About

The AZ Outcasts are Arizona’s only true AAA/Platinum inline hockey program, nationally recognized and respected. Since 2002, the Outcasts have competed against the best teams the sport has to offer in the top tournaments across the country. Based out of Phoenix, AZ the Outcasts have consistently proven that anyone in Arizona who wishes to compete with and against the best will end up wearing the Outcasts black & yellow.

Outcast teams are formed in the 12U,14U, 16U and 18U age groups each spring to compete in regional tournaments before heading to the North American Roller hockey Championships (NARCh) in the summer. In a time of inconsistency in roller hockey with programs always changing names, location, or disappearing altogether, the Outcasts program is a model of consistency. Fielding AAA/Platinum teams for a decade now, the Outcasts are the only west coast program to consistently send multiple Platinum teams to compete in the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh).

The purpose of the Outcasts program is to give players in Arizona, and the greater southwest, an organization they can strive to play for at the highest levels without having to leave their home rinks and programs to become journeymen players. The Outcasts program is designed to allow and encourage our players to continue competing with their home rink and local programs in any non-conflicting tournaments.

From the original group of ‘88/’89s to the current teams with players born 10 years after, Outcasts teams strive to stay together as a team through their travel hockey years, developing a chemistry and camaraderie most teams lack. This system has helped the Outcasts graduate many players to high levels of both inline and ice hockey.

Participants and graduates of the Tour Outcasts program have gone on to play at the highest levels of ice and inline hockey in North America. Outcasts alumni can be found playing in D1-D3 levels of College Ice hockey as well as throughout the NAHL, USHL, and WSHL, and other Junior A ice hockey leagues. With close ties to the ASU inline program, Outcasts of past and present can be found on both the D1 and B team rosters, as the Outcasts program prepares them for the next chapter in their inline hockey couriers.

The Outcasts program was founded by Nick Boyarsky, a long time fixture on the Arizona roller hockey scene. Joining Boyarsky in 2007 was Alex Dodt, another Arizona inline hockey advocate and supporter. Dodt currently runs, manages, and captains the ASU Sun Devils Inline Hockey club. Boyarsky and Dodt run, operate, and co-coach all Outcasts teams.

The coaching staff and players (as well as their parents) in the Tour Outcasts program know and appreciate the hard work of coaches and program directors who have helped to develop the players who join their teams. The goal of the Outcasts are to see everyone win, the player by elevating their game and the developing programs by being able to continue having these players participate in their organization. The entire Tour Outcasts program and their alumni would like to recognize the following programs for their hand in developing the talented young players who have joined the Outcasts rosters:

Rollerplex Panthers
Casey’s Crushers
Team Excalibur
Mission Arizona Stars
Prescott Ravens
Prescott Storm
Tucson Heartbreakers
Mission Arizona Ice
Yuma Blaze
Arizona Phlyers
Rink Bandits
Arizona Phantoms
El Paso Hawks
…and many more over the years.