Tryouts start Wednesday, March 7, and players need to register in advance and pay online to attend.
All are welcome to tryouts, however Freshman and Sophomore student athletes are not eligible to be selected.
You are invited and encouraged to try out for Team DC, a local all-star team of high school hockey players that will compete in the USA Hockey national high school showcase, called America's Hockey Showcase, April 18-23 in St. Louis.
Tryouts start Wednesday, March 7, and players need to register in advance and pay online to attend, so please find all pertinent information below. If you need to make arrangements for an alternate payment method or have any similar questions please email Scott Lowe at DMVProspects@gmail.com.
America's High School Showcase
Regional Entry - Team DC (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia)
The objective of America’s High School Showcase is to provide a highly competitive national event for those premier high school student athletes who play for USA Hockey-registered high school teams and to provide the opportunity for these premier players, who may not be traditionally scouted, to be seen by representatives from every level of junior (under-20) and college (ACHA and NCAA) hockey in the United States - as well as some from Canadian junior leagues. America’s Showcase hopes that each USA Hockey Affiliate honors its registered high school players by selecting those players who represent their high school teams and the ideal of the student athlete, through "open tryouts".
General Manager: Tony MacAulay – DeMatha Catholic TMacAulay@DeMatha.org
Head Coach: To be announced
Assistant Coach: To be announced
Assistant General Manager: Scott Lowe -- DMVProspects@gmail.com
Team DC will consist of 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders. The team will also name 3 alternate players (alternate players will not travel with the team to the event). A maximum of 4 players may be selected from any one high school, midget or junior club in most cases.
Eligible Players must have competed in at least 50% of their team's high school games in the 2017-18 season. The team is permitted to roster a maximum of four (4) players who are full-time high school students attending a school in the represented geographic area which does not field a high school hockey team. The team will consist of junior (11th grade) and senior (12th grade) players only.
Freshman and sophomore student athletes are not eligible to be selected, but may participate in the tryout process. All players must be registered with USA Hockey as well as provide birth certificate and pertinent USA Hockey information provided prior to the Showcase (medical waiver, etc.) Players must comply with all Showcase Player Requirements for eligibility as outlined in the Showcase Rules and Regulations. Players must communicate to the General Manager any issues that may negate their eligibility. Players MUST complete a Showcase Player Profile Info Sheet as well as a Team Questionnaire Page.
The tryout cost will be $130, which includes up to 5 tryout sessions - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS
We will only be accepting online registrations this year. If this presents a problem, please let Assistant GM Scott Lowe know and he will see if other arrangements can be made for payment and registration.
Payment in full is required before any player may step on the ice to try out. Players are encouraged to attend as many tryouts as possible to maximize the opportunity to receive an accurate assessment from the Team DC selection committee.
NO PARTIAL TRYOUT PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. IF THERE ARE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT LOWE.
SCHEDULE OF TRYOUTS
FINAL TEAM SELECTION
The Team DC final roster will be selected and announced following the final tryout.
TEAM DC SCHEDULE
Accepting a roster spot for Team DC represents a commitment on the player's part to make every possible effort to attend all team-related events and activities. There will be 2 scheduled practices and the possibility of one scrimmage prior to the showcase:
It is the responsibility of all Team DC players to have their academics in order PRIOR to departing for the event. It is important that each player selected be committed to the team and attending the event with 100% participation. In the past, Team DC has participated in college campus visits and other group activities as part of the Team DC showcase experience. The plan is to continue those activities this year.
TEAM COST / PLAYER REGISTRATION:
Upon being named to the team, each player is required to pay the team registration fee. Last year's fee was $750. This year's fee will determined once team travel expenses to St. Louis have been confirmed. It WILL NOT be less than $750.
Included in the player fees are the following:
1. Transportation to and from the event and all team activities during the event.
2. Hotel expenses (not including player incidentals).
3. Team jersey and game socks.
In past years there have been more than 100 different organizations represented from all levels of play including college (NCAA and prep), junior and prep schools. All of the selected players (rostered and alternate players) will be included in the player directory for the event that is given to all scouts in attendance. EVERY player on Team DC has been talked to by a junior or college scout in attendance in each of the past three years.
Formerly known as the Chicago High School Showcase, this event operated for the past eight years in Pittsburgh. The Coaching/Managing Staff work extremely hard to ensure that all players speak to coaches and scouts pre- and post-event to assist the players achieving their personal hockey goals. This year’s event will be held in the St. Louis area. More details will be forthcoming on the venue and lodging options for families as they become available.
Phone: (410) 202 – 6662
Assistant General Manager