2019-20 Boys Season Information
TW Boys is planning and approved for 2019-20 to continue running our 14U, 15U, 16U & 18U Before & After programs. Tryouts are scheduled in Fond du Lac for May 17-19, 2019 and for those selected from that camp we will have our final camp in Fond du Lac as well on May 31st-June 1-2, 2019.
Please do not email about billeting, if your not a Wisconsin resident or attending a Wisconsin school you are not eligible for TW.
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Q: What is the schedule?
A: One week prior to tryouts we close registration, build our master schedule and email all families registered with a report time and planned end time for the day.
Q: Why do we have to wait until the week prior to know the TW schedule?
A: We typically have very large numbers attending our tryouts and many families wait until the last minute to register. If we send you a schedule and see a major change up or down in numbers at each age group, it means change which really aggravates families so closing registration the week prior allows us to build one schedule.
Q: What should families plan for until the schedule is sent?
A: We recommend that families plan for Friday evening 4-10PM, all day Sat(8AM-9PM) and then on Sun 8AM-3PM however our goal is to have each player only attend one day so a hotel stay is not needed.
Q: What should families really expect in the May 17th-19th tryout?
A: The goal is for TW to schedule a weekend that minimizes hotel cost for parents while still allowing the TW staff to properly evaluate players. Goal of our scheduling is to have each age group only on one day for the open camp. This is primarily scrimmages. This is just an example of past years but we typically try to do 15/16’s on Saturday only, 14/18’s on Sunday only. Goalies may have a tryout the night prior or the morning before based on numbers. If we have 60 skaters, then we build 4 teams at that age group and we need 8 goalies. Any more we really won’t give the goalies a fair evaluation, so we cut down to a manageable number.
Q: What should families expect in the final camp if invited May 31st-June 2nd?
A: This is a true 3-day training camp. We have speakers and classroom with Junior and College coaches. On ice positional instruction and training. TW alumni counselors currently playing College hockey enabling players to talk with someone about their recent journey from TW to College. Yes we are picking teams but we are training and evaluating a players ability to learn and translate that to the scrimmages. Parents will be responsible for players at night and when not part of on ice or classroom with TW.
Q: Why do you run all this in Fond du Lac….For those of us from the NW, this is a long weekend.
A: We run a professional weekend tryout with a very large staff of TW coaches, counselors and guest speakers. If we segregate this into different parts of the state, we take away from the overall experience and increase cost. We ask for a little from those in the NW part of the state and hope you understand that many of the TW teams play a majority of their weekends in MN making your fall travel very light.
2004 birth years not selected for the U16 team after attending the final camp may be selected for the Midget 15O Team. See below for more information.
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Information about the Team Wisconsin 18U Team
The Team Wisconsin 18U Team will play in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League and compete in the Tier 1 State Playoff in March, 2020 for a chance to move on to the Central District Playoff and National Tournament. The Upper Midwest High School Elite Leauge is an extremely competitive pre high school season league. This league has traditionally been heavily scouted and is a great opportunity for Wisconsin players.
Information about the Team Wisconsin 16U Team
The Team Wisconsin 16U Team will play an independent Tier 1 schedule and compete in the Tier 1 State Playoff in March, 2020 for a chance to move on to the Central District Playoff and National Tournament. The independent schedule will include top midwest Tier 1 competition as well as possible Tier 1 tournaments.
Information about the Team Wisconsin 15O(15 only) Team
The Team Wisconsin 15U Team will be comprised of 2004 birth years. This team will play part time in the MN Tier 1 League which is a very competitive pre high school season league for freshman, sophomores and juniors in high school and the home to Minn Tier 1 16U teams. The remaining schedule will be filled with Tier 1 weekends in 15O/16U tournaments or weekends with other Tier 1 programs from across the midwest. The 15O Team will play an independent Tier 1 schedule and compete in the Tier 1 State Playoff in March, 2020 for a chance to move on to the Central District Playoff and National Tournament.
The 15O Team at a glance:
- 2004 birth year players are eligible. USA Hockey does not allow 2005 or younger birth years to play 15-Only.
- No separate tryout, players must attend the TW 16U tryouts as 2004's are competing for a roster spot on both 15O and 16U.
- USA Hockey post season(spring) run at 15O Nationals.
- Players must meet all other Team Wisconsin eligibility requirements.
Information about the Team Wisconsin 2005 (14U) Team
The Team Wisconsin 2005 Team will play an independent Tier 1 schedule and compete in the Tier 1 State Playoff in March, 2020 for a chance to move on to the Central District Playoff and National Tournament. The independent schedule will include top Midwest Tier 1 competition as well as possible Tier 1 tournaments.
14U Boys who are not in High School will be allowed to skate with their local Tier II association and play for Team Wisconsin. This will allow middle school/Jr High boys to play Team Wisconsin and for their local Bantam program. The only real conflict is players need to commit to their local Tier 2 team if the Tier 2 State happens to overlap with TW State.
Team Wisconsin Practices and Home Games
Practice and development are an extremely important part of the Team Wisconsin model. However, Team Wisconsin players come from all parts of the state, so scheduling practices and choosing a location for home games is challenging. Once the team rosters are determined, coaches will work with managers to put together a workable practice schedule. Additionally, Team Wisconsin will again hold regional development practices on weeknights thoughout the state. More information will be available in the upcoming weeks.
As mentioned above, all Team Wisconsin players at all age levels must be Wisconsin Residents playing High School Hockey in the fall with the exception of 14U's being able to play High School or WAHA Tier 2 Bantam/PeeWee.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions or need information about Team Wisconsin.