2016 Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Player Development Select 14,15,16, and 17
“The Road To USA Hockey Player Development”
Please read dates and be ready to register on January 11th

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TRYOUTS, FESTIVALS AND CAMPS?
Players born in 2002, 2001, 2000 or 1999 that are USA citizens who’s biological parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are year around full time residents of the State of Wisconsin.

 Select 14 and 15 Pre Goalie Tryouts for birth years 2002 and 2001
Goaltenders who are born in 2002 and 2001 can register online and compete in one open pre-goalie tryout for their birth year in order to be selected to one open skater tryout

Select 14 and 15 Open Skater Tryouts for birth years 2002 and 2001  
Goaltenders born in 2002 or 2001 who are selected from an open pre-goalie tryout and any defensemen or forwards born in 2002 and 2001 can register online and attend one open skater tryout. From this open tryout players are selected to compete in the WAHA Select 14 or 15 State Festivals
 
Select 14 and 15 State Festivals for birth years 2002 and 2001
Goaltenders, defensemen and forwards born in 2002 and 2001 that are selected from the open skater tryouts will compete in the WAHA Select 14 and 15 State Festivals
 
Select 16 and 17 State Festivals for birth years 2000 and 1999  
Goaltenders, defenseman and forwards who are born in 2000 and 1999 will not tryout but rather are nominated by their High School Section Committee or a Tier 1 Program for consideration to be selected for the appropriate WAHA Select 16 and 17 State Festivals
 
USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Camp to be held at Ames Iowa for birth year 2002 
The WAHA Select 14 State Festival for birth year 2002 selects players to represent Wisconsin at the USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Camp at Ames Iowa. No further steps.
 
USA Hockey Central District Select 15, 16 and 17 Tryouts for birth years 2001, 2000 and 1999
WAHA Select 15, 16 and 17 State Festivals select players to represent Wisconsin at the USA Hockey Central District Select 15, 16 and 17 Tryouts for birth years 2001, 2000 and 1999

USA Hockey National Select 15, 16 and 17 Summer Camps for birth years 2001, 2000 and 1999
USA Hockey Central District Select 15, 16 and 17 tryouts for birth years 2001, 2000 and 1999 selects players to attend the USA Hockey Select 15, 16 and 17 National Camps

WHAT ARE THE WAHA SELECT FESTIVALS FOR?
To be selected to a WAHA State Select Festival is not only a great honor but a great opportunity for players to be identified by USA Hockey every step of the way leading to a  USA Hockey Central District Player Development Tryout and ultimately to a USA Hockey District or National Summer Camps.
The four separate WAHA Select Festivals by birth year are listed below showing the opportunities that are possible:
2002 = WAHA Select 14 Festival - USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Camp 
2001 = WAHA Select 15 Festival - USA Hockey Central District Select 15 Tryout - USA Hockey Select 15 National Summer Camp
2000 = WAHA Select 16 Festival – USA Hockey Central District Select 16 Tryout – USA Hockey Select 16 National Summer Camp
1999 = WAHA Select 16 Festival - USA Hockey Central District Select 17 Tryout – USA Hockey Select 17 National Summer Camp
  
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE OPEN PRE-GOALTENDER TRYOUTS?
There are four (4) goalie–only tryouts located north, central and south geographically in the state  
All tryouts will be for goalies born in 2002 and 2001 and if selected from these tryouts sites they will be assigned by WAHA to teams at the skater tryouts to be held on March 19-20 at Stevens Point

Open PRE-GOALIE tryouts for Selects 14 and 15 players are as follows:
 Sunday February 28, 5-7 pm at Eau Claire and Sun Prairie
 Wednesday  March 9, 7-9 pm at Stevens Point ( Ice Hawk Arena )
 Wednesday  March 9, 7-9 pm at Naga-Waukee
                                     
