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Competitive Tryouts - Update

 

BDMHA Members;

As we have now completed our 2022/2023 Competitive tryout process at all levels, I am sure you are all anxiously awaiting lists to be posted and teams to be formed.   I wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on the schedule of events and when items will be posted to the website.   I will break this down by division

U11 Competitive teams:

  • The final pools have been completed by the Tryout Committee and submitted to the Executive Committee for approval
  • Recommended coaches for U11 competitive teams have been submitted to the Executive Committee for approval
  • Executive committee to approve the submittals on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.
  • Lists of final pools to be posted Sunday October 16th, 2022
  • Coaches to be notified of selection to a team by October 16th, 2022
  • Final U11 teams to be made and posted by October 17th, 2022.
  • Parents/Players should expect contact from their 2022/2023 coach by October 18th, 2022

U13 Competitive teams:

  • The Tryout and Evaluation part of the process is now complete
  • On October 13th the Tryout Committee met with our HDP and U13 Evaluation team to determine if the 1, 2, 3 mix was still appropriate given all tryout scores and evaluations.  It was determined in that meeting that the potential for 2 competitive AA teams was still there even with 14 players finding homes on U13-AAA teams with different associations.
  • The Tryout Committee has arranged 2 exhibition games for U13.
    • The Tryout Committee will form 2 balanced teams, from the currently parked AA players and the top forwards and defense of the A pool.
    • If both teams are competitive in these exhibition games the U13 tiering will be 2-2-2, if neither team is competitive then it will remain 1-2-3
    • Player will not be evaluated during this exhibition game, this game will be watched by independent hockey professionals who will solely determine if the games were competitive based on the following criteria
      • Puck possession (time of possession with puck, offensive zone vs defensive zone time).
      • Scoring chances, but not the actual score (quality scoring chances).
      • Game Awareness, Anticipation and Decision Making.
    • The balanced teams will be posted on October 16th, 2022.  If your player appears in the game that does not mean they have been placed in AA, their current pool will be clearly indicated in the posting.
    • Game are Tuesday and Wednesday’s games will be posted on October 16th, 2022
  • The tryout committee will send two sets of players pool to the executive committee for approval on October 16th, 2022.
    • One set will be approved based on the 1-2-3 tiering
    • One set will be approved based on the 2-2-2 tiering
  • Coaches will be selected on Monday October 17th and notified they have been selected
  • On October 20th, 2022 the final pool postings will be put on the website
  • Coaches will contact players about team placements on October 21st, 2022.

U15 Competitive teams:

  • The Tryout and Evaluation part of the process is now complete
  • On October 13th the Tryout Committee met with our HDP and U15 Evaluation teams to determine if the 1, 2, 3 mix was still appropriate given all tryout scores.  It was determined in that meeting that the potential for 2 competitive AA teams at U15 is there
  • The Tryout Committee has arranged 2 exhibition games for U15-AA, one will be against TASA the other against Sackville.
    • The Tryout Committee will form 2 balanced teams, from the currently parked AA players and the top forwards and defense of the A pool.
    • If both teams are competitive in these exhibition games the U15 tiering will be 2-2-2, if neither team is competitive then it will remain 1-2-3
    • Players will not be evaluated during this exhibition game, this game will be watched by independent hockey professionals who will solely determine if the games were competitive based on the following criteria
      • Puck possession (time of possession with puck, offensive zone vs defensive zone time).
      • Scoring chances, but not the actual score (quality scoring chances).
      • Game Awareness, Anticipation and Decision Making.
      • Ability to play with the contact.
    • The balanced teams will be posted on October 16th, 2022.  If your player appears in the game that does not mean they have been placed in AA, their current pool will be clearly indicated in the posting.
    • Game times for Tuesday and Wednesday’s games will be posted on October 16th, 2022
  • The tryout committee will send two sets of players pool to the executive committee for approval on October 16th, 2022.
    • One set will be approved based on the 1-2-3 tiering
    • One set will be approved based on the 2-2-2 tiering
  • Coaches will be selected on Monday October 17th and notified they have been selected
  • On October 20th, 2022 the final pool postings will be put on the website
  • Coaches will contact players about team placements on October 21st, 2022.

We appreciate everyone’s patience with this process.

Sincerely,

Jason Foster

President BDMHA

Oct 14, 2022