Nation’s top young players to assemble in Maine, Minnesota and New York
USA Hockey announced today the schedule and locations of its 2018 National Player Development Camps, sponsored by Chipotle. These annual camps for 15-year-olds, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds provide the United States’ top young players with age-appropriate on- and off-ice training and coaching from elite-level instructors, as well as the opportunity to compete against their peers from throughout the country.
Approximately 1,050 players are invited to the camps each summer.
Players earn invitation to the national camps through their performance at a series of state- and district-level camps held each season. The camps are designed so players return home afterward with the tools to further develop their skills over the course of the coming season and beyond.
The USA Hockey National Player Development Camps also serve as an evaluation environment for players competing to represent the U.S. at international tournaments and events.
Since their launch in 1977, USA Hockey’s National Player Development Camps have been a springboard for countless future Olympians, Paralympians and professional players including Natalie Darwitz, Brianna Decker, Jack Eichel, Declan Farmer, Johnny Gaudreau, Patrick Kane, Hilary Knight and Brody Roybal, just to name a few.
2018 USA Hockey National Player Development Camp Schedule