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  • 2016 Atlantic District Boy's Camp and Tryout Dates  
  • Overview By Birth Year                                                                                                         

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updated 5/18/16

The Atlantic District held our Tryout Festival the weekend of May 13-15 at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ!  The invited players with the birth years of 1999, 2000 and 2001 participated.   In total, we evaluated over 300 players at the festival! 

This year, as part of the 2016 Tryout Festival, we hosted a USA HOCKEY Player Development Presentation/Seminar, which will included a Panel Discussion & Question/Answer session.  The event was a mandatory part of the event  for all participants - and optional, but encouraged, for parents.  Our lead speaker, or host,  was Ryan Hardy from the USNTDP and was assisted by Rich Hansen, our NY/Atlantic ADM Director.  Ryan and Rich made a 20-30 minute USA HOCKEY power point presentation which followed by a panel discussion, and then the open Q & A.  

Topics of conversation included:

  • Representing the Atlantic District/United States/USA Hockey
  • NTDP (2001 only)
  • ADM/LTAD
  • Later Bloomers
  • Exposure v Development
  • The Development Process
  • Multiple Sports

Prep/Junior/College Hockey/NHL Panel Discussion

  • CHL 
  • College Hockey
  • Scouting - what are they looking for?
  • 20 Year old college frosh
  • Importance of academics
  • Recruiting Process
  • It's not a race
  • Time is your friend 
  • Social media 

Our panel  of speakers included a combination of the following participants who also served as evaluators and coaches during the tryout:

  1. Ryan Hardy - USA HOCKEY NTDP, Director of Player Personnel
  2. Rich Hansen - USA HOCKEY ADM, NY & Atlantic District
  3. Peter Roundy - Holy Cross
  4. Steve Silverthorn - Bentley University
  5. Chris Bala - Hill School
  6. Kris Mayotte - Providence College
  7. Paul Kirtland - Trinity College
  8. Scott McDougall - Sacred Heart University
  9. Dale Reinhardt - Kent School
  10. Dave Peters - Selects Academy
  11. Joe Perriera - University of Connecticut
  12. Andrew Will - Salisbury School
  13. Jim Hunt - NJ Hitmen
  14. Zane Kalemba - Princeton University
  15. Matt Lindsay - Penn State University
  16. John Riley - Philadelphia Flyers

 

 

 

This was a tremendous addition to our festival and received rave reviews from both the players and parents who attended.  We would like to thank all for their support and look forward to making this a permanent highlight of our festival!

 

 

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Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible and to maximize the opportunity for all players within the District.  The Atlantic District Development Program will look like this:

12U - Development Camp, Quebec Tournament (68-80 Players, 54 will make 3 Quebec Teams for 2016)

13U - Development Camp, District Jamboree  (60-80 Players)

14U - Development Camp, Voluntary Trip to Sweden for Training and Competition (46-68 Players)

15U - Tryout Festival, Evaluation Camp, Dev. Camp, National 15 Camp (2G, 9F, 6D),  Kent State Tournament (2G, 12F, 6D)

16U - Tryout Festival, National 16 Camp (1G, 6F, 5D)

17U - Tryout Festival, National 17 Camp (1G, 6F, 4D)

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For an overview of each of our birth years:

2004 - 12U (overview)

        This program is a prerequisite to being chosen for the Quebec teams.  For the 12's we will host an OPEN TRYOUT at the Ice Vault, Wayne, NJ.    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 fifty four players who will make-up the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, NJ Devils & Philadelphia Flyers Quebec Teams. 

All players who are interested in going to Quebec must participate in the AAHA Development camps. 

