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Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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Son has played hockey forever, good strong player just like most, puts up a bunch of points, strong skater battling to get some attention for next level just like your kids. This spring, played 15 JV (Not Varisty yet) lacrosse games and has 2 D1 coaches and 3 D3 coaches asking him to tour their schools and meet the guys and discuss scholarship/merit support. Why aren\\\\\\\'t more athletes doing this?
Graduate High School, go right to college, play some lacrosse for 4 years while getting your degree and then start real life. His passion is hockey, but if its not meant to be then why not take advantage of whats offered to you?
Another BS post. Your kid is playing JV? :laughing: and college ocahces are recruiting him? YOu know that college lacrosse adopted the same recruiting rules as hockey right? They actually did it first so the coach is risking his postion inviting a JV player to visit and talk comittment? Or is it your kid is already a junior in HS and playing JV?

You know how many sholarships lacrosse has right? There is rarely money for freshmen. You have to earn it by getting on the field but no, not in your case. They are ready to talk sholarship money.:sweat_smile:
You have no idea what you are talking about or you have been lied to. Its not that complicated. I\'ll send you a hat from the school he chooses. 10th grade, Varsity has 15 Midfielders so he and 3 others asked if they could play JV and practice with Varsity. It been great!
Now this is LOL funny. Sophomore that is at best the 16th midfielder at his HS has a handful of college coaches so excited to bring him in for a visit that they would take the risk and violate the recruiting rules. Looking forward to getting that hat.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

These D1 coaches are breaking NCAA rules, or OP is mis-interpreting something else as recruiting conversation. At least OP should stop publicly talking about their child's violation of NCAA rules to protect his/her reputation.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

putting aside the recruiting violations --- we all understand that much like MA and MN are 'ice hockey states', PA TX are football, the mid states like MD WV VA are lax havens. no way ANY lax coach is recruiting a new england JV player.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

So a fully funded D1 program has around 14 full scholarships for a typical 50 man roster. As an example Holy Cross is not fully funded so roughly a third is available for athletic monies. If you are talking to a D1 school you should understand if they are fully funded or not. D2 is just under 13 and D3 has zero. D2&3 do not have to abide by the rule of the early recruiting. All levels are rich in merit as well if you are a good player and athlete.

A d1 coach I heard at a event basically said that if you are not taking AP and honors classes and have a 1300 SAT minimum there is nothing I can do for you as that is how competitive it is for players these days.

Majority of the recruiting in lacrosse comes from the summer club circuit rather than high school games. As in hockey a large percentage of D1 commits are reclassified at some point be it PG or prep school transfer and repeat.

Good luck to your son however, it is a exciting process per my experience with my sons, MCLA player and a current D1 commit.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

The scholarship limit is 12.6 per team. Not much to go around.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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The scholarship limit is 12.6 per team. Not much to go around.
Get a good adviser and buy some beers at the bar for the summer coach and your kid will have a shot!

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

If you're a big hockey player who is fit and can run there is a D-1 spot for you somewhere. Schools adding Lax like no tomorrow and 50 man rosters make for plenty of room. Hockey might be the most upside-down college sport there is. Year around play, competitive h.s. and then 2 years of juniors which many kids and parents pay for, fighting the world for a college roster spot, 24 players fewer spots and your kids position, legacy kids all move to the front of the line... Run now while the kid has a chance!

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.
Because 99.9% of the lacrosse players when they graduate, have to have a day job.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.
Because 99.9% of the lacrosse players when they graduate, have to have a day job.
You lost me..Wont all of them need day jobs once they graduate?

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.
Because 99.9% of the lacrosse players when they graduate, have to have a day job.
You lost me..Wont all of them need day jobs once they graduate?
Some will play professionally (and it's more than 0.1%). High level, low level, outside North America, professional opportunities exists in hockey that don't exist in lacrosse.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

Anon
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Anon
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So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.
Because 99.9% of the lacrosse players when they graduate, have to have a day job.
You lost me..Wont all of them need day jobs once they graduate?
Some will play professionally (and it's more than 0.1%). High level, low level, outside North America, professional opportunities exists in hockey that don't exist in lacrosse.
99.9% of the Lacrosse players that will play professionally will still need a day job

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

So you see most kids wanting to do this hockey marathon in order to make a living? I've always thought of it just as a way to get a solid college education while playing the game they all love.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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So you see most kids wanting to do this hockey marathon in order to make a living? I've always thought of it just as a way to get a solid college education while playing the game they all love.
I don't think anyone said that.

Most kids in NE can get a "solid college education" without hockey, at a drastically lower overall cost. Think about how much is being spent on full season/pay-to-play or Prep school, skills, equipment, travel, etc. from age 14 to 20. Then they still have to pay most of the freight for college, anyway.

In fact, in many cases, the college they play hockey at is probably not as strong as the college they could have gotten into academically (especially D-I).

The cases where a kid is getting into a better school as a hockey player than they could as a student are usually the result of not having focused on the classroom from age 12 on. I talked to a grandfather this weekend (from the states) whose grandson (from Canada) just failed 9th grade. And he isn't that good a player.

And, it's getting worse. The Junior Bruins just sent 2011 and 2012 teams to Toronto for as long as a week. If parents are making the choice of hockey over school when their kids are 7, there's a problem brewing.

I think people have these delusions of grandeur about their kids qualifying for a full ride. Sure, some will. Some will get a 1 for 4 or 2 for 4 at the very best. Some will get $20K spread over 4 years, or even $20K senior year.

So, why do it? The answer varies by family. I don't think for most it's to get into better college or to play professionally on the other side.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

anon
So you see most kids wanting to do this hockey marathon in order to make a living? I've always thought of it just as a way to get a solid college education while playing the game they all love.
The problem becomes, to put up with all that goes with hockey they need to love, love, love the game to keep playing. Otherwise even a marginally smart kid can figure it out.

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

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So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.
Because 99.9% of the lacrosse players when they graduate, have to have a day job.
You lost me..Wont all of them need day jobs once they graduate?
Some will play professionally (and it\'s more than 0.1%). High level, low level, outside North America, professional opportunities exists in hockey that don\'t exist in lacrosse.
99.9% of the Lacrosse players that will play professionally will still need a day job
they will need a day job while they are playing professionally

Re: Lacrosse vs Hockey Path

Anon
Anon
anon
Anon
anon
So a Lacrosse player can do 4 years of high school and then go play some form of College Lacrosse if good enough? No wasting 2 years of life before hopefully playing college? Sign my kid up for that.
I dont understand why Hockey has to be so much different even to play D3..toxic.
Because 99.9% of the lacrosse players when they graduate, have to have a day job.
You lost me..Wont all of them need day jobs once they graduate?
Some will play professionally (and it\'s more than 0.1%). High level, low level, outside North America, professional opportunities exists in hockey that don\'t exist in lacrosse.
99.9% of the Lacrosse players that will play professionally will still need a day job
So will 99 percent of the hockey players. Professional sports is no way to make a living except for a very small fraction of players.