REALITY CHECK PEOPLEMarch 19 2012 at 6:48 AM
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My girls and son have all been in hockey for longer than I want to consider...expense wise that is. Here are the brutal facts, specifically as far as girls go. If you think that because your daughter is playing on a top team, think Mission, etc. and at the U19 level they are offered some type of scholarship for some east coast school and plan to play hockey in college that's great. BUT, if they plan on having a major that is competitive and difficult and they want to play hockey then I would say that's a poor choice on their part. While it's fun to play a sport in college that should be it, it should not cut into your study time. College is about your future and since the majority of people go on to grad school playing hockey undergrad and trying to get into pharm, med school will not count for anything. So don't get caught up in the all the hype. Hockey is just about having fun, at whatever level the girls play in and hopefully teaching them life lessons. All of the teams, we'll stay with Mission, TI, CYA, etc. are only interested in getting the money out of your pockets and playing up to this hype. So don't get sucked into this. They DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTERS, no matter what they say, it is a BUSINESS and they will turn on you in a second if someone better comes along, only to further their organizations stats, read TC. Sure, be proud of your daughter if they do well, but to those who didn't perform at the same level it may have little to do with talent, and more to do with drive and a willingness to exceed in hockey. Some of these girls are smarter, and value their education above all else and they will be the one's with the stellar careers, not the girls who spent their entire college life hustling back and forth to games.