Competitive Try Outs

   

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Hello Chebucto families,

With tryouts just around the corner, the tryout committee is working very hard to get things ready to go for the start of another successful year of competitive hockey in Chebucto. As a reminder, with Hockey Nova Scotia’s Rebound Plan, tryouts cannot begin before October 1. While many components are still in the final phases of planning, we did want to provide some important information to help families plan for what will be a busy week.

Please see link below for  Phase 1 of  the Tryout Schedule

 

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 FAQ’s

  •  Where will tryouts take place?

 All tryouts will take place at the Lions Rink in Spryfield.

  •  What COVID protocols are in place for tryouts?

 COVID protocols, including those around vaccinations, are still being determined and will be communicated as quickly as possible.

  • Will spectators be allowed in the rink?

 Spectators will not be permitted in the rink. Only players, evaluators, tryout committee members, volunteers, and rink staff will be allowed to enter the building.

  • What time should players arrive?

 Players will be permitted to enter the rink 15 minutes prior to their designated time , so please plan accordingly. If a player requires assistance with equipment/ skates, there will be dressing room monitors available for all levels of play.

  •   Will the entire tryout schedule be posted?

 No. Players and parents will receive times for their initial tryout sessions no later than 9:00 PM Monday, September 27. At this time, we will also indicate the other blocks of time the specific age groups have assigned for the rest of the tryout schedule.  It does not mean the player will be on the ice for all of them, however, we hope it will help you plan for the tryout period. After the initial sessions, players will be re-grouped a number of times and these groupings will be posted as quickly as possible during the tryout process. If players can be informed of multiple session times, this will be provided.

  • Who should I reach out to with questions?

 If you have any questions prior to, or during the tryout process, please reach out to the following email: chebuctotryoutcommittee@gmail.com   . This will put you in contact with Cathy Delbridge, our ombudsperson, who will be acting as a liaison between the tryout committee and the members.

  •  What can we expect during tryouts?

 Please refer to the Competitive Tryout Policy document found on our website, at:

https://chebuctominorhockey.com/uploads/chebuctomha/source/0/Try%20Outs/Competitive%202021-2022%20Tryout%20Process_%20final.pdf

  •  Why is the schedule compressed this year?

 Due to the fact that we are unable to start until October 1st, timelines are very tight. This schedule will align with other association’s timelines, limit impacts on families and volunteers, and allow us to start practicing prior to the season start date.

  •  How many competitive teams will there be at each age level?

      This is something that the tryout committee will be looking at as the tryout process progresses and will be   communicated to the membership as soon as possible.

 SPECIFIC AGE GROUP INFORMATION

U11 Tryouts

For families with a player(s) trying out for U11, tryouts will begin Saturday, October 2, and continue until Thursday, October 7. Initial groupings and times for skill sessions will posted no later than 9:00 PM on Monday, September 27, but groupings will change multiple times as we move through the tryout process. These changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly. For Sunday, October 3, some players will be on the ice for two sessions, so please take this into consideration when making plans.

 U13 Tryouts

For families with a player(s) trying out for U13, tryouts will begin Saturday, October 2, and continue until Tuesday, October 5. Initial groupings and times for skill sessions will posted no later than 9:00 PM on Monday, September 27, but groupings will change multiple times as we move through the tryout process. These changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly. Players in U13 will be on the ice two times on Saturday, October 2 and some players will be on the ice for two sessions on Sunday, October 3, so please take this into consideration when making weekend plans.

 U15 Tryouts

For families with a player(s) trying out for U15, tryouts will begin Saturday, October 2, and continue until Thursday, October 7. Initial groupings for non – contact games, which all players will begin with, will posted no later than 9:00 PM on Monday, September 27, but groupings will change multiple times as we move through the tryout process. These changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly. Some players in U15 will be on the ice for two sessions on Saturday, October 2, so please take this into consideration when making plans.

 U18 Tryouts

For families with a player(s) trying out for U18, tryouts will begin Wednesday, October 6, and continue until Sunday, October 10. The initial grouping for players in U18 will posted within the next week, but it will change as we move through the tryout process, and these changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly.

 GOALIES

U11

Due to the low number of goalies at the U11 level, a skills session will not be taking place. Goalies will be immediately placed in intersquad games; these placements may change as the process moves on, and these changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly

U13

Goalies will have a skill session on Friday, October 1 at 5:00 PM. All goalies are expected to attend the skills session, and then will be placed in intersquad games. Placement in intersquad games may change as the process moves on, and these changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly.

 U15

Goalies will have a skill session, on Friday, October 1 at 6:00 PM. All goalies are expected to attend the skills session, and then will be placed in intersquad games. Placement in intersquad games may change as the process moves on, and these changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly.

 U18

There will be no skills sessions for U18 goalies, and they will be placed directly into intrasquad games.

 We hope that all players are excited to get things underway, and we look forward to seeing them on the ice for tryouts. In closing, we would like to share the following message:

 

Frustrations arise every year throughout the tryout process. The process is not perfect and not an exact science – there will be multiple opinions on the relative talent within a group of individuals.  Please keep in mind that every effort is in place to deliver a fair evaluation to ensure that the players are placed on the most appropriate team, which will allow them to develop into better hockey players and, most importantly, on a team where they will have fun. 

Thank you,

Chebucto Minor Hockey Tryout Committee