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TAHOE PREP ACADEMY - FACTS
« on: June 21, 2019, 10:02:47 AM »
Tahoe Prep Academy is California's first prep residential boarding hockey school which is committed to develop our student-athletes to their full potential academically as well as athletically in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. Our academics work with our student-athletes to ensure a very high GPA as well as incredible skill set development. Our program is designed for the serious student-athlete who wants to attend the NCAA.

Our brand new Hobey Baker Residential Dormitory houses both teams on campus therefore no billeting is required.  The Calder Memorial Lodge is adjacent and features our main dining hall, full service commercial kitchen, admin offices and the players lounge.

KEYS TO OUR TAHOE PREP PROGRAM


Hours of Ice per season (adding all games & practices for your team);
AA level - 100 hours
AAA level - 130 hours
Tahoe Prep - 335 hours

Strength & Conditioning (entire season)
AA - 60 hours
AAA - 90 hours
Tahoe Prep - 270 hours (under the direction of our NCAA S&C Coach from Princeton & Seton Hall)

Practices
AA - 100% systematic practices
AAA - 100% systematic practices
Tahoe Prep - 80% Skill set development & 20% systematic practices

We have an amazing program in which we believe provides the best opportunity for development in North America. We have two teams and only select 44 players from around the world.

Development, Exposure & Competition at it's best! Our Prep Team will be playing 52-56 games in the NAPHL Prep Division and the ECEL Tier I Elite league as well. Our players will be seen by the top scouts and programs from Minnesota to Boston. Our Varsity team will play 45 games this season & plays in the ADHSHL Division 1 which has produced three National Champions in the last 7 years. 

As we say, "you can pay to play or pay for development" We would like to help design and develop your path to the NCAA. Start on your path now by calling Tahoe Prep Academy today!
« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 10:22:59 AM by Tahoe Prep Academy »

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 12:11:24 PM »
You mentioned the hours on ice and off for AA and AAA levels.
What league do they play in? Also is Tahoe eligible for the high school National Championship this year?
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Tahoe Prep Academy

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 06:51:48 AM »
Thank you for kind inquiry as we are more than happy to answer your questions.

Our original post answered your first question inquiring about the what leagues we play in. Due to the wrong information which seems to be always distributed to parents in forums such as this, please allow me for to clarify that our top team, our Prep team (AAA), plays in NAHL & ECEL Tier I leagues. Our Varsity team (AA/AAA) plays in the ADHSHL. All three leagues provide awesome competition and exposure which we are proud to be part of.

Here is the mention from our previous post;

Development, Exposure & Competition at it's best! Our Prep Team will be playing 52-56 games in the NAPHL Prep Division and the ECEL Tier I Elite league as well. Our players will be seen by the top scouts and programs from Minnesota to Boston. Our Varsity team will play 45 games this season & plays in the ADHSHL Division 1 which has produced three National Champions in the last 7 years.   

As for Nationals, we are considered a "prep" school as defined by USA hockey and the CDE. We were considered ineligible due to an old USA Hockey rule which states if you are a boarding prep school, you are not eligible for High School Nationals due to an "unfair advantage" over other high schools. Since we are California's first hockey Prep School, this issue has never come up before. They state we have an unfair advantage because our students are recruited nationally as opposed to locally. We have no desire to challenge USA Hockey but the fact is that all private schools recruit on a national basis just as we do. The only difference between Tahoe Prep and any other D1 school in the ADHSHL is the fact that our students reside on campus. We are not sure if that is an advantage or disadvantage to be honest. The private schools all recruit on a national and international basis. If your going to allow private schools to compete with public schools at Nationals, the private school will always have the advantage in our opinion. Therefore, we have requested USA Hockey to add a "Prep" division to Nationals. We have been working diligently with USA Hockey to add this division and we are hopeful that they will vote to add this division this year or in the very near future.

