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Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

true for all colleges with regards to hockey players...just look at the rosters

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Parent
Thanks. Unfortunately, our market is even more limited than Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina. Does the Academy model require kids to billet and how good is the education? Open to correction if my assumption is wrong, but it looks like prep school might be a better fit if the end goal is to play hockey at good school with a decent D3 hockey team (for example, Middlebury or Williams). Just wondering how we get the prep schools to take him seriously given they've rarely seen applicants from our state.
If you can write a check your kid can get in and play at a prep school and play hockey.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

100%

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Anon
Parent
Thanks. Unfortunately, our market is even more limited than Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina. Does the Academy model require kids to billet and how good is the education? Open to correction if my assumption is wrong, but it looks like prep school might be a better fit if the end goal is to play hockey at good school with a decent D3 hockey team (for example, Middlebury or Williams). Just wondering how we get the prep schools to take him seriously given they\'ve rarely seen applicants from our state.
If you can write a check your kid can get in and play at a prep school and play hockey.
Get In? Yes probably. Play Hockey? You are an idiot.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
Anon
Parent
Thanks. Unfortunately, our market is even more limited than Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina. Does the Academy model require kids to billet and how good is the education? Open to correction if my assumption is wrong, but it looks like prep school might be a better fit if the end goal is to play hockey at good school with a decent D3 hockey team (for example, Middlebury or Williams). Just wondering how we get the prep schools to take him seriously given they\\\'ve rarely seen applicants from our state.
If you can write a check your kid can get in and play at a prep school and play hockey.
Get In? Yes probably. Play Hockey? You are an idiot.
Same thing you did with your kid, wrote a check and he’s there playing hockey .

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Anon
Parent
Thanks. Unfortunately, our market is even more limited than Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina. Does the Academy model require kids to billet and how good is the education? Open to correction if my assumption is wrong, but it looks like prep school might be a better fit if the end goal is to play hockey at good school with a decent D3 hockey team (for example, Middlebury or Williams). Just wondering how we get the prep schools to take him seriously given they\'ve rarely seen applicants from our state.
If you can write a check your kid can get in and play at a prep school and play hockey.
+1

the truth

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
Anon
Parent
Thanks. Unfortunately, our market is even more limited than Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina. Does the Academy model require kids to billet and how good is the education? Open to correction if my assumption is wrong, but it looks like prep school might be a better fit if the end goal is to play hockey at good school with a decent D3 hockey team (for example, Middlebury or Williams). Just wondering how we get the prep schools to take him seriously given they\\\'ve rarely seen applicants from our state.
If you can write a check your kid can get in and play at a prep school and play hockey.
+1

the truth
actually i take it back - BBN, PA, Kents Hill, NYA and a number of others you probably can.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
Look at the academy model. The kids get to play on birth year while they are still growing (much better option than prep JV).
Buddy didn't you read his post? Like most rational people he wants a good education for his kid. That requirement excludes almost all of the Academy programs.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Parent
We live out of market in a state that has produced very few D1 or D3 players. Our kid is a top 3 birth year player in our state, high test scores, loves hockey and we would love for him to have a fighting chance at playing in college. We only have AA available through Pewees, then we have a lower level AAA team starting in bantams. He has a great skills coach, which seems to be the best we can provide for him here. Our goal is to get him a good education somewhere that has a track record of placing kids on D3 teams. Are their kids like ours in your kids’ prep school (from a state that doesn’t produce high level players)? How’s they get there? Do they make it to the varsity team?
Move to Minnesota

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Have you left your area for other hockey ?

Tournaments or showcases or combines in hockey markets ?

That will give you your barometer and you and your player will quickly know if prep is a spot for him.

Had a dad next to me on glass at a combine a few years ago from a non traditional market. He was Impressed with the talent and thought that the kids he was watching were the best kids in the state.

He was shocked to hear the truth about some of those kids and quickly realized he kid was never playing at a higher level and just had to settle for being a very good player and the best player in a bad hockey market.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Anon
Have you left your area for other hockey ?

Tournaments or showcases or combines in hockey markets ?

That will give you your barometer and you and your player will quickly know if prep is a spot for him.

Had a dad next to me on glass at a combine a few years ago from a non traditional market. He was Impressed with the talent and thought that the kids he was watching were the best kids in the state.

