Provincial A/AA Tryouts

Provincial Team Tryouts 


  • All players must be registered with Ringette Ontario in the 2023/24 season for insurance coverage in order to participate in tryouts. 
  • All players must register and pay to attend tryouts. No walk ins will be accepted.
  • A player will not be eligible for a position on the ERA A team unless they have attended at least 1 tryout.
    If a player is unable to attend any tryout dates for a valid reason (i.e. emergency, injury, illness, preplanned travel out of province) but still intends to try out, they must request an exemption, in writing, to the ERA President ( at least 48 hours prior to the 1st tryout date. Tryout exemption requests will be reviewed by the Tryout Evaluation Committee in consultation with the team head coach.


Players must be registered in advance of the tryouts: 

FEES - $40

  • Fees cover a minimum of 2 tryouts. 
  • All fees for tryouts are non-refundable.
  • Please send payment by eTransfer to and include "[age] Tryouts + Player Name" in the memo line


  • Session 1: Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 PM at Centennial Park Arena
  • Session 2: Saturday, May 25 at 12:30 PM at Ford Performance Centre Rink #3
  • Session 3: Sunday, May 26 at 1:15 PM at Ford Performance Centre Rink #4 -- This session is by invitation only, and is planned as a scrimmage vs. Richmond Hill.  


  • Session 1: Sunday, May 12 at 11:45 AM at Ford Performance Centre - Rink #1
  • Session 2: Saturday, May 25 at 10:15 AM at Ford Performance Centre Rink #4
  • Session 3: Sunday, May 26 at 12:15 PM at Ford Performance Centre Rink #4 -- This session is by invitation only, and is planned as a scrimmage.  

*A decision will be made at the end of this session as to our intention to host a team in the 2024/25 season.

** UPDATE: Home Games and Practices will be played in Etobicoke.  At this time, we are working closely with the City of Toronto and believe we will secure the weeknight ice in Etobicoke required for our practices. Therefore, we do not anticipate that practices will be required in Markham as initially planned. 


  • Players may attend tryouts at any Association they choose, however;
  • Players must follow the Closest Association Matrix when trying out in another Association
    • Etobicoke
    • Richmond Hill
    • Burlington
    • Markham
    • Cambridge
    • Barrie
  • You may not skip over an Association within the matrix. You should attend any/all tryouts. 
  • A "release to play" for another association is required should a player be offered a spot in another association. A release will only be granted if the player has followed the proper tryout process. 
  • Ringette Ontario's Athlete Release Form must be signed and completed if all criteria in the Ringette Ontario's Athlete Release Policy has been met.
  • A player will not be eligible for a release to play on a different association’s team unless the player has attended ERA tryouts at the same level, and the Closest Association Matrix has been followed. 

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, 2024. --- COMPLETE
  2. Register/Pay for tryouts in each Association you plan to attend (cost and requirements will be posted on each Association website)
  3. 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. 
  4. 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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