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How do I get a Hockey scholarship?

Maintain a high GPA throughout high school.

Take your ACT or SAT tests early and retest as needed to obtain higher scores.

Get NCAA qualified if your want to play at a NCAA school.

Get NAIA qualified if you want to play at a NAIA school.

Contact local schools about hockey scholarships they have available.

Contact college hockey coaches and let them know you are interested in playing hockey at their schools and that you’re interested in obtaining a hockey scholarship.

Take visits to the schools who are interested in you.

Keep in touch with the hockey coaches that contact you.

Educate yourself about the hockey scholarship recruiting process.

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How do I get recruited for a Hockey scholarship?

The most important aspect of being recruited might be exposure. It’s true you need talent, good passing skills, good scoring skills, stamina and strength but even if you rate very high in these areas, if the college hockey coaches don’t know about you they can't recruit you.

You should work with your high school hockey coach and counselor to help you with contacting hockey coaches. But do not depend on these alone, your high school hockey coach and counselor are not required nor do they usually have the time available to adequately promote you to college hockey coaches.

Hockey has become more popular and there are lots of scholarship opportunities outside those offered by the NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA. Be sure to check with the athletics department of the schools your interested in about these additional scholarship opportunities. 

You should also use social networking sites such as FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube to get your name out there. In addition many athletes use websites designed to help them contact hockey coaches or have hockey coaches contact them. Most of these sites offer some form of free exposure but in most cases free accounts have limited impact. You can also use a paid account at most of these sites, which can give you more exposure than what you get for free. If you choose to pay for your exposure it is recommended that you choose a site that can deliver your important stats, videos and awards to as many college hockey coaches as possible. Similar to looking for a job, the more prospects you have the better your chances of receiving a hockey scholarship.

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What are the academic requirements for Hockey scholarship?

The academic requirements for hockey scholarships vary by what level you want to play at and in some instances the schools you wish to attend.

  • Click here for information about the NCAA guidelines regarding academic requirements for hockey scholarships.
  • Click here for information about the NAIA guidelines regarding academic requirements for hockey scholarships.

Remember that some schools will have stiffer requirements than the minimums required by both the NCAA and NAIA. You should check with those schools admissions office for academic requirements to obtain hockey scholarships.

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Am I good enough for a Hockey scholarship?

This depends on what level you wish to play hockey. To play at the NCAA Division I level you will need above average talent. If you widen your search to include the NJCAA and the NAIA your talent level can be quite a bit less than needed at the Division I level.

Also remember that whether you are good enough depends on who’s looking at you. The more college hockey coaches that are aware of your talent the better the chances are that some hockey coach will offer you a hockey scholarship.

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What are my odds of getting a Hockey scholarship?

The odds of playing hockey on scholarship at the NCAA Division I level are not that great and competition is intense. However if you’re willing to play at the NCAA Division II level, NAIA or NJCAA your chances go up dramatically because the amount of hockey scholarships available at these levels. In short, don’t limit your possibilities explore all divisions at the NCAA level, NJCAA and NAIA to increase your odds of getting a hockey scholarship. Also don’t forget about the numerous scholarships offered to prospective hockey players outside of the NCAA or NAIA. Contact the athletics department of the schools your interested in about these opportunities.

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How can I improve my chances of getting a Hockey scholarship?

There are many things you can do to improve your chances of securing a hockey scholarship.

Keeping your GPA as high as possible.

Being pre qualified by the NCAA and NAIA.

Having high SAT or ACT scores, click here for information about where you need to be.

Improving your hockey skills, scoring, passing and stamina are areas you can work at and improve on.

Get your stats, videos and awards out to as many hockey coaches as possible, click here for more information from eScout4u about our effective, efficient and inexpensive two-step process to achieve this.

Be proactive when searching for hockey scholarship dollars.

Don’t sit back and wait until its to late, start early before your senior year.

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What’s the best way to get a Hockey scholarship?

The best way to get a hockey scholarship is for you to promote yourself to as many hockey coaches as possible. No matter what your talent level is, if enough hockey coaches see your talent you stand a chance of getting recruited. Somewhere some hockey coach is looking for the very talent you have to offer but if he doesn’t know you exist he can't offer you a hockey scholarship. We believe we have the most effective way to showcase your talents to hockey coaches available on the internet.

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Get noticed by college coaches.

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Important! Both athletes and parents must understand these recruiting facts no one really likes to dicuss. If you really want to play at then next level with a scholarship then click here to know the secerts. Also get help and guidelines getting recruited - NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA clearingouse and eligibility by clicking here

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