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2017 Atlantic District Girl's Tryouts

We have now completed our tryouts during the weekend of March 25 & 26, 2017 at the Flyers Northeast Skate Zone in Philadelphia!

This tryout was open to all Atlantic District girls born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.  Those chosen from the tryouts will be eligible, depending on the birth year, to attend the USA Hockey Player Development camp(s) and/or our Atlantic District camp that will be held at the Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ, June 26-30, 2017. 

Thank you all for attending this years Atlantic District tryouts and for all of your efforts on the ice.  We had over 300 girls in attendance!  It was a great weekend for girls hockey! 

Players will receive notification if they are chosen for the different events at various times.  Please check below for your particular birth year:

Birthyear Notification of National Camp Date How Notified
First Notice U18 Select May 16, 2017 Phone Call
  U18 Camp May 16, 2017 Phone Call
  U15 Camp May 16, 2017 Phone Call
Final At Large/Alternates U15 & U18 Camp June 20, 2017 Phone Call

Congratulations to the 2000-2006 players selected for our Atlantic District Camp!  We enjoyed working with the talented and hard working players of our District at our tryouts.  If you were not selected, please continue to work hard and enjoy this great game.  There will be other opportunities in the future.  If spots open up, we may reach out to additional players for this camp.

We look forward to seeing you at the District Camp June 26-30th at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ.  We have an experienced coaching staff excited to get on the ice with you.  The staff will include coaches with a wide range of playing and coaching experience.  Coaches from Union, Merrimack, Connecticut College and Boston University are confirmed with more to come!  There will be many other schools represented by current and recent college players.  The resources available to you will be many! 

Each of the players listed below will be receiving an email from Info@USAHockey with a registration link for you to register for the summer camp.  You will need to register online by April 15 in order to secure your spot!  Please check your spam file if you do not receive it within the next 24 hours!  The email address that it will be sent to is the one that you inputted into the system when you registered for the tryout.  Selected to attend our camp:

Bechtel Sydney 2000    Rice Ava 2002   Allen Rebecca 2003
Bertinetti Sydney 2000   Ashenfelter Madeline 2002   Angioletti Livia 2003
Brandeburg Taylor 2000   Bernicker Sasha 2002   Annunziata Hannah 2003
Chichetti Clancy 2000   Brightbill Emily  2002   Aquaro Kylie 2003
Cullen Morgan 2000   Bruno Olivia 2002   Bahra Katie 2003
Cullen  Taylor 2000   Campbell Cassie 2002   Barling Emily 2003
Denora Carly 2000   Ciarrocchi Jessica 2002   Benedict Anya 2003
Doucette Madison 2000   Clough Jasmine 2002   Besa Emma 2003
Fera Simone 2000   Ditoro Scarlet 2002   Bozzi Emily 2003
Foglia Givanna 2000   Felice Brianna 2002   Carter Zoe 2003
Gierek Ava 2000   Firth Erin 2002   Clements Elisabeth Mary 2003
Hiehle Maeve 2000   Franklin Julia 2002   Hansen Payton 2003
Horan  Katherine 2000   Frederick Caitlyn 2002   Hill Evelyn 2003
Neufeld-kreider Annika 2000   Hannigan Grace 2002   Hollyer  Faith 2003
Peichel  Sarah 2000   Hower Jordan 2002   Hughes Samantha 2003
Pych Jenna 2000   Katz Madeline 2002   Loftus Amelia 2003
Reed Lindsay 2000   Maloney Victoria 2002   Lysius Crystlind 2003
Rubin Mikaila 2000   Martin Audrey 2002   Masino  Jasmine 2003
Schotanus Sara 2000   Massa Gabriella 2002   McCaw  Katelyn 2003
Sieglaff Rosy 2000   Massari Giavanna 2002   Miller Jessica 2003
Takashima Lexi 2000   McCarter Jane  2002   Robitzer Mattie 2003
Van Kula Lucy 2000   McCormack Sydney 2002   Rosenthal Sophia 2003
Vira Claudia 2000   Olnowich Jennifer 2002   Secreto Lexington 2003
Zahirnyi Taylor 2000   Rabin Tamara Bo 2002   Slinin Eliza 2003
        Rinker Ava 2002   Tabar Aspen 2003
Beckman Hannah 2001   Roggio Sarah  2002   Toye Kyley 2003
Belgrave Maryam 2001   Staivecki Kelsey  2002   Zornick Alexandria 2003
Biddle Saige 2001   Sun Joyce 2002        
Bjornson Sonja 2001   Taigounov Emma  2002        
Boniecki Kendall 2001   Truban Kathryn 2002        
Brown Mackenzie 2001   Weiss Julia  2002        
Coelho Kailen 2001   Wood Nicole 2002        
Feinberg Hannah 2001   Yang Minseo 2002        
Fitzgerald Nicole 2001                
Frederick Rachel 2001                
Goffredo Caroline 2001                
Goldberg Sophie 2001                
Hanson Annika 2001                
Hartmetz Hadley 2001                
Jandzio Cara 2001                
Klisivitch Coco 2001                
Levy Heather 2001                
MacMurray Elizabeth 2001                
Monihan Kate 2001                
Moore Sierra 2001                
O'Donohoe Kaitlyn 2001                
Podvey Hannah 2001                
Renzo Alexa 2001                
Wunder Georgia 2001                
Zammit Victoria 2001                

