As you are no doubt aware, the situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has evolved dramatically since our prior communication just last week.
Since that time, professional sports seasons have been postponed, NCAA sports have been canceled, and states across the country have restricted many daily activities in an effort combat the spread of virus. On Sunday, the CDC recommended that gatherings of 50 or more people be postponed for the next eight weeks.
As the health and safety of our showcase participants, coaches, staff, and their families has been and remains our top priority, we have, with heavy hearts, decided to postpone our Florida showcase.
At this time, we are exploring all viable options with respect to alternative dates and locations for a rescheduled showcase.
Like you, we are greatly disappointed, and we recognize that rescheduling represents a challenge. As we work to confirm the details of the rescheduled event, we are committed to continued frequent communication with you regarding our plans. All prior registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled showcase. In the event that the showcase cannot be rescheduled, we will work to refund registration fees in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience as we plot a path forward in these uncertain times.
We understand that the cancellation of U.S. nationals and other events might have affected the players we most want to help and how important getting the right exposure can be for the future of our registrants. Fortunately, our coaching staff has shown a tremendous willingness to work with us going forward.
CHS will be taking a very proactive approach: We are communicating with ALL college coaches (not just the ones planning to attend CHS Florida) and asking them to let us know how many and which positions are still available for 2020 and 2021. This includes NCAA Division I and Division III teams as well as ACHA teams. We will also be reaching out to U-Sport coaches and ACAC coaches in Canada. We will then create a database which we can share with all of our PG, Senior and Junior registrants which will include contact information for those coaches. We know there are many schools with college hockey opportunities still available—and we are determined to help make the connection between players and coaches
Finally, we have received a tremendous outpouring of support from parents, coaches and officials in Florida. We are extremely grateful for your messages.
We wish you and your families all the best during this challenging time.
GOALIE WAITLIST PLEASE READ
We are opening a waitlist for goalies as we have reached our limit. To get onto the goalie waitlist, please fill out a registration form here (you do not need to pay after).
The Showcase That Started It All
Timed perfectly to coincide with the AHCA Coaches Convention, programs from across North America have turned the Spring Break Showcase into a must-attend event. In addition to the coaches who are on our staff, many come in a day or two early for their meetings to scout our Showcase — meaning unmatched exposure for players.
- 1 college level practice and 4 competitive showcase games
- 15 Skaters and 2 goalies per team
- Meet & greet socials
- Free information sessions and lectures
- Designated goalie session
- High-quality jersey with clear numbering
- Desirable location near the beaches of Fort Myers — with an average temperature of 84.6 degrees (29.2 celsius)!
- The highest coach-to-player ratio
These were the coaches that committed to our staff for the Showcase. Keep checking back for updates for the 2020 showcase!
“The best possible platform for the next generation of prospective female college Hockey players, to meet like minded athletes, speak informally to the highest level coaches in a relaxed setting.”2016 Attendee
“The quality of CHS is compared to no other camp or showcase I’ve brought my daughter too. Well-organized excellent coaching and great communication. Every practice and game ran on schedule. The quantity of ice time was great. Fast paced and great action!”2016 Attendee
“The accessibility and quantity of the coaches was unsurpassed. This was our first time attending and I was pleasantly surprised that the website “marketing” info was delivered during the showcase. My daughter had a fantastic time!”2016 Attendee
“I’ve been to a lot of showcases and camps and this by far was the best experience I’ve ever had.”2016 Attendee
“Coaches were fantastic. After a very tough game, a coach watching came up to our daughter and said “great that you continued to battle”. These kind words really meant something to our 15 yr. old.”2016 Attendee
Frequently Asked Questions
-Practice sessions will be starting early morning Thursday and the final games will be wrapping up early-mid afternoon on Saturday.
- All hockey equipment, including sticks. We will provide you with jerseys.
- Athletic wear for pre-game warm-ups.
- Toiletries for post-game shower.
- Anything you would bring to wear and sight-see on the gulf coast of Florida!
Check-in and practices will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Games will begin mid-day and we will have a meet and greet social with the coaches on our staff around 8:30 p.m.
(all events at Hertz Arena)
Games from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a break and optional event to get together at Estero Community Park at 1:15 p.m.
Games 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.