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AAU Wisconsin Capitols Developmental 9u & 8u Teams

AAU 9u & 8u Teams This Season...

Our format for tryouts this season will be a little different than in years past. This season we will offer two teams for players to tryout, 9u (co-ed) & 8u (co-ed) teams. We will do this as an alternative to restricting teams exclusively by birth years. Players will be assigned to teams based more on their skill levels & not just a players age. We hope this will give all our players who do make our rosters to develop at the right pace. All players will not make teams we are limiting rosters to two teams.

This means for our 9u team any player that is a 2014 birth year or younger will be eligible to make that team. For our 8u team, only 2015 birth years and lower will be eligible to make the roster. No 2014's can play on our 8u team.

Players will be split into two random groups for tryouts and have two, 1hr 10min tryout sessions. From those sessions coaches will select both teams and let parents/players know if they've made a roster and if they did make it, which roster they've made.


 Wisconsin Capitols AAU Tryouts - 9u & 8u Teams (On The Ice Together);

  •  Tuesday,  August 8th, 2023 @ Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena, Rink A from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.
  • Thursday, August 10th, 2023 @ Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena, Rink A, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm


* Parents will not be allowed in the rink during tryouts. After their player is ready to go on the ice, we ask that you wait in the lobby or leave the building until your skaters, "tryout session" is over. *

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Why we started our AAU Developmental Program...

"These team's are purely developmental, we are offering as a place where kids have the ability to have a full-ice practice with only their team on the ice. Which obviously means that every skater will have more opportunity to develop their skating & stick-handling skills. But, we also want to really start to develop their feel for the game or "hockey sense." Things like where they need to be on the ice, how to really move with the puck to open other teammates up, move without the puck to where are open to get the puck back and be able to actually pass the puck when the opportunity presents itself. To develop their all-around game as a hockey player & person and be able to do it in an environment with great coaches and a truly developmental approach it.

It's a great opportunity for players who would like to play their association team as well as our AAU team. And for players (& parents) who would rather do our program as their only option (as we are planning to do with Kennedy) it’s a great fit for those families as well."

 -Garrett Suter, President of WiscoCaps AAU Developmental Hockey Program-