David MacDonald, and the Hockey Family Advisory staff, work with hockey players and their families to help identify opportunities in which players can leverage their athletic skills to receive immediate and future benefits, as they go about improving their game and expanding their educational opportunities.
“Our clients include young players who play at the prep school, major midget, U-16 and U-18 programs, Junior “A”, Major Junior and college hockey (both NCAA and CIS), levels throughout all of North America.”
We work with a limited number of hockey players of each birth year and help them identify and put in place a strategic plan to enable them to achieve their athletic and academic goals. We undertake promotional activities to help our clients receive proper placements.
Each fall, many of our clients attend prep school and college programs on scholarships and bursaries, enabling them to pursue their athletic and academic dreams, while positioning themselves for tremendous future opportunities.
In addition to the many academic and hockey questions, we help players and their families identify and negotiate the important things that should be taken into account by every student-athlete who is interested in playing at the next levels.
Please contact us if you think you could put our experience and expertise to work for you.
This is an incredible time of the year with junior drafts going on all around us…., not to mention the NHL draft at the end of the month.
It’s a time of year, in which many players and families become very stressed and worried about their son’s placement within these processes.
Truly, the people who should be most stressed are those who have compiled the lists, and players should relax and enjoy the ride.
The situation is out of the hands of the players…., and things will fall as they may. Their work is done, and there is nothing that they can do to change things.
In the overall scheme of things, these junior drafts mean very little. Late drafted players have less pressure. Many players who are not drafted should be thankful because, as free agents, they can possibly decide where they will play in the future. For young players, I tell them that the good news is that they will have another year to seriously consider all their options, instead of getting caught up in the hype and possibly make poor decisions that they may later regret.
Remember, in all cases, players are in control and their future truly lies in their own hands.
if you think we could help, drop me a line.
Wishing you all the very best.