Pacific District Girls Player Development Camp
USA Hockey Pacific District Girls 2021 Player Development Camp
The 2021 Pacific District Girls Player Development Camp will be held May 6-9, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada at Lifeguard Arena. The camp will consist of the elite players within the Pacific District at the 15, 16, & 17 age levels.
Unfortunately, the 14 Camp (BY 2007) will not be held for Girls this year due to the pandemic. With no National Camp at this age level, this minimizes player/crowds, as well as potential risk, etc. . .this is for the 2021 program only. We ask for patience and understanding during this time and expect to reinstate all birth years for the 2022 Camp moving forward.
Check back after April 1, 2021 for information on Girls Pacific District Camp Host Hotel blocked for athletes near the rink and in proximity to District Staff, support and any in-person programming.
The Girls Development Camp will begin with player check-ins by 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 6th. Athletes will have one (1) ice time on Thursday evening. There will be two (2) on-ice sessions on Friday with a ZOOM seminar. Saturday will also consist of two (2) on-ice sessions, with a ZOOM seminar. Sunday will consist of one (1) on-ice session and ALL PLAYERS will finish camp no later than 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
The Camp Schedule will be published on or before April 30th.
Flights into Las Vegas, Nevada are to LAS, McCarran International Airport. The Airport is approximately 10 miles from Lifeguard Arena, likely 20-25 minutes with traffic.
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 the Pacific District. 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, and college fair. Through this process, Pacific District players will be evaluated for selection to the National USA Hockey Select Camps.
How will players advance to the National Camp?
All of the camp’s on-ice instructors and coaches are 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, 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 the Pacific District and are age 14, 15, 16 and 17 are eligible to compete for an opportunity to attend. Each Affiliate in the Pacific District (CA, OR, WA, NV, AK) ) has been given allocations to the Camp. Each Affiliate holds a Player Development Camp to select players to attend the Pacific District Camp. All players wishing to attend the Pacific District Camp can only advance to the Pacific 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.
Why should 14U players attend the Pacific District camp if there is no 14U National Camp?
Besides the opportunity to “be seen” by a significant number of coaches and scouts, this camp provides huge player development opportunities and will enable the 14U player to experience what they will see the following year as they compete for an opportunity to attend a National Camp.