Spartans Tryout Camp
June 14th & 15th
Troy Sports Center
1819 E Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083
Spartans are hosting their first tryout camp of the summer. Players born 1993-1998 are eligible to compete at this camp for a spot on the Spartans roster. We are looking for players that have what it takes to compete at a high level in an electric atmosphere, love the game of hockey and ultimately want to move on to higher levels of play including NCAA and the ACHA.
Camp fee is $125.00 (non-refundable) and includes the following:
Guaranteed 3 games
Lunch provided on Saturday
AAU Registration Fee
Spartans Practice Jersey
*Goalie Session with a goalie coach included on Friday*
Registration is not complete until payment is received. Upon receipt of payment, you will be guaranteed a spot at camp, registered for AAU if needed, and a full schedule with host hotel information and details will be emailed out to you. Camp is expected to fill up quickly, please reserve your spot with payment today!
All players MUST be AAU Registered. If you do not have a current AAU # from the 2012-13 season, please indicate on the form below and we will sign you up for one.
Please fill in the player information below. You can pay for camp via credit card (plus 3% processing fee included in PayPal pricing – click on PayPal button below) or mail a check/money order (returned check will incur a $50 fee and camp spot will not be reserved) made to:
Southern Oregon Spartans
1150 Crater Lake Ave. Ste. L
Medford, OR, 97504
June 14th & 15th Spartans Camp
Spartans Welcome New Head Coach
We are very excited to have Coach Bachusz coming to our organization. His work ethic, character and hockey knowledge makes him a great asset to the Spartans Organization. His years of experience at the college level will be able to prepare our players to succeed as he moves them to the next level. It is one thing to place a player at the college level, but it’s another thing to prepare a player for the demands and rigors of college hockey. Coach Bachusz will meet and exceed the standard of Spartans Hockey! We feel fortunate to have him leading our program.
"Our goals for the season are to be a highly competitive, disciplined team focused on competing towards a national championship. The staff will be working hard this off season to recruit quality athletes both on and off the ice that want to work hard to improve as a player and for the team. We want players in our locker room that love the game of hockey and ultimately want to move on to higher levels of play including NCAA and the ACHA."
New Head Coach
Prior to the Southern Oregon Spartans Coach Bachusz spent four years as Head Coach of Oakland University’s Hockey team in the GLCHL Conference at the ACHA Division I level. While at Oakland Coach Bachusz led the Grizzlies to Four Consecutive Nationally ranked top 12 finishes with a high in 2012 as the ACHA National Championship runner up. During the four years the team was also the GLCHL Playoff Champion in 2011, and the Regular Season League Champions in 2012. Coach Bachusz was named to the All Star game staff in 2010 and 2011. He earned Coach of the Year honors during the 2012 season in the GLCHL.
Prior to being named Head Coach with Oakland Coach Bachusz served as the assistant coach for three seasons, where he worked primarily with the forwards and special teams. Coach Bachusz helped Oakland win the teams first ACHA Division I National Championship in 2007.
Prior to coaching, Bachusz played NCAA Division I hockey for Lake Superior State University from 1998-2003 in the CCHA, where he both led the team in scoring and served as captain his junior and senior seasons. While at LSSU Bachusz was named the Freshman of the Year his first season and was honored with the Copper Coaches Choice, an award voted on by all the LSSU varsity sports coaches and given out to the LSSU athlete who best displays leadership and exemplary athletic performance.
Prior to his time at Lake Superior State, Bachusz played Jr. A in the North American Hockey League for the Compuware Ambassadors. Jeremy was named First Team All NAHL in 1997-1998, awarded playoff MVP in 1997-1998 and was also named MVP of the NAHL All Star Game in 1997-1998. While at Compuware Jeremy was also awarded the Barbara Ann Karmanos Award.
After completing his degree at LSSU, Jeremy signed on to play professional hockey with the Arkansas River Blades and then the Cincinnati Cyclone both of the ECHL. Despite being a rookie in the ECHL, Bachusz was named an Assistant Captain of the Cincinnati Cyclones. In 2004 Jeremy retired as a player and accepted a position with Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor.
Our organization makes it a priority to ensure that the players enjoy academic success while under our care. We encourage our current and future players to investigate all their options for pursuing a secondary education. Our academic liaison Katilyn Eccleston is an Oregon native who has a double bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University. Her passion in life is to make the process of entering college less intimidating and fun. A fan of the Spartans since she re-located to the Rogue Valley 3 years ago, Katilyn’s responsibility is to assist our student athletes through their high school and post-secondary studies; she will help the players navigate through the NCAA Clearinghouse, SATs, ACTs, placement tests, college applications, and scholarship endeavors. Katilyn will also keep track of student progress and communicate with teachers, counselors, and the coaching staff to ensure that the players stay current with their academics and maintain academic integrity.
~Katilyn Eccleston ~ email@example.com ~
Ph# 541-282-8430 ~ Fax #541-842-2148~
Our recruiters will be at the following 2013 showcases looking for players who have what it takes to become a Spartan!