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MAHA PLAYER SELECTION CAMPS

USAH National Development Camp Attendees Announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been chosen to represent Michigan at USA Hockey’s National Development Camps. In addition, it is likely that some At-Large bids will be given once all District Camps are complete.. The dates for the camp are listed below. More information will be coming from USA Hockey in the coming weeks.

 

2004 Birthyear

Forwards

Ryan

Abraham

Owen

Baker

Rylan

Brady

Zachary

Filak

Zion

Green

Gavin

Hayes

Cole

Knuble

Luke

Lisko

Michael

Mesic

Justin

Varner

 

Defenseman

Grant

Babcock

Marshall

Beaker

Patrick

Czarnecki

Owen

Dyer

Peter

Forgione

Chase

Pietila

Brian

Robertson

 

Goalie

Reid

Ramsay

 

2005 Birthyear

Forwards

Daniel

Astapovich

Tyler

Borgula

Juan

Copeland

Reid

Daavettila

Brandon

Hilton

Charlie

Lewinski

Thomas

Neu

Wyatt

Stefan

Jacob

Terpstra

 

Defenseman

Luke

Baker

Kyle

Kim

Sean

Smith

Jack

Willson

Noah

Ziskie

 

Goalie

Michael

Modelski Jr

 

 

 

2006 Birthyear

Forwards

Darian

Anderson

Austin

Baker

Michael

Barron

Mason

Benedict

Easton

Jacobs

Jake

Kasay

Eron

Mitchell

Eric

Palmer

Drake

Scorzo

Brecken

Smith

Liam

Storch

 

Defenseman

Chase

Burlison

Jason

Davenport

Graham

Newton

Dakoda

Rheaume-Mullen

Blake

Simon

Evan

Sofikitis

Tristen

Trevino

 

Goalies

Sebastien

Gatto

Nicholas

Genette

 

USA Hockey Announces 2021 National Development Camps

For the 2004, 2005, and 2006 players who are selected to go to the USA Hockey National Development Camps, information for these camps can be found at:

https://teamusa.usahockey.com/2021playerdevelopmentcamps

Post-Camp Information

Thank you to everyone who participated the past two weekends in Dearborn, Taylor and Lansing. We hope that it was a good experience for all who took part in the Player Selection Camp.

Congratulations to the players who made the All-Star Games. For those players selected to go to National Camp, those invitations will come directly from USA Hockey. The timing is most likely several weeks from now, when all District camps are complete. Do not contact anyone from the MAHA Player Development Committee for results. It will come only from USA Hockey.

For the 2006s (and 2007s) selected for Bowling Green, those invitations will come directly from the Mid-Am District. Those invitations will be after the USAH National Camp invitations go out.

MAHA Player Selection Festivals Set To Open

The MAHA Player Development Committee has been meeting regularly to put a plan in place to hold Player Development Camps this year. While there are no guarantees, we are hopeful that we can move forward with this year’s events with minimal disruption.

 

There are a number of factors considered when choosing the dates and format for the camps. We took into consideration USA Hockey’s National Championships, the ensuing MAHA tryout dates, and the tentative dates for the USHL Combines and other events.

 

As a result, for the boys, the District Camps held in Dearborn, Lansing, and Marquette have been eliminated. Each age group will have a single weekend festival. It will be limited to eight teams per age group, and the number of skates per team is being reduced from four to three. In addition, the Bantam Camps at LSSU have been suspended. 

 

These changes are for this year only.

 

Unfortunately, every player who wants to participate will not be able to do so, and the selection process for national-bound camps has been narrowed to only three on-ice sessions. We fully realize that this is not ideal, but we had to make some difficult decisions in order to put this year's camps in place. Due to the condensed nature of these events, we are adding extra evaluators this year to make sure players receive the proper assessment during the weekend.

 

Registration will open first for Tier 1 and MHSAA varsity players, followed by open registration for all other players 10 days later. One of the main purposes of these festivals is to send the best Michigan has to offer to National Development Camps, and opening registration first to Tier 1 and Varsity players gives them the best chance to register before their age group fills.

 

The Girls camp will remain similar to past years, but the dates have been moved to May.

