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Tryout Information 2014-2015

OMH REGISTRATION NIGHT - MONDAY APRIL 7, 2014

Come on out and experience the excitement!  Be a part of Generals Hockey!

Oshawa Minor Hockey (OMH) would like to invite all interested participants to register online by clicking “Online Registration” or attend our in-person registration night on Monday, April 7th, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the main lobby at Campus Ice Centre.  Members of the OMH Executive will be in attendance to answer any questions.

In order for the Tryout process to run successfully, it is highly recommended that ALL players register by April 7th. If you are able to register online, you are NOT required to attend the in-person registration. If you cannot register online or make it to the in-person registration on April 7th, please contact:

Lynn Jennings @ repteams@oshawahockey.com

All registered players will be contacted by the Head Coach of each team with tryout dates and ice times prior to their first scheduled ice time. Cost of tryouts is just $5.00 per hour per player to cover ice costs. For exhibition games that require officials, there will be an additional $5.00 per hour per player charge.

Tryouts for Tyke to Minor Midget will begin Monday, April 14th, and Fall Tryouts for Midgets will begin Tuesday, September 2nd.

Have a great time learning new hockey skills with our professional skills & goalie instruction, develop new friendships and have FUN!



2014-2015 Try-Out Policy

One of the primary objectives of Oshawa Minor Hockey is to encourage players to compete at the appropriate level of competition to maximize their development both as players and individuals. Meeting this objective will enable the association and its members to put forth competitive teams for all levels of play.

In addition, it is the responsibility of Oshawa Minor Hockey to meet level of play requirements in accordance with the OMHA guidelines. These guidelines include that a AAA Association can not enter a team in a lower level of play if there is no team entered in the immediate level above.  For example, Oshawa Minor Hockey must enter (i)  a “AAA” team to enter a “AA” team. Players must attend all of the tryout sessions for the team they wish to play for. Absences for extenuating circumstances (i.e. illness, injury, etc.) can be permitted at the discretion of the coach. Check with the relevant coach if you are not sure about what is acceptable.

All players are required to attend, within their appropriate age category, one level of play higher than the level of play in their just completed season. For example, returning players at the “A” level for the just ended season MUST attend at least the “AA” tryouts for the upcoming season.

Any coach/staff who has been awarded a team, who also has a child at the same age group, MUST take his/her child to the tryouts for the immediate level above where the child played the previous season. If the coach from the team at the level immediately above where the child played last season would like to keep that child, the parent/coach of the child then has three options:

  1. Allow his/her child to play at the level above, and continue to coach the level below,
  2. Allow his/her child to play at the level above, but not coach the level below. Oshawa Minor Hockey will find a replacement coach for the team he was to coach,
  3. Allow his/her child to play at the level at which he played the previous season. In this situation, the parent will NOT be permitted to be part of the coaching staff/volunteer. This rule will also apply to all potential staff/volunteer positions associated with the team which may be added after the tryout process.
  4. Players not attending appropriate tryouts or declining to play at the higher level will not be eligible (1) to AP, (2) to receive awards (3) become a Captain or Assistant.

If it is your intent not to tryout at one level above your recently completed season you must indicate your reason for your decision on your registration form in the comment area. You will be contacted by Oshawa Minor Hockey prior to the start of tryouts to further discuss your reason for not attending tryouts at the one level above your recently completed season. For players that choose not to attend the tryout level above and do not indicate their reason for not attending the level above on their registration form that player will not be permitted to attend the tryouts in the registered level of play until a meeting between you and Oshawa Minor.

Please be assured that your comments will help us determine how to improve our system and will only be shared with the relevant Oshawa Minor Executives and coach.

Due to time restrictions there will be no individual parent meetings held during tryouts.

As always, please consult the convener for the appropriate division or the Rep Team Chair for any clarification of this policy.

‘Tyke’ Rep Teams Norah Warmuth 289-979-7464 ae_rep@oshawahockey.com
‘AE’ Rep Teams Norah Warmuth 289-979-7464 ae_rep@oshawahockey.com
‘A’ Rep Teams Joanne Laird 905-720-9936 a_rep@oshawahockey.com
‘AA’ Rep Teams Lynda Robbins 905-436-9220 aa_rep@oshawahockey.com
‘AAA’ Rep Teams Heather Savory 905-723-3062 aaa_rep@oshawahockey.com

Residency for Oshawa Minor Hockey Tryouts

Please note that all players coming for Tryouts in Oshawa must be residents within the boundaries of the City of Oshawa for the purpose of playing hockey; you will be asked for proof. If you are planning to move into Oshawa for the 2014-15 season, you must have a Residency Transfer approved by the OMHA. The OMHA no longer has the “INTENT to MOVE” forms.

The only exceptions will be players from Novice to Minor Midget AAA on the AAA OHF waivers from an adjacent Centre or Zone. You must submit all AAA waivers between your HOME Centre or Zone and Oshawa before you can come on the ice, OR Players coming in to Oshawa from Minor Peewee to Midget AA on a AA NRP form from eligible OMHA Centres below AA.

All Non Resident Players must submit required paperwork (AA NRP or AAA Waiver) at the first tryout for AA or AAA.

The AA NRP form will not be returned – it is a one time use document.

The AAA waivers will be returned to allow the players to attend other tryouts.

All Non Resident Players wishing to tryout in Oshawa must contact:

Adrian Vanhemmen: oshawamha@rogers.com

 

AA Non Resident Players (NRP)

Oshawa Minor Hockey will be accepting Non Resident Players in accordance with OMHA rules at AA. Movement to AA is only permitted for participants from Minor Peewee age and above. To be eligible as an NRP, the player is required to be Minor Peewee age (11 years old) or older as of December 31 of the current playing season. OMHA Regulation 3.6 is NOT applicable. Oshawa can accept up to three (3)”Non Resident Players” (NRP) for each team as per OMHA Guidelines. Once a team has rostered an NRP then NO replacement NRP will be permitted.

 

OHF AAA Waivers – Transferring IN to Oshawa

We will be accepting Players on OHF AAA Waivers for tryouts at all age levels.

 

OHF AAA Waivers – Transferring OUT of Oshawa

OMH abides by the Ont MHA & OHF policies regarding tryouts and waivers requested by Oshawa Players wishing to leave the centre. Players are to register and participate for AAA tryouts in their Home Centre or Zone. The Centre or Zone sets the minimum skates to attend for tryouts. If a player requests a AAA waiver from the Coach, the Coach is to advise the OMH Rep Committee. The Rep Committee will meet with the Coach to discuss the player. The Rep Committee will make the final decision.

If a Player can be an asset to the team, he is offered a roster spot. A form will be provided to the player/parent to sign indicating their acceptance, yes or no, of the offered roster spot. If the player declines, copies of the form will be sent by email to the Ont MHA and our Rep Committee. Players declining the roster spot may appeal the OMH decision through the Ont MHA appeal process. The player may not go to tryouts outside of his Home Centre until the Ont MHA hears the appeal.