Competitive Tryouts 22-23 Season

   

Hello Chebucto Families!

 We would like to start by welcoming you all to the 2022-2023 CMHA hockey season.  Like every year, this season will officially begin with our Evaluations and Tryout process. 

The evaluation committee has been busy preparing the tryout schedule and would like to share with you some key dates, procedures and processes that meet the following objectives:

 1.     To provide a fair, consistent and impartial assessment of all players.

2.       To create an environment where each player has the opportunity to demonstrate their hockey skills, to the best of their ability.

3.       To create an environment where each player has a reasonable opportunity to be selected for the level appropriate to their skill, maturity, and ability where they may continue to grow and develop as a player.

4.       To ensure that all players and families understand the expectations upon which players will be evaluated.

5.       To ensure all evaluators are objective, unbiased, free of conflict of interest, and have a thorough understanding of their role and the responsibilities associated with it.

6.       To provide ongoing review and improvement of the player evaluation and team selection process, ensuring that the process evolves to meet the changing demands placed upon CMHA.

 

If you have not already reviewed the policies and procedures guidelines, we would recommend you do.  They can be found here:

 CMHA Competitive Evaluation Policies and Procedures

2022 Evaluation Policy U13AAA and U15AA

 

Spectators

There will be NO spectators permitted in the rink during the tryout and evaluation process. Spectators WILL BE permitted for exhibition games vs Sackville (October 8/9 Weekend). For players who may need assistance getting their gear on or tying their skates, there will be volunteers assigned to assist in the dressing rooms. 

 

Jersey Pickup and Arrival Times

Players should arrive at the rink 30 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time. Jerseys will be handed out at the first ice session for players, and players will be required to wear these at all evaluation sessions.

 Goaltenders

Goaltenders at U11, U13, and U15 will be evaluated at their own Goaltender Skills Sessions.  These sessions are posted in their age group document attached to this email. 

 

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.

 

Schedules

The attached U11, U13, and U15 schedules are subject to change.  Additionally, you will not know your player’s full schedule until after the skills sessions and some of the intersquad games take place.  The schedule will be updated frequently as the tryout process unfolds.  However, we are sharing each ice time that is scheduled to help you plan for the try out period.

 

 Team Configurations

 The following are the possible team configurations at each level that parents and players can expect to see once tryouts have completed. Due to many factors, exact configurations will not be determined until the tryout process is complete.

 U11

Configuration I:  1AA – 2A – 1B

Configuration II: 1AA – 1A – 2B

 U13

1AAA – 1AA – 1A – 2B

 U15

Configuration I:  1AA – 2A – 1B

Configuration II: 1AA – 1A – 2B

 U18

TBD

 

U11 Tryouts

For families with a player(s) trying out for U11, tryouts will begin Saturday, October 1, and may continue until Sunday, October 9th (Subject to Change). Initial groupings and times for skill sessions are attached to this email.  Updates schedules for intersquad games will posted no later than 11:00 PM on Saturday, October 1st, 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 Saturday, October 2nd, 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 Monday, September 26th, and may continue until Sunday, October 9th (Subject to Change). Initial groupings and times for skill sessions are attached to this email. 

 U13 tryouts and evaluations will consist of two on ice skills sessions.  *Please note the groupings for Skills Sessions I and II vary, and your player may be in a different group for each session.  These changes will be posted as quickly as possible so that families are able to plan accordingly.

 U13AAA - Intersquad games for players competing for spots on U13AAA will take place from September 29-October 1st.  Please Note: There will be several players released following U13AAA intersquad games.

 Those released from the U13AAA process will be assigned spots in the U13 AA/A/B Competitive Tryout intersquad games that will take place from October 2-6th.  The attached schedule will be updated as the tryout process unfolds.

 If a player is released from the U13AAA process and wishes to try out for U13AAA at another association, there is a series of Hockey Nova Scotia approvals that must take place.  You will need to fill out a transfer request form Tryout Release Form 2022 and send it to our regional director, Joselyn Legge at jlegge@hockeynovascotia.ca Please contact competitive@chebuctominorhockey.com if this applies to you.

 

U15 Tryouts

For families with a player(s) trying out for U15, tryouts will begin Monday, September 26th, and may continue until Sunday, October 9th (Subject to Change). Initial groupings for non-contact games, which all players will begin with, are attached to this email.  Please note 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.

 

If a player is released from the U15AA process and wishes to try out for U15AA at another association, there is a series of Hockey Nova Scotia approvals that must take place. You will need to fill out a transfer request form Tryout Release Form 2022 and send it to our regional director, Joselyn Legge at jlegge@hockeynovascotia.ca Please contact competitive@chebuctominorhockey.com if this applies to you.

 

Ombudsperson – If you have any questions about the tryout schedule or process, please reach out to our Ombudsperson who will act as the liaison between the tryout committee and members.  They can be reached at ombudsperson@chebuctominorhockey.com

 A reminder that CMHA is committed to providing a positive environment where all individuals are treated with respect.  We ask that all parents, caregivers, or players abide by the “24 hour rule” policy and unless there is an immediate safety concern, wait at least 24 hours prior to contacting the ombudsperson to voice concerns about the tryout and evaluation process.

 There is no question that tryouts can be both an exciting and stressful time for hockey players and their parents.  We wish these young athletes a positive try out experience. 

 Sincerely,

 The Chebucto Tryout Committee