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Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

So your going to cut through the BS but then start out by saying it gets cloudy when kids play for multiple orgs. So I ask, what kids don't play for multiple orgs? My kid played prep and then USHL. I'm sure he's listed as a USHL kid but he played much longer in prep than the one year in USHL. Most NE kids play prep prior to juniors. So the last place a kid plays gets the credit? Simpletons.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

If Johnny Lightening made it to D1, then Johnny's parents the biggest role being able to afford all the costs required to get there. along with actually raising a boy/girl to be able to succeed, cutting through all the bull**** associated with Daddy coaches & entitled legacy HS-NHL entitled snots. 2nd is Johnny's determination and work ethic, third is hired guns like coaches/programs and skills coaches.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

How/why do colleges bother getting verbal commitments from 13-14yos?

1. You don't know how the kid will develop
2. You don't know if the kid will be academically acceptable (this matters for some D1 schools)
3. Most prep kids probably have to go play in the USHL before college anyway

What's the point of these early commits?

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

Anon
How/why do colleges bother getting verbal commitments from 13-14yos?

1. You don't know how the kid will develop
2. You don't know if the kid will be academically acceptable (this matters for some D1 schools)
3. Most prep kids probably have to go play in the USHL before college anyway

What's the point of these early commits?
Try to keep up. It's now no longer allowed by rule.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

The question is why not? It costs the school nothing to get a commitment and keep other schools away. If the player pans out they have the inside track. If he doesn't, they quietly say you'll never play here and the kid decommits.

It's not brain science.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

anon
The question is why not? It costs the school nothing to get a commitment and keep other schools away. If the player pans out they have the inside track. If he doesn't, they quietly say you'll never play here and the kid decommits.

It's not brain science.
And the whole time he's off limits to others schools where he may be a fit.

Which the parents are too blind to see. They're too busy trading in their youth team jacket for a college jacket so when people ask, they can yes, "yes, my bender has a commitment."

It's all detrimental to the kids. Which is why it's not allowed any more.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

Anon
anon
The question is why not? It costs the school nothing to get a commitment and keep other schools away. If the player pans out they have the inside track. If he doesn't, they quietly say you'll never play here and the kid decommits.

It's not brain science.
And the whole time he's off limits to others schools where he may be a fit.

Which the parents are too blind to see. They're too busy trading in their youth team jacket for a college jacket so when people ask, they can yes, "yes, my bender has a commitment."

It's all detrimental to the kids. Which is why it's not allowed any more.
Just to add on to your statement...

This whole early commitment thing is for the parents ego only.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

Anon
Anon
anon
The question is why not? It costs the school nothing to get a commitment and keep other schools away. If the player pans out they have the inside track. If he doesn\'t, they quietly say you\'ll never play here and the kid decommits.

It\'s not brain science.
And the whole time he\'s off limits to others schools where he may be a fit.

Which the parents are too blind to see. They\'re too busy trading in their youth team jacket for a college jacket so when people ask, they can yes, \"yes, my bender has a commitment.\"

It\'s all detrimental to the kids. Which is why it\'s not allowed any more.
Just to add on to your statement...

This whole early commitment thing is for the parents ego only.
To be fair, the kids have gotten an ego spike from it, too.

But, they're 14.

Re: Advancement to NCAA Hockey

Anon
anon
The question is why not? It costs the school nothing to get a commitment and keep other schools away. If the player pans out they have the inside track. If he doesn't, they quietly say you'll never play here and the kid decommits.

It's not brain science.
And the whole time he's off limits to others schools where he may be a fit.

Which the parents are too blind to see. They're too busy trading in their youth team jacket for a college jacket so when people ask, they can yes, "yes, my bender has a commitment."

It's all detrimental to the kids. Which is why it's not allowed any more.
Not really. Lots of kids decommit as well when something better comes along. They are no more locked in than the school if they find a better fit or more money elsewhere.

Seems the only ones belly aching about it are the parents of kids who don't have an offer.