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The first step in the USA Hockey National Development Camp Process


By @MichaelCaples –

Joe Provenzano isn’t afraid to say, ‘you snooze, you lose’ this year to 2002-2005 birth year players.

As event organizers try to improve the MAHA Selection Camp process, they plan to hold firm on the due date for player applications.

If you want to participate in this year’s selection camps for boys, you need to register by Feb. 1 or you will not be eligible to move forward in the USA Hockey national camp process.

If you want to participate in this year’s selection camps for Team Michigan, you need to register by March 17 or you will not be eligible to move forward in the USA Hockey national camp process.

If you want to participate in this year’s selection camp for girls, you need to register by March 17 or you will not be eligible to move forward in the USA Hockey national camp process.

“Registration for the MAHA District Selection Camps is the first step in the USA Hockey National Development process,” Provenzano said. “Clear communication of registration timing is part of our focus on improving the product and experience for the all participants. This allows us to communicate schedules and team assignments sooner, adjust ice accordingly, secure required staff support, and it is consistent with our goal of running the best district camps in the country.

“Our goal is to ensure that all eligible players are aware of the process – and the registration deadline.”

Click the image above to visit the MAHA Player Selection Camp webpage

The selection camp process is crucial for players who wish to advance to USA Hockey’s Select Camps in their respective age groups. For high school players, the Team Michigan tryouts are used to create the two teams that will represent the Great Lakes State at the CCM NIT Tournament in Minnesota that serves as an outstanding opportunity for advancing to higher levels.

“Every year we have good players who do not take the time to register for district camps and then are not eligible for our National Camp process,” said Bob Mancini, regional manager for USA Hockey’s American Development Model. “And every year we have good players who miss out on a great opportunity. The bottom line is simple, the MAHA player selection process, the MAHA development camps and the MAHA select Festivals are great development and exposure opportunities for players in Michigan. It’s an important step in a players path to the next level.”

Here is the info MiHockey shared on Nov. 2 about the upcoming 2019 Selection Camps:

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association has announced the dates and locations for its 2019 Selection Camps for boys, girls and Team Michigan (high school boys).

The Team Michigan tryouts – where a team of juniors and a team of seniors is assembled to play in the prestigious CCM NIT Tournament in Minnesota – will take place March 22-24 at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea.

There will not be a girls’ Team Michigan in 2019.

The girls’ MAHA Selection Camp for all age groups will take place at Novi Ice Arena April 26-28.

The boys’ MAHA Selection Camp is as follows:

  • District 2/3/4 Selection Camp: March 19-24 – Dearborn
  • District 5/6/L7 Selection Camp: March 21-24 – East Lansing
  • District U7/8 Selection Camp: March 22-24 – Marquette
  • MAHA 16/17 Selection Camp: May 9-11 – Taylor
  • MAHA 15 Selection Camp: June 16-21 – Sault Ste. Marie (Lake Superior State campus)
  • MAHA 14 Selection Camp: June 23-28 – Sault Ste. Marie (Lake Superior State campus)

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