2019-20 Tryouts

2019-20 Maryland Black Bears NAHL Tryout Camps: 

The Maryland Black Bears host three open tryouts each summer (two pre-draft and one post-draft) for 2003-1999 birth years and concludes with one invite-only main camp in late July.  Players from each open camp will be selected to attend the main camp and compete for open roster spots.  In 2018, Coach Mylymok tendered players directly out of pre-draft camps and many others earned invites to the main camp.

Chicago, IL – May 17th-19th (goalies begin May 16th..GOALIES FULL) at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, IL  Complete

-PRE-DRAFT #2: Princeton / Trenton, NJ – May 24th-26th (goalies begin May 22nd) at Ice Land Skating Center in Hamilton Township, NJ Complete

-OPEN CAMP #3: Washington D.C. / Baltimore – June 14th-16th (goalies begin June 12th) at Piney Orchard Ice Arena, home of the Black Bears, in Odenton, MD Complete

All tryout camps are $329 and include a minimum of 4 games. Goalies registering for camps must attend goalie-only sessions Wednesday and Thursday (minimum 3 sessions) to be selected to continue through to the weekend open camp.

-MAIN CAMP (invite-only): July 17th-21st at Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, MD (home of the Black Bears) Invited players will be provided with a registration link from coaches and scouts Complete


The Maryland Black Bears are fortunate to have community support and corporate sponsors.  The hotels listed are corporate sponsors of the Black Bears and as a condition of being accepted into Black Bears Main Camp,  players (local or traveling) who require accommodation, MUST book rooms through our sponsor hotels . No other rates (including corporate/ AAA/government rates), discounts, or hotel reward points regardless of how acquired, will be allowed. No exceptions. Rooms must be reserved and booked at the time of player registration.  Failure to follow and or circumvent procedures and obligations will result in removal from Main Camp.

Please see the information below to secure your hotel room at the official camp hotel.

To book rooms, families must call Thema Napier Collins Event Manager |  Marriott International Direct: 443-896-5095  thema.napier-collins@marriott.com  at Courtyard Ft. Meade (see address below)

Courtyard Ft Meade

2700 Hercules Rd

Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

**Please note camps are non-refundable.**