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Re: College question for youth hockey player

At 13 he's still young enough to take-up lacrosse. If he's not athletic he can go D-3, if he can run and has some stick skills go D-1 and no Juniors or repeat years . . college at 18 graduates a D-1 athlete at 22. Hockey is a foolish path.

Re: College question for youth hockey player

You clearly have no knowledge of D1 lacrosse.

Re: College question for youth hockey player

anon
Depends on the kid - some kids need to repeat because they are physically not ready to play prep hockey until they are a repeat Jr.
If they are not ready until they are a repeat junior then they won't be playing college hockey unless you count club hockey.

Repeating will look like a good decision for now, then his last two years, not so much. That is unless he is just competing which again means it will be time to hang em up.

Re: College question for youth hockey player

Not really true, especially for defensemen. More late bloomers make it at defense than kids considered top players at Freshmen and Sophomores in high school. Part of it is a size issue but usually it's the kids who keep working at their game and don't get showered with 'can't miss' accolades.

Re: College question for youth hockey player

anon
Not really true, especially for defensemen. More late bloomers make it at defense than kids considered top players at Freshmen and Sophomores in high school. Part of it is a size issue but usually it's the kids who keep working at their game and don't get showered with 'can't miss' accolades.
Says the Dad of a big slow-footed defensemen

Re: College question for youth hockey player

Says the dad of a kid who never saw D-I varsity ice until his senior season and then 10 months later made a top USHL team while all the heavily touted kids in the region went on to play Club hockey.

Check your notes, a 'stud' 14 year old defensemen rarely makes it.

Re: College question for youth hockey player

anon
Says the dad of a kid who never saw D-I varsity ice until his senior season and then 10 months later made a top USHL team while all the heavily touted kids in the region went on to play Club hockey.

Check your notes, a 'stud' 14 year old defensemen rarely makes it.
you are all so full of ****, it is hilarious...