Select Camps and Tryouts
14s & 15s April 28 – 30, 2017 Sylvania Tam O Shanter, Sylvania, OH
16s & 17s May 5 -7, 2017 Sylvania Tam O Shanter, Sylvania, OH
Player Qualification Guidelines
Each spring the MidAm District hosts a tryout to select the top players at the 15, 16, & 17 age levels to participate in the USA Hockey National Player Development Camps. As a district we are charged with sending the best players who are US Citizens (see USA Hockey Annual Guide page 123 for more details), reside in the MidAm District, and are registered with USA Hockey for the current season. Ohio high school players participating on OHSAA sanctioned teams are welcome to attend the tryouts, however, they must register with USA Hockey for the current playing season to do so.
Additionally, the district hosts a tryout and a camp within the district for players aged 14. This camp is modeled on the national player development camps available at the older age groups.
The national office requires that players tryout in the district in which they reside. Residency is established by their parent or guardian’s primary residence (the state in which they reside more than 50% of the calendar year). Players attending prep schools located within the MidAm District should make arrangements to attend their home district tryouts. If a prep school player is unable to attend his home district tryouts, he should contact the player development camp contact person for his home district and request that his tryout be conducted during the MidAm tryouts. The player’s evaluation will be sent to his home district. In this situation, affected players will be trying out for their home district and NOT for the MidAm District.
Tryout Registration Process
On or about January 31st the vice president for each state in the MidAm District will e-mail a spreadsheet to local program heads; the local program head provides the requested information for the top players in his/her program at the 14 – 17 ages (birth years 2000 – 2003) and e-mails the completed spreadsheet back to the state VP. Nominations (spreadsheets) will be accepted until April 17th for all ages; the regular registration period ends April 21st for all ages.
Nominees will receive an e-mail with registration information from Rocky Mountain Register. Check your spam file for this e-mail if you believe you have not received it before contacting us. You must use the user name and password supplied by Rocky Mountain Register and pay via credit card online in order to complete the registration process.
Cost of the tryouts is $90.00.
Refund Policy: Fees will be refunded in the event of illness, family emergencies or injuries less a $15.00 processing fee. This fee covers the costs of credit card fees, registration fees and administrative costs.
Late Registration Policy: After the close of registration, players will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There will be a $10.00 late registration fee. However, there will be no registrations accepted 72 hours prior to the tryout day.
Players attending the tryout will receive an e-mail from the MidAm District Administrator approximately one week prior to the tryout; in this e-mail will be your assigned jersey color and first ice time. Due to the high number of players it is not possible to honor requests to match players for car pooling convenience. If car pooling, assume you will be on different teams and plan accordingly.
Tryouts and Camps Information Overview
Players attending the tryouts will be evaluated by a staff of high school, midget, junior and/or college coaches. Players at the 14 and 15 ages will be seeking one of approximately 68 spots (60 skaters and 8 goaltenders) at either the 15 Camp at Kent State (June 11 – 15, 2017) or at the 14 Camp at Sylvania (June 18 – 22, 2017).
Select 14 Camp Overview
Select 15 Camp Overview
At the 16 and 17 age groups, players are trying out for allocated spots provided to the district by the national office. Once the 2017 allocations are known, they will be published here.
Mid Am Player (2016) Allocations to National Camps
Boys 15U: One (1) Goaltender, Nine (9) Forwards, Five (5) Defensemen
Boys 16U: One (1) Goaltender, Six (6) Forwards, Three (3) Defensemen
Boys 17U: One (1) Goaltender, Six (6) Forwards, Three (3) Defensemen
2017 National Development Dates and Locations
Note that the cost of the National Player Development Camps are approximately $150.00 per player. The player is responsible for the cost of transportation to get to the camp and personal spending money.