Categories
Champs Coaching Minor Hockey Parents Youth Hockey

How Champs App helped get a AAA tryout for my kid

Last week, I started to explore new teams for my 14-year old son to play on next season. He has played AA hockey the last four seasons, but is ready to play AAA. At the same time, as a family we are considering moving to a new city so both our kids are playing hockey in the same area (my daughter just committed to play at a hockey academy this fall). So I looked at MyHockeyRankings to see which AAA teams were nearby and found a highly rated team.

I then visited the team’s website and found the name and email of the coach for my son’s age group. I immediately cold-emailed the coach, asking if there might be spots open on the team next year. I included a link to my son’s Champs App profile which included his personal and athletic profile. And most importantly, I had 5 videos included on the page. One 2.5  minute video of his hockey highlights from the past season and 4 recent playoff games from LiveBarn which were edited down to just his shifts (so, about 16 minutes each).

Here are a couple of sample profiles to see what a Champs App profile looks like: Girl’s Profile Boy’s Profile

I was lucky that the coach was very responsive. Later that day the coach emailed me back and said he would take a look. A couple of days later, we scheduled a phone call.

What happened next surprised me a little bit…

To start the call, I joked with the coach that he must be getting hundreds of inquiries from parents saying their kid is the next Connor McDavid and they want their player to try out for his team. He then shared that, yes indeed, he was getting many tryout requests, but none of the parents were sending him all the information and video about their kid like I did. He had even forwarded the profile link to a couple of other coaches to get their opinion. The coach had no idea that I helped build Champs App, but what mattered was that he had all the information he needed (similar to a resume for a job interview) to invite my son to come tryout.

While all the profile information was helpful in getting the coach up-to-speed, it was the videos that were critical to him seeing my son’s level of play. There was enough in the video for him to recognize my son’s strengths as a hockey player and overall skills were at least in the same ballpark as the current players on the team.

Needless to say, the coach just made my day. Not only was my son going to tryout but it was great to see how effective his Champs App profile was in helping him and could help others.

Create your Champs App Profile

We did a lot of research asking college coaches what they wanted to see in a player’s profile for Champs App and now we are seeing it pay off.  Now we are starting to spread the word – so feel free to create a Champs App Profile for your player here and share the app with coaches and teammates.

Categories
Women's Hockey

Champs App Player Directory

Vivian Skibinksi

Corsica Skibinski

Maxim Myagkov

Paz Hassan-Contreras

Jersey Graham

Molly Dukesherer

Anna Byczek

Karolina Sykorova

Oceane Asham

Samantha Sada

Peyton Tully

Teagan Devlin

Brianna Robinson

Eva Macci

Sydney Schuler

Ben Kevan

Jackson Tenenbaum

Lucie Tenenbaum

Lexi Stanat

Songdy Assoume Oniane

Jessica Cheung

Jonathon Carpenter

Colin Nemacheck

Lauren Galbraith – Ice Hockey – Carolina Junior Hurricanes

Colby Cantor – Ice Hockey – North American Hockey Academy

Avery Bairos – Ice Hockey – Saskatoon Stars

Teagan Vaughan – Ice Hockey – Detroit Little Caesars

Alea Ladika – Ice Hockey

Categories
Champ of the day Champs Girls Hockey Women's Hockey

Today’s Champ of The Day: Jersey Graham

March 28,2022

Jersey Graham – U16 Girls Alaska All-Stars

Today’s Champ of the Day is Jersey Graham. Check out Jersey Graham’s Hockey Goalie profile here

Jersey is a 2006 Goalie who plays for the U16 Girls AAA Alaska All-Stars. She is a hard working hybrid goalie with very good athleticism. Jersey plays angles well and never gives up on a play. She has great vision and quick hands.  Create your own free, beautiful hockey player profile here.