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Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 hockey season. The information provided is designed to communicate what will take place throughout the tryout process. This will include the tryout schedule, registration process, skills and scrimmages, scoring by evaluators, team selections, and tryouts for missing or injured players, and grievances regarding team selections.

The purpose of hockey tryouts is to group players by ability. The objective is to provide an appropriate level of competition for each player that will challenge their skills and increase their knowledge and enjoyment of the game. 

Due to the competitive nature of tryouts, players should make sure they are well rested and arrive at the tryout session at least 30 minutes early. Attendance at a pre-season clinic and dry land training is recommended but not required. 

Parents, please be advised that you will not be allowed in the arena area. You should remain in the designated areas (lobby) and refrain from discussion with evaluators and / or coaches. Also, please do not make comments to, coach, or cheer for the players on the ice.

The best thing you can do for your child is to be positive, encouraging and accepting of decisions made!

If you have any questions before or during the tryout process, please direct them to the Vice President or any member of the HDC.

Hockey Development Committee & NPHA Board of Directors 



October 5, 7, 8, & 9, 2017
1 Day Skills Evaluation
3 Days Scrimmage Evaluation
Extended evaluations as needed up until 12/31 as determined by the HDC 

  • Goalies are asked to attend ALL sessions of their level (including A/B and B/C sessions after splits) as well as the "goalies only" session.
  • If your player will be missing a tryout session, you are asked to contact Nate Pickens before Monday Oct 2 with that information.

Tryout Registration

All players should arrive at the New Prague Area Community Center at least 45 minutes prior to their scheduled tryout session. On the first day, players are to check in at the tryout registration table where they will be issued a numbered pullover. These pullovers are to remain with the player throughout the tryout process. 


* Players MUST wear their assigned pullovers and either a black or white jersey for the tryout session. 

**Players who forget their jersey or switch jerseys will not be allowed to step onto the ice until the situation has been corrected. 

***All players MUST wear a black helmet, black breezers, and NPHA colored socks; any deviation from this must be approved by the tryout committee .