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YCH News, Issue #023 -- Plan Your Unofficial College Visit
November 30, 2013
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It's time to get out your calendars and book your dates for your SATs and ACTs!
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It's a great time of the year to plan an unofficial campus visit to at least one of the schools you are considering.
Check your schedule for the dates and location of your next tournament. Is your tournament located close to one of the schools on your list? If so, compare their schedule to yours and see if you can attend a game.
If you can attend, plan time to visit the rink and visit the campus. Contact the coach ahead of time and let the coach know that you will be attending the game and dropping by ahead of time to see the campus.
Be Prepared! Have your list of questions to ask the coach. Also, bring your list of criteria to research the team and the school to see if it is the right fit for you.
This is a new feature for YCH News. We will have a different team or topic each month. Each article will provide 10 not so well known bits of information to help with your research. The goal of this information is to help you gather all the information to find the school and team that is the right fit for you.
This month we focus on University of Minnesota Women's Team. Click on this link for 10 Things You May Not Know About 10 Things You May Not Know About University of Minnesota Gophers Women's Hockey Team to help you in your team and school research.
Coach's and their assistants will be scouting many of the tournaments throughout December. What can you do to be pro-active and be prepared?
Brainstorm your list of questions to ask the coach.
We have a list of questions to get you started
Take our list and use it to get yourself thinking about information you would like from a coach. Brainstorm your questions and create a document you can carry with you when you are at the rink. You might even want to put this on your smartphone.
If you see a coach, go introduce yourself, have a conversation and ask your questions.
It will be a win-win situation. The coach will be impressed by your initiative and your level of preparation. And, you will gain some valuable insights in your research to find the right school and team for you.YCH Blog to stay up to date.
The men's and women's D3 ice hockey has started its schedule for the 2013 - 2014 season. Some teams have gotten off to a good start in conference and non conference action.
Some of the teams on the men's side include Plattsburgh with a 6-0-1 start in conference action. St. Norbert is 6-0 in conference and 9-0 overall, St. Thomas is 3-0-1 in conference and 6-1-1 overall and Norwich is 4-0-1 in conference play and 5-0-1 ovreall.
On the women's side Plattsburgh is 5-0 in conference play and 8-0 overall, St. Scholastica is 7-0-2 overall and 5-0-1 in conference play and Middlebury is 4-0-0 in conference play.Google+ page as we share insights, information and updates in the college hockey world.
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In our other interactive features, you can ask questions and receive answers from an NCAA coach so you can learn more about the NCAA process in our "Ask the Coach" section.
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