skip navigation

Tomorrow's Ice Development Program

Regular Season 2020/2021 Season
2020/2021 Season x Regular Season Summer

TIDP Concept and Training Teams Program

The Tomorrow’s Ice Development Program (TIDP) is a full-scale player development model offered by Tomorrow's Ice. The intent of the TIDP program is to:

  • Provide players with the personalized hockey instruction to develop the individual skills required to excel at higher competition levels.
  • Provide players with the competitive hockey opportunities, team structure, camaraderie, and team coaching to continue to achieve their hockey aspirations.
  • Provide players with a comprehensive training program that includes fitness, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and mental components essential for today’s aspiring athletes.

The TIDP Concept

The TIDP is a complete hockey development model intended for aspiring hockey players. TIDP mirrors many components of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program model. The TIDP implementation varies by age group but shares a common core that consists of:

  • Regular team practice and/or training sessions from September through February of the hockey season.
  • Summer training and playing program.
  • Reoccurring group skill sessions.
  • “Mini-camps” in preparation for key competition events and additional training opportunities.
  • League game competition and 3-4 tournaments/showcases competing against a mix of Tier II and Tier I opponents[1].
  • Off-ice fitness plans, nutrition and healthy lifestyle counseling, and team camaraderie exercises.

Target TIDP players

The TIDP teams are intended for high-level Tier II and Tier I caliber players aspiring to train in preparation for continued hockey advancement – Tier I, high school, prep, junior hockey, and college. For club players we view the TIDP as a transitional development model to best prepare players for higher end Prep and Junior level evaluations when ready. The TIDP provides the "bridge" a player needs for skill and concept acquisition through all critical phases of player development.  TIDP in an alternative to traditional club hockey models that allows players to continue to develop core and advanced skill sets while playing an appropriate competitive level and season.  

Age Group Teams

TI will field the following competitive teams and age groups in the following USA Hockey age classifications:

  • 10U[2] - skill training, team concept training, league and tournament game play. Designed as a supplement in addition to local winter club team.
  • 12U[3] - skill training, team concept training, league and tournament game play. Designed as a supplement in addition to local winter club team.
  • 13U[4]
  • 14U
  • 15U
  • 16U[5]
  • 18U

Competition/TI Selects

TI Selects teams[6] will participate in either or both the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League (EJEPL) “Diamond” divisions (“AA” minor/major year) and the East Coast Elite League (ECEL) ("AAA minor/major year) in their respective age brackets when appropriate.

  • EJEPL
    • Each division of the EJEPL provides for approximately 16-20 competitions including EJEPL league showcases and regular season game schedule.
    • The EJEPL has a playoff system and an all-star weekend. Teams that compete in the EJ are typically from the Mid-Atlantic (MD, VA, PA, NJ, metro-NY) and New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, RI).  Member teams do reside throughout the USA.
    • Regular EJEPL season games are split between home and away venues. Regular season games are typically played with teams within a two to four hour driving distance.
    • As part of the EJEPL league schedule, TI Selects teams will typically play a blend of both Tier II AA and Tier 1 AAA level competition.
  • ECEL
    • Each division of the ECEL provides 16 competitions including regular season and playoffs all in showcase format play.
    • Teams that compete in the ECEL are from various parts of North America including both the USA and Canada.
    • As part of the ECEL league schedule, TI Selects teams play Tier 1 AAA level competition.

Tournaments/Showcases include the EJEPL showcases (August through November/location varies), ECEL showcases (October through February/primarily New England based) and may include additional showcases and/or tournaments such as the CCM invitational (early November/Chicago), Super Series AAA events (Fall and Winter/location varies), other Fall season independent tournaments, International Sliver Stick, a Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year tournament (TBD and team dependent), and a winter season tournament (TBD). A late/post-season tournament option and spring tournaments may also be presented on a team-by-team basis.

The Selection Process

In accordance with USAH Potomac Valley Hockey Association guidelines TI will not recruit players. TI intends to build teams using reputation, established relationships, and player/family-initiated inquires. TI will host evaluations and/or tryouts as needed.  TI will host evaluations and/or tryouts.

