ROLE OF AN ADVISOR

An advisor is entrusted to give a young player and their family advice and mentorship while the player continues to develop. Our program preaches honesty, integrity, professionalism, but most importantly balance. Many young players will not be able to play at the pro level. It is imperative that they have secondary life goals, while pursuing their dream.

Many large agencies sign numerous players under the notion of “advising” to keep in line with NCAA rules, but do not provide any type of advising service. They couple this with false-promises and hype, which can often excite a player and their family, while providing no actual service unless the player becomes a highly touted NHL prospect.

At Quest, we are very selective as to which young players fit into our advising program. We not only look for the right characteristics in the player, but the parents as well. We form long-term, loyal relationships with our players, and their families, which in turn, make the relationships we form far more rewarding.

WHAT WE DO

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NCAA/CHL GUIDANCE

As players hit the ages of 14, 15 and 16, they are often forced into making a big career decision – pursue hockey at the NCAA or the CHL level? Personality, skill-level, educational goals, and the type of player you are all factor into this major decision. We provide a multitude of services, which include but are not limited to:

  • Navigating the confusing NCAA application process
  • Helping you connect with NCAA schools
  • Negotiating a potential CHL contract
  • Preparing you and your family for life in the CHL
  • Helping you find the right team as you develop
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GOAL SETTING

We believe it is critical for each of the players we advise to set goals both on and off the ice. While benchmarks are set for statistics, physical attributes (weight and strength), and improvement of skills, our players must also set goals around their academic achievement. In addition to this, we ensure that our players have at least an idea of what career they may pursue if hockey does not pan out.

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Given our extensive hockey background, we are able to give feedback and suggest where a player might improve or develop further. We also consult with our players regarding their off ice strength and conditioning programs. We help ensure players are training the right way so that they can continue to advance.

COMMON QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE QUEST SPORTS MANAGEMENT?

Unlike agents, advisors must be paid for the services they provide otherwise a player would automatically lose his NCAA eligibility for receiving a “free benefit.” We have flexible rates depending on the use and need of your advisor on a year-to-year basis. Any advisor that is working free of charge, or based on a future payment, will cost a player his NCAA eligibility.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU TALK WITH A PLAYER?

An advisor provides guidance as you determine your career path, whereas an agent can actively try to procure a professional contract for you. Advisors have many more restrictions on what they cannot do for a player due to the NCAA regulations.

HOW DO YOU HELP WITH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT?

Until you sign a CHL contract, it is our strong recommendation to utilize Quest advising service, as that will keep a player’s NCAA eligibility intact. Quest advising and agency services are completely independent of one another.

REQUEST A CONSULTATION

If you believe your son or daughter would be a good fit for our advising program at Quest, please leave us an email with your information and we will schedule a call. 

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