Online Registration opens January 11th at www.wahahockey.com (home page)
  • Register online for one tryout only. NO WALK-INS
  • Tryout fee is $25 for ice time and jersey-NO REFUNDS
  • Use debit card, credit card or a gift card. NO CASH OR CHECKS ACCEPTED. IF NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD PLEASE USE A GIFT CARD TO REGISTER ONLINE
  • Participants registering must have a 2015-16 USA Hockey membership number, if not register for a new USA Hockey Member Number (Go to www.usahockey.com)
  • No tryout location changes after registration
  • Goalies have a two-step process to reach a birth year festival: 1.Pre-Goalie Tryout selected to a Skater Tryout 2.Selected from Skater Tryout to Select 14 or 15 Festival
  • Selected goalies to the Select 14-15 Skater tryouts will be assigned a session and notified by email to register online using a special link. The cost is $45 online and if paid WAHA accepts and confirms the assigned skater tryout spot. Confirmed goalies must also bring their original pre goalie tryout jersey to the open skater tryout. No Refunds, No Walk-ins, No Cash or Checks Accepted and If no credit or debit card use a gift card to pay online.
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SELECT 14 or 15 OPEN SKATER TRYOUTS?  HOW DO I REGISTER AND WHEN?
     
  • Participants must have a 2015-16 USA Hockey membership number if not please register for a new member number at the USA Hockey website
  • Go to www.usahockey.com to register for a new USA Hockey member number
  • Register online for tryouts at www.wahahockey.com at the home page beginning January 11th. NO REFUNDS
  • Skaters can only register for one skater tryout session and selected goalies from the open pre-goalie tryout will be assigned a specific session in the skater tryouts
  • Tryout fee is $70 for Defenseman and Forwards and $45 for selected goalies which includes ice time and a jersey
  • Use debit card, credit card or a gift card only
  • NO REFUNDS, NO WALK-INS AND NO CASH OR CHECKS ACCEPTED. NO DEBT OR CREDIT CARD, PLEASE USE A VISA GIFT CARD TO REGISTER ONLINE.
      2002 and 2001 Skater Tryouts: Stevens Point- (2 Rinks)
           Saturday March 19
           2002   Session 1   9:00am – 1:00 pm – KB Willet Arena    
                      Session 2   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
           2001   Session 1   9:00 am - 1:00 pm – Ice Hawk Arena
                      Session 2   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm  
           Sunday March 20
           2002  Session  3   10:00am - 2:00pm – KB Willet Arena
           2001  Session  3    9:00am  - 1:00pm – Ice Hawk Arena                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Each Each birth year will be considered separately. Players may only tryout in one tryout session.
  • Registration for each tryout location will be limited by position (D & F), therefore the number of players allowed in the tryout are not unlimited. No exceptions
  • Skaters must try-out for the position (defense or forward) they actually register for - No exceptions
  • All players will be selected from the skater tryouts to the WAHA Select 14 and Select 15 State Festivals
  • Those selected to a festivals will be contacted by email to accept the opportunity and must register online for the respective festival using a special link immediately upon notification. NO REFUNDS, NO WALK-INS, NO CASH OR CHECKS. NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD, PLEASE PURCHASE AND USE A VISA GIFT CARD TO REGISTER ONLINE.
     
  • WHAT IF YOU ARE SELECTED TO A WAHA SELECT STATE FESTIVAL?
    All goalies, defensemen, and forwards selected to compete in the WAHA State Festivals will be contacted by email. The email will contain on-line registration instructions using a special link. Online player registration and payment confirms the invitation to play in a state festival. The cost to participate is $125. Festival players will keep their jersey and socks. NO REFUNDS, NO WALK-INS AND NO CASH OR CHECKS ACCEPTED. NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD, PLEASE PURCHASE AND USE A VISA GIFT CARD TO REGISTER ONLINE.

