Recruiting Checklist for Academics, Hockey, Social, and FAFSA Financial Aid

The recruiting process is not straightforward. There are many things that you need to be prepared for if you want to play college hockey such as applying for FAFSA Financial Aid and submitting your SAT scores to the Eligibility Center.

Here is a recruiting checklist that will help you stay on track.

For more information on any of the items in the checklist please contact us.

Your College Hockey Recruiting Checklist

Age and Grade

Academics

Hockey

Social

14-16 yrs. / Grades 9-11

  • Get help in subject areas of concern.
  • Prepare for SAT or ACT.
  • Concentrate on increasing your GPA.
  • Research how to register with the Eligibility Center.
  • Schedule unofficial campus visits.
  • Consider writing the SAT or ACT.
  • Compete at highest level possible.
  • Prepare hockey resume.
  • Develop a plan to improve your on-ice skills
  • Develop a plan to improve your strength and conditioning
  • Develop a plan to communicate with college coaches
  • Understand the dos and don'ts social media
  • Develop and effective online presence
  • Live a clean and balanced life of a student-athlete

17-18 yrs. / Grade 12

  • Get help in subject areas of concern.
  • Write the SAT or ACT.
  • Concentrate on increasing your GPA.
  • Register with the Eligibility Center.
  • Submit SAT scores and academic transcripts to schools of interest.
  • Schedule unofficial and official campus visits.
  • Apply to schools you are interested in.
  • Parents file for FAFSA financial aid


  • Compete at highest level possible.
  • Continue to add to hockey resume.
  • Find out what areas of your game need improvement and work on them.
  • Train off-ice with anticipation of playing against older, stronger players.
  • Communicate with college coaches
  • Respect the power of the internet.
  • Live a clean and balanced life of a student-athlete

19-20 yrs. / Post-graduation

  • Upgrade one core course on your high school transcript.
  • Re-write the SAT or ACT.
  • Enroll part-time at a 4 year University or College.
  • Complete all requirements for the Eligibility Center.
  • Submit SAT scores and academic transcripts to schools of interest
  • Schedule unofficial and official campus visits.
  • Apply to schools you are interested in.
  • Parents file for FAFSA financial aid.
  • Compete at highest level possible.
  • Continue to add to hockey resume.
  • Find out what areas of your game need improvement and work on them.
  • Train off-ice with anticipation of playing against older, stronger players.
  • Communicate with college coaches
  • Work part-time.
  •  Volunteer in your community
  • Live a clean and balanced life of a student-athlete.


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