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May 21, 2020

Team Placement and “Tryouts”

 

Dear Girls Hockey Community:

Our New York State Amateur Hockey Association has provided new guidelines for selecting hockey teams during the COVID disruption. The process will be different than we are used to – coaches will be selecting players prior to on-ice tryouts.

 

2002 to 2007 Birth Year Players

Key Dates: June 1 to June 10

Beginning on Monday, June 1, at 9am, Edge coaches will be able to accept player commitments for the following teams:

  • 14U Tier 1 TB (Coach )
  • 14U Tier 2 TB (Coach )
  • 17/19U Tier 1 TB (Coach )

Coaches will be contacting players with invitations to join the teams beginning on June 1, and the invitations are available both to returning Edge players as well as players who participated in other associations during previous seasons.

What Should We Do Now?

Once we are able to open registration, all interested players will be asked to register on the Edge website. In the interim, we ask that existing Edge members update their contact information here, and other families can use the link to receive information updates on girls hockey.

 

2008 to 2011 Birth Year Players

Key Dates: June 11 to June 30

Beginning on Thursday, June 11, at 9am, Edge coaches will be able to accept player commitments for the following teams:

  • 10U Black – WNY League team (Coach )
  • 10U Blue – Empire League team (Coach )
  • 12 Tier 1 TB (Coach )*
  • 12 Tier 2 TB (Coach )*

* Open to select 2010 birth year players

 

Coaches will be contacting players with invitations to join the teams beginning on June 11. The invitations will be available both to returning Edge players and players who participated in other associations during previous seasons.

What Should We Do Now?

Once we are able to open registration, all interested players will be asked to register on the Edge website. In the interim, we ask that existing Edge members update their contact information here, and other families can use the link to receive information updates on girls hockey.

 

Additional Questions

Keep an eye on our website and our “Tryouts, 2020-21 Season” tab for the most up to date information.

  • Will there be on-ice evaluations?

The coaches may or may not select full-rosters at this time. If and when USAH and NYSAHA permit an on-ice evaluation, that will be used to fill any available spots.

  • Is My Spot on the Team Guaranteed?

Once players have been selected for a team and have returned their commitment forms, they will not be “cut” from a team.
 

  • How Much Money Do We Need Right Now?

The Edge will not be asking players for any financial commitments either at registration or upon acceptance of a team position. Once we have a better understanding of what the seasons will look like, we will put new budgets together and begin to collect.
 

  • Do We Need to Provide a Release Form?

Players will NOT need to provide a release upon the opening of the signing period. NYSAHA has granted a one-time mass-release of all players who have met their financial obligations to their associations.
 

  • What if I do not receive an offer immediately?

Please register on our website to indicate the team you are interested in, and contact the coach of that team.

 

Gazing Ahead to What Hockey Might Look Like

We are forming teams now so we can plan and get guidance. Our best guess is that the seasons will not go off as we had planned back in early wpring. Having rosters mostly formed now will allow us to collaboratively plan for what a contingent season will look like.

The Edge program is putting together a two-part plan at the moment. Part one will be our training program, and Part two will be our competitive season program. In part one, we will be putting together an off-ice and on-ice training program that is open to any girls player with commitment flexibility. This program will run until, and if, a “regular-looking” game playing season is permitted. Once our state affiliate and USAH provide guidance on if/when a “regular-looking” season can begin, each of our teams will put together new season plans to best meet their wishes.