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2018-2019 Season Tryouts

Steel City Selects is the Pittsburgh area’s premier Tier II, all-female, ice hockey organization.  Our teams routinely rank in the top-20 Tier II teams in the country. Our National-bound 19U, 16U and 14U teams compete against top Tier II and lower-level Tier I teams from across the U.S. and Canada.  SCS is looking for players who can compete at a high level and wish to take their hockey skills to the next level. We have built a program that requires a full commitment to every practice, training session and game from all of our coaches and players.  The 14U, 16U and 19U teams will play a 40-50 game schedule.   

2018-2019 Tryouts Information

Our regular tryout sessions were held April 28 and 29.  However we are still looking to fill a few roster spots on our 19U and 12U teams. 

If you are interested in trying out please send an email to communications@steelcityselectshockey.com

2018-2019 Season Details (Download Season Overview)

Commitment Level

SCS is a full-time team. Our players are expected to participate in weekly practices, conditioning sessions and all games. SCS’s goal is to develop our players to compete at a higher level so that they can reach their goals, whether that is playing Tier I or playing in college. With our commitment to player development, we in-turn ask each player and family fully understand the time and money commitment that is associated with this level of hockey and ask that you take serious consideration before a decision is made to play on multiple teams. We are aware of the stress on both players and parents when a player over-commits and it’s not fair to the teams, parents and most importantly, the player.  

Practice (3 to 4 days per week for the majority of the season)

There will be one regularly scheduled weekday practice at Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale on Tuesdays each week. This practice will consist of off-ice conditioning at Finish First Sports Performance inside Baierl Ice Complex, combined with an on-ice practice. Regular classroom development will also be held at Baierl Ice Complex during weekday sessions.

In addition, regularly scheduled Thursday evening practices, and Saturday and Sunday morning or afternoon practices will be held at Shadyside Academy in Fox Chapel. Typically, if games are played on Saturdays or Sundays, no practice is held on those days.

Schedule

Steel City Selects maintains our own independent schedule rather than as a member of a set league. This allows us to participate in the most competitive tournaments in North America (both U.S. and Canada) as well as three or four “host weekends”, where invited teams come to Pittsburgh to compete. In the past, we have traveled to the Ignite the Ice tournament in Cleveland and the Bauer/CCM World Invitational in Detroit, among others. We also annually participate in the local Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Girls Thanksgiving tournament. Additionally, we host a very competitive Tier II tournament over President’s Day Weekend with 24 teams across age levels. All families are required to participate in the duties of hosting this big event.

 
Special Note About our 12U Team

The SCS 12U team is designed to allow girls to continue to play on another team, boys or girls, if they wish. However, we will be increasing the team's schedule over  the 2017-2018 season to be more-than-part-time to give the girls more of an opportunity to develop as players. The 12U team will play approximately 30 games during the season (primarily at six tournaments) and will practice twice per week, once on a weekday and once over the weekend.

 
Season Fee

The season fee for the 2018-2019 is $2200 for teams at the 14U, 16U and 19U level and $1400 for the 12U team.  If desired, season fees can be paid via five payments across the season. Game uniforms and warm-ups are an additional cost, but all tournaments, training, ice costs and coaching fees are included in the season fee.  Our season overview document contains more information about fees.

Summer Mini-Camp

There will be a summer mini-camp for all players selected for SCS 2018-2019 teams. The camp is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday August 4th and 5th at Baierl Ice Complex and will consist of on-ice and off-ice sessions, nutrition guidance, and a fitness test for all players. The cost of this camp is included in the 2018-2019 season fees.

Coaches

The coaches for the 2018-2019 are still being finalized and will be announced soon. Information on our current head coaches is available here.