2021 Top Shelf Hockey - Fall Development Series
TOP SHELF HOCKEY MIDWEST, LLC continues the commitment to PLAYER DEVELOPMENT. The goal of the Fall Development Series (FDS) is to create additional, pre-season, on-ice opportunities for more players within the Midwest Amateur Hockey Association (MWAHA) affiliate at the 18U level. The inaugural season of the FDS will offer competitive games, coached by experienced coaches, and take place prior to the start of the high school season. Similar to what is offered with the Upper Midwest High School Elite League in Minnesota, the FDS will strive to further develop the depth of talent within the affiliate. Players will participate in a weekend long evaluation with practice style drills and scrimmages. At the conclusion of tryouts, players will be rated and drafted by the coaches onto four teams.
Coaches who are committed to this are listed and we are continuing to take applications: Rob Rose, Doug Borud, Dave Elliston, Brian Wierson, Scott Long, more to come…
- 4 teams comprised of 12 Forwards / 8 Defense / 3 Goalies
- Open to any HIGH SCHOOL eligible player!
- 4.5 hours of evaluations with a non-refundable fee of $100 + processing
- Practice style drills & scrimmages will be used for evaluating purposes
- At the conclusion of Tryouts, Coaches will meet & draft players onto 4 teams
TO TRYOUT, YOU MUST HAVE A 2021 – 2022 USA HOCKEY CONFIRMATION #
- Games will be played in Des Moines or Ames as specified by the schedule
- Games will consist of 3 x 17-minute stop clock periods, specific rules to follow
- USA Hockey officials will be used and USA Hockey game play rules will be enforced
- Team Jerseys & Socks will be provided as part of the fee
- Each FDS team will consist of 9 Forwards, 5 Defense, and 2 Goalies
- Estimated FDS fee is $550 / player & $400 / Goalie (does not include Tryouts)
- 4 round-robin style weekends with 3 games each for a total of 12 games
- Standings, Results, & Stats will be recorded and updated – the App for that is TBD
- Based on points earned with tie-breakers, the top 2 will play a 13th game
Schedule of Events: Unless specified different, events will take place at the MidAmerican Rec Plex in Des Moines, IA. Tryout & Game Times are 1.5 hours in duration.
- Game Weekend #1: September 18-19 @ MidAmerican Rec Plex
- Game Weekend #2: September 25-26 @ Location: TBD
- Game Weekend #3: October 2-3 @ Location: TBD
- Game Weekend #4: October 9-10 @ MidAmerican Rec Plex
FINAL Championship Game to be based on a points system with the TOP 2 teams facing off on Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 PM