NA Prep has put together an excellent select program for highly skilled athletes that will represent western regional hockey in one high-level tournament that will take place in the spring of 2020.
Nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders will be individually selected to join the North American Prep Western Development Program centralized out of Whitefish, Montana. Players that are selected can either be recommended by their coach or chosen by NA Prep development team to represent the western region, there are no try-outs or evaluations, and players are selected by their proficiency and hockey merit.
17 players will compete in one to two major tournaments, located in Utah with players from (Montana, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, and Utah,). NA Prep has been the newest and fastest-growing hockey program to hit the west, and we are excited for the 3rd season of our SELECT program to get underway. Player's that are selected to attend the NAPDP will arrive 36 to 48 hours before tournament competition and take place in 4.5 to 6 hours of player/team development, off-ice activities, and team banquet before participating in the tournament. We look forward to bringing you the western region's first high-performance developmental program.
We have been using our development weekends to get the players ready for these tournaments, so I would encourage you all to get to as many as you can. We should have about two more before the first tournament (December and January)
Only Available to Birth Years: Bantam 2006/2007 Pee Wee 2008/2009 Squirt 2010/2011 Spring Length: January thru February Program fee: Players that have paid last season can use their credits towards these tournaments
$400 (Squirts/Pee Wee/Bantam)
Fee includes: 4.5 hrs of on-ice team training, professional keepsake uniform, tournament fees, coaches travel cost, helmet decals, and team administration needs.
Roster Size: 9 Forwards, 6 Defensemen and 2 Goalies
Tournaments: NA Prep West Select Team will play in two tournaments, January 15-18, 2021 and February 13-15, 2021. Equipment:
The cost of the team fees will cover uniforms that players can keep (included in tuition: shells, home and away jersey).
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.