The Real Reality (no login) Posted Mar 28, 2012 7:29 AM
I will assume your post was intended in good faith and not due to some personal problem you or your daughter may have had. Your opinion is just that, but I will tell you that my opinion is only 180 degrees opposite of yours. Throughout my daughter's hockey career, from applying to colleges, applying for internships, and applying to grad school, her accomplishments on the ice had an impact at each AND EVERY one of those levels. The lessons she learned in time management, teamwork, etc. will help her to excel in whatever she does for the rest of her life. And she has great memories. Perhaps some players and/or their parents run into problems because they reach too high in terms of where their daughter will fit in athletically, and perhaps some of those people also allow athletics to get in the way of choosing the right school. But, to say that playing college hockey does nothing for her is wrong. IMHO.