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Re: College Commitment

Op here. His dream came true last night. College commitment made! Thank you to everyone who read this post along the way, can’t wait to get started

Re: College Commitment

Anon
Op here. His dream came true last night. College commitment made! Thank you to everyone who read this post along the way, can’t wait to get started
Did you do anything different in the couple weeks? Or was it the result of what you'd already done?

Re: College Commitment

Worked out as planned. Since u14, I kept telling everyone how hard my kid was working. Kept telling people that prep coaches were " all over him", even threw in a few USHL " scouts" were talking to him. I kept him away from group skills sessions because his deficiencies would be spotted. I managed to make friends with owners and GM's of some stronger area teams to help my kid get a spot on their roster. I started texting asst coaches at prep and college programs hoping to get a lookl. I inflated his SSAt scores and padded his hs stats in div 3 hs hockey. So far it's working. I throw the occasional instagram post out there with my kid and what he is doing for training,

Re: College Commitment

Anon
Anon
Op here. His dream came true last night. College commitment made! Thank you to everyone who read this post along the way, can’t wait to get started
Did you do anything different in the couple weeks? Or was it the result of what you\'d already done?
Result of what he had already done. Reaching coaches via email and playing well in a few tournaments this summer.
Having good grades and being an overall nice kid helped a lot also.

Re: College Commitment

Lots can change over the next couple of years.

Re: College Commitment

anon
My son is 16 looking for a college commitment. So we tried the "If your good they will find you approach"..got some emails after 2 tournaments but nothing big...tried the "take the initiative and email/call coaches"..again got some invites to "college camps" but nothing big.. Have 5 advisers asking to 'take him to the next level" at the low cost of 2500-3500 per year..Anyone out there have an approach we haven't tried yet? Kid is a scoring machine, great grades, good size but I don't think we know the right people.
This is a farce, if your kid is 16, and the only advisors that are interested in your kid are the ones you have to pay. there are no colleges looking to commit your kid, whether it be DI or DIII. Nice try though.

Re: College Commitment

Anon
anon
My son is 16 looking for a college commitment. So we tried the \"If your good they will find you approach\"..got some emails after 2 tournaments but nothing big...tried the \"take the initiative and email/call coaches\"..again got some invites to \"college camps\" but nothing big.. Have 5 advisers asking to \'take him to the next level\" at the low cost of 2500-3500 per year..Anyone out there have an approach we haven\'t tried yet? Kid is a scoring machine, great grades, good size but I don\'t think we know the right people.
This is a farce, if your kid is 16, and the only advisors that are interested in your kid are the ones you have to pay. there are no colleges looking to commit your kid, whether it be DI or DIII. Nice try though.
Ummmm..your wrong. HA HA

Re: College Commitment

Let me get this straight, you went from soliciting advise from the dboard to a college commit in 5 days?

Re: College Commitment

anon
Anon
anon
My son is 16 looking for a college commitment. So we tried the \\\"If your good they will find you approach\\\"..got some emails after 2 tournaments but nothing big...tried the \\\"take the initiative and email/call coaches\\\"..again got some invites to \\\"college camps\\\" but nothing big.. Have 5 advisers asking to \\\'take him to the next level\\\" at the low cost of 2500-3500 per year..Anyone out there have an approach we haven\\\'t tried yet? Kid is a scoring machine, great grades, good size but I don\\\'t think we know the right people.
This is a farce, if your kid is 16, and the only advisors that are interested in your kid are the ones you have to pay. there are no colleges looking to commit your kid, whether it be DI or DIII. Nice try though.
Ummmm..your wrong. HA HA
False

Re: College Commitment

Anon
anon
Anon
anon
My son is 16 looking for a college commitment. So we tried the \\\\\\\"If your good they will find you approach\\\\\\\"..got some emails after 2 tournaments but nothing big...tried the \\\\\\\"take the initiative and email/call coaches\\\\\\\"..again got some invites to \\\\\\\"college camps\\\\\\\" but nothing big.. Have 5 advisers asking to \\\\\\\'take him to the next level\\\\\\\" at the low cost of 2500-3500 per year..Anyone out there have an approach we haven\\\\\\\'t tried yet? Kid is a scoring machine, great grades, good size but I don\\\\\\\'t think we know the right people.
This is a farce, if your kid is 16, and the only advisors that are interested in your kid are the ones you have to pay. there are no colleges looking to commit your kid, whether it be DI or DIII. Nice try though.
Ummmm..your wrong. HA HA
False
Let Dad have his moment. As was pointed out early on, commitments are meaningless anyway, and probably hurt more kids than they help. I'm willing to lay odds he will be going to a different school anyway by the time his kid is 21.

Re: College Commitment

If that is the case and he goes to a different school, does the " Countdown" start all over ?

Re: College Commitment

Anon
anon
My son is 16 looking for a college commitment. So we tried the \"If your good they will find you approach\"..got some emails after 2 tournaments but nothing big...tried the \"take the initiative and email/call coaches\"..again got some invites to \"college camps\" but nothing big.. Have 5 advisers asking to \'take him to the next level\" at the low cost of 2500-3500 per year..Anyone out there have an approach we haven\'t tried yet? Kid is a scoring machine, great grades, good size but I don\'t think we know the right people.
This is a farce, if your kid is 16, and the only advisors that are interested in your kid are the ones you have to pay. there are no colleges looking to commit your kid, whether it be DI or DIII. Nice try though.
Do 16 year old kids commit to DIII schools? I dont think so...

Re: College Commitment

"If you're good they will find you approach" worked 20 years ago. Today it's all about the buzz and PR because even the old timers can understand it that the assessment of a player is way too subjective. It's not like running a 100 meter dash where your time is your time.

Only idiots, old timers and guys who have the right name on the back of their sweaters recite the biggest lie told in youth hockey - "If you're good they will find you"