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2018 Select/Travel Team Tryout Dates

Travel Team Tryouts 2018 - 2019

  1. No Tier I or Tier II team may recruit or solicit players, offer contracts, hold tryouts, conditioning skate, or any activity that could be construed as a tryout/solicitation or recruitment or player evaluation until the specific date outlined below:      

1. All teams in national bound categories for the current season (not post season), shall not begin tryouts until after 4 pm on the Wednesday after the completion of the National Tournament for their respective age classification.

2. All teams in Tier I non-national bound categories for the current season (not post season), shall not begin tryouts until after 4pm on the third Monday of March.

3. All teams in Tier II (A/AA) non-national bound categories for the current season (not post season), shall not begin tryouts until after 4pm on the fourth Monday of March. 

Tryout Dates for the 2018 – 2019 Season:

Note these dates will change annually based on the State Playoff dates for each division and the dates of the USA Hockey National Championships.

2018 Youth Tryouts

Birth Year 2017 Fall Age Classification Division 2018 Spring/Fall Age Classification Tryouts Can Begin On
2000 18U Midget Major Tier 1 & Tier 2 18U Mgt Major April 11, 2018
2001 16U Midget Minor Tier 1 & Tier 2 18U Mgt Major April 11, 2018
2002 15 Mgt Minor Tier 1 & Tier 2 16U Mgt Minor April 11, 2018
2003 14U Btm Major Tier 1 15 Mgt Minor April 11, 2018
2004 13U Btm Minor Tier 1 14U Btm Major March 19, 2018
2005 12U PW Major Tier 1 13U Btm Minor March 19, 2018
2006 11U PW Minor Tier 1 12U PW Major March 19, 2018
2007 10U Squirt Major Tier 1 11U PW Minor March 19, 2018
2008 9U Squirt A Tier 1 10U Squirt Major March 19, 2018
2004 13U Bantam A Tier 2 14U Bantam AA March 26, 2018
2005 12U PeeWee AA A 13U Bantam A March 26, 2018
2006 11U PeeWee A Tier 2 12U PeeWee AA March 26, 2018
2007 10U Squirt AA A 11U PeeWee A March 26, 2018
2008 9U Squirt A Tier 2 10U Squirt AA March 26, 2018
2009 A 9U Squirt A March 26, 2018

2018 Girls Tryouts

Birth Year  2017 Fall Age Classification Division 2018 Spring/Fall Age Classification Tryouts Can Begin On
99/00 19U Tier 1 & Tier 2 19U April 11, 2018
2001 16U Tier 1 & Tier 2 19U April 11, 2018
2002 16U Tier 1 & Tier 2 16U April 11, 2018
2003 14U Tier 1 & Tier 2 16U April 11, 2018
2004 14U Tier 1 & Tier 2 14U April 11, 2018
2005 12U Tier 1 & Tier 2 14U April 11, 2018
2006 12U Tier 1 12U March 19, 2018
2007 10U Tier 1 12U March 19, 2018
2006 12U Tier 2 12U March 26, 2018
2007 10U Tier 2 12U March 26, 2018
2008 10U Tier 2 10U March 26, 2018
2009 9U Tier 2 10U March 26, 2018

Additional Notes

 

  1. The try-out policy is for when try-outs, conditioning skates, etc., can begin.  There is zero requirement that teams must start on this date.  
  2. It is understood that some leagues may still be active after States have been completed.  Please be aware that any player coming to your try-out, conditioning skate, family skate, etc., must have written permission from their coach allowing them to participate if their season is still active.   
  3. Participation in Older Divisions of District or National Championships – 2017-18 Season and Beyond Beginning in the 2017-18 season, no player 12 years of age or younger (as defined in the age classification chart for the current season) is eligible to play on a team intending or declared to compete in the District or National Championships or playoffs leading thereto. A player 13 years of age or older may play on a youth or girls’ team in an older classification at a District or National Championship Tournament only if the applicable Affiliate’s rules or decisions, and the applicable local program’s rules or decisions, permit that player to do so. (Michigan rules do allow this) A player residing in one Affiliate may not play on a team in an older classification in a different Affiliate unless both the Affiliate where the player resides and the Affiliate where the player desires to play have granted permission to play in an older classification. In the event a youth or girls player has been denied the permission to play in an older classification in the Youth or Girls’ District or National Championships on a team in an Affiliate other than the Affiliate where the player resides, the player may appeal such denial to the National Championship Appeal Committee. 

A 2005 Birth Year Player (12 years old) cannot play on a Tier 1 - 2003 Bantam Major U14 team (national bound)

A 2005 Birth Year Player  (12 years old) cannot play on a Tier 2 - 2003 Bantam Major U14 team (national bound) 

A 2005 Birth Year Player  (12 years old) can play on a Tier 1 - 2004 Bantam Minor U13 team (not national bound)

A 2005 Birth Year Player (12 years old) can play on a Tier 2 - 2004 Bantam Minor U13 team (not national bound)

A 2005 Birth Year Player (12 years old) can play on a  Bantam B U14 team (not national bound)

A 2004 Birth Year Player  (13 years old) can play on a Tier 1 - 2003 Bantam Major U14 team (national bound)

A 2004 Birth Year Player (13 years old) can play on a Tier 2 - 2003 Bantam Major U14 team (national bound)

Only a 2002 Birth Year Player (15 years old) can play on a Tier 1 - 2002 Midget Minor 15 team (national bound)

If you are still unsure or have questions, please reach out to your local district council