Bantam Tryout Info
2018 Tryouts on August 26 – 31
2018 Bantam Tryout Schedule PDF coming soon
Save $50 – Register early by June 15 – $210 fee
Fee Due – Register by July 31 – $260 fee
Late Penalty – Register after Aug 1 – $360 fee
Very Late Penalty – Register after Aug 8 – $460 fee
Step 1 – Register the player online at Hockey Canada link.
Step 2 – Pay applicable tryout fee online by Visa or Mastercard or write a cheque payable to: SSAC. *
Step 3 – Submit completed forms, payment if offline, and birth certificate copy if required to SSAC Registrar (after July 31, online credit card payment, cash or money order only ). **
* Online Mastercard/Visa payment via player‘s Hockey Canada Registry record. The applicable tryout fee is based on the date all documentation is received (application to register form, conduct forms, and payment).
** Fill out and sign the forms below available in downloadable PDF file:
A) SSAC Player and Parent Code of Conduct (all players)
B) SSAC Hockey Edmonton – Fair Play Pledge (all players)
C) 2018-19 SSAC Registration Form (only required if registration was not completed online)
The Club is currently comprised of 3 Bantam AA teams and 1 Bantam AAA team. At Bantam AAA, AMBHL, it is expected that the team composition will primarily be 14 year-olds while Bantam AA teams, ERBHL, should be comprised of 13 and 14 year-olds. Any Peewee-age player trying out must make a special application to the Hockey Edmonton Registrar. Underage players must be evaluated as being in the top one-third of the Bantam AAA team or return to the Federation Program.
Bantam Tryouts – Week 1
Bantam tryouts begin Sunday, August 26. Invitation letters with registration instructions will be e-mailed to eligible players in late May. You will receive an email the week of August 20th advising of the first ice time.
Bantam players will be divided randomly into groups according to the order in which registrations for tryouts are received and the player’s preferred tryout position as declared on the application form. All 13 and 14 year-olds will be initially grouped together, with both age categories observed and evaluated by the coaching staff of the Bantam AAA and 3 Bantam AA teams and by the corresponding Category Directors as well as other members of the Hockey Operations Committee as required.
There will be a separate goalie evaluation. Goaltenders will be emailed their group and time.
An injury or illness incurred at tryout time might cause the player to lose out on an opportunity to try out with SSAC. It is at the coaches’ discretion whether an ill or injured player continues on for further evaluation. The Club is not required to hold positions open for ANY player while he heals from an illness or injury, or is trying out with another Club in the Player Movement process.
Bantam AAA Group
After approximately three or four ice times, the Bantam AAA coach will select up to 40 players to continue evaluating in a group separate from the remaining Bantam candidates. After two or three additional skates, the Bantam AAA coach will reduce the group down to no more than 34. This group will continue to try out together with numbers pared down throughout the next two weeks.
Bantam AA Groups
The remaining Bantam players will be re-grouped for further observation and evaluation by the coaching staff of the Bantam AA teams. On the Labour Day weekend, the Bantam AA coaches will conduct a draft, each selecting no more than 25 per team of the remaining 13 and 14-year-old players. With the players now separated into four evaluation camps, tryouts will continue throughout the month of September with players being let go within timelines established by the Club.
At the Bantam levels, rosters will be pared down to within one or two players of being “set” by the start of the SSAC Fall Tournament and be finalized shortly thereafter. If the tryouts in your district begin during this time frame, it is advisable that you communicate with your district Registrar or Bantam Category Director to ensure knowledge of their tryout time lines.
All Bantam-age players released by all Bantam coaches will return to the Federation program, or may contact our SSAC Registrar. To enter the Bantam AA Player Movement process to tryout for another city club Bantam AA team – see AA Elite Council for Player Movement procedure.
Bantam AAA releases can exercise up to 3 tryouts under the Alberta Development Model Player Movement process. For more step-by-step details to tryout for another Bantam AAA club team, peruse the AA Elite Council Player Movement process. After completing Notification-to-Tryout form, contact Bantam AAA league governor, Earl Reid at 780-913-5871 for permission on next team tryout.
If the tryouts in your District begin during this time frame, it is advisable that you communicate with your Association/District Registrar or Bantam Category Director to ensure knowledge of their tryout times.