Becoming a scout
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02-07-2011, 11:36 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: hockey rinks
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I'd love to, I just have NO idea where to start.
Pick an area and focus on that 1 area.
example, pick one of the following:
- NHL draft eligble kids only
- kids with minor pro upside- ECHL, CHL etc.
- kids with NCAA ambitions/skill sets
- kids with WHL upside / desire
You don't watch the game you watch the 1,2,3,4 players in the game that fit in your category.
Compile scouting info on the players in your focus group. Cross reference them and your reports vs players in the same focus in the other leagues that you are not viewing.
Talk to scouts in attendance....voice your thoughts, ask for their feedback etc.
After you have done this for a few seasons and you are comfortable in what you are doing you can then:
Package your data in a professional format and send it to the heads of your target teams...ie WHL GM's, NHL GM's/Director of Amateur Scouting, NCAA schools-hockey recruitment, ECHL / CHL clubs etc.
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