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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

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.
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

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
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.