Russ Sherman – Founder DITR Hockey
Russ Sherman has an MBA in Business from Suffolk University and years of statistical experience. He like any hockey parent has been around the rinks for years, seeing players rise and fall in their reputation with the coaches. But like any hockey parent, he had seen the good and the bad of hockey and seen many kids that have had success that did not get recognized by the “hockey illuminary” and wondered why.
Of course, pedigree, athletic anomalies, coaches and high-profile teams all play a big role.
But three things drove Russ to look further: two books “Money Ball” and “Outliers” and the struggles of his son not having the same success he had before High School into Prep School.
So over the past five years, Russ has worked on various formulas to perfect these rankings and lists. We take the available statistics and constantly work to enhance further those resources. We have developed the formula(s) to compare players production across the board.
#DITRHockey tries to help #DITRyPlayers get on the radar
We use completely unbiased statistical information from Hockey HS, Prep, Club & Juniors & weigh the birth years, class and team strength to measure a players production accurately.
Does this always put the best players at the top of the lists, no, but it does identify #DITRyPlayers (Diamond In The Rough) Players that produce, regardless of hockey pedigree, team affiliation, pretty skating & perceived athletic prowess. The players that coaches NEED on their rosters to put out a well balanced productive team.
We developed #DITRSkills based upon our learning, hockey analytics and years of skills development from the best coaches in the trade.
Success breeds success. Fundamentals, hard work, and building self-confidence
Through call outs of players that deserve attention (#DITRyLists) to innovative training (#DITRSkills), we try to get players in positions of success.