    ALL WAHA SELECT STATE FESTIVALS
    Each birth year state festival will include 4 teams of 17 players (2 goalies, 6 defenseman, and 9 forwards). All birth year festival teams will be selected from the total players that participated in the WAHA Select 14 and 15 Tryouts March 19-20 tryouts at Stevens Point or were selected from the nominations submitted by the High School Section Committees or Tier Programs for WAHA Select 16 and 17 State Festivals
The WAHA Select 14 Festival April 9-10 at the Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay for Birth year 2002
Players born in 2002 will compete in the WAHA Select 14 Festival at Green Bay to be selected to the USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Elite Camp held June 19-24 at Ames, IA. No further steps.

WAHA Select 15, 16 and 17 Festivals to be held April 9-10 at the Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay for Birth Years 2001, 2000 and 1999
Players born in 2001, 2000 and 1999 will compete in WAHA Select 15, 16 and 17 State Festivals on April 9-10 at the Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay and may be selected to the USA Hockey Central District Select 15, 16 and 17 Player Development Tryouts May 6-8 at Fond du Lac.

All WAHA Select Festival teams will have a three game round robin format. Selected players for all festivals will be posted on WAHA website with group reporting times at www.wahahockey.com after the players receive an email and complete the online registration. Online registration (with a deadline) will confirm the player’s spot in the WAHA festival. NO REFUNDS, NO WALK-INS AND NO CASH OR CHECKS ACCEPTED. NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD, PLEASE PURCHASE AND USE A VISA GIFT CARD TO REGISTER ONLINE.

USA HOCKEY CENTRAL DISTRICT PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SELECT 15, 16 AND 17 TRYOUTS MAY 6-8 AT FOND DU LAC FOR BIRTH YEARS 2001, 2000 and 1999
Players will be selected from the WAHA Select 15, 16 and 17 State Festivals (birth years 2001, 2000 and 1999) will compete in the USA Hockey Central District Select 15, 16 and 17 Player Development Tryouts at Fond du Lac, WI on May 6-8. WAHA Festival players selected to attend these tryouts will be posted at www.wahahockey.com home page and at www.centraldistricthockey.org.    

USA HOCKEY CENTRAL DISTRICT SELECT 14 ELITE CAMP AT AMES IOWA FOR BIRTH YEAR 2002
Wisconsin 2002 birth year or the select 14 players will be selected directly from the WAHA Select 14 State Festival April 9-10 at the Cornerstone Community Center to compete in the USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Elite Camp at Ames, IA on June 19-24. Wisconsin players will join players from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska to and will be evaluated by USA Hockey and their individual player evaluations will be kept on file at USA Hockey headquarters in Colorado Springs.

USA HOCKEY NATIONAL SELECT 15, 16 and 17 CAMPS FOR BIRTH YEARS 2001, 2000, and 1999
The names of the players chosen to compete in the USA Hockey National Select 15, 16,17 Summer Camps will be posted on www.centraldistricthockey.org following the USA Hockey Central District Player Development Tryouts in Fond du Lac on May 6-8. All USA Hockey National Summer Camps will be held at North Town Center at Amherst (Williamsville, NY) as follows: National Select 15 Camp (TBA), National Select 16 Camp (TBA) and National Select 17 Camp (TBA).
 
Players must go through the entire tryout process in Wisconsin to be eligible for the USA Hockey Central District Select 15, 16 and 17 Tryouts, USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Camp and the USA Hockey National Select 15, 16, and 17 Summer Camps

USA Hockey and WAHA reserve the right to make any changes in the player development process with regard to the best interest of the program
 
FOR CHANGES TO THIS DOCUMENT CHECK www.wahahockey.com UNDER THE BANNER OF “PROGRAMS” CLICK “BOYS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT”
 
REGISTRATION TROUBLE, CONTACT THE WAHA WEBMASTER TOM SLOCUM at tom.slocum@wahahockey.com
 
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE BOYS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PLEASE USE THE CONTACT BELOW: 

Mike Connor at mike.connor@wahahockey.com