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Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

The advisors, who do not charge $$, will represent your player in the hopes of getting paid from professional contracts as his agent later. It has nothing to do with NCAA eligibility. Sounds to me like the paid advisors use this scare tactic to sell their services. Check who the free advisors represent to get a better picture and make sure they are legit. Paid advisors basically help you get into prep schools, academies and colleges by making connections, something that you can do yourself, if your player is good enough. There is a perception that others have it all figured out - they don’t. Everybody is going through a dark tunnel , only seeing the next step, worrying about the ***ure. Trust the process!

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

Anon
We have been approached by several advisors. Most charge a fee, claiming that players who retain unpaid advisors lose their NCAA eligibility. We have recently been approached by an agency offering to advise for free. They claim there is no NCAA edibility issues, so long as we don\'t accept money, gifts or agree to an agreement giving the agency rights to represent him if he goes pro.

I suspect the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

Can anyone help address this question?
The rule is not clear. The hockey agents who act as advisors do not charge fees. They watch and then pick kids they think can make it to the show and help them with the hope they will represent them if they do. The guys charging may help, but your kid is likely to be seen and approached by the free service if he is good enough.

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

All of the above responses are correct. beware of so-called Advisors who charge a fee, they are preying on your ignorance. If your kid is good enough, NHL certifed agents will offer their services for free, no issues with NCAA elidgebility, they know what they are doing. The goal for these NHL certified agents is to fill their stable with as many players that may have shot playing pro (doesn't mean they have to make it to the NHL), some kids work out, some don't. Trust the process, if your kid is good enough, he will be contacted. The one thing you can count on is that our amatuer hockey is over-scouted, lots of info out there for someone to discover a kid.

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

Anon
We have been approached by several advisors. Most charge a fee, claiming that players who retain unpaid advisors lose their NCAA eligibility. We have recently been approached by an agency offering to advise for free. They claim there is no NCAA edibility issues, so long as we don\\\'t accept money, gifts or agree to an agreement giving the agency rights to represent him if he goes pro.

I suspect the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

Can anyone help address this question?
Rules are clear. If you receive a service you must pay for it. There have been multiple players who have lost a full season of eligibility because they used a free advisor.

However there are plenty of scam advisors out there so you need to be careful.

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/ECMIP/Amateurism_Certification/Amat_DI_Ice_Hockey.pdf

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

Anon
Anon
We have been approached by several advisors. Most charge a fee, claiming that players who retain unpaid advisors lose their NCAA eligibility. We have recently been approached by an agency offering to advise for free. They claim there is no NCAA edibility issues, so long as we don\\\\\\\'t accept money, gifts or agree to an agreement giving the agency rights to represent him if he goes pro.

I suspect the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

Can anyone help address this question?
Rules are clear. If you receive a service you must pay for it. There have been multiple players who have lost a full season of eligibility because they used a free advisor.

However there are plenty of scam advisors out there so you need to be careful.

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/ECMIP/Amateurism_Certification/Amat_DI_Ice_Hockey.pdf
This post is correct.

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

Reading this link carefully, it has everything to do with representation during pro team negotiations and nothing to do with the agent being an advisor to someone wanting to play college hockey. Pro agents know what they are doing.

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

I don't think it matters anymore because NCAA has a kid that pla*** in the OHL on a team along with hundreds of NCAA athletes now being paid to attend big time football school.

There is a rumor going around from a kids advisor that a player in hockey east is making a good chunk of change for not signing a pro deal.

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

Anon
Reading this link carefully, it has everything to do with representation during pro team negotiations and nothing to do with the agent being an advisor to someone wanting to play college hockey. Pro agents know what they are doing.
Exactly

Re: Advisor fee and NCAA Eligibility

NCAA is dying out. Time to consider other leagues to play and get paid.