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2020-21 Boys Team SD 16u and 14u Tryouts

Hello again, South Dakota hockey families-

As the calendar nears the end of June, I trust this message finds you enjoying the summer weather. Our registration numbers for the July camp continue to grow but with about one month remaining, I’d like to encourage everyone to sign-up if you’ve not done so already.  We have an exciting and aggressive game-based tryout schedule and are eager to provide the best competition possible.

Additionally, in my communications with families state-wide, I have learned many thought their initial registration from the April camp carried over to July.  That is NOT the case.  Refunds were issued upon its cancellation.  As a result, you will need to complete a new registration for the camp in July.  The cost has been reduced from $140 to $100.  Registration still requires a new (2020-21) USA Hockey number, so if you don’t already have one, you will need to update.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me (or you’re welcome to consult your local association member(s) and they can direct inquiries to me as well).  There will likely be another message coming in the weeks ahead but I want to be respectful of your time as well as not fill your inbox.

Thanks again for your contribution to outstanding hockey in South Dakota.  We look forward to hosting you at the Team South Dakota tryout camp in July.

Best regards,
John Sievert
Director, Team SD
(605) 376-4810

Boys Team SD Tryouts

Hello again, fellow hockey families-

I trust this message finds you in good health and eager to return to the ice.

We remain optimistic that the boys National Hockey Team tryout will take place as anticipated. From our last update, the target month was July, in hopes of avoiding a possible reschedule due to COVID if too early (June), and avoiding fall activities prior to the start of TSD practices (August). With that, I am pleased to announce that we are on-target for the weekend of July 24-26 at the Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls.

Camp registration is open and the cost will be $100 per participant. The boys’ schedule can be found on this page (in PDF format). SDAHA’s annual Development Camp is available to birthyears younger and older than that of our two National teams, but in that this camp being held specifically for team tryouts, registration will be restricted to the following:

2004 and 2005 Birthyears: 16u
2006 and 2007 Birthyears: 14u

Friday attendance (July 24) is not mandatory, however for those checking in that day, there will be a 90-minute open-skate available (14u on one sheet, 16u on another). Additionally, there will be an informal Q&A session for anyone who has questions about the program, which will be hosted by myself and the coaches for both teams.

The goal is to have four teams at each age classification (14u/16u) with approximately 15 skaters and at least one goalie (goalies would receive additional ice-time if we have less than four per classification). Activities begin Saturday morning with two 75-minute warm-up practices per classification, conducted by the coaches of each team. Following a break for lunch, scrimmage sessions will begin Saturday afternoon and each team will play three 75-minute games, with officials, concluding with the third game on Sunday morning. From there, evaluators will work together to select the roster (including alternates), and invitations will ideally be issued in the days following our camp.

Since its inception, South Dakota's National tournament teams have achieved remarkable success, the 16s winning four times and the 14s finishing runner-up twice. TSD alumni includes some of the finest hockey talent to play in our State. Earning a roster spot, playing on behalf of South Dakota while competing for a national championship will create relationships and memories you will not forget. On behalf of SDAHA, the Development Committee and Team SD, I welcome you to our tryout in preparation for the 2020-21 National season.
Best Regards,
John Sievert
Director, Team SD
P: (605) 376-4810

Girls Team SD tryouts

Greetings South Dakota Hockey Families~

SDAHA is pleased to announce that plans are in place for the 2020-2021 Team South Dakota Girls tryouts.  Our Team South Dakota Teams are SDAHA’s premier hockey teams competing Nationally at the Tier II level.  For the 2020-2021 season our intentions are to form Nationally bound teams at the 19u & 16u levels and also a developmental team at the 14u level.

Tryout Registration details:
Dates:  July 25th & July 26th, 2020
Location:  Scheels Ice Plex, Sioux Falls SD
Registration Fee: $75 per player

Below you will find the registration link which includes the full schedule of events, a brief overview of TSD & registration information.

Playing on Team South Dakota creates relationships and memories to last a lifetime.  I hope you will encourage your player/s & others around the state to consider trying out for this amazing opportunity.  Please reach out with any additional questions.

Jenni Wirkus
TSD Girls Coordinator
Executive Director
South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association

State Tournament's 2021

***Locations still subject to change***

February 19-21, 2021:

PWA: Watertown

PWB: Yankton

PWC: Aberdeen

GU14: Mitchell

February 26-28, 2021:

GJV: Sioux Center

BA: Huron

BB: Rushmore

March 5-7, 2021:

GV: Oahe

BJV: Brookings

March 12-14, 2021:

BV: Sioux Falls

Mandatory coach, referee and volunteer background screening link

Background screening fee

Background screening fee is charged to and paid for by SDAHA for coaches, state and local association volunteers and referees.  When you check out, the should not be a fee assessed to SDAHA applicants.