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EDUCATION & HOCKEY. “Investing in Your Future”. “ I ALWAYS KNEW THAT I WAS GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL……… I JUST DIDN’T KNOW AT WHAT.” JULIUS “DR.J” IRVING. HOCKEY and EDUCATION. Contacts Introduction Investing in your future Where are you now. Realizing your dreams The plan

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EDUCATION & HOCKEY

“Investing in Your Future”


“ I ALWAYS KNEW THAT I WAS GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL………

I JUST DIDN’T KNOW AT WHAT.”

JULIUS “DR.J” IRVING

Canadian Development Model

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HOCKEY and EDUCATION

  • Contacts

  • Introduction

  • Investing in your future

  • Where are you now.

  • Realizing your dreams

  • The plan

  • Your academic road map

  • The hockey roadmap

  • Life after hockey

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BRANCH CONTACTS

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KEY CONTACTS

  • BC Hockey - www.bchockey.net

  • HA – www.hockey-alberta.ca

  • SHA – ww.sha.sk.ca

  • HM – www.hockeymanitoba.mb.ca

  • HNO – www.hockeyhno.com

  • OHF – www.ohf.on.ca

  • ODHA – www.odha.com

  • HQ – www.hockey.qc.ca

  • HNL – www.hockeynl.ca

  • HNB – www.hnb.ca

  • HNS – www.hockeynovascotia.ca

  • HPEI – www.hockeypei.com

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INTRODUCTION

  • High Performance Athletes = High Performance People

  • Getting it Done – On and off the ice, in the community and in the classroom.

  • The hockey experience

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  • What are your options?

  • Every option can provide an education option and support.

  • Hockey Route vs Education Route misnomer.

    “EDUCATION IS NOT AN OPTION”

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INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE

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CHARACTER

“IT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO BE A GOOD PERSON BECAUSE YOU CAN BE A GOOD PERSON A LOT LONGER THAN YOU CAN BE A GOOD ATHLETE.”

Jack Donahue, Former Head Coach

Canada’s National Basketball Team

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Where are you now?

Size

  • Height/Weight

  • Strength

  • Maturity Level

  • Growth Spurt

    Where you are now and where you are going to be - can change?

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You can’t develop size

  • Size vs Strength

  • Battle level

  • What can you do?

    Final height of a 10 or 12 year old:

  • The predicted height can be 2 inches + or –

  • An expected 5’10 player could be 5’8 or 6’

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PLAYER SELECTION

  • Drafted vs non drafted players

  • Maturity levels affect development

  • Control what you can control.

    “I never worried about size, I worried about how fast I could skate and if I could put the puck in the net”

    Chuck Kobasew, 2002 National Junior Team

    Boston Bruins, NHL

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THE DREAM

Every elite level athlete should dream of a professional hockey career.

While chasing your dream be sure to stay focused on your goals and continue to invest in your future along the way.

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REALITY CHECK

  • The average NHL career spans 3 seasons

  • To collect an NHL pension a player must play 400 NHL Games (5 seasons)

  • Jim Parcel’s completed the following study of 1,975 Ontario born player in 1999

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PARCEL’S STUDY

  • 1991 - 22,000 OHL draft eligible players.

  • 90 players went on to play 3-4 years in the OHL

  • 23 Players went on to college hockey

  • 48 of the 113 were drafted by an NHL team

  • 38 Signed NHL contract

  • 22 played one or more NHL games

  • At age 24 – 11 were still playing in the NHL.

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THE FACTS

  • Very few players will have the opportunity to play in the NHL.

    BUT

  • What the numbers didn’t show is what players gained from their hockey experience.

  • Did their investment pay off?

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THE BOTTOM LINE

“SOME PEOPLE DREAM OF SUCCESS WHILE OTHERS STAY AWAKE AND WORK TO ACHIEVE IT!”

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THE BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOU

  • Which option will provide the best return on your investment?

  • Remember to consider the three pillars of your development

    • Hockey Development

    • Life Skills and Personal Development

    • Education

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HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

  • Coaching

  • Games vs Practice

  • Organization

  • Off ice training

  • Ice time

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LIFE SKILLS

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Character

  • Commitment

  • Responsibility

  • Dedication

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LIFE SKILLS

“The World Junior Championships was a great experience…..Not the most talented team, but a lot of intangibles:

Leadership, Work Ethic, Discipline, Character, Maturity, Intelligence, Attitude.

A joy to coach.”

Terry Bangen, Assistant Coach

1996 World Junior Champions

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EDUCATION

  • Scholarship money

  • What is guaranteed and what is not?

  • Tutoring

  • Team Philosophy

  • Time commitment

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CHOOSING YOUR PATH

1.) WHERE AM I NOW?

  • Hockey Skills

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Forecast development 2-3 years from now

  • Ask for feedback from coaches, parents, peers

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CHOOSING YOUR PATH

2.) WHERE DO I WANT TO BE?

  • Set goals, short and long term

  • What are your interests outside hockey?

  • Avoid distractions from your goals

  • Prepare yourself to make sacrifices

  • Be realistic about your educational and hockey abilities but don’t short change yourself.

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CHOOSING YOUR PATH

3.) WHAT DO I WANT TO GAIN FROM MY HOCKEY EXPERIENCE?

  • Friends

  • Skills

  • Opportunities

  • Travel

  • Morals/Ethics/Respect

  • Career

  • Education

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OPEN YOUR OPTIONS

  • Put yourself in a situation to consider all options and to be able to choose a path that is best for you.

