Late June marks the start of camping season for USA Hockey, as hundreds of the nation’s best players from every district descend upon USA Hockey’s national player development camps.
As they have since the inaugural camps in 1977, these events provide an unequaled opportunity for teenage athletes to learn and develop under the tutelage of top coaches and U.S. National Team mentors from throughout the country. Camps consist of age-appropriate practices, games and off-ice training all geared toward strengthening young American hockey players.
The first of the camps begin June 24, with the Girls Under-18 Select Camp in Biddeford, Maine, and the Boys Select 17 Camp in Amherst, New York, taking center stage. Subsequent camps in Amherst and St. Cloud, Minnesota, begin July 8.