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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2016, 06:50:41 AM »
In looking at results from NORCAL & SCAHA, it's good to know that even though the election is over, politics is alive and well in California Youth Hockey.
Making Hockey Great Again, that's for sure with the results.  I see one kid on the 01 list who has had 2 concussions this year and practically missed the entire year of school.   Glad my kid is not in that age group otherwise I would ask for a recount like Hillary.   This camp is a joke. 

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2016, 07:22:07 AM »
Really its a money grab!!!

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2016, 10:05:55 AM »
Is there a 'please everyone' answer to the select camp process? Probably not. For those unsure of what exactly the SCAHA select camp is, it's the starting process for selection to the USA national player development camps. The national camp brings together the best players from each district to compete amongst each other over the course of the week. Scouts from colleges, prep schools, and top junior leagues flock to these events.


Enjoy the process. There's no rush to your son's development as a player. If they make the camp roster, that's awesome. If they don't, use it as motivation but don't blame anyone else, that's a cop out. During Select Camp time I always talk to parents about the Tyler Johnson story. The same Tyler Johnson that currently is a top 6 forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tyler was an undersized player from Spokane, Washington. He never once made it out of the Pacific District Camp into the National Camp. He wasn't a 16 year old prodigy. He was always a very good player with an incredible work ethic. He wasn't in a rush, he just worked his a** off and kept grinding. He had to play Junior B in the NorPac to finally get an opportunity with his hometown Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. He played out his entire junior age eligibility which included leading the whole WHL in scoring his last season. He was still never drafted. He played his entire first pro year in the AHL, leading the team in scoring, still no NHL call up. It took him 62 games into his 2nd season in AHL (while still leading his team in scoring) to get his call up to the NHL and he has never looked back since.


Tell that story to your kids, soak it in yourself, whatever it takes to stop comparing yourself to other players. If your son is better today than he was yesterday, then the process is taking care of itself. Great players will be found, regardless of where they play or what 'select camps' 'elite teams' or whatever else they're on. Enjoy the youth hockey process, there's nothing like it.

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2016, 02:25:50 PM »
Is there a 'please everyone' answer to the select camp process? Probably not. For those unsure of what exactly the SCAHA select camp is, it's the starting process for selection to the USA national player development camps. The national camp brings together the best players from each district to compete amongst each other over the course of the week. Scouts from colleges, prep schools, and top junior leagues flock to these events.


Enjoy the process. There's no rush to your son's development as a player. If they make the camp roster, that's awesome. If they don't, use it as motivation but don't blame anyone else, that's a cop out. During Select Camp time I always talk to parents about the Tyler Johnson story. The same Tyler Johnson that currently is a top 6 forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tyler was an undersized player from Spokane, Washington. He never once made it out of the Pacific District Camp into the National Camp. He wasn't a 16 year old prodigy. He was always a very good player with an incredible work ethic. He wasn't in a rush, he just worked his a** off and kept grinding. He had to play Junior B in the NorPac to finally get an opportunity with his hometown Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. He played out his entire junior age eligibility which included leading the whole WHL in scoring his last season. He was still never drafted. He played his entire first pro year in the AHL, leading the team in scoring, still no NHL call up. It took him 62 games into his 2nd season in AHL (while still leading his team in scoring) to get his call up to the NHL and he has never looked back since.


Tell that story to your kids, soak it in yourself, whatever it takes to stop comparing yourself to other players. If your son is better today than he was yesterday, then the process is taking care of itself. Great players will be found, regardless of where they play or what 'select camps' 'elite teams' or whatever else they're on. Enjoy the youth hockey process, there's nothing like it.


Great Post, thanks for that!

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2016, 05:31:16 PM »
Been hearing a lot of debate, do 2003's advance past CAHA? Some say they move on to Districts and that's where it ends, but others say there are no Districts for the first year Bantams. Does anyone know the answer?

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2016, 06:56:58 PM »
Selected 2003 birth year players go from CAHA camp to a Western Regional development camp in Colorado Springs - and historically no national camp after that for first-year bantams.  The next three years (02, 01 and 00) go to Pacific District camp, and about a dozen of the 80 at that camp are selected for National camp.

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2016, 08:40:50 AM »
Great post from BeebeHockeyCamp.


2003's (Bantam Minor) used to go to a national camp. Now, they advance to a regional camp after CAHA (older players advance to Pacific Dsitrict after CAHA, then the National Hockey Festival). The idea is to give more players the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be at a national camp. The regional camp is run just like a national camp with players from all over the Westen U.S. -- Dakotas, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, California, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, etc., just to name some of the bigger hockey states in the west. 


It is a very cool experience. Players stay in dorms at Colorado College without parents. They are selected to teams and have a practice and game each day. There are also informative seminars on, for example, different hockey development paths, such as midget, prep school and juniors.  Each team does lots of activities together, ranging from team building to playing other sports to eating together.  The expectations on the players are very high, especially on compliance with all rules.  There are scouts from various junior leagues, prep schools and colleges.


Here is a link to the camp: http://www.wrhpcamp.com


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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2017, 12:02:54 PM »
From the players on the Camp rosters, None of the 03 Kings are on this list,( not sure of Wave)  so the answer is none of them will be going to Western or regional camps at all. Which is good is some ways bad in others.  Good that no exceptions were granted to any player.
Bad- you attend these camps to play against the best players to see where you fit in. If you are playing against the same players all year you are not getting out of what the camp was designed for.
The Coaches are not looking for the super stars they are looking at the ones that cant keep up with the rest.

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Re: SCAHA Camp
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2017, 12:53:35 PM »
The 03 Kings players will attend the camp next December. Not a big deal