on the things that will get you recognized.
the 01, 02 and 03's who made national camp the year continue to work.
some who went to STX68 went to national camp...some didn't
some who didn't go to STX68 went to national camp....some didn't
but all of them are getting better. it's a long road. Enjoy it.