What does a hockey scout from the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and a hockey scout from the North American Hockey League (NAHL), and a hockey coach from Sweden’s Djurgarden Hockey Club, and a hockey coach from a Rhode Island Hockey Prep School, and a former NHLer, have in common? They all use the Internet to scout hockey players so they can take advantage of technology to save time, save money, conveniently locate hockey prospects, and get an edge on their competition! Ice Hockey
Hockey Scouting is by no means perfect, yet hockey scouts do an incredible job at identifying the ‘right’ players for their programs. However, many deserving players fall through the cracks because hockey scouts are only as good as the tools they are given. All hockey scouts will eventually accumulate their ‘Hits and Misses’ list. Hockey players that were supposed to make an impact but did not, and hockey players who were not supposed to make an impact, were passed on, and did make an impact, but for another team.
Perhaps a scout should have seen a player play more, perhaps a scout thought it would take the player a long time to make it and he wasn’t gritty enough to score at the next level, perhaps there was some question about the player’s level of competition, perhaps a scout’s personal bias is geared toward only players who can skate, possess tremendous character and have exceptional hockey IQ. Regardless, many quality players fly under the radar and get overlooked.
Scouts, Recruiters, Coaches and General Managers, why not let the Internet become not only another tool, but your best hockey scouting and hockey recruiting tool that allows you to search through a database of untapped hockey talent, conveniently and effectively, from the comfort of your home or office. Players, why not use the power of technology to assist you in getting noticed, instead of overlooked.
Whether Scouts, Recruiters, Coaches or General Managers are at high-school,midget, bantam, college, or minor-pro games, they always have their Smartphones and BlackBerrys at the ready. Instead of just using them to call their offices and update their records, why don’t they just take to the Net and use an effective hockey scouting and hockey recruiting service. Are there such online services out there? You just need to know where to look. Any keyword search using hockey recruiting websites or scouting websites will point you in the right direction!