Tier II National Bound Program

The Armstrong Arrows "National Bound" Program is an elite Tier II Hockey Program with the intent of their teams competing for the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships each year. This is the Armstrong Arrows “National Bound” Program’s 6th year of existence and the 16U “National Bound” Team qualified for the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in each of their first 3 years. The 18U "National Bound" Team qualified for the 2019 USA Hockey Tier II National Championships. In just the first season, the newly formed U16 “National Bound” Team made it to the USA Hockey Tier II National Championship Game! The goal of each “National Bound” Team is to qualify for the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships March 25 - 29, 2021. USA Hockey 2021 Tier II National Championship Locations: 14U - McKinney, TX; 16U – Grand Rapids, MI; 18U - Green Bay, WI

Ages

14U Develop: 2006 to 2007 Birth Years___ 16U: 2004 to 2005 Birth Years___________ 18U: 2002 to 2003 Birth Years

When

See to the right for tryout dates. Tryouts will be in April with team workouts starting in the summer at the coaching staff's discretion.

Where

The Armstrong Arrows National Bound Program is based and operated from The Belmont Complex located at 415 Butler Rd. Kittanning, PA 16201.

Practices

Ice practices to begin in July at Pittsburgh Ice Arena. Regular season ice practices will be moved to the Belmont Complex in August. National Bound Teams will have 2 ice practices per week (set weekday practice schedule after season begins). “National Bound” Teams are High School Friendly. Players are permitted to miss practice for High School Games. Players are expected to attend the “National Bound” practices if there are any other conflicts in schedule such as practice.

Games

Approximately 45 - 50 games (Teams could participate in more games) including: PAHL, Tournaments/Showcases, Independent Games (“National Bound” Coordinator will select Tournaments/Showcases and Independent Games for each “National Bound” Team), Mid Am State Playoffs if eligible.

Jerseys

Armstrong Arrows "National Bound" Teams are required to wear navy blue helmets and navy blue gloves. Player uniforms also consist of home / away jerseys, socks, and shell. Each player will be required and responsible for the purchase and care of their Arrows uniform. Costs associated with their uniform are not included in the season fee. National Bound Players will receive a team issued hockey bag and practice jersey at no additional cost.

Additional Costs

All payments will be made online through the online registration via a scheduled payment schedule. A pay in full option will be available as well as a payment plan option. Also, please see the pane on the right under fees.

2020 - 2021 Season

** For Registration Button Scroll To The Bottom**

Must have USA Hockey confirmation number for 2020 - 2021 season to complete the online registration. 

Note: Attendance at each tryout session is expected. 

Please register now for the upcoming season. Online registration opens 4-3-2020.

Please check back for more information.

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Coaching Staff:

U16 Head Coach / Program Coordinator – Lee Grafton

14U Prep Head Coach - Tyler Snyder

18U Head Coach - Jim Rearic

Follow the "Resources" tab and then to the "For Parents" tab for more information regarding the National Bound Coaching Staff.

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Tryout Schedule:

Armstrong Arrows 14U "National Bound" Prep Team (Birth years 2006 & 2007)

Refer to "EVENTS" tab and "TRYOUT DATES 2020 - 2021 SEASON" For updated tryout schedule!

Armstrong Arrows 16U “National Bound” (2004 & 2005 Birth Years)

Refer to "EVENTS" tab and "TRYOUT DATES 2020 - 2021 SEASON" For updated tryout schedule!

Armstrong Arrows 18U “National Bound” (2002 & 2003 Birth Years)

Refer to "EVENTS" tab and "TRYOUT DATES 2020 - 2021 SEASON" For updated tryout schedule!

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All Players must be registered with AAHL online registration to participate in tryouts. No exceptions. Online Registration opens 4-3-2020. 

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Players will not be allowed to skate in the tryout unless they have paid the commitment Fee. No Exceptions!

