Charles by Charles David Pink Retro Ankle Platforms Strap Sandals 604 Roseg Platforms Ankle d9bef3

Charles by Charles David Pink Retro Ankle Platforms Strap Sandals 604 Roseg Platforms Ankle d9bef3

Thanks for reading.

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access.

Charles by Charles David Pink Retro Ankle Platforms Strap Sandals 604 Roseg Platforms Ankle d9bef3.

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  ›

Charles by Charles David Pink Retro Ankle Platforms Strap Sandals 604 Roseg Platforms Ankle d9bef3


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.

Tory Burch Black Patent Logo Wedges,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.Lucky Brand Blue Marinah Open Toe Canvas Sandal Wedges,

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

Emilio Pucci Multicolor Colorfull Wood Sandals Clogs Platform 39 Wedges,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.

Tory Burch Black New Dixon Wedges,“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.”Manolo Blahnik Metallic Orange Formal Shoes,

High-school experience

Badgley Mischka Blush 'gene' Crystal Back Ankle Strap Pump (Women) Platforms,Christian Louboutin Black Stilettos with Studs Platforms,Christian Louboutin Nude Highness Pump Platforms,Tory Burch Almond Milan Logo Wedge Ankle Heel Calf Boots/Booties,Steve Madden Tan with Black Strap Wedges,Easy Street Beige Tuscany Cork Wedge Thong Sandals Cream Display Platforms,Christian Louboutin Silver Leather 'discolilou 140' Sandals Ring Platforms,Prada Blue Cutout T Strap PlatformsAnn Taylor Cream Snakeskin Formal Shoes,Christian Lacroix Cream and Beige Formal Shoes,Isabel Marant Black and Natural Canvas Wood Sandals Wedges,Christian Louboutin Havane (Light Brown) Aborina 150 Suede Twist Heels Pumps 39.5 Platforms,Cato Dark Brown Women's Braided Strap Espadrilles Wedges,Giuseppe Zanotti Black Suede Pump PlatformsChristian Louboutin Black Very Pli Satin Leather Pump Peep 39 Platforms,Fendi Black New Women Suede Bow Embellished Pumps PlatformsSaint Laurent Poudre Nude Patent Tribute Classic 75 Heel) Platforms,ALDO Dark Brown Floralda Formal Shoes,Fendi Blue Tulle Suede Ankle Wrap Wedge Espadrille Sandals Platforms,Prada Black Criss Cross Patent Cork Sandals 36.5 WedgesStubbs & Wootton Blue Greta Medici Wedges,Steve Madden Multi Color Rhinestoned Stilettos PlatformsGiuseppe Zanotti Black Mistico 105 Sand Camoscio In Nero Formal Shoes,Salvatore Ferragamo Gun Grey Peep Toe Heels PlatformsBarneys New York Off White Alice Wedges,Fendi Blue with Black Straps Sexy Suede Platforms,Pour La Victoire Dark Green Suede Wedges,Giuseppe Zanotti Black / Beige / Red Sling Peep Toe Pump Platforms,Miu Miu Blue Wedge Sandals Platforms,Seychelles Silver/Silver Metallic Leather Majestic Formal Shoes,

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.”


Charles by Charles David Retro Platform Ankle Strap Sandals 604, Rosegold, 7.5 US

Brand: Charles by Charles David
Color: Rosegold
Material: Synthetic
Heel Height: 5 inch
Size: 7.5 M US

Condition: shoe - shoe. Color coming off of left heel.The images shown are of the actual shoes for sale.
Our DISPLAY shoes were once floor sample models and thus have been tried on in the store. These shoes show signs of light wear such as but not limited to scuffs or light marks in the material, and may have pricing stickers or sticker residue. The original shoe box may or may not be included. The images shown are of the actual shoes for sale.

Shipping: Orders are shipped within 1 business day of purchase


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.

Steve Madden P Jodie Formal Shoes,

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.Miu Miu Pink Snakeskin Open-toe Pumps Platforms,

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.

Via Spiga Cappuccino New Suede Robin Platform WedgesBlack Shiny Silver Screw Studs Leather Sandals New WedgesStuart Weitzman Brown All Leather Platform Wedges,East 5th Essentials White Sandles Wedges,Ann Marino Black Floral Formal Shoes,Miu Miu Black Suede Curve Metal Heels Platforms,Christian Louboutin Nude N*prive 120 Patent Calf Platforms,Alice + Olivia Light Pink and White 935093 PlatformsPrada Nero Crisscross Mule Espadrille Platforms,Black Ambir Casual Pumps W Wedges,Valentino Rockestud Espadrille Blue Denim (152864) Wedges,Jimmy Choo Nude Beige Papina Patent Leather Cork Wedges,Aruna Seth Ivory/ Platinum Satin Kimberly Wedges,Manolo Blahnik Black D'orsay Sandal Formal Shoes,Christian Louboutin Beloved Patent Leather “beloved” Pumps Formal ShoesMiu Miu Black Suede & Glitter Platforms,Christian Louboutin Grey Python Daffodile Pumps Platforms,Prada Brown Red Patent Trim Canvas Wedges Platforms,Burberry Black with Orange/Yellow Beads Verulam 130 Sandal Platforms,Tory Burch Black Suzy Cork Platform Thong Sandals Wedges,Tory Burch Chocolate Peep Toe Woven Espadrilles M Wedges,Christian Louboutin Leopard Melisa 70 Pony Hair 50s Heels Pumps WedgesBCBGeneration Black and Taupe Nigella Wedges,Black Liberty Slip Resistant Walking Orthopedic Formal Shoes,Christian Louboutin Beige Jane Vedome 120 Platform Texture Stiletto Formal Shoes,Saint Laurent Black Patent Leather Bow Slingback Platforms,Christian Louboutin Black Karina 150 Platforms,Cole Haan Brown Tan Sandals Platforms,Saint Laurent Candy Red Tribtoo High PlatformsTory Burch Black Melinda 85mm Hand Painted Leather Wedges,

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

Christian Louboutin Blue Lady Peep Patent Calf Platforms,“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.”

Badgley Mischka Silver New-in-box Metallic Wedge Sandals M Platforms,
Salvatore Ferragamo Nutmeg Gris Colorblock Suede & Leather Sandals Wedges,

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

Mila Paoli Silver with Clear Stones Jeweled Sandals New Sandals True To Wedges,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.”Calleen Cordero Brown Sandal Clog Wood Wedges,

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.Prada Tan Cork Platform Sandals Wedges,

It’s optional, but encouraged.

FLY London Black Yogo In Women's 39 (Us 8-8.5) Wedges,“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.Christian Louboutin White Yoyo 85 Formal Shoes,

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.Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Peep-toe Platforms,

It’s part of the gig.

Christian Louboutin Black Misfit 150 Suede Euro Platforms,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.

Christian Louboutin Bronze/Brown Barcelona Wedged Platforms,“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.”Jeffrey Campbell Blac Lita Boots Platforms,

Lilly Pulitzer Natural Resort Chic Critter Wedges,

Post a comment as


Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion.

(1) comment

Kurtis Body

Do they use sites like 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.