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Atlantic District 2014 Tryout Dates
We have scheduled our tryouts with the time slots per age group as listed below!
- Open Tryouts for all players who have not participated with our program in the past and who are not directly invited to the Tryout Festival and were born in the birth years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA. Each session will be $40.00. Cuts will/can be made after each session.
1997 (17's) Birth year - 2:00 - 3:30 PM
1998 (16's) Birth year - 2:00 - 3:30 PM
1999 (15's) Birth year - 10:00 - 12:00 PM
2000 (14's) Birth year - First session - 9:30 - 11:30 AM and if invited back to our second session - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
2001 (13's) Birth year - First session - 9:00 - 11:00 AM and if invited back to our second session - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
All Goalies - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 birth years - In addition to the above sessions per birth year, all goalies are also required to attend our goalie session from 12:15 - 1:15 PM
- Tryout Festival for all players selected from the open tryouts and those invited directly to the tryout festival who have been with our program last season for the birth years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 will be held the weekend of May 16-18, 2014 at the Ice House Rink in Hackensack, NJ. Invitations to the tryout festival for returning players have been emailed. Tryout Festival fee for the entire weekend is $220.00, payable online at registrations. Festival times for each age group trying out will be forth coming.
2014 Atlantic District Camp Dates and Calendar of Events
Below is our official schedule announcement for the Atlantic District Player Development Program for the 2014-2015 Season. Please look carefully below at your birth-year's final schedule as it should not change at this point.
We are pleased to announce that we will be again hosting our Development Camps at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. The facility worked very well last summer and provided exactly what we were looking for. More Information will follow as to cost of the camps, etc. as we are currently working on it!
1997 (17's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 1 goalie, 6 forwards and 4 defensemen to attend the USA Hockey National 17 Festival that will be held June 26-July 2, 2014 at the University of Buffalo in Amherst, New York. There will be no Atlantic District Camp for the 17's.
1998 (16's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 1 goalie, 7 forwards and 5 defensemen to attend the USA Hockey National 16 Festival that will be held July 7-13, 2014 at the University of Buffalo in Amherst, New York. There will be no Atlantic District Camp for the 16's.
1999 (15's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 37 players who will then go to our District evaluation camp. Following the evaluation camp, we will divide the 37 players into two groups: the Festival team (2 goalies, 9 forwards and 6 defensemen) who will attend the USA Hockey National 15 Festival and the District team (12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies) who will attend a regional event at Kent State University that will also include Michigan, Mid-Am and Southeast District teams
June 14-15 Evaluation Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
June 29-July 1 District Development Camp for both Festival and District Players, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
July 14-20 USA Hockey Festival Camp, University of Buffalo, Amherst, NY (Festival Team Players)
July 19-20 District Development Camp for District Team Players, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ (Tentative date)
August 7-10 Kent State Tournament, Kent State University, Ohio (District Team Players)
2000 (14's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 40-46 players who will participate in multiple development camps. For further information on Sweden, please page down
June 29 - July 1 District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
August 13-20 District Development Camp, Brynas/Stockholm, Sweden
2001 (13's) Birth year - From our tryout festival, we will select 40-46 players who will participate in multiple development camps and international competition. For further information, please page down
July 19-21 District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
August 8-10 District Development Camp and International competition vs Russian Team, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
2002 (12's) Birth year - From our open tryout, we will select 68-80 players who will participate in multiple development camps. At the end of the August camp, 36 players will be chosen to represent the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils at the Quebec Pee Wee International Tournament
June 14 & 15 Open Tryout, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
July 19-21 District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
August 9-10 District Development Camp, Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ
What You Can Expect for 2014 For Each Age Group
This program is a prerequisite to being chosen for the Quebec teams. For the 12's we will host an OPEN TRYOUT at the Flyers Skate Zone (Voorhees), on June 14 & 15. From the tryout, we will select 68-80 players to participate in two development camps during July and August. Following the final camp, we will select the thirty six* 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.
Please click here for a brochure with all of the information for you for the Quebec program if you make the teams after the final camp
All returning players who participated last summer at Voorhees and/or who went to Quebec will be invited to the Tryout Festival. New 2001's (who did not participate at Voorhees or go to Quebec) will need to attend the open tryout in April. Returners and those selected from the open tryout will participate in the tryout festival in May. We will have 4 teams (12F, 6D and 2G) at the tryout festival. In July and August, we will host two development camps in Voorhees. Development camps will include: seminars, off ice training, position specific training, cross-ice small games and competition versus the Russian 2001 team. Camps are coached by top NHL/College/Junior and Prep School coaches.
All of our returning players will be invited to the tryout festival in May, while new players will need to attend the open tryout before being invited to the tryout festival. In June, we will host a development camp, which, like last summer, will be coached by top prep, college, Junior and NHL coaches. We will then depart for Sweden - with those players who are asked and who want to go - on August 13th for seven days of training, development and competition.
2000 born Atlantic District Players, who are selected, will be given the OPTION to travel to Gavle, Sweden (2 hours north of Stockholm) to TRAIN and COMPETE with Swedish players and coaches for seven days. This is a voluntary trip and we will bring a maximum of 40 and a minimum of 20 players with us from August 13-20, 2014.
The camp will take place at the home of the Brynas Hockey Federation, Lakerol Arena. Brynas is a suburb of Gavle, a town about 2 hours north of Stockholm with a population of app 90,000. Brynas is one of the oldest and most renowned professional clubs in Sweden and they have had tremendous success producing NHL and domestic national team talent. NHL players like Niklas Backstrom, Jakob Silferberg, Andreas Dackell, Anders Markstrom, Anders Lindbaek, Tomas Sandstroem, Andreas Johansson, Mats Naslund, Borje Salming and many more all came from this hockey hot bed. Brynas is at the forefront of developing young Swedish players. In addition, Brynas youth, Junior and professional coaches will partake in our training. This will be a fantastic cooperative effort.
For more information on the Swedish club, arena and hotel: feel free to go to the websites below:
Brynas Hockey; http://www.brynas.se/
Lakerol Arena; http://old.brynas.se/LakerolArena/
Scandic Hotel in Gavle: http://www.scandichotels.com/Hotels/Sweden/Gavle/Scandic-Gavle-Vast/#.Us1wl2RDvi4
Further information regarding Sweden is available by clicking here!
At the 15U level things will remain the same as they were in 2013. We have the OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May (returning players are invited to Tryout Festival). If you are chosen from the tryout festival, you will be invited to our EVALUATION CAMP on June 14 & 15 where we will create a Festival Team (9F, 6D, 2G that will go to the National Festival) and a District Team (12F, 6D, 2G) who will go to Kent State. Alternates will also be named for the Festival. Players are expected to be available for both events once being named to the program from the Tryout Festival.
At 16U things will remain the same as 2013. OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May. We will, per our NATIONAL ALLOTMENT select 7 Forwards, 5 Defenseman and 1 Goaltender to attend the National Festival at Amherst. There are no development camps - players go directly from the Tryout Festival to the National venue.
At 17 U things will remain the same as 2013. OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May. We will, per our NATIONAL ALLOTMENT select 6 Forwards,4 Defenseman and 1 Goaltender to attend the National Festival at Amherst. There are no development camps - players go directly from the Tryout Festival to the National venue.
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