South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association

2020-21 SDAHA Boys Team SD Tryouts


2020-21 SDAHA Team SD 14u and 16u Tryouts

Hello again, fellow hockey families-

I trust this message finds you in good health and eager to return to the ice.

We remain optimistic that the boys National Hockey Team tryout will take place as anticipated. From our last update, the target month was July, in hopes of avoiding a possible reschedule due to COVID if too early (June), and avoiding fall activities prior to the start of TSD practices (August). With that, I am pleased to announce that we are on-target for the weekend of July 24-26 at the Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls.

Camp registration is open and the cost will be $100 per participant. The boys’ schedule can be found on this page (in PDF format). SDAHA’s annual Development Camp is available to birthyears younger and older than that of our two National teams, but in that this camp being held specifically for team tryouts, registration will be restricted to the following:

2004 and 2005 Birthyears: 16u
2006 and 2007 Birthyears: 14u

Friday attendance (July 24) is not mandatory, however for those checking in that day, there will be a 90-minute open-skate available (14u on one sheet, 16u on another). Additionally, there will be an informal Q&A session for anyone who has questions about the program, which will be hosted by myself and the coaches for both teams.

The goal is to have four teams at each age classification (14u/16u) with approximately 15 skaters and at least one goalie (goalies would receive additional ice-time if we have less than four per classification). Activities begin Saturday morning with two 75-minute warm-up practices per classification, conducted by the coaches of each team. Following a break for lunch, scrimmage sessions will begin Saturday afternoon and each team will play three 75-minute games, with officials, concluding with the third game on Sunday morning. From there, evaluators will work together to select the roster (including alternates), and invitations will ideally be issued in the days following our camp.

Since its inception, South Dakota's National tournament teams have achieved remarkable success, the 16s winning four times and the 14s finishing runner-up twice. TSD alumni includes some of the finest hockey talent to play in our State. Earning a roster spot, playing on behalf of South Dakota while competing for a national championship will create relationships and memories you will not forget. On behalf of SDAHA, the Development Committee and Team SD, I welcome you to our tryout in preparation for the 2020-21 National season.
Best Regards,

John Sievert
Director, Team SD
P: (605) 376-4810

This registration will allow you to provide contact information, sign consents and submit payment.  Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checking account information available. Upon completion of registration a charge from South Dakota Amateur will appear on your account.

NOTE: This registration is for boys only. Girls' Development Camp registration will be handled separately by the Girls' division.

Tier 2 National Tournament Teams

16U (2004 & 2005 birthyears)
14U (2006 & 2007 birthyears).

You may not tryout for the Tier 2 teams outside of your birthyear.

Where: Scheel Ice Plex, Sioux Falls, SD

Dates: 7/24 - 7/26, Schedule PDF below
Cost $100.00

USA Hockey Requirement

Each Player must have a USA Hockey 2020-21 number to signup for the SDAHA Boys Team SD Tryouts.

If you registered through an NGIN site, that number will populate.  If you registered another way, please refer to the USA Hockey website to retrieve your registration.

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Please direct questions to:

SDAHA Hockey Development