The very first step in your journey begins with a consultation. We begin by talking about the specific academic and athletic goals of your son or daughter. We also spend time talking about preferences: including size of school, location and other interests. Our ultimate objective is to find the right fit. This step lays the groundwork to achieve that goal. Families walk away from the initial Consultation feeling comforted that PHA has their best interest in mind. We go into painstaking detail to ensure that we have a thorough understanding so we can build and tell your story.
Following the initial family consultation is an assessment of the player's overall hockey ability, including a particular focus on strengths and areas for improvement. Discussions with the player's current and former coaches, combined with insight from our experienced staff, helps to determine a course of action and plan for targeting the right schools in terms of competitiveness and player/position need. Video is typically utilized as a tool to introduce clients to prep school coaches. In-person scouting will also take place. PHA narrows the search to schools that are properly aligned with the player's ability and potential - both on the ice and in the classroom.
Prep Hockey Advisors will leverage its extensive network of contacts within the boarding school community to effectively narrow the search . Trusted relationships with admissions and financial aid directors, as well as hockey coaches, are leveraged in an effort to arrive at an appropriate short-list of target schools. Depending upon the timing of the engagement, this step may also involve arranging for the player to compete in specific showcase tournaments to maximize exposure. We can provide assistance with arranging on-campus visits, interview preparation and scheduling standardized testing.
Finding your place.
There is a right fit for everyone.
We work tirelessly to find the best fit for our clients.