2019 Texas Affiliate Camp (TAC)

by Brad Buckland


March 22-24, 2019
Children's Health StarCenter - Valley Ranch
Irving, Texas


The Boys Texas Affiliate Camp (TAC) will be held at the Children's Health StarCenter in Valley Ranch March 22-24, 2019.

The objective of TAC is to evaluate the Affiliate’s top players at their respective position and age group (Boys: 2002, 2003, 2004, & 2005). Based upon each player’s performance in a series of structured drills and scrimmages, TAC evaluators will select a limited number of players at each age group and position to represent TAHA at the Rocky Mountain District (RMD) Player Development Camp, which is scheduled for May 10-13th in Dallas for the 2002-2004 age groups and June 15-20th in Colorado Springs for the 2005 age group. Similar to last year, our TAC evaluators will be experienced hockey coaches from outside the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Our goal is to improve the integrity and consistency of the player evaluation process by eliminating the natural biases that can occur when coaches are evaluating groups of players that include those from their own team and/or association. 

The registration process will be the same as last year. Registration will be open, by current playing level, until all the slots for a given Birth year and position are full. The registration process/schedule will be as follows:

Use the following link for boys to register after 6:00 AM on the first date of eligible registration:


Registration Dates are as follows:

• Players currently on Tier I (AAA)/Prep School Rosters: February 12-15th  

• Players currently on a Texas/OK AA (DSTHL) Roster: February 16-18th  

• All Players living in the Affiliate:February 19th until slots are full 

Girls is open registration utilizing the following link:  


The Girls Western Regional Camp will be June 8-12th in Colorado Springs.

PLEASE NOTE:  If a player registers earlier than their level of play they will be not be allowed to participate in TAC this year.

Each player will follow the instructions from the link to register. 

It is critical that each Association communicate the process through your coaches and to the parents regarding this procedure. 

Please remember, TAC is intended for our top players at each birth year. While the registration process is open, we would request that coaches speak with their players about which players fit this category.  

NOTE: All registrations will be validated. Any player attempting to register before they are eligible will be disqualified from participation in TAC. Please also note that, in fairness to all those on the ice, if there are players who clearly “don’t belong” with the group they will be cut after the first skate.

Additional Requirements:

  • All registrants must be citizens of the United States
  • All registrants must be have official permanent residence in the state of Texas or Oklahoma
  • All registrants must be members in good financial standing of their respective Association and with USA Hockey

Additionally, please remind all potential participants that if they register for TAC, they are also committing (if selected to advance) to attend the District Level Camps (May in Dallas for 2002, 2003 and 2004 Birth years, June in Colorado Springs for 2005 Birth year). Registered players will receive details on the camp in early March.

Cost of the camp is $150.

If you have any questions regarding TAC or the registration process, please contact: