Team West is a select AA-AAA program, which means our NA Prep coaching staff will select players they feel are the right fit for the team's needs. NA Prep can recruit players in several ways:
Players that are not selected for the NA Prep West Select Team will have the option to be placed on one of our Premier Development Team programs that prepare players for their upcoming hockey challenges and possible Team West selection.
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Spring/Summer Season Length:
April 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Spring/Summer NA WEST Program Fee:
Returning Players (who have their uniforms) - $600
New Players (who do not have their uniforms) - $725
Spring/Summer DEVELOPMENT TEAM Program Fee:
All Players (Players will be given last years uniforms at a reduced cost) - $650
9-12 Forwards, 4-6 Defensemen, and *1-2 Goalies (please keep in mind our goal for roster size is 9-Forwards, 6 Defenseman, and one goalie, especially when we are playing tournaments with 3, 15 minute stop time-periods. Anything over 3, 15 minute stop-time periods we will lean more to a larger roster due to fatigue)
Each team will play three tournaments during the Spring/Summer 2021 program.
NA Prep will provide uniforms (included in tuition: jersey, shells, socks, and helmet decals).
*Team Apparel and other team products will be available for purchase on the website.
*If we roster two goalies, there will be a cost reduction of 20%
NA Prep Spring U10, U12 Invitational | April 2-4, 2021
Invite & Open Levels
U10 & U12 Tier II
Fee: $1,800 total
$495 deposit w/ balance due 3/15/21
NA Prep will be hosting a series of tournaments in Whitefish Montana this spring/summer. Stay tuned for the excitement.
I wanted to put this out because we have had a barrage of questions about NA West Operations; hopefully, this helps clarify.
Q: How many players are on a roster?
Typically NA Prep Teams take nine forwards, six defensemen, and one goaltender. There are situations where NA Prep may take additional skaters, i.e., older players, because of checking (injuries), or when we play in Canada playing 20 minutes stop time rules. But, typically, we only take 16 players.
Q: What age groups does NA Wets have?
During COVID times, NA Prep has only taken three age groups, Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam. We usually have teams at all birth years.
Q: How many tournaments do the NA West teams attend?
NA West Teams only attend one mandatory tournament during the spring; additional tournaments are added for players and families that would like to attend more and an additional cost.
Q: Does our $400 fee cover two tournaments?
The $400 NA West fee covers only one tournament, uniforms, tournament fees, ice time, coaches travel, and administration cost. Normally, we can charge our families $350 due to the lower cost of play and ice time in that region when we play in Canada.
Q: I was under the impression it was $400 for both tournaments; how much do additional tournaments cost?
My apologies to those under that impression; the $400 covers uniforms, tournament fees, ice time, coaches travel, and administration cost. Additional tournaments cost $200 in Canada and $250 when competing in the US due to the price increase. The additional player fee covers tournament fees, ice time, coaches travel, and administration cost
Q: What is the deadline to sign-up for the Provo Tournament?
Provo Tournament deadline is Friday 29, 2021; this allows us enough time to find additional players if needed and get our roster in.
Q: Who will be coaching the team when Coach JJ is coaching another team?
Each team has three to four coaches running the bench, team rosters are on our www.nawild.com, and have all coaches are listed.
Q: The players don't seem to play as well when Coach JJ isn't on the bench.
I don't have an answer to that question, but I encourage you to have a conversation with your player if you feel they play differently for other coaches. We have a great coaching staff that does their best with the players; each of them is different in their own way and offer our players something from other perspectives. NA Prep has grown exponentially, and with that growth comes additional coaches that enjoy coaching the way I do. I do my best to spread myself out with all of the players and teams, and there are times when it just doesn't work logistically. Unfortunately, during these times, we have several teams at the tournaments, which is quite a bit more challenging. When things get back to normal, we will do our best only to take two teams to a tournament at a time.
Q: What Hotels are we staying at in Provo? The last tournament was a nightmare and was difficult logistically.
We have parents running logistics for NA Prep and get you the information as soon as they obtain it. The tournaments are challenging to run this year because of the rink closures and teams dropping out, so the information isn't always given to us in the timeframe we would like. We are trying to relay the information to you all as soon as we get it.
Q: When does the tournament start?
From what the tournament directors have stated is that the tournament is starting on Saturday.
Q: When will the Pre-tournament Training sessions begin?
Pre Tournaments Training begins Friday morning, and we are attempting to get 4 hours of ice for each team. Pre-tournament training has proven to give a leg up to the players in the past.