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08-27-2012, 12:50 PM
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what would you do

So i tried out for my colleges club hockey team, and survived the first cut... due to a lack of numbers. The players are very good (AAA, juniors) and i only played a couple years of hs hockey, so im practically the worst left. Would you pay 2000 to be on the team? I still havent even made the main roster yet and might be on the practice squad... if i did i dont know if i would pay 2000 to drive to multiple states to get very limited minutes.. granted im only a sophomore and i would be on the team but im stuck.. thoughts?

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What school is it?

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I guess it depends on how bad you want to be on the team.

Do you think you'll improve and be able to get more minutes next year? If so, I think being on the team this year would give you a big head start to playing next year and the money could be an investment in the future.

Is it a serious program? If so, being on the team is a good thing, if its basically a club team for fun, then there are probably less expensive alternatives to just having a good time.

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Talk to your coach and see what he thinks. If he's a good guy, he might say you would be better off not playing as you would be discouraged and overmatched. Or maybe he thinks you could be a good player and learn a lot and find a niche.

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Yeah, I guess that question you have to ask yourself is what your motivation for playing is. If you just want to get on the ice and play, there's bound to be rec/beer leagues in your neighbourhood. Pay $200 for a season there and put the $1800 into a summer or spring break trip.

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Not worth it, like others said play beer league and save yourself lots of driving and $1800

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Does the 2000 include practice time? Work out how much your ice time is costing per hour and compare that to the rec leagues. And having coaching would be a benefit that you can't get in a rec league. Something to consider!

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Yeah, I guess that question you have to ask yourself is what your motivation for playing is. If you just want to get on the ice and play, there's bound to be rec/beer leagues in your neighbourhood. Pay $200 for a season there and put the $1800 into a summer or spring break trip.
Or y'know, save it. Or use it to not build debt elsewhere.

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My most memorable moments in college came playing club hockey for my school.

Do it and try to work your way up to the main squad. Besides there will be plenty of opportunities to play in a game when some of the other players can't make a trip due to other commitments.

Feel free to pm me of you have any questions concerning club hockey

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