Also, please remember that we ADD to CAHA membership each year as we are bringing in student-athletes from other states to play in CA and become CAHA members. We are providing an option to stay in CA and play prep school hockey as opposed to leaving CA.

In closing, I think it is very sad that parents get on these type of boards and utilize these forums as a vehicle to promote leis, false info and vent their slighted opinions as opposed to using the forum to get helpful information to make informed decisions. We have built a Prep school designed and dedicated to developing student-athletes to their full potential with the goal of attending college. For this effort, people are attacking the integrity of the school, our underage students and promoting outright lies about our institution and students. Wow! They are providing a great example to all students of how NOT to act. The entire situation is so sad that these individuals elect to take this path. We will continue on our path with our commitment to the development of our student-athletes and their success. The parents and students who have trusted their development to Tahoe Prep Academy are the ones who will speak for our program based on their first hand experience.

Thank you again for your questions. We would like to wish all the parents and players a great upcoming season regardless of where you play! It's a great game so let's please allow the players to experience the most important aspect of the game and the reason we all started playing hockey.............FUN!
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 07:23:25 AM by Tahoe Prep Academy »

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 08:40:15 AM »
The level of play in the NAHL Prep is very low.  The goalie from Northstar Academy( a team that beat THA 15-3 in 2 games) was the backup for his low ranked Section 5A(worst section in MN hs hockey) team.  He went to Northstar because dad thought he was better then he was.  Dad was wrong. 
THA lost to the MN Blades U18 1-8. The Blades U18 team is weak because the top MN kids play in the Elite League in the fall.

Who are the top scoutsTHA kids are exposed to?  When you go to MN and not play MN teams is a waste of time and money.  Scouts have limited time to see kids, and want to watch as many good kids playing each other that they can.  Who do you think NAHL/USHL scouts and D1/3 coaches are going to watch in Oct and Dec, a low level showcase featuring kids from around the country, or MN kids playing in Elite league(Oct) or MN kids playing their hs games(Dec)?  How many kids from THA were drafted this year by NAHL/USHL teams?

As for the High School Nationals.  Again it is low level hockey.  MN sends Jr Gold teams. Jr Gold is so the kids that get cut from varsity and jv have a place to play.

Not saying THA is good or bad. Just being honest about the level of hockey being played.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 08:48:29 AM by Pops »

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 09:30:37 AM »
Can you post your matriculation list?

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 10:56:31 AM »
The level of play in the NAHL Prep is very low.  The goalie from Northstar Academy( a team that beat THA 15-3 in 2 games) was the backup for his low ranked Section 5A(worst section in MN hs hockey) team.  He went to Northstar because dad thought he was better then he was.  Dad was wrong. 
THA lost to the MN Blades U18 1-8. The Blades U18 team is weak because the top MN kids play in the Elite League in the fall.

Who are the top scoutsTHA kids are exposed to?  When you go to MN and not play MN teams is a waste of time and money.  Scouts have limited time to see kids, and want to watch as many good kids playing each other that they can.  Who do you think NAHL/USHL scouts and D1/3 coaches are going to watch in Oct and Dec, a low level showcase featuring kids from around the country, or MN kids playing in Elite league(Oct) or MN kids playing their hs games(Dec)?  How many kids from THA were drafted this year by NAHL/USHL teams?

As for the High School Nationals.  Again it is low level hockey.  MN sends Jr Gold teams. Jr Gold is so the kids that get cut from varsity and jv have a place to play.

Not saying THA is good or bad. Just being honest about the level of hockey being played.

Minnesota Blades


    18th - USA Midget 18U Tier 1

Bloomington, MN
17-6-3
93-58

Yes very weak. You're fake news buddy.

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 02:05:33 PM »
Just to keep the facts straight, the MN Blades 18 were ranked 46th by MHR and their record was 14-10, with 67-66.

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 03:24:47 PM »
Just to keep the facts straight, the MN Blades 18 were ranked 46th by MHR and their record was 14-10, with 67-66.

