Rag & & Rag Bone Black Leather Sandals 0f247a

Rag & & Rag Bone Black Leather Sandals 0f247a

Thanks for reading.

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access.

Rag & & Rag Bone Black Leather Sandals 0f247a.

Sorry, your subscription does not include this content.

Please call 866-735-5631 to upgrade your subscription.

You are the owner of this article.
Share this  ›

Rag & & Rag Bone Black Leather Sandals 0f247a


Coulee Region Chill’s Jackson Decker skates during practice on Thursday at Green Island Ice Arena. Decker does double duty, playing for the Chill while also attending Holmen High School.

  • Rory O’Driscoll, La Crosse Tribune

Holmen High School student Jackson Decker (center, gray hat) watches a basketball game with friends.

  • Rory O’Driscoll, La Crosse Tribune

Coulee Region Chill’s Jackson Decker skates during a recent practice at Green Island Ice Arena.

  • Rory O’Driscoll, La Crosse Tribune

Jackson Decker’s typical day isn’t unlike that of most high-school seniors.

Out of bed by 7:30 a.m. Check.

School by 8. Check.

Lunch around noon. Check.

Tom Ford Black Ankle Strap Sandals,By 5, he’s home for dinner. By 7, he’s elbow deep in homework. By 10 — or 11, depending on how many video games are played — he’s in bed. Sounds pretty standard, doesn’t it?

But the middle of the day — that noon-to-5 slot — is what makes Decker different than most kids his age.

Decker is a defenseman for the Coulee Region Chill, which, as a high-school-aged player, demands a special kind of commitment. Playing junior hockey is essentially a full-time job, but when you add regular schoolwork to the equation, it becomes even more complex.Marni Grey New In Box Leather Strappy Sandals,

But that’s what he — and all junior-hockey players his age — sign up for. They know it isn’t easy.

Diane von Furstenberg * Volos Coral Sandals,sMy coach last year was a big advocate of junior hockey and pushing kids on to the next level,” Decker said. “He reached out to a couple coaches last year for me, not just in the NAHL but in different leagues, too.

“I didn’t think it was that hard of a decision. I definitely had to go over everything with my coach and my family and all of that, and then working things out with my high school before I fully committed to it, but this is something I want to do.”

Despite his choice, Decker is a regular 17-year-old in almost every other way.

Burberry Nova Check Buckle Espadrilles Strap Wedge Sandals,“I would say after practice, he’s home by 5 and he’s a normal high-school kid,” said Andy Palmer, one of Decker’s billet (host family) parents. “He’s got homework he has to do. He hangs out with classmates; we have a high school kid of our own, and they get along really well. They play their NBA 2K games and set up tournaments and stuff like that.

“He’s just a normal kid once he’s away from the ice. He has the same responsibilities as any high schooler.”

It’s not uncommon.

Including Decker, the Chill have three high-school-aged skaters in their squad. They had four before 16-year-old Todd Scott was elevated to the USHL. As for the rest of the league, all but one team has at least one player — as of today — under the age of 18. Of those 23 teams, 15 have at least three.

Furthermore, of the 23 active members of Coulee Region’s roster, 15 played at least one season of junior hockey before receiving their high-school diplomas. Nine played two or more.

It’s part of the gig. Simultaneous pursuit of athletic and academic goals is a regular practice in junior hockey, one that all players — including those who have already graduated from high school — gladly welcome. They understand the challenges of the journey.

If anything, it forces kids to mature at a much quicker rate.

“The biggest thing, for me personally, is it matured me,” said A.J. Degenhart, former Chill coach, who played two seasons with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers before joining the University of Wisconsin.

“Those couple years of being, not necessarily on your own because you have a billet family, but being on your own away from your support group and not having them right there to bail you out all the time, I think it makes you grow up in a hurry. I can say for myself, with the coaches I had, they taught me a lot of life lessons in the couple years I was there. That stuff is invaluable, so when a kid does move on, we always say, we want a player to come in a boy and leave as a man.”Giuseppe Zanotti Black Style #i10126 Sandals,

