Post #94 – 6/12/23 – All Roads Lead To Oxford

D-I And D-III Coaches Will Navigate Their Way to Oxford, Ohio and Miami University This Summer For USA Hockey’s National Development Camps

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NCAA Coaches Have A New Location For USA Hockey Nat’l Development Camps

USA Hockey as well as NCAA D-I and D-III coaches will descend upon Oxford, Ohio and the campus of Miami University this June and July as the national governing body changes the location of its U15, 16/17, and U18 Select Girls National Development Camps.

The move to the Goggin Ice Center at Miami University comes after a lengthy stay at the National Hockey Center at St. Cloud State Univ. in Minnesota for the better part of the last 10+ years. While Miami doesn’t have a NCAA D-I women’s program, it does have a very successful women’s ACHA D-I program and a NCAA D-I Men’s program.

Interestingly, Miami’s former Men’s Associate Head Coach Eric Rud, was the St. Cloud State University Women’s Head Coach for 5 seasons. Rud, who’s daughter Gabbie plays at Cornell, is now Head Coach of the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL.

USA Hockey’s move to Oxford seems to be a welcomed change from other coaches I’ve talked with. You can read more on USA Hockey’s move to Oxford HERE.

Here’s all the camp info you’ll need to know. Kudos to USA Hockey for getting the schedules out early this year.

Dates & Schedules

  • U16/17 (2006-2007) National Development Camp June 24-30 – Schedule
  • U15 (2008) National Development Goaltenders Camp – July 7-10 – Schedule
  • U15 (2008) National Development Camp – July 10-15 – Schedule
  • U18 (2006-2008) National Select Camp – July 16-22 – Schedule

Camp Rosters

In total 387 players were selected across all camps this summer. Team rosters of each camp aren’t available at the moment, but a list of camp participants are. You can find links to them below. I’ll breakdown that camp attendee’s from each of USA Hockey’s 12 districts in a future post as we get closer to camp.

A note about the player selection process. USA Hockey splits the country up into 12 districts based on geography and each district has its own tryout process. Most are very similar–with some type of skills session, practices or games evaluated by a staff (sometimes college coaches). In true political fashion, each district is allotted a certain number of players it can send at each position. That number is based the number of girls registered in the district. The larger the district, the larger number of attendees it can send.

Is that the best way to select for these camps? Perhaps a post for another time. 🤔

USA Hockey has two excellent guide booklets explaining the process and how these camps work at the U18 & District levles. You can find those document here ➡️ U18 National Player Development Guide & Girls District Specific Player Development Guide

Below is the complete attendee list for each camp by district in alpha order below, as of today June 12, 2023.

We’ll have updates from Oxford as camps get underway.

Until Next Time Everyone… Be Well and take Care,

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Grant Kimball is founder and contributing writer at Women’s College and beginning his 4th season as an Assistant Coach with the Yale University women’s hockey program. Grant has developed an experienced perspective in the world of women’s ice hockey, having coached and recruited players from across the globe during his 25+ year amateur and NCAA coaching career. He has coached at 6 NCAA DIII and DI programs in the NCHA (D3), the CHA, WCHA, Hockey East, ECAC, and the Ivy League (DI). Beyond coaching, Grant served as a site representative for the 2019 NCAA quarterfinal of the D-I NCAA Tournament. He also currently serves as an Officer with the American Hockey Coaches Association as Vice President of Membership and sits on the AHCA’s Women’s Hockey Executive Committee.

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