 

Alexander  Jamiyah  2004   Klein Genevieve 2005
Baylor  Kareyna 2004   Kozak  Ani 2005
Campbell Alexis 2004   Kratzer  Kaytlen 2005
Cesavice Breanna 2004   Martinez Noemi Sofia 2005
Cottone Jordan 2004   Modder  Kiera 2005
Crepaldi  Adriana 2004   Moses Lindsay 2005
Freeman Aeryn  2004   Pierce Caitlin 2005
Haviland Amanda 2004   Rauch Charlie 2005
Hughes Marley 2004   Secreto Cadence 2005
Kiernan  Holly 2004   Seewaldt Tara 2005
Kilfeather  Galen 2004   Smith Madeline 2005
Korn Caroline 2004   Stead Samantha 2005
Lonergan Erin 2004   Urban Adrianna 2005
Pallo Rachel 2004   Wurmser Isabelle 2005
Pavlovich Rachel 2004        
Puskar Grace 2004        
Sankner Annika 2004   Cogan Caroline  2006
Shaffer Layla 2004   Crosby Sophia 2006
Simpson Abigail 2004   Czukoski Kayla 2006
Tahl Maya 2004   Goffredo Juliana 2006
Turek  Noelle 2004   Moore Skyler 2006
        Sanders Makenna 2006
Acosta Jocelyn 2005   Tattersall Abigail 2006
Bergin Caroline 2005   Thomas Ava 2006
Carmody Paige 2005   Torr Katie 2006
Farber Lily 2005   Wiedenkeller Hailey 2006

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to attend the Eastern Select 14 Development Camp that will be held June 27-30th in Beverly, MA:

Sydney Bradley Maggie Smith
Alexa Davis Leah Stecker
Riley Grimley Joanne Tattersall
Quinn Hartmetz Nina Winborn
Leah Rubinshteyn Alyssa Wruble
Gia Seravalli  

This summer, our Atlantic District's Girls camp will be held from June 26-30, 2017 at the Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ.  Participants for our camp will be chosen from our tryouts as stated above.  More information to follow as it is confirmed including cost, time of arrival/departure, etc.  Besides the on ice sessions, Included in the cost of the camp will be lodging at the Wingate Hotel and the Springhill Suites across the street from the rink for the duration of the camp for all players and staff members.  All food will also be included. 

The cost of the camp will be $700.  This five day camp will include games, on ice drills, off-ice conditioning, etc.  There will be an array of College and Prep School Coaches and Counselors who will lead the teams through a fun-filled and competitive camp. 

                                     

We will continue to update as we go along, but feel free to read below our recap of our 2016 season!  This is filled with valuable information for you to review.

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2017 USA Hockey National Player Development Camp Schedule

Camp: Dates: Arena: Location:
Girls U-18 Select June 24-30, 2017 Harold Alfond Forum Biddeford, Maine
Eastern Select 14 June 27-30, 2017   Beverly, MA
Girls 15 July 8-12, 2017 Herb Brooks National Hockey Center St. Cloud, Minnesota
Girls U-18 July 15-21, 2017 Herb Brooks National Hockey Center St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Recap - 2017 GIRL'S PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

The USA Hockey Girls Player Development District-Specific Guide outlines the 2017 Girl's player development process in each of the twelve districts.  This guide provides information on the opportunities available in each district and shows how a player may progress through her district's player development process to be eligible for opportunities at the district, regional and/or national level. 

For a copy of our Atlantic District Girl's Player Development guide to help you better understand our process, please click here!

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Recap of 2016 Atlantic District Girl's Tryouts

We have completed our tryouts for all of our ages, 1999 thru and including 2005.  We would like to thank all that attended.  Players have been notified by email if they have been invited to the Atlantic District Summer camp and/or USA Hockey events.

