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Re: Is this right

Yes but many players are being asked to play 1 year of juniors.

Re: Is this right

Anon
Yes but many players are being asked to play 1 year of juniors.
Why? What does a 1 year of Junior hockey have to do with going to college and playing hockey?

Re: Is this right

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.

Re: Is this right

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.

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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.

Re: Is this right

Nobody on here knows anything after high school because their kids suck at hockey and have never been in that situation.

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Anon
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.
Yes but you have to be careful. A class or two a semester is fine any more than that & you run the potential of starting his academic window. Do they have time? Tt really depends on the classes he's enrolled in and how much your kid is willing to put into it. My son is taking a business law class right now and the work for the entire semester is posted on day one, lectures available on demand, office times set up at various times throughout the week so it's very flexible. If a player is disciplined, they can do it.

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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.

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anon
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.
The draft pick comment is crap

Re: Is this right

anon
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.
The clock on your 4 for 5 starts ticking the day you are considered a full time student, regardless of where you are enrolled. Schools have varying definitions of what Full Time means so if a player follows your "Take as many courses as you want" they could burn a year or two of their eligibility before ever showing up on campus. Or more specifically, never be asked on campus because a coach isn't likely to take a kid who can't play four years for him.