 

TI will provide any player with the opportunity to be considered for team placement. TI uses the following criteria as part of their evaluation process:

  • That player loves the game of hockey and loves to play the game of hockey.
  • That player has played and performed at an elite level and or has shown the ability to do so.
  • That player has a solid hockey foundation and experience level.
  • That player has potential for further development and is ready for exposure to a higher level of competition, expectation, accountability, and training.
  • That player has intrinsic desire, motivation, and willingness to improve.  Enjoys the work it takes to excel at hockey.
  • That player Is passionate about learning the game, being challenged, development of skill, and is driven by that passion.
  • That player has identified and fully expects to train for hockey improvement and development on a consistent basis.
  • That player may have a previously establish player/coach relationship with one of our referring coaches.

[1] Specific to 13U through 18U full-time teams only which play a combination of league games, non-league play, and typically 3 tournaments/showcases.  Any split season team (when applicable) is typically 10 league games and 2 tournaments/showcases plus additional non-league game play.  10U/12U teams are considered supplemental typically playing 16 league games and 2-3 tournaments/showcases.
[2] 10U and 12U teams will compete in a full season league schedule as well as in a tournament(s).  This is in addition to playing with a primary regular season winter club team.  Additional non-league game play is not likely, however will be considered on a case by case basis.
[3] 10U and 12U teams will compete in a full season league schedule as well as in a tournament(s).  TI will consider 9U and/or 11U teams with sufficient interest and when appropriate.  This is in addition to playing with a primary regular season winter club team.
[4] 13U players will be considered eligible for 14U competition. TI expects to field separate 13U and 14U TI Selects winter program teams.
[5] TI may consider fielding separate 15U and 16U TI Selects winter program teams with sufficient interest and when appropriate.  15U players will be considered eligible for 16U competition.
[6] 10U through 18U teams will compete in the EJEPL as part of the TI Selects winter team program.  14U through 18U teams will also compete in the ECEL when team and player skill/commitment level are deemed appropriate.
 



TIDP TI Selects Team Tryout Schedule and Process
REVISED (Due to COVID-19)
 

2020-2021 TIDP TI Selects Team TRYOUTS & EVALUATIONS


***Due to COVID-19, the adjusted PVAHA tryout rules, and the return to play restrictions at the rink, below is our adjusted schedule and process ***

Players must complete thE tryout registration in order to be eligible for consideration of team placement and contract offer.

 

We have extended our Pre-Tryout Clinics for one additional week.  Evaluations for players who were on a TI Selects roster last season may take place during the Pre-Tryout Clinics during the week of July 13th.  Those players offered a contract during the week of July 13th will not be expected to come to the New Prospect Tryout on July 20th.

As part of your tryout registration you may choose to attend any TWO (2) of the clinics listed below.  If these times do not, work players may also choose from any of the day time clinics this week as well.  Clinics are not exclusive to players trying out for TIDP.

You will receive a registration code in the confirmation email sent after this registration is complete.  This code can be applied when using the 2020 Summer Clinics and Camps Registration in order to select the Pre-Tryout Clinics of your choice.  The clinic registration is available on the TI website home page or Click Here.

All New Prospects/Players who were not on a TI Selects roster last season should plan to attend the age appropriate slot on July 20th listed below.  By registering those players will automatically be enrolled for July 20th.  Nothing further will need to be done.


PRE-TRYOUT CLINICS

Monday, July 13th • Ice World
7:00-8:00pm • All Birth Years
8:20-9:20pm • All Birth Years

Tuesday, July 14th • Ice World
7:00-8:00pm • All Birth Years
8:20-9:20pm • All Birth Years

Wednesday, July 15th • Ice World
7:00-8:00pm • All Birth Years
8:20-9:20pm • All Birth Years

Thursday, July 16th • Ice World
7:00-8:00pm • All Birth Years
8:20-9:20pm • All Birth Years

 

10U/12U (2011-2008) NEW PROSPECT TRYOUTS

Monday July 20th • Ice World
7:00-8:00pm
 

13U/18U (2007-2002) NEW PROSPECT TRYOUTS

Monday July 20th • Ice World
8:20-9:20pm

 

TRYOUT FEE
13U/14U/15U/16U/18U - $150.00
10U/12U - $100.00
 

(Due to the uncertainty around the current COVID-19 situation and sensitivity to unpredictable tryout dates and finances, the registration process is set up for a $75 charge at time of registration and the balance charged on July 15th.)
 

