Let us start with a simple name, Martin St. Louis. Do you know that he almost fell through the cracks and into the minors? The answer is yes, and to be perfectly blunt, hundreds of talented young men will experience the same issues, and it all starts in junior. In this blog, we are going to touch on why it is essential to be as proactive as possible with junior teams, and of course, how Roster Point can help you get there.
The Junior Team Debacle
Junior teams have a tough time when it comes to scouting; there are too many players and not a big enough scouting budget to cover all of the rinks across Canada. Simply put, there are too many players to keep track of across the country, and this is why it is essential to find a platform to advocate for yourself to potential junior teams. How else will a scout or a general manager even know you exist, let alone play hockey. When you consider most of the scouts are focusing on top 6 forward prospects and stud shut down defencemen, it is no wonder why so many outside of the top 100 players in your age group struggle to find a junior home. So, what is the best way to showcase your talents without annoying the local scout through emails and phone calls? Naturally, it’s Roster Point.
Roster Point Difference
Roster Point has quickly become the go-to recruiting tool for junior teams across the country, and for one simple reason, it is useful. Roster Point is the conduit to decision makers in front offices around the country, and with a fully loaded profile, you will find yourself chatting with the very teams you grew up watching at your local barn. So, how do you do this?
The first step is to fill out your profile. This first step will include the fundamental bio questions, some questions about your hockey skills, and then, of course, some game film. Naturally, a potential junior team will want to see you on the ice, and Roster Point allows scouts or general managers to watch your tape from the comfort of their home. If you are keen, the Roster Point player subscription is $19.99 a month, and will get your name to the front of the line in player searches, and featured in social media articles that reach thousands of potential eyes. With Roster Point the power is all yours, and it is up to you to take advantage of the opportunities that arise with our powerful database.
The Final Word
Are you still waiting for junior teams to call? Why not be proactive and ensure that the very scouts and general managers you want to play for can see you play! With a Roster Point profile, your game film will be in the hands of decision-makers for junior teams from across the country in a matter of minutes, so what are you waiting for, sign up today!