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Re: Commitment Question

Anon
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NEHJ had an article about college commits this morning that stated it shouldn\\\'t come as a surprise that two 99\\\'s had committed to D1 programs as, \\\"It’s that time of the year when college programs look to add depth to their rosters by adding junior hockey age-outs who are walk-ons.\\\" Please excuse my ignorance but if they have committed to the school then how can they be considered walk-ons? I though those were uncommitted kids that showed up,tried out for teams and made the cut.
Yeah, I think the term \"walk on\" is being used a bit to liberally here. If they are truly being committed, and signing an NLI, the they aren\'t a \"walk on\". Though they may not be getting any athletic scholarship money, but that is generally not public information.
Not all “commits” sign NLIs. Some remain verbals promises. I think that’s what they meant by a “walk-on.”

Re: Commitment Question

There are 20 kids dressed per game. There are 28 or 29 kids on the team roster on the web site. There are 18 paid scholarships.

Call it what you want but there is a depth chart or practice squad of kids who are “committed”. They practice but don’t get money and don’t play unless there are a number of injuries.

Re: Commitment Question

Anon
There are 20 kids dressed per game. There are 28 or 29 kids on the team roster on the web site. There are 18 paid scholarships.

Call it what you want but there is a depth chart or practice squad of kids who are “committed”. They practice but don’t get money and don’t play unless there are a number of injuries.
The 18 full scholarships are usually divided between most of the team, some kids get full scholarships, some get 3 for 4's, 2 for 4's, etc.

Re: Commitment Question

Anon
Anon
There are 20 kids dressed per game. There are 28 or 29 kids on the team roster on the web site. There are 18 paid scholarships.

Call it what you want but there is a depth chart or practice squad of kids who are “committed”. They practice but don’t get money and don’t play unless there are a number of injuries.
The 18 full scholarships are usually divided between most of the team, some kids get full scholarships, some get 3 for 4's, 2 for 4's, etc.
Actually no the kids at the bottom of the roster are not givin athletic schlarships as it allows them to use financial aid which is usually much more than what the coach can allocate to them but thanks for sharing your nawlidge.

Re: Commitment Question

anon
Anon
Anon
There are 20 kids dressed per game. There are 28 or 29 kids on the team roster on the web site. There are 18 paid scholarships.

Call it what you want but there is a depth chart or practice squad of kids who are “committed”. They practice but don’t get money and don’t play unless there are a number of injuries.
The 18 full scholarships are usually divided between most of the team, some kids get full scholarships, some get 3 for 4\'s, 2 for 4\'s, etc.
Actually no the kids at the bottom of the roster are not givin athletic schlarships as it allows them to use financial aid which is usually much more than what the coach can allocate to them but thanks for sharing your nawlidge.
You're both right - the scholarships are divided across MOST of the team - 1 for 4s are way more common than 4 for 4s at most D-I schools, and the kids at the bottom of the roster don't get athletic money.

There's an underlying point that I think a lot of parents miss, though - grades do matter. Most kids are going to get more money from schools through academic aid than athletic scholarships. If your kid is a plus hockey player AND a plus student, it makes them more attractive to schools. They can use athletic money on other players, and they can use your kid's grades and test scores to bring the team averages up.