Tryouts for National and Multi District Camps for Summer 2018 will be held April 20-22, 2018 at the RDV Den in Maitland, FL (North Orlando).
Girls born in Birth Years 2001,2002 and 2003 (considered 15,16 and 17 year olds for 2018 Camps) are eligible to tryout for the National Camps.
Girls born in 2004 are eligible to tryout for the 14 year old Multi-District Camp or an Eastern Select camp.
Girls born in 2005,2006 and 2007 (11,12,13 year olds) may not attend tryouts but may be nominated to attend the multi-district camp. The girl’s coach should write a recommendation and send to Jane Solverson firstname.lastname@example.org and myself email@example.com. Girls should be skilled for their age group, very motivated to improve and mature enough to handle an away camp.
Detailed information about the tryouts, selection process, camp locations, etc., can be found in the Guides below.
There are also Goalie Specific opportunities: a National and a Multi-District Goalie Camp. Information is in the Southeast District Specific Guide below.
The following Girls Player Development Guides are a resource to help explain the Girls Player Development process and what is available to players at each birth year.
The structure of USA Hockey’s National Girls Player Development Camps allows for further development of our girls 18U player pool, support of our long-term development model and it allows for a 17% increase in the number of girls who have the opportunity to participate at the National level. Given the value that is placed on our National District Tryout process and its significance to district and national decisions about which players advance to USA Hockey National Camps, we have a responsibility to allow all district tryouts to take place before finalizing every allotment to our three national camps (Girls 18U Select Player Development Camp, Girls 18U Player Development Camp, and the Girls 15 Player Development Camp).
However, in order to streamline the communication surrounding selections, avoid confusion about the notification process, and provide families with as much advanced notice as possible for planning purposes, USA Hockey has implemented a National Notification Timeline. This approach will enable USA Hockey to notify the majority of players on targeted dates built into the district tryout calendar.
That being said, some players may not be notified until the last of the twelve district tryouts are complete. With the final tryout ending on June 16th and the first National Camp starting on June 24th, USA Hockey will attempt to confirm as many spots to our National Development Camps as early as possible within the National Notification Timeline (while simultaneously leaving space for any potential candidates in the final district tryouts).
We thank you in advance for your patience with this process. By using a National Notification Timeline, the advantages are two-fold:
We improve our ability to communicate transparently (and alleviate confusion among players and parents) and we can ensure we have properly placed all 462 players who earn the opportunity to advance to one of USA Hockey's three girls’ National Development Camps.
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