2019-2020 Rep Tryouts, News (Shelburne Minor Hockey)

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Aug 28, 2019 | Andrea Carson-Pedri | 1398 views
2019-2020 Rep Tryouts
The 2019-2020 hockey season is just around the corner and we are gearing up for another great season!

Please see below for information regarding this years Rep tryouts.

Tryout fees:  $15/tryout, payable before each tryout.    

**Please note for players to be eligible for tryouts the following criteria must be met:


o   Must meet OMHA residency requirements

o   Must be in good standing with SMHA, ie ALL registration fees must be paid in full for the current season, no outstanding balance can be owed for previous seasons
o   Fundraising fees MUST have been submitted either by e-transfer or post-dated cheque
o   Players utilizing Kidssport, JumpStart or other funding must submit a copy of their application or email confirmation they have applied for funding

**If the above criteria are not met players will not be permitted to participate in tryouts and will not be allowed on the ice

*Any player coming from another centre on a 3.5 does not have to pre-register however they MUST bring their 3.5 to the first tryout or they will not be allowed on the ice.




o   Tryouts will consist of 3 on ice sessions;

o   No cuts will be made until after the second tryout;

o   Team Selection will occur after the 3rd session


o   Tryouts will consist of 1 Body Checking Clinic and 3 additional on-ice sessions;

o   Body Checking Clinic (1st skate) is mandatory for any players that have not attended an SMHA body checking clinic

o   No cuts will be made until after the Body Checking Clinic and first 2 tryouts;

o   Team Selection will occur after the 4th session (body contact clinic and 3 tryouts).

All players must attend a minimum of one of the first two sessions (Atom-Peewee) and 2 of the first 3 sessions (Bantam/Midget)

**Except in the event of extenuating circumstances which must be approved by the Coach in Chief and SMHA Board of Directors.

**Should an AE (Additional Entry) Rep team be fielded in any division, a player must tryout and be released by the Rep team to be eligible to try out for AE.

Players will be evaluated by the team's Head Coach as well as 2 other non-parent/team affiliated evaluators (which can include: Coach in Chief and/or a third party selected by the Head Coach and approved by the Coach in Chief and/or SMHA Board of Directors). 

Player selection will be based on (but not limited too):

-      Player attitude, effort and commitment

-      Past Performance/Experience

-      Merit (skill & ability)

-      Try-out evaluation

-      Team Tactics


**Team selection will be made by the Head Coach (Co-Coach where applicable) and final selection must be approved by the Coach in Chief and/or the OMHA Director.

*upon completion of the third session (Atom &Peewee) or 4th session (Bantam & Midget), Head Coaches will notify all players with a meeting and offer letter if they are being chosen for a position on the Rep team.  
*In the event that the Head Coach has not reached a decision at the conclusion of tryouts, the players will be notified by phone within 24 hours.
*Coaches shall submit their full roster to the OMHA Director within 48 hours of completion of the final session.

Players are eligible to try out for a Rep team that is 1 level higher than their current age group:

o   Novice aged player can try out for Atom Rep

o   Atom aged player can try out for Peewee Rep

o   Peewee aged player can try out for Bantam Rep

o   Bantam aged player can try out for Midget Rep


Please note any of the above items may waived by SMHA executive due to operational requirements in the best interests of the association