  • Develop as a player

  • Get it done in school

  • Research the options that are open to you.

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ATTAINABLE TARGETS

AGE 15↔Grade 10

AGE 16↔ Grade 11

AGE 17/18↔ Grade 12

AGE 19↔ Post Secondary

AGE 20↔ Post Secondary

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CORRESPONDING HOCKEY LEVELS

Table 2: Age Levels within Each Division of Hockey

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CRITICAL DECISION PATH

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MIDGET HOCKEY

  • Midget Regional Championships

  • Midget National Championships – Royal Bank Cup

  • Midget leagues exist throughout Canada

  • 3 year age category (15-17 years)

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EDUCATION

MIDGET

  • High School

  • SAT/CAT

  • Educational Goals

  • Additional courses

  • Family/Friends support

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Practice/Game Schedules vary

Mostly volunteer coaches

3 year age category

Games and practices vs peers.

LIFE

EXPERIENCES

Players remain at home and have the opportunity to continue to concentrate on Hockey and Education without the concerns of leaving home.

Increased time demand from hockey forces players to balance personal life (social) with hockey and education.

DEVELOPMENT

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CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

  • 60 Franchises throughout North America

  • 1300 Athletes

  • Players are 17-19 years old with a limited number of 16 year olds, 20 year olds and import players (non – North American.)

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EDUCATION

  • Guaranteed educational package.

  • Differing rules and requirements.

  • 40% of current players in the CIS attend Canadian University with financial support of the CHL and it’s member teams and leagues.

  • CHL teams employ education consultants

  • Over 95% of players in the CHL either attend high school, college or university or have already graduated from high school

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PLAYER

DEVELOPMENT

70+ Games Schedule

Practices/Game Day Skates

Off ice training opportunities

21 of 22 players from last years National Junior team were from the CHL

LIFE

EXPERIENCES

Exploring career options

Community contacts

Public Relations experience

Networking/Profile

Professional Training Courses

DEVELOPMENT

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CANADIAN JUNIOR “A” HOCKEY

  • Over 140 teams in 10 member leagues across Canada.

  • Players from 16 – 20 years with restrictions differing within leagues regarding overage (20) and underage players (16)

  • Regional qualifiers and National Championship – Royal Bank Cup

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EDUCATION

  • Many players attend high school

  • Opportunities to write SAT/CAT

  • Limited schedule (50 + game)

  • Scholarship opportunities to universities and colleges throughout North American and abroad

  • Opportunities for CHL education packages

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PLAYER

DEVELOPMENT

Number of games vary.

Practice schedules also vary

Full time coaches with some teams having part time assistants and support staff

Options to play CHL or College hockey remains open

LIFE

EXPERIENCES

Profile within community

Media exposure

Career investigation.

Opportunity for part time work.

Options to attend US College or play in the CHL.

DEVELOPMENT

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JUNIOR B HOCKEY

  • Strong leagues in Western Canada with less participation in the East

  • Western Canada Championship

  • Considered a developmental level for Canadian Junior A Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League.

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EDUCATION

JUNIOR B HOCKEY

  • Greater time available for school

  • Teams may or may not provide financial assistance for post secondary courses

  • Some centres may not have post secondary institutions.

  • Many players are high school students.

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Primarily weekend games.

Limited travel within province

Part time/full time head coaches

Varying Practice/Games

Starting point for many players.

LIFE

EXPERIENCES

Smaller communities – profile

Media exposure

Part time employment

Community Contacts

Life away from home

Limited travel

DEVELOPMENT

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CANADIAN COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

  • CCAA does not currently hold a National Championship for Hockey.

  • The primarily active leagues in Canada that offer Hockey Programs are in Alberta and Ontario.

  • Athletes may transfer from a college to the CIS.

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ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

  • High school graduations

  • Academic standards vary

  • University transfer programs

  • Technical schools

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CANADIAN INTERUNIVERSITY SPORTS

  • 33 teams in 4 divisions across Canada.

  • The CIS has many graduates of the CHL.

  • Players from 18 – 25+

  • Full time coaches

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ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Entrance requirements vary

  • Getting it done today…

  • 5 years of playing eligibility

  • You can play in the CHL and/or Junior A and remain eligible.

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CHL / CJAHL

  • MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK – RESEARCH

  • DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

  • CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE

  • HAVE FUN…..CHASE THE DREAM!

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CHECK LIST OF THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO.

  • Attend a game or practice

  • Speak with different players on the team or league.

  • Get in contact with former players

  • Ask for help in finding out about the program, coach, league.

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LIFE AFTER HOCKEY

“THE PAYOFF”

Hockey Skills Life SkillsEducation

  • Prolonged career - Character- Graduation

  • Finances - Experience- Savings

  • Contacts - Team Work

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HARD WORK

“I’ve had to work hard for everything that I have ever achieved whether it was in school or on the ice. I believe hard work is the key to success.”

Ryan Smyth, Captain, Team Canada

2003 World Championships

2002 Gold Medalist

Edmonton Oilers, NHL

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MORE INFORMATION

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Parent Information

Handbook

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MORE INFORMATION

www.lhjmq.qc.ca

www.whl.ca/education

www.ontariohockeyleague.com

www.bestofbothworlds.ca/hm/

www.cjahl.com

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QUESTIONS

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EDUCATION & HOCKEY

“Investing in Your Future”


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