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Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
I don't know how it is with hockey, but I have one boy in a different NCAA sport. He is involved with team activities between 6 and 9 hours a day, and all day on "game days". He takes 12 credit hours, with easier classes, during peak season, and takes 15 hours in the other semester. He also takes a few classes, including his most difficult classes, over the summer.

He is super tired all the time.

I should add that some majors were not doable.

I hope he isn't involved in Lacrosse, what a waste of a time committment. At my son's Hockey East school, the Lacrosse program would share their training facility. These guys would spend most of the school year training for their little 10-game schedule in late winter/early spring. And BTW, 99/9% of these guys are working a job after graduation

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
Interested in knowing the daily time commitment players must give (a) to a top D1 program; (b) to a D1 program at a top school, but a lower-ranked program (i.e., Dartmouth, Princeton, Holy Cross); and (c) a D3 program at a top school (i.e., Williams, Amhurst, Bentley). I assume the time commitment goes from pre-season in, say, August until playoffs end.

Appreciate informed responses.

Thanks.
Just so you know, Bentley is Division 1, same as Holy Cross, in the Atlantic Division.

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and Bentley is not close to Williams and Amherst academically

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Who cares? Just like on this ice, it all depends on the person and what's inside them.

Besides with those schools you have to accept you're paying a ton for them to get brainwashed with ultra-woke culture the next 4 years.

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To the super proud D-3 dad who gets on here and babbles about how great the hockey is - "I should add that some majors were not doable."

This is exactly why kids chose to play Club hockey in college. Not every kid wants to be a Communications, Phy-ed or General Studies major.

Try playing an NCAA sport and do a STEM major...only if you can function at a high level on 4 hours of sleep.

My oldest son left the USHL to major in Chemical Engineering at a good school (his choice of schools, his choice of majors). Club hockey was fun and social for him and he could have picked any D-3 program in the country to play D-3 hockey.

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You my friend are a tool bag….

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anon
Who cares? Just like on this ice, it all depends on the person and what's inside them.

Besides with those schools you have to accept you're paying a ton for them to get brainwashed with ultra-woke culture the next 4 years.
republicans are such thin skinned pu$$ies. I love it

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Oops. I meant to say Babson, not Bentley. My bad.

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Here was the rough daily schedule at a Big 10 school for hockey...

6a-9a - Weight Lifting/Cardio/Pilates/Yoga/Etc.
9a - 2p - Classes
2p - 5/6p - On Ice/Meetings/Video
6p - 9p - Sometimes night classes/Homework until done
11p - Hopefully done with everything and going to bed

Away game weekends travel on Thursdays. Miss classes and makeup work with professor on return. Sometimes had tutor travel with team. Had study time in hotel while away.

During hockey season semester took 1 or 2 classes less than regular students. Took those classes in the summer to catch up.

It's a lot of work and time commitment to balance both school and hockey. The Big 10 is not the Ivy schools for school work, but they are all good schools with good academic re****tions.

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
Here was the rough daily schedule at a Big 10 school for hockey...

6a-9a - Weight Lifting/Cardio/Pilates/Yoga/Etc.
9a - 2p - Classes
2p - 5/6p - On Ice/Meetings/Video
6p - 9p - Sometimes night classes/Homework until done
11p - Hopefully done with everything and going to bed

Away game weekends travel on Thursdays. Miss classes and makeup work with professor on return. Sometimes had tutor travel with team. Had study time in hotel while away.

During hockey season semester took 1 or 2 classes less than regular students. Took those classes in the summer to catch up.

It's a lot of work and time commitment to balance both school and hockey. The Big 10 is not the Ivy schools for school work, but they are all good schools with good academic re****tions.
Exactly, it takes a special person to handle that schedule and excel. My son did this at a Hockey East School, graduated *** laude in Finance and pla*** a couple of years of pro.

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My son has almost an identical scheulde..

He is at a CC high school.

Relax dads.

Hockey is a grind, the schedule for a high school or full season team with a coach who takes it serious rivals that of a college schedule, depending on school workload. It's a lot, but by college they should be either used to it or burnout and don't want to do it anymore, hence the major improvement in club teams over the past ten years.

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
My son has almost an identical scheulde..

He is at a CC high school.

Relax dads.

Hockey is a grind, the schedule for a high school or full season team with a coach who takes it serious rivals that of a college schedule, depending on school workload. It's a lot, but by college they should be either used to it or burnout and don't want to do it anymore, hence the major improvement in club teams over the past ten years.

oh please, there is no comparison between a high schedule vs. a college schedule, you'll find out, or your son will, if he makes it that far.

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
Anon
My son has almost an identical scheulde..

He is at a CC high school.

Relax dads.

Hockey is a grind, the schedule for a high school or full season team with a coach who takes it serious rivals that of a college schedule, depending on school workload. It's a lot, but by college they should be either used to it or burnout and don't want to do it anymore, hence the major improvement in club teams over the past ten years.

oh please, there is no comparison between a high schedule vs. a college schedule, you'll find out, or your son will, if he makes it that far.
Says you.

His coach came from college coaching.

Kept the same schedule for both.

There is zero chance the schedule gets more grueling. There isn’t a minute left in the day.

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Anon
Anon
Anon
My son has almost an identical scheulde..

He is at a CC high school.

Relax dads.

Hockey is a grind, the schedule for a high school or full season team with a coach who takes it serious rivals that of a college schedule, depending on school workload. It\'s a lot, but by college they should be either used to it or burnout and don\'t want to do it anymore, hence the major improvement in club teams over the past ten years.

oh please, there is no comparison between a high schedule vs. a college schedule, you'll find out, or your son will, if he makes it that far.
Says you.

His coach came from college coaching.

Kept the same schedule for both.

There is zero chance the schedule gets more grueling. There isn’t a minute left in the day.

please name the high school team that operates like a college team.

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
Anon
Anon
My son has almost an identical scheulde..

He is at a CC high school.

Relax dads.

Hockey is a grind, the schedule for a high school or full season team with a coach who takes it serious rivals that of a college schedule, depending on school workload. It\'s a lot, but by college they should be either used to it or burnout and don\'t want to do it anymore, hence the major improvement in club teams over the past ten years.

oh please, there is no comparison between a high schedule vs. a college schedule, you'll find out, or your son will, if he makes it that far.
Says you.

His coach came from college coaching.

Kept the same schedule for both.

There is zero chance the schedule gets more grueling. There isn’t a minute left in the day.

You are a complete idiot and have no idea what your talking about

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
My son has almost an identical scheulde..

He is at a CC high school.

Relax dads.

Hockey is a grind, the schedule for a high school or full season team with a coach who takes it serious rivals that of a college schedule, depending on school workload. It's a lot, but by college they should be either used to it or burnout and don't want to do it anymore, hence the major improvement in club teams over the past ten years.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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This is an important topic. It is not easy handle both school and a D1 sport. It is even tougher to handle a D1 sport at a good school with a rigorous major. Either way, the kid gives up much of the "college experience" because so much of their time is spent on their sport.

It really depends on what you value, and you should ensure that your kid goes into with with both eyes open after a serious analysis of what it involves, and what he might be giving up.


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I hate the term "College Experience".
Being lucky enough to play their favorite sport at the D1 level, and attending for free, is the "college experience" that 99.9% of others dream of.

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Not many get a free ride. . . unless the kid's youth hockey has completely bankrupted the family.

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anon
I hate the term "College Experience".
Being lucky enough to play their favorite sport at the D1 level, and attending for free, is the "college experience" that 99.9% of others dream of.

Tell me you have not clue, without telling me you have no clue. Part 2

Re: Time Commitment?

Anon
This is an important topic. It is not easy handle both school and a D1 sport. It is even tougher to handle a D1 sport at a good school with a rigorous major. Either way, the kid gives up much of the "college experience" because so much of their time is spent on their sport.

It really depends on what you value, and you should ensure that your kid goes into with with both eyes open after a serious analysis of what it involves, and what he might be giving up.


Second this. There is plenty of talk of during the week. But what about the weekends? Every other week getting on a bus late Friday or early Saturday for a Saturday afternoon/evening game, then same on Sunday to arrive back late Sunday. Add in team meetings. HBO's Real Sports did a story about how teams just eat up weekend time. It takes incredible dedication to do this AND survive a rigorous major.

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"It takes incredible dedication to do this AND survive a rigorous major."

Sounds like the kid is missing his 'college experience' mentioned previously!

Hahahaha.

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I had a girl play D1 hockey for an Ivy and she was an engineering major. I have to hand it to her. Schedule was 5:30 AM to 11:00PM just about every day. Throw in the travel and missing school and she had her hands full. There was zero time for any of the normal college social scene. Choices you have to make.

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That's a good example of a different "college experience", and a good example. Proof there is no one "college experience", it's what you make it and different for everyone.
Everyone complains but in most situations there is plenty of free time in college. Its how you spend that free time that defines your "college experience".
Unfortunately when many talk about not playing a sport so their kid can have the "college experience" they are actually saying they want their kid to spend that free time on the social scene, frat parties, drinking until you're sick, and experimenting with drugs and sex instead of at the library, gym and rink. Good luck with that.