Travel V Highschool hockey USMA

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  1. 2Steaktacos

    2Steaktacos Member

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    I played Varsity Hockey my sophomore year of highschool-I was the only sophomore (I was the youngest) and we won our league. Since I was the youngest one on my team playing against older and bigger players it was still good experience.

    Before playing highschool hockey I played travel hockey. My highschool experience was less than my travel hockey experience (this is typical in my area). the High school level in my area has less practices, less skill, less commitment, less coaching. Highschool is no cut-travel is extensive cuts.

    Next year, for my Jr. year of highschool I am considering switching back to travel hockey-which is not Highschool-so no Varsity letter. Travel hockey in our area is considered far more intense and elite than highschool hockey. Even though my sports will be more demanding, physical, intense-no Varsity letter. However, will not getting that Varsity letter my Jr. year cause me a problem with a nomination/appointment?

    (btw just to clarify-im not anticipating playing D1 Hockey at West Point)
     
  2. MemberLG

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    My understanding is that travel hockey is more time intensive than a high school hockey.

    Can you paritcipate in other sports/activities and keep good grades while doing travel hockey?

    If you have no aspiration of playing at West Point, perhpas the time you will spent doing travel hockey might be better spent improving other areas.
     
  3. will60633

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    It honestly depends on what you want to do. If hockey is very important to you then go with the travel team. If there are other things you want to do in highschool, play for your school. As any student athlete will tell you, there is only x amount of time to do y stuff. Only you can fill in the blanks on what's important my friend.
     

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