All seniors are welcome to
fill out and send in their application for the Lou Manzione High School
Scholarship! One award will be given to a student representing the state
of New Jersey while a second award will be given to a student representing
Pennsylvania/Delaware. Each award will be in the amount of $1,000.00.
Deadline for the applications will be Thursday, May 30. Awards will be
handed out at the Atlantic District Annual Meeting that will be held on
Saturday, June 22.
For more information on our
scholarship and to print out the application, please go to the top of this page
and click on "scholarship".
Atlantic District Quebec Team Tryouts
program is a prerequisite to the DISTRICT QUEBEC TEAMS. For the
12’s we will host an OPEN TRYOUT at the Flyers Skate Zone (Voorhees), on June 1&
2. From the tryout, we will select 60-76 players to participate in two
development camps during July and August. Following the final camp, we will
select the forty* players who will make-up the NJ Devils & Philadelphia Flyers
Quebec Teams. All players who are interested in going to Quebec must
participate in the AAHA Development camps.
click here for a brochure with all of
the information for you for the Quebec program if you make the teams after the
not be taking pre-registration for the tryouts. Because we will be sending
two teams to Quebec (The Philadelphia Flyers and the NJ Devils), we will have
alot of players tryout. The easiest way of doing this is to break the
players down by their telephone area codes. All players who have an area
code of 215, 267, 484, 610, 835, 717, 570, 609, 856 and 302 will attend the
Flyers tryout times. Players who reside in New Jersey with all other area
codes (other than 609 and 856) and players who reside in New York but are
registered with an Atlantic District program will use the Devils tryout times.
There will be cuts after each tryout with all players merging together by the
end of the tryout sessions.
For the tryouts on Sunday, remaining players from Saturday's
tryouts will be told what group they will be placed into for Sunday's tryouts so
you know what time to return on Sunday. The top goalies, forwards and
defensemen chosen from the summer camp may be placed on either team regardless
of area they live in. Keep in mind – we are looking to choose the top players in
the District and then place them on teams.
Tryouts are $30 per session and need to
be paid on site by cash or check. Tryouts will be held on June 1 & 2 at
the Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ with the times listed below:
Effective for the 2013-14 playing season,
USA Hockey has a mandatory Bylaw (See USAH Annual Guide, p. 129 VIII. Games,
Exhibition Games, Invitational Tournaments and Sanctioned Events, par. A-2) that
reads "all games and scrimmages at the 8U age level shall be played either
cross-ice or half-ice, or on a surface that is equal to or less than the
dimensions of cross-ice or half-ice. Each Affiliate (District) shall enact
applicable rules and regulations to address the governance, implementation and
transition for this rule to become effective within the Affiliate......".
The Atlantic District/Affiliate's approved
format to be used within our District/Affiliate beginning with the 2013-14
season for all 8U and 6U teams is available by
We are asking all clubs and coaches to begin using this format for the
purpose of consistency through out our area.
Atlantic District Annual
The Atlantic District will be holding our
annual meeting on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 9:00 AM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike in Jamesburg, NJ. Anyone who would like
to submit bylaw changes/proposals, need to do so by May 1, 2013 to be placed on
the agenda for the annual meeting. Please send all changes/proposals to
Tryout Dates For Upcoming
ARTICLE XII - TRYOUTS
106. No youth team
may hold tryouts for the upcoming season prior to 48 hours after the USA Hockey
National Championships end.
dates amended as follows for Tier I and Tier II for the 2013- 14 season are:
18U, 16U, 14U,
Designated Tier I
April 9, 2013 after 5:00 PM
18U, 16U, 14U,
12U, 10U, 8U* Designated Tier II
April 16, 2013 after 5:00 PM
Girls All Levels
Designated Tier I & II April 9, 2013 after 5:00 PM
non-tournament bound clubs/teams
April 23, 2013 after 5:00 PM
All tryouts must be
concluded for the above by
October 15, 2013
*All 8U teams are to
tryout no earlier than 5:00 PM April 16, 2013
107. No team (s),
organizations (s) or program (s) may hold tryouts, evaluations, training camps,
skills sessions, or any other program that has players who were not registered
with that team, organization or program the previous season, prior to 48 hours
after the end of USA Hockey's National Championships without being in violation
of this bylaw.
