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Updates to 2021-22 Tryout Start Dates

By USA Hockey, 02/11/21, 4:00PM MST


Changes follow Chipotle-USA Hockey National Championships dates

Tryouts/Player Selection 

Tryouts for all Tier I & II 14U-18U Youth and 14U-19U Girls Teams 
No youth or girls Tier I or Tier II team may recruit or solicit players or offer hockey contracts to players for the 2021-22 season, or hold development camps, tryouts, player selections or any activity that could be construed as a tryout/solicitation or recruitment for the 2021-22 season, until 48 hours after the last game of National Championships (both Tier I and Tier II Nationals must be completed) on May 5th, 2021. If the affiliate agrees to hold a closed tryout only for players who are registered and played in that affiliate as of 12/31/20, the Affiliate must gain prior approval, via their District Youth Council Representative, from the USA Hockey Youth Council Chairman, no later than March 9th, 2021.

Annual Guide 139 

Rules & Regulations 
National Tournament ends at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3rd, 2021, and tryouts can begin after 4 pm on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. Any violation of this prohibition may subject the coach, team, program and/or responsible administrators to appropriate discipline, or ineligibility of the team or coach, as determined by the Affiliate. Any violation of this rule results in the offending coach not being eligible for the 2021 national tournament and the offending coach and team that violates this rule shall be not in good standing and ineligible for the 2022 national tournament.  

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