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07-15-2013, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jacob8hockey View Post
Im a 17 year old who has played for about 10 years and I personally know of some ways to save money.

1st - I only ever went to 1 hockey camp

2nd - Get 2nd hand equipment until you aren't growing as much/get serious about the sport

3rd - If you aren't going to play pros, play house league. That right there cuts the costs in half

4th - The only equipment I regularly updated was my stick. Other than that Skates and Helmet were the only others I ever got new. Everything else just seemed to work for a while, and I always liked my equipment worked in

But ya, I understand the sport if the upper class sport.

The bolded part I agree with so much. Too many organizations pushing ambitious parents that Johhny must play in this league to develop to his full potential.

I post on another message board for goalies where a prominent goalie coach posts. I've heard him said many times that unless your playing in the most obscure league, you will be noticed for your talents.

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