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Development Camp Overview

PNAHA Boys Development Camp Overview

(last updated January 2022)

Camp Purpose

This Camp is the first step towards becoming part of the USA Hockey National Development Team. 

Players attend the PNAHA Development Camp to be considered to attend the Pacific District Development Camp and to gain experience for future try out camps at all levels.
The top players from the Pacific District Camp move onto the National Development Team Camp and it’s from those players that the USA Hockey National teams are formed. 

More information on the Pacific District Camp can be found at

14u players are considered to attend a multidistrict event.

Who is eligible to attend a PNAHA camp?

  • USA citizen players who are in their 14th, 15th, 16th or 17th  year (age they will be in 2022). 
  • They are nominated by their associations’ coaches and hockey directors and selected by the PNAHA Director of Player Development and PNAHA Evaluation Team.
  • Candidates must be: 
    • US Citizen
    • Washington resident playing in a different district.
    • Washington resident playing in Washington
  • Washington residents playing in another state that is within the Pacific District (Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii and California) must go to the camp of the state/affiliate that they are playing in. 
  • USA citizens playing in Canada are sometimes allowed to participate at the Directors discretion.


Mid December  -  Players are nominated by their association’s hockey director by the middle of December.  The players are nominated by their birth year and by their position.  (G, F, D) Association Hockey Directors along with Bantam and Midget Head coaches submit their top player's names to the PNAHA evaluation team.

Late December / Early January  -  invited players are sent an email with the offer to attend and registration details.  Please note that this email is sent to the email that was used when your player registered with USA Hockey. We send this to the player's parent's email.

Deadline for Registration -  This is noted in the invitation letter and changes year by year. Registration for any open spaces will be filled by the list of alternates sent to the evaluation team by each association. Alternate players will be contacted by the evaluation team as needed.

Last Weekend of January - The camp is usually the last weekend in January.  This year is it January 21 - 23, 2022 in Wenatchee, Wa.

May 5 - 8, 2022 – Pacific District Camp for 15U, 16U and 17U players in Las Vegas at the City National Arena.

June 13-18, 2022 - 14U Western Regional High Performance Camp - Colorado Springs, CO

Development Camp Weekend

Saturday AM at 1st Game - Player check-will be confirmed. Rosters, Schedules and Jerseys will be handed out.  .   

Saturday/Sunday - Games are played and players are evaluated.
The schedule for those games will be posted on this site a few days before the camp via camp Schedule.


Q: Who are the evaluators and where do they come from?

A: Each PNAHA association is asked to nominate/supply at least one evaluator and one team leader for the weekend.   The PNAHA Director of Player Development and the evaluation team will determine who is invited  to fill those roles, who is assigned to which age groups and will oversee the final player ranking discussions.

Q: How do we register?

A: Check out the details on the PNAHA Selection Camp registration page. 

Q:  When do we find out who has been selected for the District Camp / 14u Multi-District Camp?

A: Players selected to attend and will be sent an email (to the email address used when registering for the camp) within 14 - 28 days after the PNAHA camp.   The email will be sent from the Pacific District. The District will contact alternates as needed. 
Once they have registered, the list of attendees will be published on the PNAHA website. 

Q: How many players from each position move onto the district camp?

A: The number of players allocated for PNAHA is based on the number of registered players playing rep hockey in our state compared to the other states in the District.  The quality of the players sent from the state also has an impact on the allocation in the later birth years.  i.e. if our 15u players do well then we may have a higher allocation for the following year. 

Q: Where/When is the Pacific District Player Selection Camp?

A: The location and date is determined by the Pacific District Board of Directors each year. The District camp is usually held early May. See for details.

Q: Where do I get details on the 14u Multi-District camp?

A: Here’s a link to the camp website.