He was shocked to hear the truth about some of those kids and quickly realized he kid was never playing at a higher level and just had to settle for being a very good player and the best player in a bad hockey market.
Yes, he’s done CCM Selects and a few others. He could hang, but not sure how much longer he can keep up if we’re not playing at that level during the regular season.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren't turning down 70k x 4.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren't turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
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If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren't turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.
You have no idea what you are talking about.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Anon
anon
anon
If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren\'t turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Yea you are right. I have no clue.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
Anon
anon
anon
If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren\'t turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Yea you are right. I have no clue.
Are you suggesting the talent pool is so large that every kid is paying full price ?

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

Anon
anon
Anon
anon
anon
If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren\\\'t turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Yea you are right. I have no clue.
Are you suggesting the talent pool is so large that every kid is paying full price ?

oh boy. really? let's rewind that, shall we...

The statement was you pay full price your kid will get on the team and play prep hockey.

Have you seen acceptance percentages at the good prep schools? They turn away full paying kids fairly regularly. I remember an episode when my first of three toured SM. I was on a tour with other parents. Our sons toured with a student. The other kid was looking to transfer from DSF. The admissions tour guide asked why, the father said his sons wants to play hockey and they pay full price at Dexter and did not get to play. In fact they complained that they are basically financing financial aid for kids that stole his sons spot.

That's anecdotal, I realize that. But if they preps turn away full paying kids there is no reason to promise a kid a spot on a hockey team just because he is paying? I also have non-hockey friends that are paying full price and the kid ended up on the JV team for his no.1 sport.

btw, the hilarious part was the tour guide saying that SM has a strong JV team.


Now let me qualify, assuming a kid is a decent player and pays full, there are definitely schools out where he will play. But that's not gonna be AOF, Salisbury, Nobles or even SM.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
Anon
anon
Anon
anon
anon
If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren\\\\\\\'t turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Yea you are right. I have no clue.
Are you suggesting the talent pool is so large that every kid is paying full price ?

oh boy. really? let's rewind that, shall we...

The statement was you pay full price your kid will get on the team and play prep hockey.

Have you seen acceptance percentages at the good prep schools? They turn away full paying kids fairly regularly. I remember an episode when my first of three toured SM. I was on a tour with other parents. Our sons toured with a student. The other kid was looking to transfer from DSF. The admissions tour guide asked why, the father said his sons wants to play hockey and they pay full price at Dexter and did not get to play. In fact they complained that they are basically financing financial aid for kids that stole his sons spot.

That's anecdotal, I realize that. But if they preps turn away full paying kids there is no reason to promise a kid a spot on a hockey team just because he is paying? I also have non-hockey friends that are paying full price and the kid ended up on the JV team for his no.1 sport.

btw, the hilarious part was the tour guide saying that SM has a strong JV team.


Now let me qualify, assuming a kid is a decent player and pays full, there are definitely schools out where he will play. But that's not gonna be AOF, Salisbury, Nobles or even SM.

There are over 60 preps in the NE area. If you're kid is half-way decent he'll walk on and play at over half of them if you got the money for tuition.

Re: Prep school from non traditional hockey market

anon
Anon
anon
Anon
anon
anon
If you are a FP or close, get out your check book. He will make the team. They aren\\\'t turning down 70k x 4.
Nor do they have to turn 70k away. The applicant pool at the good schools is so large that they don’t have to make concessions.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Yea you are right. I have no clue.
Are you suggesting the talent pool is so large that every kid is paying full price ?

oh boy. really? let's rewind that, shall we...

The statement was you pay full price your kid will get on the team and play prep hockey.

Have you seen acceptance percentages at the good prep schools? They turn away full paying kids fairly regularly. I remember an episode when my first of three toured SM. I was on a tour with other parents. Our sons toured with a student. The other kid was looking to transfer from DSF. The admissions tour guide asked why, the father said his sons wants to play hockey and they pay full price at Dexter and did not get to play. In fact they complained that they are basically financing financial aid for kids that stole his sons spot.

That's anecdotal, I realize that. But if they preps turn away full paying kids there is no reason to promise a kid a spot on a hockey team just because he is paying? I also have non-hockey friends that are paying full price and the kid ended up on the JV team for his no.1 sport.

btw, the hilarious part was the tour guide saying that SM has a strong JV team.


Now let me qualify, assuming a kid is a decent player and pays full, there are definitely schools out where he will play. But that's not gonna be AOF, Salisbury, Nobles or even SM.

Thanks for the clarification.

I agree wholeheartedly.

There are plenty of kids paying next to nothing while full price kids get turned away or relegated to JV.

I thought you were suggesting that they don’t need to make concessions for reduced pay kids because they have so many talented full pay kids to chose from.