Since its inception nearly ten years ago, Team South Dakota has experienced remarkable success. While the 14u program has not attained equal prominence, many of those same kids who played at that level went on to our 16u program and in only eight years, delivered three national championships. As most of you know, the most recent came this past April in New Jersey.
The creation of an 18u team has been considered in the past, but has never materialized. Behind the momentum of our most recent national championship, it is time for Team South Dakota to roster a team at this level of USA Hockey. Therefore, Team South Dakota will hold an 18u tryout on
July 21-22 July 28-29, in Sioux Falls, at the Scheels IcePlex. This tryout is for 2000 and 2001 birth year players. The cost will be $80.00 per registrant and the schedule will be as follows:
Saturday, July 28 • Red team practice, 200pm to 245pm • White team practice, 300pm to 345pm • Scrimmage I, 700pm to 745pm • Scrimmage II, 800pm to 845pm
Sunday, July 29 • Scrimmage III, 1000am to 1045am • Scrimmage IV, 11am to 1145am • All-player meeting on-ice, 1145-1200pm
Notes: • Team selection will be announced no later than Monday, July 23. • Accomplished/top coaches will oversee this team. • Anticipate travel to be in addition to that which has been required at 14u/16u, in order to accumulate the necessary number of qualification games. Those locations may include Kansas City, Denver, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Grand Forks, Minneapolis, Madison, etc. • Costs. I will work to keep costs manageable and a request has been made to SDAHA to consider a modest stipend for this program, but exact costs cannot be provided until the team is set. That being said, it is my goal to keep this endeavor to no more than $3,000 (or less) per skater. • Team South Dakota 18u will have a reasonably aggressive payment plan, and we ask that families acknowledge that a new endeavor such as this drives that requirement.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the information below. Thank you for considering Team South Dakota 18u.
John Sievert Director, Team South Dakota Phone: (605) 376-4810 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Player must have a USA Hockey number to signup for the 2018-19 SDAHA 18U Boys Tryouts.
It is the same number used this year or for the upcoming 18-19 season. 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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