But the email said they actually watched my kid and were impressed!
I saw this. I've been contacted a couple of times by this woman, and by Joe K, who wrote this about her. My kid attended one of his combines.
They are both selling the same thing the same way. Basically, they are competitors for the same dollars from the same target audience. Coke and Pepsi. They both overhype their respective services. Both stretch the truth.
I've personally found the information from Melissa to be helpful. I've never seen her hold herself out as a "scout." She says she's a camp organizer. Who cares who is paying her?
If you think either of these people know or care about your kid, you're the idiot, not them.
At least Melissa is friendly about it.
On her Linkedin page, she says she is a "Camp Organizer", and a little over the top about her kid.
It’s been said before but it’s worth repeating. If your kid is undrafted, he has zero shot at making a team. Well maybe not zero as we all know the big D from the south shore who gave it all up to play club hockey in protest made it. But for the rest of you, your kid has no shot.
Yes just wish my kid go make a team in the saskatoon junior a league like your kid.
This guy - "If your kid is undrafted, he has zero shot at making a team."
Go look at past drafts and go look at current rosters and you will see you are about 80% correct. Not bad for a Mr. Know-it-all actually.
So your kid made it despite you. Great kid I suppose, had two battles and won.
Just looked at two USHL teams. Only one player was not on protected/affiliate lists. Now if your looking at all of the players who played 1-2 games then your a fool. I'm talking about those that are there for the season, not a cup of coffee. Every other kid was drafted or traded for from another USHL team that drafted them.
My son played town hockey three years ago, Played E9 for two, plays Prep now on varsity as a freshman, got cut in 40 for USA NTDP camp, keeps moving up the ladder, little by little.
You know...the best thing is that he is learning the value of hard work. Some of these camps are pipe dreams, but he loves the sport...absolutely loves it. We let him go to one away camp per year for the last two years. It's an award for working hard. Sports lead to better education. Education leads to better sports. I am loving the journey of him moving from a boy to a man...
In laboris intentis, profectus