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USAH Girls Central District Teams

Tryout Overview

USA Hockey and Central District Girls Player Development Overview

USA Hockey and its twelve districts provide player development opportunities for females at the affiliate, district, regional, and national level throughout the year.  For complete information visit USA Hockey Player Development. As always, I am available by email abradford@depere.k12.wi.us or by calling 920-676-8812 with any questions. 

 

OVERVIEW FOR TRYOUT WEEKEND

  • Rink Location – Arctic Ice 10700 160th St. Orland Park, IL 60467
  • Players check in 45 min prior to their first on ice session to receive jersey and socks– BE SURE YOU RECEIVE THE CORRECT JERSEY and keep the jersey the entire weekend. Notify tryout director or assistant director of any absences immediately.
  • Follow the schedule and locker room assignments posted at the rink.  You may not leave any equipment in locker room between games.  Exit locker room immediately following the conclusion of your on ice session.
  • Players are evaluated at their designated position.  Any requests for changes must be approved by Andy Bradford.  Bench assistants will manage lines, ice time and the bench during games.
  • Evaluations are conducted by USA Hockey staff, Professional, Division I, III, and ACHA college coaches.
  • Criteria for evaluations: Skating, Shooting, Stick Skills, Compete, Play Without the Puck, Hockey IQ.
  • A certified ATC trainer will be on site all weekend.  If your daughter sustains an injury, please report to the trainer. Any suspected concussion must be reported to trainer.  Return to play decision is made by trainer and Tryout Director.
  • All Star Selections for 2008’s and 2009’s will be posted following the FINAL game on Sunday. Skaters will need to check in to receive a new jersey prior to the all star game.

Camp

Forward

Defenseman

Goalies

Notification Date

USAH 18U National Select Camp

At Large

At Large

At Large

May 

USAH Select 17 Camp (07’s)

TBD

TBD

At Large

May 

USAH Select 16 Camp (08’s)

TBD

TBD

At Large

May 

USAH Select 15 Camp (09’s)

TBD

TBD

1 (Additional At Large

May 

Central District  (07’s)

12

6

2

April 22

Central District  (08’s)

12

6

2

April 22

Central District  (09’s)

27

18

6

April 22

Central District  (10’s)

27

18

6

April 22

 

  • See notification timeline – DUE TO THE SCALE OF THE CAMP, NO INDIVIDUAL EVALUTIONS OR FEEDBACK WILL BE PROVIDED.  Please do not ask, “Why did my daughter not make it?”

Notification Timeline

  • April 22, 2024 – Invitations made for Central District Development Camp, Including Alternates
  • April 30, 2024 – $400 Deposit for Central District Player Development Camp Due
  • May 23, 2024– USA Hockey National Notifications begin
  • May 30, 2024 $300 Balance for Central District Camp Due

Good Luck to All Players! 

Andy Bradford-USA Hockey Central District Girls Section Representative

 

Girls National Player Development Camps

USA Hockey hosts three National Player Development Camps for girls ages 15, 16 and 17 (2007, 2008, 2009 birth years), along with a National Select Camp. The week-long experience at any of the camps exposes participants to various ‘best practices’ and training strategies so players can return home with the tools to develop their skills over the course of that season (and seasons to come).  Cost to attend these camps is $325 and includes room, board, on and off ice training, jerseys and socks, and camp shirt.  Notification timeline begins in May, 2024. You can find complete details on National Camps https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2429266-girls-player-development-program

In addition to being evaluated for the USA Hockey National Development and Select Camps, all players are also being considered for an invitation to the Central District Player Development Camp, June 16-20, 2024 in Green Bay, WI.  The player cost to attend this 4 night, 5 day camp is $700, which includes lodging (double occupancy-REQUIRED) at Tundra Lodge), transportation between lodging and rink, meals, ice, off ice training, classroom, team jersey and socks, and camp shirt.  USA Hockey and state affiliates help support this camp to keep cost reasonable.  See the website under Girls Camp for more information.

April 22, 2024 – All invitations will be will be communicated via sportsengine.  Registration and deposit of $400 will need to be made by 10:00 PM on April 30, 2024. If you do not register by this time, your skater’s spot for the camp will be forfeited and an alternate will be contacted.  If payment is an issue, contact Andy Bradford.  Demand for this camp is very high, do not delay when registering.  If you plan to decline your spot, please let Andy Bradford know right away so a replacement can be named.  A full list of participants will be posted by May 30, 2024. 

Central District Camp Notes:

Central District Player Development Staff consists of Division I and Division III College Coaches – Current college aged players serve as assistants/counselors.  Professional off ice strength and conditioning, mental skills, nutrition, and athletic training provide ADM Train to Train and Learn to Compete focus.  Special guest speakers and USA Hockey staff have also previously participated.

Camp format is based off of National Player Development Camp.  On ice sessions are skill based and utilize USA Hockey ADM Principles.  A combination of individual and team skills and concepts is utilized, along with camp scrimmages and a competitive tournament throughout the week. 

High quality training facilities for the camp at the Cornerstone Community Center provide ample locker room space and an excellent off ice training facility.  A full service Pro Shop is on site for skate sharpening and other needs.  Lodging (double occupancy) and meals are provided at the Tundra Lodge. 

Sunday, June 16 check in beginning at 1:00 PM – Camp Concludes Thursday, June 20 early evening.  All participants are expected to attend camp for the Entire Week.  Do not accept your camp invitation if you are not able to commit to the full week of camp.  Late Check in must be communicated and approved prior to camp.  National Camp selections are strongly encouraged, but not required to attend Central District Camp.

 

Team Assignments

TEAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Teams posted April 9, 2024

Tryout Notes:

  • Check in will begin 45 min before the first on ice session. Check in locations are as follows
    • Main Lobby - see signs
  • All players are expected to participate in all on ice sessions - any exceptions must be approved by a tryout director
  • Registration is position specific - i.e. if you register your skater as a FORWARD, she will participate in the tryout and be evaluated as a FORWARD
  • Locker room assignments are posted online and at the rink entrances. All players must take their gear between ice sessions and overnight. Locker rooms will be monitored by tryout directors, PLEASE KEEP LOCKER ROOMS CLEAN!
  • Specific feedback will NOT be provided following tryouts. Do not ask, "Why wasn't my daughter selected?" 
  • Evaluators are NOT provided player names.
  • Invitations will be sent via sportsengine on April 22, 2024. Deposit must be made by April 30, 2024 to secure a spot at the USAH Girls Central District Camp in June.
  • Players that are selected for any of the National Camps are NOT required but are strongly encouraged to attend Central District Camp