View Full Version : High School Hockey at Extremes!!!
11-24-2004, 02:25 PM
We are looking to try and Start a High School Inline league at our Rink. if anyone is intrested please contact myself Tj Plaugher or Brian Trohalides at Extremes Inline Skate Club or go to our Website www.extremesisc.com 1-732-560-0005
11-30-2004, 03:26 PM
It'd be a wonder if any of these local rinks would contact other state rinks and attempt to start a state wide league. GASP... never fear, this is pretty representatitive of the sport of roller hockey on the whole. Just about everyone and their grandma is already trying to cash in and make a buck, meanwhile the sport is losing its grass roots. The situation is so bad in PA that two rinks 45 minutes apart won't even let their teams play each other. Pathetic.
11-30-2004, 03:31 PM
That's what happens when it becomes competition for the buck instead of for the sport.
11-30-2004, 06:30 PM
Hey man i'm just Trying to Grown the sport out of our Area. i understand what u are saying.
11-30-2004, 06:34 PM
Well, while I totally agree with Pat and NLane, I also know Brian, TJ, and the Extremes staff and think that if they had the knowledge and cooperation of others, they would do such a thing. I know that Carl from Center Circle had tried to start an NJ high school league and seemed to be off to a decent start, but then I never heard anything further. Maybe Extremes needs to contact Center Circle and join efforts. I just don't think that some have the experience or motivation to take it to such a level. Some just don't even know where to start. Also in that particular area, there aren't many other rinks.
Now, as far as PA - agreed there. There needs to be some motivation to unite efforts. Overall it is better for the sport which in turn makes it better for the business who is committed and motivated enough to put the investment into it.
Plus it sells more rink time..../wtimages/icons/wink.gif
12-01-2004, 01:16 PM
I have actually took steps into starting a High School league in Monmouth, Ocean, & Middlesex countys here in NJ. The problem is that schools in NJ will not allow there kids to play so they will not have it approved. There reason was,
"You can not play it in the fall we have football, can not play in the winter we basketball, and you can not play it in the spring we have baseball. Our three major sport coaches do not want to lose there kids to roller hockey, I am sorry."
I heard that from the Board of Education in many different towns and also heard it from the state. Then you have the parents telling me that you can not take roller hockey to college or pro level. I have showed them numerous times what TORHS and NARCH does for pro. I have also showed them what Rebecca does with college. There next comment is how can I know that will be there when I can't even turn on my TV and find a hockey game.
What hockey needs (roller & ice) is to get there act together starting with the NHL and get a TV deal. I mean honestly what is going to enthuse a kid to play hockey when the NHL (when playing) is not even on any of the public TV channels like 2, 4, 5, or 7. I can sit down on a Sat afternoon and find Nascar. Is there something wrong with that picture?
For all of us league owners, directors, and even tournament series, we need for our sport to market at a higher level, and it needs to start with the NHL. We all know that small rinks like myself and Brian's rink can not afford a tv commercial durning the Super Bowl. Where the NHL can. I hope we some action on ice by Jan or alot of roller hockey rinks will be hurting for the next year. Cause like I said before, what is there to enthuse a kid (youth or HS) to come play? Also what would enthuse High Schools to recognize the sport itself?
Tab Ramos Sports Center
12-01-2004, 08:39 PM
I wish you the best of luck on getting the High School league together. I really hope it happens, I could use your league as an example to my local high schools and try and get them to see that the sport is alive and kicking here in NJ. If you need any help feel free to contact.
Tab Ramos Sports Center
12-03-2004, 05:08 PM
Good luck with your program. I am currently working on an article about high school inline hockey in America, and have a lot of contacts who will be happy to help you out with advice.
E-mail me privately at [email][email protected]
[email] and I'll give you their phone numbers/e-mail addresses.
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