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2021-2022 Tryout Dates

USA Hockey Rules Regarding Tryouts and Player Selection

Tryouts/Player Selection

Tryouts for all Tier I & II 14U-18U Youth and 14U-19U Girls Teams

No youth or girls Tier I or Tier II team may recruit or solicit players or offer hockey contracts to players for the 2021-22 season, or hold development camps, tryouts, player selections or any activity that could be construed as a tryout/solicitation or recruitment for the 2021-22 season, until 48 hours after the last game of Youth National Championships (both Tier I and Tier II Nationals must be completed) on May 5th, 2021.

Some Affiliates may choose to petition the USA Hockey Youth Council for prior approval to hold a closed tryout only for players who are registered and played in that affiliate as of 12/31/20.  The AAHA has chosen to hold  tryouts in accordance with current USA Hockey rules as listed below and not seek approval for a closed tryout.  If any of your players are are solicited by programs outside of the AAHA for the purpose of tryouts prior to the National date of May 5th, at the National Bound youth levels, please advise the Affiliate at and provide all pertinent information.

USA Hockey Annual Guide  - page 139

Rules & Regulations

National Tournament ends at 4 pm on Monday, May 3rd, 2021, tryouts can begin after 4 pm on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. Any violation of this prohibition may subject the coach, team, program and/or responsible administrators to appropriate discipline, or ineligibility of the team or coach, as determined by the Affiliate. Any violation of this rule results in the offending coach not being eligible for the 2021 national tournament and the offending coach and team that violates this rule shall be not in good standing and ineligible for the 2022 national tournament.  





2021-2022 Season Tryout Dates

Tryout Level Day Date
Approved Tier I - 10U, 12U Youth Wednesday April 14, 2021
Approved Tier I and Tier II – 8U, 10U, 12U Girls Friday April 16, 2021
Approved Tier II – 8U, 10U, 12U Youth Monday April 19, 2021
Independent Teams – 8U, 10U, 12U Youth and Girls Monday April 26, 2021
Approved Tier I – 14U, 15P, 16U, 18U Youth Wednesday May 5, 2021
Approved Tier I – 14U, 16U, 19U Girls Wednesday May 5, 2021
Approved Tier II – 14U, 16U, 19U Girls Friday May 7, 2021
Approved Tier II – 14U, 16U, 18U Youth Monday May 10, 2021
Independent Teams – 14U, 16U, 18U, 19U Youth and Girls Monday May 17, 2021
Spring and Summer Teams – All Age Levels Youth and Girls Monday May 17, 2021
Tier I Tryouts Must Be Concluded No Later Than Sunday August 1, 2021
Tier II And All Other Tryouts Must Be Concluded No Later Than Sunday October 31, 2021