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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    Ralph, I agree that there is less interest in swimming, but the reasons for attending a university are more about compatibility than attendance at an event.
    If the recruit likes the coach and his teammates, then you are half way there. However, if he does not like the coach or his teammates, you have no chance.
    I am in agreement. All I ever said was that hockey game attendance is a recruiting tool.

    Let's close the topic.

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  • engineerhockeyfan
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    I didn't realize that swimming has attendance numbers with four digits now. It didn't when I was a student.
    Ralph, I agree that there is less interest in swimming, but the reasons for attending a university are more about compatibility than attendance at an event.
    If the recruit likes the coach and his teammates, then you are half way there. However, if he does not like the coach or his teammates, you have no chance.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Red Cloud View Post
    Seriously?
    I didn't realize that swimming has attendance numbers with four digits now. It didn't when I was a student.

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  • Red Cloud
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Which part? Hockey having fan interest or swimming not having it (or both)?
    Seriously?

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Red Cloud View Post
    I think that's wrong.
    Which part? Hockey having fan interest or swimming not having it (or both)?

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  • Red Cloud
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    The difference is that men's hockey at RPI is a D-I sport that has student and local interest. Swimming does not.
    I think that's wrong.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    This has nothing to do with hockey, but it does have everything to do with recruiting.
    When my daughter was looking at schools, she made two official visits. Both schools had great academic reputations and were in locations that were within her parameters.
    She chose RPI based on the diving coach and the student body. Both of her visits were overnighters so she got to meet not only the teams, but also a number of the students outside the swimming and diving teams.
    Watching a swim meet had very little to do with the choice. The decision was made based on the people involved.
    I can't believe that the incoming hockey players would be any different. They have to feel welcome and comfortable with their peers.
    The difference is that men's hockey at RPI is a D-I sport that has student and local interest. Swimming does not. Although I would still think that the coaches and current players are of foremost importance, watching a hockey game at RPI is a recruiting tool. JMHO.

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  • engineerhockeyfan
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    I agree. It just is my opinion that even though attendance and the atmosphere is not what it once was at the HFH, it is still better than at most of the schools we recruit against and can be used as a recruiting tool.
    This has nothing to do with hockey, but it does have everything to do with recruiting.
    When my daughter was looking at schools, she made two official visits. Both schools had great academic reputations and were in locations that were within her parameters.
    She chose RPI based on the diving coach and the student body. Both of her visits were overnighters so she got to meet not only the teams, but also a number of the students outside the swimming and diving teams.
    Watching a swim meet had very little to do with the choice. The decision was made based on the people involved.
    I can't believe that the incoming hockey players would be any different. They have to feel welcome and comfortable with their peers.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    Face it RB-is is a bit easier to climb up the hills in Troy in July than it can be in December. Besides, some families want to see the school, the environment, the accomodations, etc. perhaps as much as watching other kids play.
    I agree. It just is my opinion that even though attendance and the atmosphere is not what it once was at the HFH, it is still better than at most of the schools we recruit against and can be used as a recruiting tool.

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  • DrDemento
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    It always surprises me to learn that some prospects make their official visit while the team isn't playing. I suppose that sometimes it can't be helped, but I think that it helps in recruiting players if they can see a game.
    Face it RB-is is a bit easier to climb up the hills in Troy in July than it can be in December. Besides, some families want to see the school, the environment, the accomodations, etc. perhaps as much as watching other kids play.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    But haven't they already seen that through an unofficial visit?
    If they have done that it's fine. I was thinking. for example. about Meirs Moore who visited after the season was over, and there was no indication that he had visited earlier although he might have.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    It always surprises me to learn that some prospects make their official visit while the team isn't playing. I suppose that sometimes it can't be helped, but I think that it helps in recruiting players if they can see a game.
    But haven't they already seen that through an unofficial visit?

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by turk181 View Post
    This doesn't have anything to do with any RPI recruits but I thought it answered some questions some might have regarding official/un-official visits by potential recruits, (plus, it gets the thread back on page 1 ).....http://collegehockeyinc.com/articles...fficial-visits
    It always surprises me to learn that some prospects make their official visit while the team isn't playing. I suppose that sometimes it can't be helped, but I think that it helps in recruiting players if they can see a game.

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  • turk181
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    This doesn't have anything to do with any RPI recruits but I thought it answered some questions some might have regarding official/un-official visits by potential recruits, (plus, it gets the thread back on page 1 ).....http://collegehockeyinc.com/articles...fficial-visits

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Re: RPI Recruit Thread 2012-13 (Part III)

    Originally posted by herbst20 View Post
    No chance I am coming east. Yes Cedar Rapids is having another camp right now. Carlos looked better tonight than I saw in June.
    Thanks. I figured that must be it. Of course, I hope that he continues to perform well.

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