The founder of SmarterHockey, Tim Ostroot is by expertise and experience qualified to be a hockey player's independent education consultant. Tim is a former Senior Admission Counselor at a selective private university, a former Associate Athletic Director for Academics, a former NCAA Division III hockey recruiting coordinator for a championship team, and a hockey dad who helped his own son navigate his path to Division I hockey. He understands the hockey college recruiting and selection process from every perspective. Tim is passionate about hockey, and serious about college.
SmarterHockey is an independent educational consulting service that helps hockey players and their families understand the academic component to the college hockey dream. By educating families how academics factor into highly selective college recruiting and by designing specific strategies for players to develop and demonstrate academic excellence, SmarterHockey helps players maximize their college hockey opportunities. SmarterHockey then guides players with evaluative tools that accurately predict college "fit," to help each family build a personal, strategic hockey college admission plan.
College bound hockey players and their families often lack information about college admission policies and procedures. The consequences of this information gap are exacerbated because most hockey colleges are highly selective. Many players and families are simply unaware of certain key academic decisions they should intentionally make during their high school years. Unintended errors or omissions leave some players ineligible, restrict the options available to other players, default many players to make only ad-hoc or reactionary college selection decisions, and intensify the stress most players and families feel during the college hockey search process.
SmarterHockey bridges this critical gap. SmarterHockey provides information players and families need about NCAA Clearinghouse and Amateurism specifics, about hockey college selectivity and admission criteria, and about financing a college education. SmarterHockey advises players and families how to plot their high school curriculum, how to make good core course selection and progression decisions, how to enhance or rehabilitate academics, how to prepare for and take the right standardized tests at the right time, and how to build a distinctive high school resume.
SmarterHockey understands that choosing a college is personal. Each Division 1 and each Division 3 hockey college is different. Each school has specific points of distinction. Each player's personality will "fit" certain colleges more and certain colleges less. Players need guidance to discover and articulate their own strengths and campus environment preferences, and to objectively compare their personal criteria to what each college offers. SmarterHockey's self-assessment tools and exhaustive hockey college profiles help guide families to predict which colleges are good matches for their player. A happy college student who is thriving in the classroom and on campus is more likely to graduate on time and to play better.
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