WHAT ARE NED CAMPS
The objective of USA Hockey’s Player Development Program is to select and train the most competitive men’s and women’s ice hockey teams to represent the United States at the Olympic, National, National Junior and Select levels of international competition.
The attainment of this goal begins each summer as USA Hockey hosts a series of National Player Development Camps for boys players ages 15, 16 and 17 and girls players ages 15, 16, and 17. Nearly 1,300 athletes representing each of USA Hockey’s 11 Districts participate in the camps, which attract scouts and evaluators from every level of hockey. Camp participants receive on and off-ice training under the direction of leading USA Hockey coaches, along with current and former National Hockey League and Women’s National Team players. Participants are chosen through an evaluation process conducted at the local and District levels.
The District runs Player Development camps at the ages of 14, 15, 16 and 17.
- 16-17 Camps - Tryouts held November 20th & 21st - Camp is in April.
- 14-15 Camps - Tryouts held in April - Camps are in late June-early July.
Tryouts will be held at the Northford Ice Pavillion
Tryout format will be held over two evenings. Players will be assigned to teams. Each evening consists of two scrimmage sessions ~20 minutes in length for each team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be notified if selected to participate in the District camp?
We don't notify players if they've been selected or not. The evaluators will rank the players and District will invite players based on those rankings. Since the number of players from CT that are invited isn't a fixed number, we don't announce results.
2024 - 16-17 Boys Camp Tryout
CT Tryout for the New England District Player Development Camp - 16s ('08s) and 17s ('07s). November 20th & 21st. Registration closes 11/16/2023. Registrations submitted on or after 11/17/2023, a LATE FEE APPLIES.