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 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.

In addition to the above, the New England District hosts a Futures Development Camp for the best 12s and 13s in the New England District of USA Hockey. Players try out in their home state for an opportunity to be selected to attend this highly competitive development camp. The training sessions will be led by USA Hockey national office personnel.

This camp will be the player’s first introduction to the USA Hockey National Development process, which begins at 14U. The Futures Development Camp will include on and off-ice training sessions, skill development, and small-area and full-ice games.


The District runs Player Development camps at the ages of 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.


  • 12-13 Camps (Futures) - Tryouts held January 21st - Camp is in Maine March 29-31.
  • 14-15-16-17 - District Tryouts held in May.


Tryouts will be held at the Northford Ice Pavillion


  • The evaluation process will determine the players who will be selected for the district camp, which will take place March 29-31 in Portland, Maine.
  • The evaluation team will include local prep and college coaches

Frequently Asked Questions


2024 - 12-13 GIRLS CAMP TRYOUT

CT Tryout for the New England District Girls Player Development Camp - 12s ('12s) and 11s ('13s). January 21st. Registration closes 01/16/2024. Registrations submitted on or after 1/16/2024, a LATE FEE APPLIES.

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