2018-19 Tryout Information

Registration INFORMATION & FORMS for Bantam and Midget.

For further enquiries, contact our Registrars: SSAC Registrar


Registration June 1 – 15 June 16 – July 31 August 1 – 7 After August 8
Tryout Fee $210 $260 $360 $460

Fee Terms

Between June 1 and the 1st day of tryouts, the tryout fee is refundable minus a $40 administration fee if notice is given, in writing, to the SSAC Registrars prior to the 1st day of tryouts. The tryout fee will cover tryouts (a minimum of four ice sessions) until the player is released or the end of September, whichever occurs first. Once tryouts begin, this fee is non-refundable.

There will be no additional fee for participation in SSAC Fall Tournament (BAA Sep 17-23; BAAA Sept 12-16; M15AA; Sep 24-30 M15AAA Sep 17-23;) or the MAAA Pre-Season Tournament. Exhibition games may be used to assist the coaching staff in reaching final selections and the players may be charged a small additional fee to defray costs of referees, ice rental, and other team expenses.

Player Evaluation

Tryout drills are the responsibility of the on-ice coaches in discussion with the off-ice coaches and Category Directors

It must be presumed by the player and the parent(s) that the Coaching staff will evaluate the player in a fair and equitable manner, keeping in mind that the criteria for selection is not only based on skill, but on team roles and player’s attitude and character. All players, parents, and coaches must conduct themselves within the expected standards outlined in the SSAC Code of Conduct and Hockey Edmonton Good of the Game.

The South Side Athletic Club leaves the evaluation of all players to the team coaching staff who are exposed to player skill and character and are prepared to evaluate the players according to their plans for the team they have been asked to manage for the hockey season. The SSAC Board members do not provide input into this process beyond “underage player” guidelines.

Player Releases

From the first week of September to the conclusion of the SSAC / MAAA pre-season tournament, the ten team rosters will be pared down to a maximum of 17 skaters and 2 goaltenders (18 skaters and 2 goaltenders at MAAA). It should be noted, however, that player movement between SSAC teams may continue until January 10 (with the approval of the SSAC Hockey Operations Committee).

All Bantam and Midget players released released after the first week of open tryouts will be conducted in a one-on-one interview with the coaches giving a brief explanation as to the reason(s) and providing the player with the options open to him along with applicable contact phone numbers. If a player release would like tryout for another club, please see Elite Player Movement for Waiver and Notification-of-Tryout forms at

When a player is released:

  • there may be an invitation to try out by the coach of one of the other South Side teams at the same level, or
  • continue to try out at the next lower level, or
  • request entry to the AAA Elite Player Movement or AA Model Player Movement process,
    go to for step-by-step instructions and information
  • return to the Federation program.

Player Selection

Our first responsibility is to develop hockey players from within the south side of Edmonton. Therefore, any import players at Midget AAA or city club tryout players should not be rated the 18th or 19th player on the team.

Once a player is selected to a team (late September, early October), registration fees are due. The fees may be paid in one payment or in two installments at BAA, M-15AA, MAA as per Player Fees page. At BAAA, MMAAA, MAAA the fees may be paid in one payment or in three installments as per Player Fees page. At this point, the team is responsible for all team expenses including additional practice ice required over and above the allocation assigned to the team by the Club (approx. 2 practices per week).

All South Side Athletic Club teams shall declare official team rosters as per Hockey Edmonton Rules of Registration and in accordance with the timelines set out by the SSAC Board of Directors.