U13O Tier 1 National Bound

Tryout Times:

Tuesday, April 9th: 5:50-6:50pm

Wednesday, April 10th: 6:10-7:10pm

Saturday, April 13th: 3:10-4:10pm

Tryout registration page for birth year 2011.

Tryouts are open to skaters from any organization. No release is required to tryout.

A signed letter of commitment and non-refundable deposit will be required when accepting a position on the team.

Attendance at tryouts is expected. Players unable to make a tryout must contact Joe Giordano at jgiordano@noreasterhockey.com

Professional Coaching Staff


AIC Head Coach (2016-Present), 3 time AHA Coach of the Year, 2019 College Hockey News Coach of the Year



AIC Hockey Captain (Class of 2017), Former ECHL Player with Adirondack Thunder



Wesleyan Head Coach (2003-Present), 4 time NESCAC Coach of the Year, Played at UConn



Nor’Easter GM and ISCC Director of Hockey, Connecticut College Assistant Coach (2017-2023). Connecticut College Captain (Class of 2017). Giordano will help oversee all aspects of the program.

U13 National Bound FAQ'S

What is the advantages to the 2011 Nor'Easter program?

The 2011 team is able to offer players and families a unique opportunity here in Northern Connecticut.  Most importantly, the staff consists of an experienced, professional group that provide the team with the development to get to the next level, whether that be prep or high school hockey. The opportunity to skate out of a first class facility with an NHL and Olympic size rink, with facilities to support off ice training gives the team a great home  Lastly, the independent model gives the team the flexibility to schedule strong competition through hand selected independent games, tournaments, and showcases. 


What league will the team play in? Who will they play?

The team will participate as a member of the Beast Tournament Series which means they will play in all of the events the league holds in Connecticut & Massachusetts.


The team will also participate in the CHC Tier 1 program where they will compete for a spot in the New England District Regionals with a chance to move on to the 13O National Championships.

Outside of that, the team will schedule independent games against teams in the area and will travel to play in tournaments and showcases featuring many of the nation's top programs.

The expectation is the team will play between 60-65 games.


What will the practice schedule look like? Will there be an off-ice component?

The team will skate out of ISCC in Simsbury and will feature one skills session per week along with two team practices. There will also be an off ice strength and conditioning program once a week led by an ISCC Fitness Center Professional Trainer. The team will also have access to the goalie training with the Nor'Easter Goaltending Director.

When are tryouts? Why are they in April when some teams tryout in March?

USA Hockey mandates that all National Bound team tryouts cannot be held for 48 hours until Nationals conclude in April, so the schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 9th

Wednesday, April 10th

Saturday, April 13th 


Additional Questions?

Contact Joe Giordano at jgiordano@isccskate.com


2024-2025 U13O Tier 1 National Bound Tryout Registration

Tuesday, April 9th 

Wednesday, April 10th 

Saturday, April 13th 

*Final dates subject to change.

International Skating Center of CT

Cost: $135

Walk in: $150 (cash or check only)

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