When you are a hockey player, the simple smell of a rink takes you back. The gas fumes from the local Zamboni, the smell of just slightly off gear, and of course the smell of fresh ice. It is what you live and breath for, and for some, the dream keeps going to university. Lining up beside other elite players, and taking on the best Universities in Canada, can be one of the best memories of your young life. Atleta can help you get there.
Hockey is the lifeblood of this nation
For some reason, the normal path to the NHL has been through Junior Hockey. The CHL has dominated the landscape for some time, but for those who are not able to make the NHL, and that is 99% of hockey players, your career does not need to end within the WHL, OHL or QMJHL. With your junior career, you have in fact earned scholarship money to attend a U SPORTS University or CCAA College, and that is where your career can truly take off. U SPORTS and CCCAA offers an elite hockey experience, that is not found anywhere else in the country. You earn your education and play with some of the best in the nation all at the same time. In Men’s hockey, the teams compete for the University Cup, which was first awarded in 1885, but has been awarded every year by U SPORTS since 1963. Woman’s hockey game a few decades later and the Golden Path Trophy has been awarded every year since 1998. No matter if you played Major Midget, Junior B, Junior A or Major Junior, the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level is here.
U Sports offers more
U Sports offers you what junior and semi-pro hockey does not, an opportunity to succeed after hockey. We are all not born to play in the CWHL or NHL, but that does not mean that you cannot compete at a high level. Atleta is the platform that can make this happen. We have designed our platform to give you an opportunity to showcase your best stuff in front of athletic directors and coaches for the best universities in Canada. No matter what level you played at, Atleta will ensure that your profile and video footage is in front of decision makers, instead of the discard pile.
Becoming a university athlete in either USPORTS or CCAA isn't easy. Searching the university rankings, finding the best universities in Canada for whatever your academic interests may be, googling "Canada College" and "Canada University" time and time again can be deflating. Nevermind attempting to gain the attention of the coach at that school who receives hundreds of emails just like yours from athletes all across the country. It can all be exhausting. But as the saying goes, "nothing worth doing is easy". And we believe becoming a collegiate athlete is worth it all!
Here at Atleta, we want to ensure that any high school athlete interested in becoming a university athlete, or a college athlete in Canada, has that chance. If you want to play university or college soccer, let us help connect you with your future coach. We bring athletes and coaches together in one place for athletic recruitment, athletic scholarships, sports scholarships, and most definitely, soccer scholarship opportunities. Whether you are looking for the best soccer colleges and universities in Canada, athletic awards and scholarships, or simply just want to see if there are any coaches out there for you, Atleta can help. At Atleta, our goal is "no athlete left behind". Join Canada's ONLY multi-sport athletic recruitment network today, and begin the journey to your men's college hockey career.