The Shanghai Thunderbirds Select program aims to provide a high level of competitive hockey. The simple goal is to provide deserving players with an opportunity to compete in, develop and play competitive hockey in the Asia Pacific region.
A high level of commitment is expected from these teams, which includes additional practices and games outside of the regular House League schedule.
Our Select division typically has 3 age categories depending on age demographics; U8, U10, U12 and/or U15. Select players are determined through skills assessments, drills and scrimmages for each season. . Due to the transient nature of expat life relevant to many of our Association members, we divide a typical season (Sept to April) into 2 sessions - the first, Sept to Dec, and the second, Jan to May. For this reason we have 2 tryouts for our Select teams, both in Aug and Jan. Space permitting, families/players arriving in between these times are still welcome to join the Association and participate in the House League, but eligibility for Select team try-out will not be until the following session.
To learn more about our specific Select team and players, please click on U10, U12, U14 tabs under Select