 

The format for Team Michigan has been changed to only a single tryout per player, as well; it will give players the option of choosing one of three dates/locations. Again, the great majority of these changes are being implemented only for this year in response to the COVID situation.

 

Registration for the MAHA Player Development Camps/Festivals is now set to open. Registration can be completed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page, which will become active once registration opens.

 

Dates and details for all events are listed below. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on the specified date included for each.

 

Boys Festivals

The Boys Festivals are being held over 2 weekends:

2005: May 14-16 Taylor

2006: May 14-16 Lansing

2004: May 21-23 Dearborn

2007: May 21-23 Lansing

 

·      Eight teams per age group (12 forwards, six defensemen, two or three goalies)

·      Three 1.5-hour games per team (some teams will play two games on Friday and one on Saturday, while the others do the opposite)

·      All-Star Game on Sunday for each group

·      National Camp attendees chosen after All-Star Game for 2004, 2005, and 2006 birth years

·      Once an age group fills at each position, players will be placed on a waiting list and taken on a first-come basis to fill any spots that become available

 

Registration opening dates are:

Tier 1 and MHSAA Varsity Players – Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8 a.m.

Tier 2 and other players – Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8 a.m.

Registration for the camp closes March 25th at midnight.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2007 AGE GROUP ONLY WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL APRIL 2ND AT MIDNIGHT.

Registration fee is $105

 

 

Girls Development Camp

Girls Development Camps are open to girls in the 2004-2007 birth years:

The Camps are held at Patterson Ice Arena in Grand Rapids May 21-23, 2021

Registration opens on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8 a.m.

Registration fee is $105

 

Team Michigan

This is open to MHSAA Varsity players in their junior and senior year ONLY:

Each player will get one two-hour game. Players will choose one of these three dates/locations:

·      Sunday March 28 - Grand Rapids

·      Monday April 5 (p.m.) - Gaylord

·      Tuesday April 6 (p.m.) - Chelsea

Registration opens Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8 a.m.

Registration closes Monday, March 22

Cost is $40

*Note for MHSAA Varsity Players – Players on MHSAA-recognized varsity hockey teams are eligible for both Team Michigan (juniors and seniors only) as well as the Boys Development Camp. However, a separate registration must be completed for each. Please be certain that you are registering for the correct camp. MHSAA sophomores and freshmen are NOT eligible for Team Michigan.

 

 

Registration questions can be sent to MAHA camp specialist Amanda Gobert at agobi@aol.com.

 

Registration fees are non-refundable with the exception of injury which prevents the player from participating. In case of injury, a physician's note must be provided to receive a refund, minus a processing fee.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this section is to answer the questions parents and players have frequently asked. This section will be updated as needed in the coming months.

 

Are the 2021 Camps considered Development or Select Camps?

For the 2004, 2005, and 2006 age groups, the main purpose of the camps, or festivals as they are now termed for this year, is to select the players to represent Michigan for USA Hockey's National Player Development Camps this summer.  Thus, they are essentially tryouts. 

For the 2007 age group, there are no USAH National Player Development Camps. While the festival format is the same, the purpose is to introduce the 2007 age group to USAH's Player Development process and to begin identifying players for future years. Thus, there is an All-Star game scheduled for Sunday, where the best players in the festival will participate.  Because LSSU is not a possibility this June because of Covid, the MAHA Player Development Committee is investigating putting together a development weekend later in the summer.

 

My son/daughter is injured and may not be cleared to play in time for the Selection Camp. Should I still register?

Yes. Any player who wants to participate must register by the deadline. Players who are not medically cleared to play at the time their respective Selection Camp takes place will receive a full refund as long as a doctor's note is submitted.

 

My son plays on his high school varsity team. Should he register for Team Michigan or for his birthyear in our District?

Players have a choice. They can do one or the other, or both. If they choose to do both, two separate registrations must be submitted - one for Team Michigan, and the other for his birthyear. 

Does my son have to be on his high school team to register for Team Michigan?

Yes, Team Michigan tryouts are only for players who play on MHSAA teams in their junior and senior years. Players who are on MAHA registered teams are not eligible.

