2016 Girls' Multi-District
Player Development Page
The 2016 Pacific District Select Camp will be held June 11-16, 2016 at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, as part of the Multi-District Development and Evaluation Camp. The Multi-District includes Pacific, Rocky Mountain, and Northern Plains.
In October 2014, the Pacific District Board of Directors met in Seattle. At that meeting a decision to move forward with the new structure for the Pacific District Girls' Camp was decided.
Pacific, Rocky Mountain, and Northern Plains Districts have committed to a combined Multi-District Development and Evaluation Camp. The Directors of these three USA Hockey Districts have agreed to the concept and many of the camp’s details will be finalized over the coming weeks/months.
Similar to the 2015 Pacific District Select Camp, the 2016 Multi-District Camp is designed to mimic the National Camp in its format. With the exception of the 14U players, the Pacific District and Rocky Mountain District will use the Multi-District Development Camp to select players to the 2016 National Camp. (Note: beginning in 2016 there will not be a 14U National Camp).
The 2016 Multi-District Development Camp will occur later than each participating District has done in past years. For most players, the new dates will conflict less with school commitments. Other advantages include: NCAA D-I coaches’ involvement with all aspects of the on-ice and off-ice camp experience, players from three USAH Districts participating in the Multi-District Camp should increase the level of competition, and the location will help attract more coaches and scouts to see the players in action.
Without question, moving the Pacific District Evaluation Camp to Colorado is a significant change to the Pacific District tryout process. The Multi-District camp will provide the “value-added” piece players and parents have been asking for; while at the same time, providing USA Hockey with the ability to identify players tracking towards the National Camp and potential National Team placement.
Why are we staging a Multi-District Player Development/Evaluation Camp?
There is a need for further development, education, and exposure for the female hockey player. A Multi-District (Rocky Mountain, Pacific and Northern Plains) Girls Development/Evaluation Camp, using a structure and format very similar to current national camps, is designed to enrich hockey opportunities for all of the girls in the three participating Districts.
Why should a 14U (2002) players attend the Multi-District camp if no 14U National Camp is planned for 2016?
Besides the opportunity to “be seen” by a significant number of coaches and scouts, this camp provides huge player development opportunities and will prepare the 14U player with the ability to experience what they can expect to see during the 2016 Multi-District Evaluation Camp.
What is the format of the Camp?
The Camp will emphasize skill development and provide an opportunity for players to measure themselves against the best players from three USA Hockey Districts. Players attending the camp will be placed on teams, with a team leader, upon arrival and will be on the ice with NCAA College, Tier I, Prep School, and USAH National personnel twice a day. There will also be off- ice sessions, hockey related educational seminars, a college fair and a visit to the USA Hockey National Offices. Finally, Pacific District and Rocky Mountain District players will be evaluated for selection to the National USA Hockey Select Camps according to specific birth years.
How will players advance to the National Camp?
For 2016, all of the camp’s on-ice instructors and coaches will be asked to evaluate players throughout the camp. At the conclusion of the camp, the individual instructor/coach’s player rankings will be compiled to form an aggregated player ranking. From there, and based on the allocations allotted to the Pacific District and Rocky Mountain District, players will be selected to advance to the National Camp.
Who is eligible to attend and how do I qualify for the Camp?
All female US citizens whose primary residence is within one of the three Districts with birth years of 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 are eligible to attend. Each Affiliate in the Rocky Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, NM, UT, OK, TX), Pacific (CA, OR, WA, NV, HW,AK) and Northern Plains (MT, ND, SD, WY) Districts of USA Hockey have been given allocations to the Camp. Each affiliate, as they have done in the past, will hold a Player Development Camp to select players to attend the Multi-District Camp. All players wishing to attend the Multi-District Camp can only advance to the Multi-District Camp through their respective affiliate.
I go to school and play out of my District. Am I still eligible to attend?
USA Hockey determines player eligibility for camps based upon a player’s primary residence (where your parents pay their taxes). You must tryout through your district process. If you cannot make your Affiliate (State) camp, then you need to work through your Affiliate to arrange to be evaluated by at a camp local to you. Do not attend a camp local to you unless you have coordinated with your State Player Development Director.
Contact your Affiliate and your State Player Development Camp Director for details and to make arrangements.
Where will the Camp be held?
The camp will be held in Colorado Springs, CO on the campus of Colorado College from Saturday, June 11 through Thursday, June 16, 2016. A schedule will be posted on each of the three District’s website by May 1, 2016. The Camp schedule will be subject to minor changes, however, the Camp’s start and end times will not change. This will allow participants to make their travel arrangements in advance. Players will be housed in dorms and fed on campus. Colorado College has an on-campus rink, and we will also be utilizing Sertich Ice Arena which is a short five minute bus ride from the Colorado College campus.
What is the registration procedure?
For the selected and invited players, the registration process will be online through Rocky Mountain Registrar. This is the same online process that Rocky Mountain and Pacific Districts use. Each player will receive an email telling them what procedures to follow online. We will put a deadline on your registering, and if you do not meet the time line given, you run the risk of losing your spot. If you have difficulty in meeting the time line, please communicate with us, and we will help work it out. After registering, each player will receive a “Player’s Packet” with additional Camp specific information and check-in procedures.
How much does the Camp cost?
The cost of the Multi-District Camp is $675/player which includes housing, meals, jerseys, ice, coaching, seminars and transportation to and from the Denver airport. Participants will be responsible for travel to Colorado Springs (if driving) or the Denver Airport (if flying) and spending money.
Can Parents attend?
Yes, parents can attend. All ice sessions and seminars will be open to the parents. If parents attend, they will be responsible for their own housing, transportation and meals (the dorms are not available to the parents). Parents will have VERY limited access to their daughters during the camp as all participants will be under the care of USA Hockey in a team environment. They will be very busy. You may be able to see your daughter just before and after the on-ice sessions.
Who may I contact with any additional questions?
Please contact the Multi-District Camp co-coordinators:
Email: Tom Lampl - Phone: (208) 725-5055
Email: Greg Johnson – Phone: (907) 388-3252