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Any D3 parents/ alums etc on here. Did your kid go from HS to D3, 1 or 2 years of Jr? What was the experience like?

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Anon
Any D3 parents/ alums etc on here. Did your kid go from HS to D3, 1 or 2 years of Jr? What was the experience like?
I have coached a few kids that ended up at d3. I can say that the majority took a similar path.

High school. Then a post grad prep then d3
High school transfer to prep for two years including a repeat then d3

A few did one year of high school and three years at prep then d3 or full season teams then prep or post grad the. d3.

D3 is harder than most think or believe and 90 percent of kids playing won’t make it to that level.

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Anon
Anon
Any D3 parents/ alums etc on here. Did your kid go from HS to D3, 1 or 2 years of Jr? What was the experience like?
I have coached a few kids that ended up at d3. I can say that the majority took a similar path.

High school. Then a post grad prep then d3
High school transfer to prep for two years including a repeat then d3

A few did one year of high school and three years at prep then d3 or full season teams then prep or post grad the. d3.

D3 is harder than most think or believe and 90 percent of kids playing won’t make it to that level.
Most college coaches (D1 and D3) want the player to do 1-2 juniors then will take them...most players end up as 21 year old freshman...

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21 yo Freshman? So you graduate at 25? So you could be a 25 year old Sr. with 18 year old Freshmen in school. What a racket!

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Can a student play 2 sports at a D3 school?

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anon
Can a student play 2 sports at a D3 school?
yes but very difficult; Most common combo is hockey and golf.

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played hockey & lacrosse at a D3 school. Have to find a school where both coaches want you I guess. Also made the jump right from Prep to D3.

Was it a good D3 school for either sport, not really, but hey I got to play.

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anon
anon
Can a student play 2 sports at a D3 school?
yes but very difficult; Most common combo is hockey and golf.
Hockey and baseball.

Why is it difficult ?

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Its difficult because many coaches "train" or have obligations all year, however you label it. And there are conflicts with not only both sports but school work which is why youre there in the first place.

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If your kid was preparing for college hockey. Yet he didn’t have coaches at prep or high school that required commitments or obligations while balancing multiple sports, school work just like college then his coaches have failed him.

And those emails and meetings regarding commitments and obligations always mention what they should be doing “if they are not playing another sport”

Coaches love the two sport guys. They know they are in the weight room training or practicing under the guidance of another coach and. It sitting around doing nothing.

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Graduated HS in 87 whole D3 team went from HS to college

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Anon
Graduated HS in 87 whole D3 team went from HS to college
back then college hockey wasn't very relevant, even in D1 very few migrated to the professional level, but in the 90's or so , the model changed

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Same here - lots of kids did but its changed a lot.
Many D1 players back then would be D3 now, and many D3 back then would be ACHA now.

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Most of the freshmen hockey players are the same age as the 3rd year baseball players.