My son had signed up for the NAHL Combine but had to pull out about a month ago because of a conflict. So far he has received at least five emails inviting him to their main camps because they were "So impressed with his skill set at the combine". Although there is no question in my mind that he would have done great and received invites based on his performance , it one again goes to show you what a scam this whole thing can be!
I suppose it is easier to determine the interest level after you have an individual conversation with each organization . However, just another reminder of Buyer Beware.
Kid that wore his jersey must have been pretty good!
I think you said it the right way - it CAN be a scam. We went, teams approached us and also are reaching out via e-mail. I saw a lot of other individual conversations taking place between coaches and players, too. Of course, you saw the same players in conversations with multiple teams. It's really just a way for everyone to be in one place.
Maybe a lot of people were wasting their time. Maybe a lot went in with false expectations. We didn't. It was a good weekend of hockey.
In your son's case, maybe if he had been able to attend it could have helped him to narrow down his choices based on the level of interest shown?
don't believe the invite was for the main camp. NAHL is free to play and they attract players from all over the world. if your kid can do well enough and catch a break, hopefully will be invited to the main camp. From there very difficult to make the roster.
Good luck with your kid getting the invite to the main camp and getting picked for a team in the NA. Very difficult getting onto the roster. A lot of good players from every corner of the hockey world. USHS NAHL BCHL and a couple others are very tough to get into. Best of Luck.
So your shocked that once your on an email list you get invites? :astonished:
Every tryout camp out there at any level junior and below is part fund raiser. That fact that you didn't know this is telling.
Main camps for USHL and NAHL are difficult to make the cut just to be at the camp. Extremely competitive and even harder to make the roster.
I love it when people try to display their knowledge but have their facts wrong.
How "telling" is that, 2:05 anon?
What an outrage.:anguished:
This guy needs to get over it. If your son gets his mental toughness from you he will never play in the USHL or NAHL - give it a rest. You are criticizing a league that is FREE to play in. Both NAHL and USHL are FREE!!
USHL and NAHL are both free. All expenses paid for, which includes ice time, equipment, uniforms, travel, hotels etc.... NAHL pays billet and that is it. Up to the parents if they choose to travel. Two best junior leagues in the US.
that is mentioned above. Much better than paying 12k plus. paying for billet covers the cost of what a 18,19,20 year old eat per month anyways.