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See Below for Fees

Tryout Registration Fee (Non Refundable):

Armstrong Arrows 14U "National Bound" Prep Team : Forward / Defense : $75 - Goalies : $5

Armstrong Arrows 16U & 18U  “National Bound” Teams : Forward / Defense : $100 - Goalies : $5

Team Commitment Fee  (Will be charged to registration at first tryout, will be applied toward Season Fee.  Commitment fee will be reimbursed if a player is not selected or declines position on team within 24 hours of team posting):

Armstrong Arrows 14U "National Bound" Prep Team :  Forward / Defense : $300 (Charged to registration at first tryout).  Goalies : $300 (Charged to registration at first tryout).

Armstrong Arrows 16U & 18U “National Bound” Teams : Forward / Defense : $300  (Charged to registration at first tryout).  - Goalies: $300 (Charged to registration at first tryout).

Season Fee:

Armstrong Arrows 14U "National Bound" Prep Team Forward / Defense:

Pay in Full at the time of team placement : $1375 ($1585 with Kitchen Buyout) + $300 in mandatory fundraising.

Optional Payment Plan : $1425.00 ($1635.00 with Kitchen Buyout) + $300 in mandatory fundraising.  

Armstrong Arrows 14U "National Bound" Prep Team Goalie:

Pay in Full at the time of team placement : $300 ($510 with Kitchen Buyout) + $300 in mandatory fundraising.    

Optional Payment Plan : $300 ($510 with Kitchen Buyout) + $300 in mandatory fundraising.

Armstrong Arrows 16U & 18U “National Bound” Teams Forward / Defense :

Pay in full at the time of team placement:  $2250 ($2460 with Kitchen Buyout) + $500 in mandatory fundraising.

Optional Payment Plan : $2300 ($2510 with Kitchen Buyout) + $500 in mandatory fundraising.

Armstrong Arrows 16U & 18U “National Bound” Teams Goalie :

$500 ($710 with Kitchen Buyout) + $500 in mandatory fundraising.

Optional Payment Plan : $550 ($760 with Kitchen Buyout) + $500 in mandatory fundraising. 

Note - All registrations and payments must be made through the AAHL online registration with the exception of the mandatory fundraising fee, which will be collected by the team at a later date, it is not included in the registration or season dues.

Additional Information on Fees:

Each player will receive cash/gun raffle tickets to be sold as the teams mandatory fundraiser.

Each player in the AAHL is also responsible for Kitchen Duty at the Belmont Complex ($210 Buyout). Please see Policies for Kitchen Duty information.

AAHL does provide additional fundraising opportunities to assist in financing.

There are no hidden fees!

Additional Tryout info:

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to tryout start time. Bring a white and dark jersey (black / blue – Jerseys should be plain with no names), you will sign in and get an AAHL tryout number for your player. At this time, we will be charging your commitment fee to your registration. 

Placement on a Team 

Player placement will be announced on the AAHL website shortly after the last tryout date for each team. You will have 24 hours, after notification, to decline placement on a team. After the deadline, your commitment fee is non-refundable. The Commitment Fee is non-refundable once team placement is accepted. If you decline placement on a team in the stated time frame, your commitment fee will be reimbursed.

AAHL reserves the right to hold supplemental tryouts to fill any & all open roster positions post open tryouts.

Please review "Events" / "Tryouts 2020 - 2021 Season" For additional tryout and team placement information. 

AAHL will adhere to all policies of USA Hockey and Mid Am in regards to tryout dates.

Tier II / PAHL Team Placement:

AAHL will make a placement recommendation, but the PAHL determines the final placement of ALL teams in the league. AAHL cannot guarantee the level of play for any team playing in PAHL.

“National Bound” Contact Information:

For more information regarding Armstrong Arrows “National Bound” Team Tryouts for the 2020-2021 season, please contact: “National Bound” Coordinator: Lee Grafton at: armstrongarrowsnb@yahoo.com


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