High-school experience

Keen Beet Red Rosy Pink Leather Gladiator New Sandals,Tory Burch Natural Blush 18168815 Sandals,Burberry Beige Red Nova Check Coated Canvas Sandals,Tory Burch Black Violet Thong SandalsJimmy Choo Tobacco Kesia Suede Strappy Flat Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti Green Design Women's Beaded Open Toe High Heels Sandals,Pour La Victoire Blue Leather Sz: M Cork Wedge Heels / Sandals,Vans Blue Disney Pixar Toy Story Woody Sneakers Sneakers,Jimmy Choo Blue and White Slide SandalsBetsey Johnson Multicolor Bow Braided Printed Strappy Heels M Sandals,Stuart Weitzman Black Silk Strappy with Crystal Detail Euro 36 SandalsBurberry Cream Reason Flat Ivory 36/ Sandals,Hermès White Leather & H Logo Flat SandalsGiuseppe Zanotti Jewel Embellished High Heels Sandals,Jimmy Choo Metallic Leather Trimmed Lam?¨ Fabric Emily Cross Strap SandalsMercedes Castillo Black Delphia Slide Sandals,Saint Laurent White S06 Star Sneakers SneakersDiane von Furstenberg Black Dvf Kinder Ankle Strap Glitter Sandals,SCHUTZ Black New Suede Open Toe Sandals,Jimmy Choo Nude Multi-strap Suede Sandals,Christian Louboutin Canelle/Bronze New Galeria 100 Embellished 8 SandalsAquazzura Beige Belmont 85 Criss-cross Sandals,Tory Burch Vintage Vachetta Miller Sandals,Tory Burch Red Mini Miller Jelly Thong Sandals,Tory Burch Gold Moore Metallic Thong Sandals,Cole Haan Gold Anica Flat Slide Sandals,Rebecca Minkoff Black Shay Studded Sandals,Marc by Marc Jacobs Suede Dusty Rose Pink Sneakers Sneakers,Christian Louboutin Pink Framboise Sling Back Open Toe Pumps Sandals,Christian Louboutin Tan/Brown Leopard Tan/Brown 37/7 Sandals,

A senior, Decker prefers an in-class educational experience. That’s why he attends Holmen High School.

But not all junior players are like Decker. Depending on personal preference or individual goals, a player may opt for alternative schooling options.

“It’s really up to them and their parents,” said Shelly LaPlount, Coulee Region’s director of housing, who acknowledged the possibility of players taking online courses.

“If they ask my opinion, I will give it. These kids have to grow up so fast, and they make so many sacrifices. I encourage them to still attend a physical school, just so they have a little bit of their childhood, of their senior year; so they can follow a football team, or go to a prom, or get all those experiences.

“These kids give up so much.”


rag & bone's 'Brie' sandals are handmade from smooth black leather . Designed with chunky straps, they're minimally detailed with an O-ring and stud fastenings at the straps.
Open toe - Crisscross strap vamp - Adjustable buckle strap closure - Lightly padded footbed - Stacked heel - Approx. 0.5" heel These sandals are showroom samples that were New on the runway. They are 7's, but I'm an 8 and I can fit into them.

But it’s worth it for most.

Still, some kids opt to add an in-school experience to their already-altered lifestyle; to provide an element of normalcy.

Joie Black Carmel Fringe Slip-on Sandals,

That option works best for Decker. And for Marshal Plunkett and Kevin Bryant, both of whom attend their respective hometown schools of West Salem and Central as senior students.

“One of the things we try to make all of our students understand; we want them to get involved, go to events, participate,” Holmen principal Bob Baer said. “High school is only four years long, and once you leave here, things change a little bit. So we really promote that, both with the Chill players and with our non-Chill players.

“And I’ve seen our Chill players at events in the past. They do get involved.”

But in-school arrangements aren’t for every junior-hockey player. For others, online classes are a better fit.

“It depends a lot on the kid, because everyone’s different,” LaPlount said.

Such was the case for Todd Scott.

Upon his arrival to Coulee Region, Scott was — and still is — a high-school junior, though he’s been playing some form of junior hockey since his freshman year. He played in two different locations before joining the Chill, and now, he’s in Sioux City backing up former Coulee Region goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks in the USHL.Dolce Vita Melon "Banks" Reptile Embossed Leather T-strap Sandals,

Since October, Scott has played for three different junior teams, on three different levels, in three different cities. And his junior career is still very much in its infancy.

Fendi Black Studded & Cut Out Leather Heels Sandals,Ralph Lauren Tan Collection; Purple Label Dacey Sandals,ALDO White Tan Leather Heeled SandalsTory Burch Black and Gray Logo Latice Combo Thandie Flip Flop Sandals,Alice + Olivia Brown Paula Suede Fringe Gladiator Sandals,Burberry Black Leather Flip Flop Check and 37/7 SandalsPrada White Women’s Rubber Pool Slides Sandals,adidas White Stan Smith On Sneakers,Christian Louboutin Indian Rose Cross Blake 100 Patent Leather Cross Strap Heels Pumps 37.5 Sandals,Bella Marie Black By Anna Cavaly-10 Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather Buckled Strappy Sandals,Steve Madden Leopard Print Sanbel Calf Hair Ankle Strap Sandals,Jack Rogers Hot Pink Larissa Sandals,Birkenstock Brown Metallic 'gizeh' Birko-flor(Tm) Thong 40 Sandals,Tory Burch Navy Blue Mini Miller Flat Thong Snake Leather Sandals,Isabel Marant Black Circus Maximus Sandals,Tory Burch White with Navy Ruffle Sport Sneaker SneakersDiane von Furstenberg Gold Dvf Rae Mesh High Heels Sandals,Audrey Brooke Brown Cleo Platform SandalsSaint Laurent Gold Tribute Metallic Snake Platform SandalsMarciano Brown Sybil Leather Open Toe Platform Sandals,Free People Peacock Blue Matte Aztec Design 8.5-9 Sandals,Jack Rogers White Palm Beach Sandals,Tory Burch Gold Violet Thong Metallic Crystals Logo Leather Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti Pink Shirley Pop Sequins Logo Slide SandalsPuma Blue Suede Classic Badge Sneakers Sneakers,Saint Laurent Black Tribute Ysl Yves Silver Euro 38 / Sandals,BCBGMAXAZRIA Black Christina Strappy Open Eur 37.5 Sandals,Saint Laurent Bronze Tribute Yves Heels SandalsJimmy Choo Nude Pacific 120 Sandals,