108. Team (s),
organization (s), or program (s) found in violation of these bylaws, may lose
their privilege of being eligible to compete at Districts and toward a national
championship for a period of up to three (3) years. Coaches found in violation
may be suspended up to five (5) years.
Tampering Policy for the 2012-13 Season
A committee was formed by Tom Koester, President of the Atlantic
District, to look into our existing Rules and Regulations on tampering.
This committee, after receiving alot of input from members of our district, has
determined that a change needed to be made.
Attached is the policy that
will remain in effect. According to the Atlantic District rules, the
President has the authority to make this a policy until a vote can be taken to
make it a permanent bylaw. This new policy will replace paragraph 107 of AAHA Rules and Regulations.
Level 4 Coaching Seminar
We will be holding our Level 4 USA Hockey
Coaching Seminar this year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Exit 8A of the NJ
turnpike, Jamesburg, NJ. The seminar will be held the weekend of August
23-25, 2013. Registration will begin shortly at
www.usahockey.com coaching seminars.
You must attend on Friday, August 23 from 6-10:00 PM, all day on Saturday,
August 24 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and on Sunday, August 25 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
in order to receive your accreditation.
Tier I and Tier II National
The Atlantic Affiliate of USA Hockey (AAHA) wants all registered teams in our
geographical area to have the opportunity to play for a Tier I or Tier II USA
Hockey National Championship. Beginning with the 2014-2015 season, teams will be
allowed more flexibility in deciding whether to compete at either the Tier I or
Tier II level.
To facilitate the AAHA Tier selection process, we are allowing teams who meet
the attached criteria, to apply for permission to hold tryouts on the specified
dates for either Tier I or Tier II. Completed application is due February 20,
Current member organizations of the AYHL, MAWHA, DVHL, and NJYHL are
grandfathered at their current Tier I or Tier II levels for 2013-2014. However,
if an independent team, DVHL, MAWHA, or NJYHL league member believes they have a
team that can compete at the Tier I level, they may submit an application to
move up to the Tier I level. Extreme caution should be taken by current DVHL,
MAWHA or NJYHL members in deciding whether to apply for a Tier I designation.
Once approved to move a team up to the Tier I level, a team will forfeit it's
membership in the DVHL, MAWHA or NJYHL. The granting of a Tier I designation by
the AAHA does not allow that team admission into the AYHL or MAWHA. Any
new team granted Tier I designation would become an independent team for the
2013-2014 season and will not be eligible to compete towards a USA Hockey
National Championship for the 2013-2014 season.
Current independent teams in the AAHA geographical area are encouraged to submit
an application by February 20, 2013. If they are approved, they may begin
tryouts on the appropriate Tier I or Tier II dates. If they are not approved
they may not start tryouts for the 2013-2014 season until the dates shown
for the “Independent Teams”.
2013-2014 season tryout dates are listed above.
FOR APPLICANTS REQUESTING TIER SELECTION FOR 2013-2014 SEASON TRYOUTS:
Minimum of four (4) age level teams below
requested level so as to prove you have an established feeder program. (Example
– If applying for 14U level you would have to have the following feeder teams,
6U-8U-10U-12U or similar combination, within your organization or working
relationship with another organization which has its primary home within same
B.No prospective Tier I or Tier
II team may add more than two players who were rostered on the same Tier I or
Tier II team the previous season. Those players that legitimately tryout with
their original organization and are subsequently cut will be considered exempt
from the two (2) player cap.
C.Requesting team must provide
evidence that organization is ADM compliant.
For a copy of the Atlantic
District application form...click
accordance with new Rules & Regulations from USA Hockey and the United States
Olympic Committee, we are required to allow all USA Hockey registered teams in
our geographical area the opportunity to play toward a Tier I or Tier II USA
Hockey National Championship beginning with the 2014-2015 season.
independent teams to start building their programs to be competitive for the
2014-2015 season, we are allowing them to apply for designated tryout status
beginning in April 2013. They will need to fill out the application form
above. We call your attention to the criteria which will need to be met. A
committee will review all applications. The applications are due by February
20, 2013 and team(s) will be advised of their status by March 2, 2013.
Tier II team that believes that they are able to play at the Tier I level also
has the opportunity to complete the attached information requesting designated
status for the Tier I level at the April 2013 tryouts. However, please read the
attached carefully as it will mean forfeiting your membership for the 2013-2014
season in the league which you currently participate.