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Yes you can go straight to D3 but you need to be a desired recruit and you need to be academically qualified. If your at all marginal and/or the coach needs to use chips with admissions, then go to juniors. Bottom line is you know where you stand and so if your unsure, then you probably don't have the standing you need to go right to school and play.
What if you're a 19 yr old who chose for academic reasons to play a PG year. What percent are you in then?
Colby just finished introducing all incoming freshman at Twitter. Spend 10 minutes reading them, and the OP can get a sense.
The incoming freshman posted are all 98 and 99 except the goalie born in May of 2000 . Most of them stay in the Prep school for an extra year for PG. They may have also repeated when they join the prep. Total of two years of repeats.
FYI...kids fresh out of high school senior without repeats were born between Sep of 2000 and August of 2001.
Talented players don’t waste time at prep schools.
Anything is possible.
Go to the website Nescac hockey recruits
Let the data speak for itself.
Maybe low level D-3...or pick the best school you can get into and play Club Hockey and focus on academics. ACHA, look it up, every school has it. All the dad’s who are amazed at D-3 hockey will say Club Hockey is no good, but neither is low level D-3. Plus you can get a degree that matters
Serious question. If your kid is good enough for D3 or low level D1 how do you go about getting any interest from the hockey programs of the schools he's looking to get in to. Does emailing or trying to call the coaching staff actually work? Have his current coach or previous coaches reach out for him? Not sure how this works.
All of the above. Just hold off on declaring that he's good enough. Others will be the judge of that.
What type of sat score are they looking for at a COLBY? Will they bend a little for a talented player? Are they only looking at NCDC or NA