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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.