Tryout Policy (Northumberland Minor Hockey)

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NMHA TRYOUT ELIGIBILITY

It shall be the responsibility of the Association, the VP of REP and the Registrar to ensure that every player attending a tryout is registered, and eligible to play REP hockey for the NMHA.

 

To participate in any tryout, REGISTERED players must be eligible by residency (within NMHA protected area) or right-of-choice to play to NMHA. Players from another centre will be accepted with proper documentation from their home centre ie, NRP form or 3.5 Exemption.

 

-If you are planning to move into Cobourg/Port Hope for the 2018-2019 season, you must have a Residency Transfer approved by the OMHA as they no longer have “INTENT to MOVE” forms. The family must complete OMHA residential transfer form and provide all required documentation to the NMHA. The transfer must be approved prior to the start tryouts for the player to participate. - No exceptions.  For more information about this process, visit this page.

TRYOUT FEES

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All Registered players must purchase a Tryout Passport online prior to the start of Tryouts.  This is simple and convenient process (and saves you money.)

Tryout Passports cover ALL tryouts regardless of AA or AE.

 

NMHA Players must complete your player registration before purchasing your Tryout Passport.

NMHA Players are guaranteed (4) tryouts regardless of AA or AE with their Tryout Passports, which is non-refundable.

 


Player Tryout Passports are non-transferable.


NON-RESIDENT PLAYERS (NRP)
NRP's, are required to pay $20.00 (cash) at the door before each tryout.  NRP's may be released by the coach after the first tryout.

 

TRYOUTS

The NMHA will provide ice time for tryouts for each OMHA REP Team. The schedule will be posted in advance on the NMHA website with times and location scheduled for each team.


AA teams will be given 5 (1.5 hr) tryouts

AE teams will be given 3 (1.5 hr) tryouts

MD7 team will be given 4 (1 hr) tryouts


It is expected that All players wishing to play for an OMHA team must attend and fully participate in all tryouts held for that team. Any player unable to attend tryouts due to injury, illness or any other reason, must contact the head coach prior to the tryout. If the coach is satisfied, the player may be excused from the tryout, but will not be eligible for a refund of the tryout fee.

 

The tryout process is a chance for the coaching staff to identify potential players for the appropriate age group and every effort will be given to ensure a transparent selection process is completed. The coaching staff shall not distribute any jersey, sticker or other identifying items in a manner in which favouritism is shown to any players.  No rep jersey shall be worn at a tryout.

Home and away exhibition games may be used are part of the evaluation process with OMHA approval. No releases can be made after any away game.

 

During tryouts, on-ice instructors must be at least 15 yrs of age and 2 years older than the group of players on the ice. Properly fastened helmets and gloves are mandatory.

UNDERAGE/EXCEPTIONAL PLAYER RULE

Underage Players:

Any player requesting the opportunity to tryout as an underage/exceptional player for a Rep Team must concurrently try out in his/her own age group. A player, may tryout, one age bracket higher than they would normally play for, and having approval of their parent(s) or legal guardian can tryout for the said team, providing the following criteria are met:

  • Notify the VP of Rep at least 48-hrs ahead of the first tryout

  • Must possess exceptional skills;

  • Must be ranked as top player on the team for which he/she is trying out as well as the AA team at their own age group.

Underage Goaltenders:

A goaltender, may tryout, one age bracket higher than they would normally play for, and having approval of their parent(s) or legal guardian can tryout for the said team, providing the following criteria are met:

  • Notify the VP of Rep at least 48-hrs ahead of the first tryout

  • His/her movement does not deplete the team and or division from where they would normally play, from having adequate goalkeeping. (that is 2 goalies per team)

  • The goaltender must be ranked as the top goalie on the team for which he is trying out as well as the AA team at their own age group.

If the Evaluation Committee feels in any way that a player is at risk for injury, said player will not be permitted to try out a level up. The final decision as to whether to sign the player must be made known on or before the conclusion of the higher team's third tryout.

 

Should a dispute arise as to the ranking of the player, the Head Coach (in-consultation with the Evaluation Committee) will make the final decision.

 

No player can be dislodged from playing hockey in the NMHA, which would be caused by any such movement of a player. Should this occur the movement would become NULL and VOID.

 

No team can lose more than 2 players through such movement as outlined above.

NON RESIDENT PLAYERS

The NMHA will be accepting NRP’s for tryouts for minor peewee through midget age groups. NMHA AA teams will have the option to take a maximum of 3 NRP’s which is allowed under OMHA rule 3.5

 

In order to be eligible to go on the ice for tryouts in Northumberland you will need to do the following:

1. Contact and register with your home centre and obtain a NRP Passport. Your home centre will let you know where you are eligible to tryout based on your residence and the level you are wanting to try out for.

2. Once you have your NRP Passport from your home centre, complete our online form. Please note: your Passport must say Northumberland and not Cobourg.

3. Player’s must bring and (hand in their copy of the completed NRP Passport they have received from their home centre) along with their Tryout Passport email confirmation to the first tryout. Any NRP without a passport will not be able to take part in any tryouts.
4. Pay $20 tryout fee at the door


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