Associated fee is for one, both, or all tryout days when applicable as a result of COVID-19 restrictions (age group dependent).  Players are encouraged to attend any applicable days.  Tryout fee pro-rates are not available.  Tryout registration fee cannot be applied toward full season tuition fees.  TI Staff may consider offering returning players and/or prospects roster spot opportunities prior to the conclusion of applicable tryout sessions.

Tryout fee is non-refundable.

TI has limited full time roster spots available and may have already verbally committed roster spots to several candidates.  TI intends to build the most competitive group possible based on our established criteria.  This includes player and family commitment level.  TI reserves the right to deny participation to any player.  TIDP TI Selects will field AA teams playing a schedule to include both AA and AAA level competition.

Please register for the tryout/evaluation sessions via the link below.

Tryout schedule subject to change.

All players must complete the Ice World COVID Waiver prior to arriving at the rink.  Please review all COVID-19 Ice World Protocol.  Click Here for Waiver and Protocol.


TI Selects Winter Season Tryout Schedule

 
(PRE-COVID-19...For Reference Only)
***Due to COVID-19 and the current pause in all hockey activity all posted tryouts have been postponed until further notice from USA Hockey.  Tryout schedule wiTH revisions will be posted when made available.***
 

2020 TI Selects Winter Team TRYOUTS & EVALUATIONS

 
13U/14U (2007/2006) TRYOUTS

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment/Meetings/Scrimmage

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment/Scrimmage/Meetings

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Additional Tryout  
Possible consideration as invite only.  if needed.
 

15U/16U (2005-2004) TRYOUTS

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment/Meetings/Scrimmage

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment/Scrimmage/Meetings

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Additional Tryout  
Possible consideration as invite only.  if needed.
 

18U (2003-2002) TRYOUTS

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment and Scrimmage

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment-TBD and Scrimmage

Date TBD • Ice World
Time TBD • Additional Tryout  
Possible consideration as invite only.  if needed.
 

10U/12U (2011-2008) TRYOUTS

Date TBD  • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment and Scrimmage

Date TBD  • Ice World
Time TBD • Skills Assessment and Scrimmage

 

TRYOUT FEE
13U/14U/15U/16U/18U - $150.00
10U/12U - $100.00
 

(Due to the uncertainty around the current COVID-19 situation and sensitivity to unpredictable tryout dates and finances, the registration process is set up for a $75 charge at time of registration and the balance charged on July 15th.)
 

Associated fee is for one, both, or all tryout days (age group dependent).  Players are encouraged to attend all days.  Tryout fee pro-rates are not available.  TI Staff may consider offering prospects roster spot opportunities prior to the conclusion of one or both tryout sessions.

Tryout fee is non-refundable.

TI has limited full time roster spots available and may offer spots to candidates prior to the conclusion of the full tryout schedule.  TI intends to build the most competitive group possible based on our established criteria.  This includes player and family commitment level.  TI reserves the right to deny participation to any player.  TIDP TI Selects will field AA teams playing a schedule to include both AA and AAA level competition.

Please register for the tryout/evaluation sessions via the link below.

Tryout schedule subject to change.


For questions or further inquiry, please contact Jason Slusher, TIDP Hockey Director via email or phone at 410-459-8887.

Mike Shramek, General Manager email or phone at 410-877-4808.

TIDP TI Selects Tryouts (2019-2020 Roster Players Only)

0
Days
0
Hours
0
Minutes
0
Seconds

TIDP TI Selects Tryouts (New Prospects)

0
Days
0
Hours
0
Minutes
0
Seconds
Pageheader

Contact Us

Tomorrow's Ice

Mike Shramek
410-877-4808
coachmike@tomorrowsice.com