You've spent years practicing ice hockey and competing for your high school. Now is the time to ensure all that work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them pay for their college degree. For most, it can mean the difference between getting a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many women's ice hockey scholarships available to student athletes you need to know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in contact with them. In some cases, joining a network of student ice hockey athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help considerably. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and getting a women's ice hockey scholarship.

Women's Ice Hockey Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Ice Hockey
Average Number of Athletes 23
Total Number of Athletes 1,929
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $4,876
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $110,867
Total Full Time Head Coaches 14
Total Part Time Head Coaches 12
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 33
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 63
Average Total Revenue $427,450
Average Total Expenses $504,191

Use the women's ice hockey athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you approximately how many female athletes are on women's ice hockey teams across the country, which can help you see how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for getting on a college ice hockey team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to just how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a women's ice hockey team for things which might be needed including uniforms and equipment. The amount a university invests in you as a player will help figure out how valuable they feel you're to the ice hockey team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a college to run the day-to-day operations that keep a ice hockey program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's ice hockey programs, facilities and training personnel at colleges across the nation. The more colleges commit the greater quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to assisting you sharpen your abilities and help you remain track educationally and athletically so you can keep your ice hockey scholarship every year. The more women's ice hockey coaches there are, the greater your chances are to get one-on-one training and attention that can help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges may make off their women's ice hockey programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's ice hockey programs tend to be profitable and popular colleges will invest more in their current programs and other colleges will establish a new ice hockey teams to get in on the action. More ice hockey teams usually means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and growing women's ice hockey teams? Are colleges actively recruiting women's ice hockey players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will provide you with a good idea of how much colleges around the nation are investing in women's ice hockey programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not ice hockey scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you are aware of the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Choose a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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