MidAm Tryout Selection Process at 2006 & 2007 Birth Years
Beginning with the 2023 MidAm Select Camp Tryout season we will be initiating changes for the 16 & 17 boys tryout groups. These changes are being made to create a better tryout experience for players being selected to advance directly to the USA Hockey National Player Development Camps.
On January 31 Tier I, Tier II and HS coaches in the MidAm District will nominate players from their team to be considered for the MidAm Select Camp who they feel are National caliber players.
On or about January 31 a subcommittee of Tier I coaches will conduct a conference call to review all players nominated and to finalize the invite list for the tryouts held in Sylvania, OH May 12 – 14, 2023. The subcommittee will make final nominations based on the following: information provided by their head coach or program director, regular season performance with their local team and performance in previous MidAm Select Camps. Invitations will be sent no later than February 5. Players who attended the previous year’s 15 & 16 National Player Development Camps will automatically be invited to participate.
The tryout will consist of up to six teams participating in three rounds of games, both small-area and full-ice, along with a goaltender evaluation session on Saturday afternoon. Following the games on Saturday afternoon, two teams of players (the number of players per team to be determined by the evaluators) will play in a final game on Sunday to select the players to represent the MidAm District at the USA Hockey National Player Development Camps.
Players will be notified by email 7 days or so prior to the start of the tryouts with their first ice time and team (jersey color) assignment. Note changes occur relative to players dropping out at the last minute due to injuries, etc. These changes result in reassignments being made in order to balance teams by position.
Team Assignments & schedule will be posted and updated on this website as well.
The tryout process will consist of three games being played (1 Friday & 2 Saturday). Following the games Saturday evening two All Star teams will be formed for a game played Sunday morning.
Players advancing to the National Camp will be chosen following the completion of the All Star game and their names will be posted on the website by Tuesday.
Information pertaining to the National Camps and process are strictly the responsibility of the National Office.