“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it."

 

The coaching staff at Xavier Hockey feel it is important to articulate the culture our program tries to embrace.  We all played club hockey, including three at Xavier University.  Each of us can attest to the benefits we received by playing for our respective schools.  Each of us feels as though, not just playing, but being "all in" on our commitment served as a catalyst in our respective careers. We all believe that it is highly probable that hockey can develop skills that will make a meaningful difference on life after college.  

Prospective Players should understand...

We are a play to win organization.  The outcome matters and there should be a passion for winning.  The best fit, the players that thrive, understand that they are making a commitment to the team.  If you are looking for "recreational hockey", this is not the program for you.  To be clear, we expect this to be fun; a lot of fun. Giving your best effort and having a lot of fun should not be in conflict with one another.  What we want from our players are guys who care, who are fully invested and understand that being a great teammate will make the team better but more importantly, help form friendships that will last a life time.

 

Parents...

The article in this link is something we hope will resonate with you.  If you are going to invest in sending your son to Xavier, it is our hope that being part of the hockey team will perpetuate many of the ideals included in the letter. 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-i-wont-pay-club-volleyball-jeffrey-kerns-ed-d--1?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like

As a member of Xavier hockey team, you will develop the skills to separate yourself from your peers. However your degree from Xavier University is your main priority.   Be committed to being a great student as well as the best hockey player you can be.  Life after school is going to demand you master time management.  You need to be a great employee, husband, and father all at the same time.  Being a great student and player will prepare you for what is to come in life after school.