Friday, 06 April 2012 08:04
- Do I need to Register and buy a passport to tryout? Yes
- Do I need to tryout at AAA and work my way down the ladder if I believe my player to be an AE player? No, I would suggest you start a level above where you think you may land. So if you think you are an AE player, start at A.
- How does the association know I am registered and passported? Bring your receipt to the first tryout.
- What equipment do I bring? Full gear.
- The schedule says (11/12 AAA, AA excluded), what does that mean? Players from last year’s AAA and AA teams don’t have to come to this tryout so we can get a look at new applicants.
- How do I know if my player is cut or moving on? At the end of the 2nd tryout, coach/panel will post the numbers of those returning to the next tryout.
- How will the coach identify my player? Each age group will be issued numbered, helmet stickers, to identify individual players. Leave the stickers on the helmet until the conclusion of all tryouts.
- If I miss a tryout and have a really good reason for missing the tryout night will I be excluded? Talk to the coach, let him know why, and a decision will be made at that time.
- What jersey do I wear? Any jersey, helmet stickers will identify players (suggest you wear the same jersey throughout the tryouts).
- If my player gets cut, do I have the right to approach the coach/panel and ask why and what my player needs to do to improve for a better shot next year? Absolutely.
- My player made a team but now it’s June and my job changed and I have to move, what do I do? Call the coach, let him know, there will be movement “up” to fill your spot.
- Does the association accept cash at the beginning of the tryouts for passport payment? No, get your passport online only.
- How do I know my player made the team? There will be a final cut at the end of tryouts and players will be informed at that time. Coach will likely have a meeting with accepted players directly after the final tryout.
- My player just got cut in the AAA tryouts; I want an M1 to leave and tryout in another center. Is this allowed? Whitby is a closed center and will not issue releases in most cases.
- My player is a goalie, what tryouts do we attend? Just like players, goalies are expected to attend all tryouts for the applied team.
- My schedule for tryouts says I hit the ice at 7:00. What time do I need to be at the rink? For the first tryout an hour early wouldn’t hurt, in the following tryouts try to be there early enough to get dressed and be on the ice at start time, Frankly, it never hurts to be at the rink an hour early.
- So, I made the team, what next? The coach will have all of your personal contact information and will contact you at a future date re: dryland training, meetings....
- Will there be an adequate number of change rooms for all of the players trying out? Not always, due to the number of players trying out at many age groups, players will have to change in the arena but we can’t guarantee a spot in a locker room. Please attend the tryouts ready to change into your gear in the cold area. Some preparation at home can make this transition easier. Younger ages are recommended to attend the rink dressed or half dressed.
- My player is female; are there any special change room set ups for her specifically? We will try to accommodate all requests prior to tryouts. Consult with the coach an hour before tryout and we will get a room in the arena somewhere. We have dealt with this in the past and it hasn’t been an issue.