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So you repeat 10th or 11th grade at a Prep, then play a year or 2 of Juniors, then go to college at 21?
Can you go D2 or D3 right out of prep?
Yes but many players are being asked to play 1 year of juniors.
Truth is there are a lot of good players out there. They want their players to come in after a full year of hockey player 20 year olds not 15 year olds. They will be play 24 year olds in college…that a big jump from playing sophomores is HS.
That is what makes these verbal comitments so comical. These kids have 4 to 5 years before they would ever play a second of college hockey. It is 100% like sprinting out to the front of a marathon to get on TV. The system is stupid and has nothing to do with education. They want to be a path to NHL so want as many finished products as they can get. Hockey is probably the worst for talking out of both sides of your mouth. Coaches say these early comitments are a bad idea and should be stopped but are running around comitting kids left and right. The numbers prove most that verbally committ never end up playing for the school that committs them. They should fix the system. Do away with verbal comittments and have hockey work like football with regards to how kids go into school and get their education.
Ok, I think I'm getting it now. So if a kid graduates, plays a year of Tier 2- NAHL, or BCHL, AJHL, do they take any online classes? So they are playing a year or 2 in some cases of Jrs in hopes of catching the eye of a school but they are not actively enrolled in any classes? Can they at least take a online core class? Do they have time for it? Appreciate the feedback.
Nobody on here knows anything after high school because their kids suck at hockey and have never been in that situation.
Ncaa rules you get 5 years to play 4 so dont sweat it. Take as many courses as you want and the worst thing that happens is you graduate sooner, save money and play 3 years instead of 4. If your not a draft pick youre not going to school for hockey youre going to school to learn.