I stand corrected I pulled the wrong stats.

However yes 49th out of 139 isn't weak and the beat the Oakland Grizzlies 4-2 yes the 17th ranked team that was 40-14-1

Hardly weak. 

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 08:57:59 PM »
My son played Ducks D-1 last year along with AAA. T

he Ducks D-1 is very strong and unlike Kings HS is filled with top kids  who actually had a few drafted this year as well.

Not sure what Pops is smoking?


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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2019, 01:00:44 PM »
Except for the fact that your kid goes to Tahoe Hockey Academy. Sorry I
Am trying to compare apples to apples. So if it makes you feel better to say Ducks High School Hockey is better than Kings League then so be it. But it
Is still high school hockey and in CA does not compare to AA/AAA hockey.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 01:53:38 PM »
The Blades U18 team can do ok nationally, but the kids in MN that will be moving on to NAHL/USHL and will play D1/3 are in the Elite league. It is a 9 team fall league. 7 MN teams based off location and a couple at large teams. And I team from WI, and SSM prep.  The teams are filled with the top jr and sr hs is players in the state.  There are more NAHL/USHL/NHL scouts and D1/3 coaches then anybody else in the stands. Fall 18U AAA gets the next level of kids behind the Elite League kid.   So if the top 140+ jrs and srs are in MN are playing in the Elite league and only so many of those kids will move on to BCHL/NAHL/USHL.  That means the MN fall AAA teams are made up with kids that will not be moving on to legitimate jrs.
The 16U Blades is a completely different story and other MN 16U teams. Since most hs sophomores are not included in the Elite League and
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2019, 02:08:27 PM »
They are to old for bantam Elite league they play 16U and Blades are a top team. 
MN send teams from Jr Gold to nationals. Those are kids who were cut from varsity and jv. So if the kids going to real jrs come from the varsity teams, what does that say about Jr Gold kids?  A couple might go pay to play jrs and college club but not the norm.
So just based off the kids on Blades 18U and MN Jr Gold team compared to their peers you can decide if it is high level hockey
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 07:40:28 AM »
Tahoe Prep academy 25k to send jr to public school in Lake Tahoe   Their hockey program is bottom barrel garbage.  Ask the parents who

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2019, 08:31:01 AM »
Matriculationlist?

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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2019, 04:04:12 PM »
Tahoe Prep Academy:

Please define your basis for claiming "prep" status.

The term "prep school" generally describes an elite academic institution that offers both a classical education and a wide variety of options for extracurricular exploration.  It does not refer to a public school.

Prep schools are known for significant campus infrastructure, including amenities such as state of the art science buildings and performing arts centers (and, yes, athletic facilities for a variety of sports).  They produce and execute their own curriculum and boast of single digit faculty to student ratios - and unprecedented access to faculty because of the residential nature of their institutions. They are places for great intellect to develop in a community.

While I can absolutely concur with Tahoe Hockey Academy branding itself as a "hockey academy" that offers, like Delta Hockey Academy or Pursuit of Evidence, an opportunity to block an educational platform and a developmental hockey platform - and leave it in the hands of individual families to ascertain whether or not this is the right choice for them - use of the phrase "prep school" to describe a program that does not produce its own curriculum, employ its own faculty, offer a classical education (not consistent with "common core" offered in a public school environment), offer heightened student/faculty interaction, or offer (or, in the case of most prep schools, mandate) students participate in a variety of nonacademic activities is disingenuous at best.

I absolutely believe there is a place for the product that THA is developing in the hockey community, but am troubled by its decision to hold itself out in a manner inconsistent with that product.  I would strongly encourage THA to develop a clear and honest communication with respect to its product and believe that it will see much of the criticism present within the California hockey community dissipate because, whether or not it is right for a particular player and family, all will understand that THA is in fact the product it claims to be.