Re: EMASS Girls Hockey 2010-2011
posted at 12/28/2010 2:26 PM EST
In Response to Re: EMASS Girls Hockey 2010-2011
[QUOTE]..... I am like other fans I belive you must get kids at Hs to come out maybe find that real athlete that never played before and make her or him a player. HS sports are about fun not whats at the end of their HS careers trying to make it at the next level, trust me if you have been contacted by now club hockey at best in college is all you are going to play. Check the roster of the colleges at d3 99% are from private schools a public school kid from time to time is going to make it but has to be able to compete, be able to skate at that level and more important be able to understand the game. Stepping on the ice and giving it your all when its your time. They get it at private school some get it at public.
Posted by metrofan[/QUOTE]
While I am in agreement with much of what I didn't quote from you, I do want to point out that putting 7th and 8th graders together with Seniors, is often a bad idea, given the gap in social maturity.
If numbers are an issue, the MIAA provides for Co-Op teams. Which is a much better method, especially for the younger students, than seeking waivers.
As to the purpose of HS sports, serving as an academic incentive is job one. That this transfers into a college incentive, is part of the "job".
As regards D3 rosters, your statement would indicate you haven't looked at them, or at least many of them. While it is true that many players from privates focus on college playing opportunities, there are also players from public schools in D3, and a few in D1.
UMass Boston, with a new coaching staff this season, doesn't even have a full roster, dressing 14 skaters in a game I saw earlier featuring a mix of public and private. In fact, I saw them dominate the "private" roster from Wesleyan.
The biggest problem is peoples perception, rather than reality. IF you are a senior, get real about the level of play you can fit into. Understand that not even all of the "Dream Team" published by the Herald can play in D1.
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