Tryout Information (Whitby Girls Hockey Association)

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

WGHA families!  Please read this information very carefully
-1- The DEADLINE to register for WGHA tryouts is Saturday September 4th @1pm 
-2- In order to try out you must register and pay for the 2021-22 season and purchase a tryout passport. Season registration alone will not allow you to tryout. 
-3- The cost of the tryout passport is $25 for players who were registered with the WGHA last season and $60 for those who were not. THE LINK TO PURCHASE THE PASSPORT IS HERE  https://wgha.org/Pages/11758/2021-22_Registration/
-4- Due to COVID safety and rink protocols you must be registered with the tryout passport prior to the tryout as WE WILL NOT BE TAKING WALK ONS.
-5- There are current no plans for DS this season so please keep that in mind if you are not sure about trying out for rep.
-6- If you are new to the WGHA you must provide proof of residency to the Registrar at [email protected], prior to tryouts, or you will be considered an import. PROOF OF RESIDENCY, PLAYER REINTRODUCTION AND GRANDFATHERING REQUIREMENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE SECTION_2_RESIDENCY_RULES_(1).pdf
-7- The WGHA accepts imports as follows: Junior - open, U18AA - 5, U15AA - 3, U13AA- 1
 

FOR U9 and U11

-1- U9 majors are team Blue and the mix of major and minors will be team Yellow
-2- The tryout passport must be purchased for the development skates and tryout.  The pre-tryout development skates are not mandatory in order to tryout for rep. 


Tryout Passport Registration

  • If you plan to start tryouts at AA, select all of the levels.
  •  If you plan to start tryouts at A, select all levels except AA.
  • If you plan to start tryouts at BB, select BB and B.
  • If you are only trying out for B, only select B.
The WGHA will generate tryout lists, based on your responses, so please be sure to indicate the correct level. Please do not select a level if you are not attending that tryout.



Helpful Tryout Information


COVID Protocols- The WGHA will ensure that we are following the COVID protocols from the Town of Whitby and Ontario Health to ensure our players and parents are safe during the tryout process.  We will be keeping a close eye the evolving pandemic and will adjust tryout schedules, in arena protocols and anything else to ensure safety. 

 

Keep an Open Mind- This is a first for our WGHA players to be trying out for a team in the fall and it’s been well over a year for some players to have actually played a game.  The coaches understand this and the parents should as well.  We’ve all been away from the game for a while, it will take some time for players to get back to the way they played before the pandemic.

 

Coaches- The WGHA coaches have been eagerly awaiting the start of the season and are excited to get out to the rink and watch some hockey.  Their homework doesn’t start on the first day of tryouts, they have been working the structure of their teams and the types of players they are building for their team.  They reserve the right to pick their teams, but the association will be vetting rosters before they are announced. 



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”.



Tryout Passport Registration


  • If you plan to start tryouts at AA, select all of the levels.
  •  If you plan to start tryouts at A, select all levels except AA.
  • If you plan to start tryouts at BB, select BB and B.
  • If you are only trying out for B, only select B.
The WGHA will generate tryout lists, based on your responses, so please be sure to indicate the correct level. Please do not select a level if you are not attending that tryout. 

PASSPORT REGISTRATION WILL BE FOUND HERE   https://wgha.org/Pages/11758/2021-22_Registration/
Please click on REGISTER HERE. 

Click here for WGHA Resident Eligibility Requirements for Rep Players 






Permission to Skate

If you played for another association for the 2020/21 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. 
  


Non-Resident Quotas and Minimum Tryout Levels for the 2021-22 season

Non Resident Quota 2021-22 season

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


 
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.



U9/U11:

The U9 and U11 divisions will have 4 Development skates leading up to the tryouts.  These are not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all players who have purchased a tryout pass.  This follows the Hockey Canada development pathways for those groups.  
These sessions will be one hour in length, and split into two groups to keep each session manageable.
Sessions will start Sept 7 (U11) and Sept 8 (U9), and can be seen on the U11AA and U9 Blue schedule pages