Girls Player Development Camp Registration

Link is open at 8:00 am on Friday, March 5th for all female players in the 2004-2007 birth years.

The Registration "MAHA PLAYER SELECTION CAMPS" is not currently available.

The Registration "MAHA PLAYER SELECTION CAMPS" is not currently available.

Amanda Gobert

MAHA Camp Specialist - Coordination & Registration

Coronavirus Update (5/9/21)

The following updated information addresses the Covid protocols for the MAHA Player Selection Camps to be held over the next 2 weekends. Please continue to refer to our website for the latest MAHA Player Selection Camp information at: https://www.maha.org/page/show/1204694-maha-player-selection-camps

MAHA released an update on May 6th which contains the latest information which our Player Selection Camps will adhere to for the duration of the camps, unless there is a new MDHHS order which supercedes the current orders already in place. The MAHA update can be found in the .pdf above titled “MAHA Update -  5-6-21”. Please read this order carefully.

Here are the key takeaways from the update:

  • Fully vaccinated players are not subject to the sports testing requirements unless they are experiencing Covid-19 like symptoms. Fully vaccinated players should bring a copy of their vaccination record to the camp to be exempt from testing.
  • Players who have had Covid-19 in the last 90 days and remain free of symptoms are exempt from the testing requirement. These players must provide one of two things at registration:
    • A letter from their doctor indicating that the player has had Covid in the last 90 days
    • Proof of a positive antigen test or RT-PCR diagnostic test within the past 90 days
  • Players not in the above categories must have a negative test the week of their camp, not within 72 hours as previously communicated. Thus, testing on the Monday of camp is adequate, as many schools test on this day.
  • For players not exempt from testing, there are 2 documents to be filled out and turned in at registration. These documents are:
    • MAHA Code of Conduct Form – this document acknowledges compliance with the weekly testing protocol
    • MAHA Statement of Negative Result – Since documentation of a negative test result is not always provided, especially in school-administered tests, this document is used in lieu of a lab-provided document. By signing this, the parent attests that the player is following the testing protocols and has had a negative test result that week
  • Facial coverings must still be worn in the rink for both on and off ice activities

 

I hope this clarifies questions that have arisen before the start of camps. Please let me know if there are additional questions or if further clarification is needed. Thank you again for your cooperation.

Coronavirus Update (5/5/21)

The Player Development Committee has closely monitored the Covid situation and its effect on hockey, and in particular, on our Player Selection Camps. The latest MDHHS Executive Order (Found here:  https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-557116--,00.html  does not expire until 11:59 pm on May 24, which is after our Player Selection Camps conclude. Thus, our Player Selection Camps will adhere to the same protocols that were followed in the MAHA State Tournaments

  • The Order states that there is required testing for all players 13-19 years of age. The test must be administered the week of camp. Many schools test on Monday, and that is sufficient. There are 2 forms found below that must be completed and turned in at Check-In in order for a player to receive a jersey. Please make certain that this is completed.
  • Players must wear a mask on the ice, unless they have a certified shield such as the Bauer splashguard.
  • Players who have had a positive Covid test within 90 days are exempt from testing, as long as they document that they are Covid-free and show the positive test result. If they subsequently show signs of Covid, they must then test.

In addition:

  • We are asking that there are no more than two spectators per participant.
  • Check-in for each team's first game begins 1 hour prior. We are asking that for subsequent games, players arrive in the rink no earlier than 45 minutes before their scheduled game time. This will give the previous game's participants to vacate their locker room and the arena staff time to sanitize the room. Players can go through their warmup before entering the rink if extra time is needed.
  • We ask that players and parents minimize their time congregating in the lobby. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and more time can be spent outside. 

For many of you, these protocols are not new, and your player has been following them for the past months, whether it be as part of a club sport or a high school sport. Many schools are administering rapid tests, and both Walgreens and CVS are doing them with an appointment. Players who have had Covid within 90 days do not need to be tested, but the paperwork must be completed with the date of the positive test and the location of that test. and that will serve as proper documentation.

We thank everyone for their cooperation and look forward to a safe and enjoyable weekend for all participants.

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