Riley and Herr and discuss early academic career choices and the need to be challenged academically as well as athletically. Herr made early choices based on academics and the sports choices followed that.
Herr talks about not being in a rush when he went through the different levels. For him it was about learning and improving and building on each previous year.
“Now, the kids need to be scoring right away,” Herr told Riley. “I was ready to go in college hockey but parents and kids need to know there is life after hockey.”
Here is segment one with Matt Herr.