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Girls Player Development Program

U18 Girls Player Development Overview

USA Hockey and its twelve districts provide player development opportunities for females at the affiliate, district, regional, and national levels throughout the year.

USA Hockey hosts three National Player Development Camps for girls ages 15, 16 and 17 (2003, 2004, and 2005 birth years in 2020). 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).

There is additional programming available for girls at the affiliate, district, and regional levels, and these opportunities vary by district, but most focus on the 14-17 year-old age range (2003-2006 birth years); however, additional opportunities may be available in some districts for the 2002, 2007, and 2008 birth years.

National Player Development Guide

Please refer to the Girls National Player Development Guide below for details on Girls National Camp programming, eligibility, dates, locations, national staff contact information, and frequently asked questions.

District-Specific Player Development Guide

Please refer to the Girls District-Specific Guide below for information on the 2020 affiliate, district and regional level opportunities, each district's process, tryout and camp dates and locations, and district contact information.