For him, online classes work best because he takes them wherever he goes, which could be anywhere.

Tory Burch Pewter Stripe Navy and White Miller 2- Print Sandals,“The more you transfer, the more that may not transfer,” LaPlount said of moving credits from one high school to the next. “And so you don’t want to come up short. Todd still has time in his situation because he’s still just a junior. But as a senior, you don’t have time to make up. So if you’re going to miss a credit and it’s going to cause you to not graduate, that’s a big deal.”

Brunello Cucinelli Brown Womens Leather Feathered Strap Sandals,
Tory Burch Rose Gold Violet Sandals,

Education is paramount to the junior-hockey experience. If a player falls behind on his studies, it reflects on his playing time.

Prada Blue Ladies Suede Platform Espadrille 9.5b Sandals,And that’s by design. There’s a reason why 92.1 percent of NCAA men’s hockey players graduate with degrees, more than any other NCAA sport. Junior hockey determines who can handle college-level responsibilities, and who can’t.

“School comes first,” LaPlount said. “Whether you’re on the bench that Friday night or Saturday night, that means more than anything to these kids. Once the coach gets involved, things change quickly, if need be. But thankfully, we haven’t had an issue on the Chill team at all.”Maison Margiela Gold Leather Wooden Wedges Sandals,

Life after graduation

All but three of Coulee Region’s current players already have their high school diplomas.

Well done, guys. Now what?

There’s more than one answer to that question for a junior-hockey player.

Getting a high-school diploma doesn’t always mean a player is finished with school. Some junior players elect to take an online class or two, particularly if their grade-point average needs improving. Others take classes just to stay sharp.Sam Edelman Nude Leather Yaro Sandals,

It’s optional, but encouraged.

Kendall + Kylie Black Deanna Suede Leather Strappy Ankle Peep Toe Sandals,“Some of the players do want to keep their minds going, because to take two years off of school and then jump in as a college freshman; when you haven’t done any studying or reading for two years, it’s tough to jump back in,” LaPlount said. “So some like to take a course just to keep things fresh.”

But additional schooling isn’t for everyone.

Others stay engaged as members of the local workforce, as some guys — including a handful of Chill players — land part-time jobs on the side. That isn’t always the case, as the ever-changing nature of junior hockey makes it difficult for companies to hire junior players. But the right connections can yield suitable arrangements, as they have for several Coulee Region skaters over the last five years.Joie Gunmetal Silver Leather Laser Cut Gladiator Stg-2004 Sandals,

Beyond that, the Chill are also required to maintain an active presence in the community. That includes all manner of things; from reading in local elementary-school classrooms, to ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.Tod's Golden Yellow Women's Suede Strappy Flats 38 Sandals,

It’s part of the gig.

Tory Burch Miller Roccia Python Print Sandals,No matter what they do in their spare time — whether it’s attending high-school classes, working a shift at Burrachos or volunteering time at a local charity — the Chill are expected to be active, engaging members to the local community.

Most of them may be teenagers, but they’re expected to be role models.

Dior Black Marina White Pink Beach Flip Flops A226 Sandals,“We get a pretty good feel for things in the first month, whether this is a student we need to keep an eye on, or whether this is someone who is or is not showing up for work and being a good citizen for the community,” said Chill coach Ryan Egan, who is midway through his first season with Coulee Region.

“That’s one thing about this level. Expectations are high. There are more than 1,000 players that would want to replace any player on this roster. Is it tougher to replace talent sometimes? Sure, but being a good person is first and foremost. And if you’re not a good person, we’re not going to keep you here. … The players know that they’re expendable at this level, so there’s always that hanging over their head, but I think we instill in them that it’s good to be a part of the community.”Rachel Zoe Black Leather Braided Detail Slip On Sneakers Sneakers,

Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Three Strap Platform Heel Store Display Sandals,

Post a comment as


Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion.

(1) comment

Kurtis Body

Do they use sites like https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOuJBN9OulDbk1Dp9cf-1XQ for their studies? Because I have some doubts

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thanks for reading. Subscribe or log in to continue.