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Development Camps Information

2024 USA Hockey-Biosteel Boys & Girls Player Development Camps

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter
7060 W Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, OH 43560

Tryout Process & Eligibility


The purpose of the tryouts is for each USA Hockey District to identify and advance their players to a National Development Camp.  These are not tryouts for the National Team Development Program based in Plymouth, MI.

MidAm Tryouts are conducted each spring allowing players the opportunity to demonstrate their skills before evaluators from around the district and the country.  We are fortunate to have evaluators who volunteer their time to assess and compare skaters, and to advance the players they believe have the requisite skill set to be successful at the National Player Development  Camp for their respective age group.  Players are evaluated in both skills sessions and  games; and are scored each session independently by each evaluator. Those scores are tabulated to provide a ranking which is used to determine which candidates will advance to the all-star game, if applicable, or to the other various tryouts conducted by both USA Hockey and the MidAm District.


Players must be citizens of the United States in order to participate.

There are no make up tryouts.  If a player cannot attend for all assigned sessions, he will be evaluated on his body of work for the sessions he was present.

Since USA Hockey requires each District to send only players who reside in a respective district, each district utilizes eligibility rules to determine who qualifies as a resident.

A player living with his parents or permanent legal guardian and whose address is within the MidAm District is an eligible player. 

A player who lives in the district with a billet family or is at a boarding school and whose parent has an address outside of the MidAm District IS NOT eligible to try out for the MidAm District.  For example, if a player is recruited from outside the district to play on a team inside the MidAm District, his tryout is to be directed back to the home district where his parents reside.


If a player from outside the MidAm District has a hardship which prohibits him/her from returning to their home district for tryouts, the process for trying out is as follows:

1. The player must contact the person in his/her home district to notify them that they cannot attend.

2. The player must be granted permission by his/her home district to have the tryout conducted outside of the district of residence and have the results communicated back to the home district.

3. The player is trying out for his/her home district and not for a spot allocated to the MidAm District.


If a player cannot attend the tryout, we will process a refund less $15.00 for the processing costs of the credit card transactions and software fees.