Q: Do I need a Family Advisor? A: No, you don’t. However, a family advisor can be a helpful and informative resource, but it is not absolutely necessary that you have one.
Q: How do I select a Family Advisor? A: We recommend that you interview a few different advisors and then select, as a family, the one with whom you feel the most comfortable.
Q: What is the difference between the CHL and NCAA? A: In the CHL, the age of the players is 16 to 20 years. The emphasis is on games played (around 70 / Season plus play-offs), to develop the players for the NHL/AHL. They do offer scholarships to Canadian Universities after they finish their playing careers in the League. The CHL is considered a professional league (by the NCAA Eligibility Center).
In the NCAA, the age of the players is between 18 and 24. The athletes take a normal College course load in the field of their choice. The emphasis is more on the individual athletes development with games played over the weekend, usually Friday & Saturday (50 games / season plus play-offs), which gives the coaching staff more time to work individually with the players.
Q: What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? A: The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics.