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Tryout Information

NJ Bandits Girls Tryout Information

For all NJ Bandits Girls teams please follow the link above for more information

The NJ Bandits are not a status driven organization. Letters are far less important than an athlete’s experience. Our objective is to provide leadership and create a complete hockey experience using USA Hockey’s American Development Model – Long Term Athlete Development Principals. Our goal is to cultivate each player’s passion for the sport and establish a culture of esprit de corps in a safe, clean and ethical atmosphere where athletes are empowered in an appropriately competitive environment.

In order to ensure athletes are placed on the appropriate team, and that the team is placed at the appropriate competitive level, we use a multi-phase selection and declaration process. It is our intention to field AA, A & B at each level based on the talent pool without compromising the integrity of the competitive component in the development process.

American Development Model (ADM):
The Bandits are proud to be one of only three organizations named as a USA Hockey Model Association Program by USA Hockey! Embracing scientific development principles and using the ten year, 10,000 hour training method. The Bandit coaching staff, takes great pride in striking a balance between letting the player be a kid and helping athletes realize their potential. There will be evaluations for the Mite and Squirt players with the intention of placing all participants on teams.

Contract Offering Information

The NJ Bandits will offer Player Contracts using DocuSign. Offers will be e-mailed to Players (18 & older) or to Parents/Guardians (any player under 18 or Youth contracts) to the e-mail address we have on file from your tryout application. Each contract will need to be completed by the Player/Parent within four hours of offering. Please be aware that the DocuSign e-mail may be placed in your Junk E-mail folder. The NJ Bandits are not responsible for contracts not completed due to misdirected e-mail.

Contract Offers will be made in accordance with USA Hockey and the Atlantic District for all Youth contracts with regards to date and time.

Tryout Fees

  • Mite Evaluation Fee $75 or Reduced to $50 if pre-registered by March 15th
  • Squirt Evaluation Fee $100 or Reduced to $75 if pre-registered by March 15th
  • PeeWee Tryout Fee $200 or Reduced to $175 if pre-registered by March 15th
  • Bantam, & Midget Tryout Fee $200 or Reduced to $175 if pre-registered by April 1

6U & 8U Mite (2015 & Younger)

1 Hour Sessions

  • Wednesday, March 22: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Friday, March 24: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

10U Squirt (2013-2014)

1 Hour Sessions

  • 2013 and 2014 Birth Years
    • Thursday, March 23: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Friday, March 24: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

12U Pee Wee (2011-2012)

1 Hour Sessions

  • 2011 Birth Year
    • Wednesday, March 22: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Thursday, March 23: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
  • 2012 Birth Year
    • Wednesday, March 22: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Thursday, March 23: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

14U Bantam (2009-2010)

1 Hour Sessions

  • Monday, April 10: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 11: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

15U, 16U, 18U Midget (2005-2008)

1 Hour Sessions

  • 15U/16U (2007-2008)
    • Monday, April 10: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, April 11: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 18U (2005-2006)
    • Monday, April 10: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Tuesday, April 11: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm