- Sports & Recreation
The National Team Development Program (NTDP) TEAM USA is the pinnacle of USA Hockey's amateur player development program. Our teams play in the USA Hockey Arena (formerly Compuware Sports Arena). The NTDP selects the top 22 players in two age groups (Under -17 & Under-18) to train & develop in a highly competitive environment. The two teams face a rigorous domestic schedule including competition against older more developed players. the U-17 team plays the majority of a 60 game junior schedule of the United States Hockey League(USHL). The U-18 team shares the junior schedule and also plays against NCAA Division I & III teams.
In addition to the game component, the players face a daily routine of off ice development, must maintain strong academic standards and almost all earn full scholarships to top colleges.
USA Hockey Arena is a state of the art facility that has been renovated to include meeting rooms for local businesses and organizations to rent. The arena is host to CJ's Brewery, great for lunch, dinner or a pre game social hour.