U13 AA Tryouts
U13 AA Tryouts
Tryout Registration for the 2023-2024 Season is open.
Early Bird Tryout Fee – April 15 to June 30, 2023– $200
Tryout Fee – July 1, 2023 to start of tryouts – $300
Quick Instructions, please review note above first:
If you did not play for SSAC last season, or did play for SSAC, but have moved since last season, please complete the Hockey Alberta Parent Declaration Form. Please enter the registrar email in the Minor Hockey Association Submission section.
Step 1 – If not already in place, please create a family account at Spordle My Account in the parents name. Add family players to the parents Spordle My Account under the Link a Member section by searching members/participants by name and date of birth.
Step 2 – Once account created and members added, register the player online using the link on the Spordle Dashboard or using the Hockey Canada link. PLEASE NOTE: If the system advises that there is no SSAC registration option for your player, please email email@example.com
Step 3 – Pay applicable tryout fee online by Visa or Mastercard or by E-Transfer.
Step 4 – Electronically sign and submit the SSAC Player and Parent Code of Conduct and SSAC Hockey Edmonton – Fair Play Pledge.
Step 5 – If you have not tried out for SSAC before, please upload a copy of birth certificate or passport to your Spordle Account or email to SSAC Registrar.
* The tryout fee is based on the date all documentation is received (online registration, conduct forms, age/address verification, and payment).
U13 AA Teams
The Club is currently comprised of 2 U13 AA teams. At U13 AA, it is expected that the team composition will primarily be 12 year-olds with some 11 year-olds. