America’s Showcase will take place from April 8-13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The AHAI High School coaching community is honored to have the opportunity to be involved with the top High School players in Illinois. They feel that America’s High School Showcase offers players a great opportunity to be exposed to Junior, College and Professional Scouts from throughout the USA and Canada and the honor to represent Illinois in the best High School Hockey event in North America.
It is very important that all of the players that are trying out for this team understand the requirements and the commitment they are expected to make. With the short amount of time AHAI has to put this Team together, it is to each player’s benefit to cooperate with the Coaching Staff in regard to tryouts and practices. In particular, we would like all players to understand the following points:
Tryouts — All players must attend at least one tryout to be eligible for consideration for this team. No player will be selected on reputation only. The coaching staff will select and announce the final roster of 20 players and up to 5 alternates shortly after the final tryout.
Commitment — If you are selected to be an America’s High School Showcase Illinois Team member, the Team will practice from late March until the start of America’s High School Showcase on April 10th. The Team may play exhibition games during this time as well. All commitments to your current team will be over by then (unless your team is participating in the USA Hockey National Championships). It will be impossible to put this team together and make us all proud of our effort without the commitment of each player for the few weeks preceding the America’s High School Showcase event. Your commitment during this time is required. The team will be traveling to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and returning on Sunday, April 12th or Monday, April 13th, depending on how we finish.