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Tryout Information

VISION & PHILOSOPHY:
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.

SELECTION & TEAM DECLARATION PROCESS: MITES TO BANTAMS
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.

Evaluation Fee

Discount extended to April 15th

  • Mite Evaluation Fee $75 or Reduced to $50 if pre-registered by April 1st Discount extended to April 30th
  • Squirt Evaluation Fee $100 or Reduced to $75 if pre-registered by April 1st Discount extended to April 30th
  • PeeWee, Bantam, & Midget Tryout Fee $200 or Reduced to $175 if pre-registered by April 1st Discount extended to April 30th

Tryout FAQ

How does placement of my child work at the 6U and 8U level work?

After signing up for the Bandits, 6U and 8U players will practice in skill development skates during the spring.  At the end of the spring program, players will be split up on teams based on skill level.

For 6U and 8U, does my child need previous playing experience?

No, at the 6U and 8U levels we have multiple teams including beginner!

Does tuition still include summer camp?

No, due to COVID19 we will not be running any Bandit Summer camps.

Does tuition include spring practices?

Yes! Spring practices will start around the week of May 21st.


10U Squirt Girls
(2011 - 2012)

1 Hour Sessions

  • Fri., April 16th - 6:15 pm
  • Sat., April 17th - 2:30 pm

12U Pee Wee Girls
(2009-2010)

1 Hour Sessions

  • Fri., April 16th - 6:15 pm
  • Sat., April 17th - 2:30 pm

14U Bantam Girls
(2007-2008)

1 Hour Sessions

  • Fri., May 7th - 6:00 pm
  • Sat., May 8th - 2:00 pm

6U & 8U Mite (8U 2013 & Younger, 6U 2015 & younger)

1 Hour Sessions

  • Tue., April 20th - 5:45 pm
  • Wed., April 21st - 6:00 pm

10U Squirt (2011-2012)

75 minute sessions

  • Monday,  April 19th - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday,  April 21st - 6:30 pm - 2011 Birth Year Only
  • Wednesday,  April 21st - 7:15 pm - 2012 Birth Year Only

Please note the new, split times for the April 21st sessions by birth year.

12U Pee Wee (2009-2010)

1 Hour Sessions

  • 2010 Birth Year
    • Mon., April 19th - 6:45 pm
    • Tues., April 20th - 6:30 pm
  • 2009 Birth Year
    • Mon., April 19th - 8:00 pm
    • Tues., April 20th - 7:45 pm

14U Bantam (2007-2008)

1 Hour Sessions

  • 2007 Birth Year
    • Mon., May 10th - 7:15 pm
    • Tue., May 11th - 7:15 pm
  • 2008 Birth Year
    • Mon., May 10th - 6:00 pm
    • Tue., May 11th - 6:00 pm

16U & 18U Midget (2003-2006)

1 Hour Sessions

  • 16U (2005-2006)
    • Mon., May 10th - 6:30 pm
    • Tue., May 11th - 6:30 pm
  • 18U (2003-2004)
    • Mon., May 10th - 7:45 pm
    • Tue., May 11th - 7:45 pm