At this time, USA Hockey has completed the player selection process in accordance with the final National Notification Timeline date of June 22.  At this time, any player who has been selected to attend or who has been named as an alternate for one of the National Girl's Player Development Camps have been notified.  Thank you for your participation in this years District Tryout Process!

Only players who have been cleared to attend one of the three National girl's Player Development camps as of May 16 are listed below.  If there is a change in status for any player who is currently "in consideration" as of May 16, that change will be communicated directly to the player in accordance with the National Notification Timeline.  If a player who is "in consideration" is cleared to attend a National Girls Player Development Camp, her name will be added to the list, which will be updated on future National Notification Timeline dates. 

For the remaining National Notification Timeline dates, please visit: http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2429266-usa-hockey-girls-playerdevelopment-camps

Our Atlantic District players that have been invited to the camps are:

U18 Select Camp, Biddeford, ME

Jesse DeVito, Lindsay Reed

Girl's 15 Camp, St. Cloud, MN

Saige Biddle Cara Jandzio
Sonja Bjornson Claire Leahy
Mackenzie Brown Kate Monihan
Caroline Goffredo Kaitlyn O'Donohoe
Sophie Goldberg Madelyn Rego
Hadley Hartmetz  

Girl's U18 Camp, St. Cloud, MN

Taylor Brandeburg Mary McCafferty
Carly Denora Lexi Takashima
Madison Doucette Skylar Podvey
Shavonne Leacy  

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Recap of 2016 AAHA Girls Select Development Camp

In addition to the National Development Camps,  the Atlantic District is providing additional development opportunities and USA Hockey encourages players to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain valuable resources that can be applied to your long-term athlete development and growth as a hockey player.  This summer the Atlantic District's camp will be held at the Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ from June 27 to July 1, 2016.  Participants for our camp will be chosen from our tryouts as stated above.  More information to follow as it is confirmed including cost, time of arrival/departure, etc.  Besides the on ice sessions, Included in the cost of the camp will be lodging at the Wingate Hotel and the Springhill Suites across the street from the rink for the duration of the camp for all players and staff members.  All food will also be included. 

The cost of the camp will be $700.  This five day camp will include games, on ice drills, off-ice conditioning, etc.  There will be an array of College and Prep School Coaches and Counselors who will lead the teams through a fun-filled and competitive camp. 

                                     

Confirmed Coaches for our Atlantic District Camp:

Steph Moberg Castleton State Head Coach (All American at Plattsburgh)
Whitney Colbert Connecticut College Assistant Coach (Played at Trinity)
Lindsay Berman UMass-Boston Head Coach (Played at Northeastern and for Boston Blades of CWHL)
Jill Kirchner Brown Assistant Coach (Played at BU and for Boston Blades of CWHL)
Jamie Goldsmith Northern Cyclones Jr. Program (Played for St. Lawrence)
Jessica Koizumi Yale Assistant Coach (Played for MN-Duluth, former US National team player, played in CWHL for Boston Blades and the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL)
Becky Zavisa Berkshire School Head Coach (Played at Boston College, former US National team member)
Alex Tancrell-Fontaine Williston Northampton School Assistant Coach (Played at Union College)
Ana Steele-Norton Millbrook School Head Coach (Played for Elmira College)

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Recap of 2016 Eastern Regional Select 14 Camp

The Atlantic, Massachusetts, New England, New York, Southeastern Districts and USA Hockey have joined forces to create a single regional multi-district 14 camp for female players.  This camp is conducted under the direction of the USAH Affiliated districts listed, the Girl's/Women's section of USA Hockey and in conjunction with the G/W's department and ADM department of USA Hockey.  This opportunity will be offered to a total of 68 players from across these 5 districts.

The goal of this camp is to provide increased opportunity for skill development and preparation for continued progression through the USAH Player Development model.  The 2016 Eastern Regional Select Camp is designed as an opportunity for players to meet and compete, develop and improve their hockey skills, receive instruction on advanced in-season and out-of-season training methods and build habits that lead to improved performance. 

In addition, the program will focus on instilling the attitudes necessary for young women to be successful and become empowered through hockey.  Players will be exposed to opportunities that exist in education and sport by learning from, and being mentored by experts including college coaches, athletes and National Team members.

The AAHA has been allocated a limited number of player invitations for this camp for girls born in 2002.  Player for the camp will be identified through the AAHA try-out evaluation process.  More information on location, dates and logistics will be available at the try-out.

We would like to congratulate the girls listed below who have been chosen to attend the Eastern Regional Select 14 Camp from our District:

Jessica Ciarrocchi Jennifer Olnowich
Brianna Felice Ava Rinker
Jordan Hower Kelsey Staivacki
Gabriella Massa Emma Taigounov
Giavanna Massari Kathryn Truban
Jane McCarter Nicole Wood
Sydney McCormack  

USA Hockey is excited to launch a new girls' player development website with resources for player development opportunities, including the 2016 Girls' National Player Development Guide and 2016 District-Specific Player Development Guide.  The website should be your first resource for information related to player development tryouts and camps and USA Hockey will continue to update the site as new information becomes available.

USA Hockey and its twelve districts provide player development opportunities at the Affiliate, District, Regional and National level through out the year.  USA Hockey hosts three National Player Development Camps for girls ages 15, 16 and 17.  As players in the 1999, 2000 or 2001 birth years, you are age-eligible for potential advancement to one of USA Hockey's three 2016 Girl's National Player Development Camps.  To be eligible for potential advancement to one of the three National Development Camps, players in these birth years must hold US Citizenship and must participate in her district tryout in the district where her family's primary residence is. 

From the District tryout process, selected players will advance to one of USA Hockey's Girls National Player Development Camps:

  • 2016 Girl's 15 Player Development Camp (July 18-24) to be held in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  There will be a total of 216 players with each District receiving allocated spots for the 2001 birth year determined by registered female players in each District.  We have not received our allotment as of yet.  As soon as we do, we will post it here!

  • 2016 Girl's U18 Player Development Camp (July 9-15) to be held in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  There will be a total of 180 players with each district receiving allocated forward and defense spots for the 1999 and 2000 birth years.  These allocations are determined by registered female players in each district and the performance of that districts specific birth year at the previous National Player Development Camps.  The goalie positions at the Girls' U18 Player Development Camp are considered "at-large" allocations and USA Hockey appointed scouts will work with each District's evaluation team to identify goalies who will advance t the Girls' U18 Player Development Camp. We have not received our allotment as of yet.  As soon as we do, we will post it here!

  • 2016 Girl's U18 Select Player Development Camp (June 24-30) to be held in Biddeford, Maine.  There will be a total of 66 players, with no set allocations for this camp.  USA Hockey appointed scouts and each District's evaluation team will collectively determine who is selected for this camp from the 1999, 2000, and 2001 birth years.

National Camp Curriculum:  The week long experience at any of the three camps exposes participants to various "best Practices" and training strategies so players can return home with the tools to develop their skills over the course of that season and seasons to come.  The age appropriate resources and development programming at Girls' National Player Development Camps are directly aligned with the US Women's National Team's training, expectations and culture giving participating U18 players the proper foundation to facilitate their development to succeed at the National Team level.  Players attending USA Hockey National Development Camps are eligible to advance to the U18 National Festival if their performance warrants.  The U18 National Festival is primarily for the 1999 and 2000 birth years but it is possible that a player from the 2001 birth year may be invited. 

National Notification Timeline:  To streamline the communication surrounding selections, avoid confusion about the notification process, and provide families with much advanced notification as possible for planning purposes, USA Hockey is implementing a National Notification Timeline in 2016.  This approach will enable USA Hockey to notify the majority of players on targeted dates built into the annual District Tryout calendar.  Even with the National Notification Timeline, some players will not be notified until June 22, 2016 when the last of the twelve district tryouts are complete because USA Hockey has a responsibility to allow all District Tryouts to take place before finalizing all players selected to attend the three National Player Development Camps.  With the final District Tryouts ending on June 16, 2016, and the first Girls National Player Development Camp beginning on June 24, USA Hockey will follow the National Notification Timeline to confirm as many spots as early as possible while simultaneously leaving space open for any potential candidate in the final District Tryouts.  If a selected player has an extenuating circumstance (emergency, injury, sickness, etc.) that prevents her from participating in camp, it is possible that a player named as an alternate may be invited by the National Office to attend camp after the final National Notification Timeline date and this invitation to attend the camp may happen as late as the start (or even a few days into) the camp.

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Recap of 2016 USA Hockey Girls U18 National Player Development Guide

USA Hockey continues to evaluate and analyze the growth and development strategies for our female hockey programs.  Thanks in large to the work done at the affiliate and district levels, we have seen tremendous growth since 1998.  As we evaluate the growth and needs of our programming, we continue to make modifications that will enhance the effectiveness of our development programming and our national team success.  The website link outlines our recent adjustments to the U18 development programs that will continue to meet the needs of the overall growth and the advancing depth of our player pool.

This plan generates a 17% increase in the number of female players between the ages of 15-17 who will participate in our National Girls Player Development Camps.