How well regarded are the prep school hockey coaches? Do some kids do extra coaching sessions with them and improve as a result? Are there some coaches that are well regarded enough that they draw players to them. I'm not talking about the hockey schools - like MSC - but boarding schools with hockey programs like Lawrenceville, Deerfield, St. Pauls.
It depends. Not surprisingly, some of the top hockey prep programs like Salisbury, AOF, KUA, and Cushing have highly respected coaches who have been coaching for decades, many in the college and professional ranks as well as prep. They know how to identify talent, recruit, and develop players and teams that win year in and year out. They also have broad networks to find players, and then help move players on. But because of their success and track records, good players often find them first and reach out.
It sounds like the original poster is angling for side skills sessions during the season from the head coach of a top prep school team. That's not their job. They do it in the offseason...and some assistant coaches do it during the season. But the head coach's job during the season is to coach the team, and your kid will get better as a result of being part of a well-coached team. Being a good hockey player is a lot more than just skill development picked up from 1x1 skills coaching.
This is helpful color. Do the kids at boarding school get to take advantage of the ice at the school in the offseason for extra training or are they doing other fall & spring sports? The prep school season is very short - no? It would seem that it would be hard to develop as a player given the short season when those not at prep school are skating a few times per week at least from august - march and then very likely through the spring and early summer on those teams.
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These elite institutions. You know B-Rad™️ Was an international peace ambassador during his time at Deerfield. I especially had strong relations with the people of Canada and several Asian countries.