This year, as part of the 2016 Tryout Festival, we will host a USA HOCKEY Player Development Presentation/Seminar, which will include a Panel Discussion & Question/Answer session.  The event will be a mandatory part of the event for all participants - and optional, but encouraged, for parents.
Our lead speaker, or host, will be Ryan Hardy from the USNTDP and he will be assisted by Rich Hansen our NY/Atlantic ADM Director.  Ryan and Rich will make a 20-30 minute USA HOCKEY power point presentation which will be followed by a panel discussion, and then the open Q & A.  
Topics of conversation will include;
  • Representing the Atlantic District/United States/USA Hockey
  • NTDP (2001 only)
  • Later Bloomers
  • Exposure v Development
  • The Development Process
  • Multiple Sports
Prep/Junior/College Hockey/NHL Panel Discussion
  • CHL 
  • College Hockey
  • Scouting - what are they looking for?
  • 20 Year old college frosh
  • Importance of academics
  • Recruiting Process
  • It’s not a race
  • Time is your freind 
  • Social media 
Our panel of speakers will include a combination of the following participants who are will all be serving as evaluators and coaches during the tryout;  
  1. Ryan Hardy - USA HOCKEY NTDP, Director of Player Personnel
  2. Rich Hansen - USA HOCKEY ADM, NY & Atlantic District
  3. Peter Roundy - Holy Cross
  4. Steve Silverthorn - Bentley University
  5. Chris Bala - Hill School
  6. Kris Mayotte - Providence College
  7. Paul Kirtland - Trinity College
  8. Scott McDougall - Sacred Heart University
  9. Dale Reinhardt - Kent School
  10. Dave Peters - Selects Academy
  11. Joe Perriera - University of Connecticut
  12. Andrew Will - Salisbury School
  13. Jim Hunt - NJ Hitmen
  14. Zane Kalemba - Princeton University
  15. Matt Lindsay - Penn State University
  16. John Riley - Philadelphia Flyers

We will be hosting two separate seminars; One, for the β€˜01s (Saturday), which will include an additional piece on the NTDP as well as the aforementioned topics.  The second (Sunday) will be for the β€˜99s and β€˜00s.
The presentation will take place in the roller rink at the Skate Zone -  times are as follows;
  • 15s - Saturday -  10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 16/17s - Sunday - 9:00am - 10:30am
There is no registration necessary.  As stated all players will be instructed to attend the event as part of their participation and we strongly encourage all parents to attend as well!