  • Open Tryout: April 23-24
  • Development Camp 1; June 11-12
  • Development Camp 2; July 17-18
  • Goalie Camp; July 23-24
  • Final Tryout for Quebec Teams; August 7
  • 68-80 Players
  • Fee for all camps $595

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2003 - 13U (overview)

ALL RETURNING PLAYERS who went to Quebec with Devils, Flyers or Phantoms will be invited to the Development Camps!  There is NO TRYOUT FESTIVAL!  New 2002s (who did go to Quebec with a District Team) will need to attend the OPEN TRYOUT on April 23&24.  Returners, and those selected from the open, will participate in two development camps at Voorhees (July & August).   Our goal is to invite a maximum of 80 players to our Development camps which will include, seminars, video sessions, off ice training, position specific training, cross-ice small games, and competition.  The second camp, August 6-7th, will include a round robin tournament where we will divide the group into 4 equal teams that coached by top NHL/College/Junior and Prep School coaches. 

  • Open Tryout: April 23-24
  • Development Camp 1; July 19-20
  • Goalie Camp; July 23-24
  • Jamboree Camp 2; August 6-7
  • 68-80 Players
  • Fee for all camps $595

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2002 - 14U (overview)

 

ALL RETURNING PLAYERS who participated last summer at Voorhees will be invited to the Development Camps!  There is NO TRYOUT FESTIVAL. New 2002 players (who where not involved in 2015) will need to attend the Open Tryout - April 23&24.  We will host two Development Camps in July & August, which will conclude with a Jamboree.  Like last summer, games and practices will be coached by top prep, college, junior, and NHL coaches.   Then, we will then depart for Gavle, Sweden - with those players who participated last year and have already registered and reserved their position.  To be clear, the Sweden trip is a voluntary and ancillary part of the program.  The Development Camp is separate from the Sweden experience and due to cost and logistics; we are forced to organize this trip well in advance and the player selection has already taken place.

  • Open Tryout: April 23-24
  • Development Camp 1; July 21-22
  • Goalie Camp; July 23-24
  • Jamboree/Development Camp 2; August 6-7
  • Development Camp; Gavle, Sweden; August 8-15
  • 68-80 Players
  • Fee for all camps $595; Fee for Gavle, Sweden is $3500

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2016 Atlantic District Program for 1999, 2000, 2001 Birth Years

2001 - 15U (overview)

At the 15U level things will remain the same as they were in 2015.  It is a three step process; we have the OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May (returning players are automatically invited to Tryout Festival).  We will host our EVALUATON CAMP on June 11&12 where we will create "Festival Team" (9F, 6D, 2G) who attend the National Development Camp and our "District Team" (12F, 6D, 2G) who go to Kent State for a regional Development Camp with SE, Mid-Am, Michigan Districts.  Alternates will also be named for the Festival.  Players are to plan accordingly and be available for both events upon acceptance to the program. 

  • Open Tryout: April 24 

  • Tryout Festival; May 13-15
  • Evaluation Camp; June 11-12(Allocations: TBA)
  • National Festival; July 16-20 (Amherst, NY) (Allocations: 2G, 9F, 6D)
  • Atlantic District Goalie Camp; July 23-24
  • Regional Festival; August 4-7 (Kent State University) (12F, 6D, 2G)

  • Fees for camps $595

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 2000 - 16U (overview)

At 16U things will remain the same as 2015.  OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May. There is no District Development Camp - players go directly from the Tryout Festival to the National Development Camp.

  • Open Tryout:  April 24
  • Tryout Festival: May 13-15
  • National Festival: July 8-14 (Amherst, NY) (Allocations: 1G, 6F, 5D)
  • USA Hockey Fee for attending Festival $150

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1999 - 17U  (overview)

At 17U things will remain the same as 2015.  OPEN TRYOUT in April followed by the TRYOUT FESTIVAL in May.  There are no development camps - players go directly from the Tryout Festival to the National venue

  • Open Tryout:  April 24
  • Tryout Festival: May 13-15
  • National Festival: June 24-30 (Amherst, NY) (Allocations: 1G, 6F, 4D)
  • USA Hockey Fee for attending Festival $150

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Our 2004 Quebec Pee Wee Program

2004 (12's)

                       

This program is a prerequisite to being chosen for the Quebec teams.  For the 12's we will host an OPEN TRYOUT at the Ice Vault, Wayne, NJ.    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 fifty four players who will make-up the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 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 an overview with all of the information for you for the Quebec program if you make the teams after the final camp