Tryout Information (Whitby Girls Hockey Association)

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The majority of the tryout process is completed before on-ice tryouts begin. This should not come as a surprise or a secret! The WGHA started announcing all coaching positions at the same time, earlier in the season for this exact reason. A coach cannot be expected to pick the best team possible, based on 3 ice slots and 60 players on the ice, especially during a stressful time like tryouts!

Tryouts officially started the day each coach was announced. We expect our coaches to begin scouting immediately after their announcement. They are expected to attend practices as well as games, reach out and speak with current year coaches for feedback on players, and begin to put all the pieces together for the upcoming season.  Most coaches will/should have a number of “locked” players with 3 or 4 players in mind for each remaining spot(s) before on-ice tryouts begin. This is nothing new and is common practice with all organizations.

Coaches may not pick who YOU think are the best 17 players. Quite simply put, coaches have to build their teams based on a number of areas including; left vs. right shots, offensive vs. defensive players, speed vs. position stability, creative vs. dependable players, size vs. agility, etc.  Other factors may include but not limited to, work ethic, puck desire, coachability, development progression, etc.  Finally, the female hockey season is lengthy and team chemistry is an important component for success, so parent/player behaviour/attitude plays an important role in the player selection process. Do not under estimate this!

Assisting coaches with the right player selections. Coaches are expected to pick the best players for the team which they have been selected to coach. Saying that, the WGHA is actively involved in the player section process. We do not pick the team for the coach, but we will challenge a coaches selection if we feel, based on player assessments that a player is being placed on a team without merit.

Please keep in mind,

If you are a player - work hard in games and practices all season long – stand out – do the little things – win your battles – be a great teammate. You never know who is watching.

If you are a parentBE REALISTIC! Understand and appreciate your daughter’s abilities or lack thereof. DO NOT apply added pressure during this already stressful time. Don’t worry if they miss a pass, fall during a skating drill, lose a race, etc. They are bound to make mistakes at this time, they ALL do! Refrain from rink chatter and discussions about other players abilities. DO NOT start rumors or contribute to them.  Nobody is interested in your opinions at this time. Don’t become a “parent cut”.

Best of Luck!

Tryout Passport Registration

Registration for the 2019-20 Season and Tryout Passport will open on March 2019. 

Click here for WGHA Resident Eligibility Requirements for Rep Players 

See Below for the 2019/2020 Minimum Tryout Levels

Current Division / Level For 2019/20 season must start tryouts at:
Birth Year Division Level Birth Year Division Level
Novice HL 2011/2 Novice A 2010 Atom BB
Atom HL 2009 Atom BB 2008 Peewee A2
B A A1
Peewee HL 2007 Peewee A2 2006 Bantam A2
BB A1 A1
A minor AA n/a
A major n/a AA
Bantam HL 2005 Bantam A2 2004 Midget A2
BB A1 A1
A minor AA n/a
A major n/a AA
Midget HL 2003/2 Midget A2 2001 Int A
A2 A1

All current WGHA players must be registered for the upcoming season to be able to purchase a tryout passport. Tryout passports are available to be purchased online at the time of registration for $25.00 and will cover the cost for all tryouts attended.   If you do not wish to register for the season, then you must pay $20 for each tryout session you attend. 

Click here for regular season and tryout passport registration.

The WGHA is continuing to improve the efficiency of the tryout process.  We encourage all players to be registered by April 17, 2019.  Any player who has registered and purchased a tryout passport by that time will have their pin code emailed to them ahead of the 1st tryout and all they will have to do is pick up their helmet stickers when they drop off their WGHA Player Profile. 

Please click the link, fill out the form and bring it to your first skate.  Players who are not registered and have a tryout passport before Saturday April 20th will need to lineup during tryouts to be input into the system, have their pin issued and receive their helmet stickers. 

Permission to Skate

If you played for another association for the 2018/19 season you will be required to present the original copy of the permission to skate from your current association. 

Permission to Skate requests can be obtained by filling out the online.  Please click here.

A separate PTS is required for each association you wish to tryout for.

Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to process these requests. 

PTS forms can be picked up from the WGHA tryout desk at Iroquois park across from Pad 2 after 5:00pm starting April 22, 2019.   

Non-Resident Quotas and Minimum Tryout Levels for the 2019-20 season

Non Resident Quota 2019-20 season

Intermediate AA & A - no limit
Midget AA- Up to 5 players
Bantam AA - Up to 3 players

Tryout Minimums

For House League players trying out for rep at the Novice level, all players must attend the Novice A tryouts.

For House League players trying out for rep at the Atom level, all players must attend the Atom BB tryouts.

For House League players trying out for Rep at the PeeWee Bantam and Midget levels, all players must attend the the A level tryouts.

For House League players entering their 3rd year of Midget (2002) may attend Intermediate A tryouts in addition to the Midget tryouts.

All rep players must attend one level above where they played in the 2018/19 season.  (A player who played Atom B must attend the PeeWee A tryouts)

Tryout Process - Please read carefully

Players will be emailed a personal identification code on the introduction email sent by the head coach for each tryout (if you do not receive a pin number please check in with the tryout table staff) prior to the start of the tryout. A new number will be issued by email before the start of the tryout for the next level if you are not selected to the team above.  Players selected will be identified by this number on the respective Tryout Player List on the respective team page. 

All players trying out will receive a helmet number (sticker) which is unique to that player. This number will follow her throughout the tryout process. (Note:  The helmet sticker is to enable the coaches to identify the players on ice only. - Do Not remove the sticker until tryouts are completed!

Parents/Players are NOT permitted to loiter around or near the tryout desks. Taking pictures of players, player profile sheets, or any WGHA tryout documents is prohibited and may result in removal from the process and deemed a member in bad standing.

All players MUST attend all mandatory scheduled tryout sessions unless released by the coach in question or received prior approval from the Director of Coach and Player Development and 1st VP of Hockey Operations.

Successful player selections will be offered online via WGHA website. Coaches must update the site with returning players within 3 hours of conclusion of current tryout ice slot

NOTE - Once any player has been offered a spot on a Rep team following tryouts, the player must accept the position (in writing) and provide proof of registration payment within 24 hours of offer. All registration fees will be 100% non-refundable once position is accepted.

Within 2 weeks of a team being selected the coach will arrange their first team meeting.  At this meeting a $250 non-refundable deposit is required for each player (towards overall individual cost per player)

The WGHA executive reserves the right to modify eligibility of players for selection purposes and categorization of teams as needed to put our players and teams in a position to be successful. 

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