Provincial A/AA Tryouts

Tryout Process 

The tryout process consists of the following steps:

  1. Submit a Player Intent (Association agnostic - i.e., a single intent covers all associations) by March 20, 2023.
  2. Register with your home association  - this is required for insurance purposes.  Registration will open around the first week of April (TBC).
  3. Register/Pay for tryouts in each Association tryout you plan to attend (cost will be posted on Association websites once they are confirmed to host a team at the various levels).
  4. Attend Tryouts - Players may attend as many tryouts as they wish (payment will be required at each Association), however players must follow the Closest Association Matrix. 
  5. Offer to Play / Spot Not Offered - Following tryouts, players will be offered a spot on a team or provided with a Player Release form in order to move on to another Association.

How do Tryouts Work?

  • If there are tryouts on the same night for 2 or more Associations, you must attend the tryouts that are first in your pathway (home, current, closest).
  • A bona fide effort must be given by the athlete at each tryout.
  • Attendance is tracked and reported by the associations at each tryout within 24 hours to ensure that player movement rules are being followed.
  • Typically there are a minimum of 2 tryouts, before any cuts are made. However, Coaches or Associations may make cuts after the 1st tryout. 
  • Decisions will be communicated by email. If cuts are being made, you may receive notice that you have not been offered a spot on the team, and a release form will be provided so that you are now eligible to receive offers from the next Closest Association. The Roster Spot Not Offered letter is supporting documentation that will be required to accompany the release form. 
  • Some players may receive an “Invitation only” or receive an “Offer to Play”. 
    • Invite only tryouts are used when the team needs to make further cuts after 1-2 tryouts. 
    • Some coaches may invite back all remaining players while others may invite just the players they want to further evaluate.
    • In some cases, top athletes may not be invited back as they have already made the team and do not need to be seen again. 

If you receive an Offer to Play, you will be given 48 hours to accept or decline the offer. If accepted, the Offer to Play is a binding contract. Once accepted, players may not rescind their offer and move on to another Association.  If an offer to play is declined for any reason, players must return to their Home Association and play at the next level down offered (for example, if you decline an "A" level in another association, you would return to the Etobicoke B team for that age).

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