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National bound tryout 3/13

MA Hockey announced that “closed” tryouts for national bound teams can start on 3/13. Are NB tryouts also just a money grab?

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Anon
MA Hockey announced that “closed” tryouts for national bound teams can start on 3/13. Are NB tryouts also just a money grab?
Of course it’s a $$ grab. Contracts already given out for next years teams.

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The state charges a dollar twenty-five, pop

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Can someone explain what this means? My kid is a 08 and isn't impacted. Just trying to understand the process.

Closed tryout?
Fee to USA hockey?

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For boys it only impacts '07's and above next season (14U). Just about every org can declare their top teams in each tier (Tier 1 (elite) or Tier 2) as being national bound, which means that they can be considered for the USA hockey national tournament, the bids are generally based on region and go to the State Champion and maybe an at-large team that is high up on the My Hockey Rankings. Of course, to play in the state tournament a team would also be designated as State Bound. Orgs can only send one team to the Tier 1 state tourney and one team to the Tier 2 tournament. For the girls, the are state bound until 12u, and then come 14u (13's and 14's) they also have national bound designations for teams at their Tier 1 and Tier II levels. Just to be clear, being designated as National Bound doesn't mean the team is going to any national tournament, it just means that if they are the top team in the MA district and are national bound they can get invited to the national tournament. I think the org has to pay for a team to be designated as NB, and that is undoubtedly pass on to via tuitions or tryout fees.

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“closed tryout” means it is only open to players who registered with MA hockey and played for a MA hockey team during the 2020-2021 season.

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Thank you, I appreciate the explanations.

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this is correct. they could have done a better job explaining what "closed" means. a kid from NH cant try out on 3/13 for a mass club. A kid from mass is allowed to try out for another mass team if they choose.

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Incorrect - a kid from NH may try out if he or she was on a USA Hockey Roster for a Massachusetts Program as of 12/31/2020