Let’s Talk Hockey.

Whether you’re brand-new to hockey, played yourself or your kids have been playing for a while, the sport is constantly changing. That’s a big part of the reason there is a lot of misinformation out there, and why it can be hard to find answers. Here are some of the most common questions Mike gets asked.

When you’re just getting started.
  • What did I just get myself into?
  • What does my player need when they’re just beginning?
  • Why do they spend so much time with “Learn to Skate” and “Skills” prgrams?
  • When will they actually start learning/playing the game?
During Midget-level hockey (U15, U16, U18)
  • What’s the difference between playing for the high school versus a club team?
  • What type of off-season program should I do?
  • What age should I start looking at camps/clinics?
  • Are these camps/clinics I am being invited to worthwhile/legit?
When you’re looking to advance.

  • When do I start talking to junior teams?
  • What are the different junior leagues, and where do they move their players to?
  • How do I get my player ready for/noticed by junior teams?
  • We are going to talk to a juniors coach – what questions should we ask?
  • What are ways to get noticed at a camp?
  • What red flags should I look out for when talking to a coach or things should I ask when evaluating a camp/program?
  • Should my player move away from home to play for another team while they’re in high school?
  • What are billet families and how do they work?
  • What is the difference between AA and AAA?
  • How can I make a college hockey team?
  • What’s the best path to get to the NHL?

These are just some of the topics Mike can cover. If you have other questions, you can add them to the comments section in your appointment request.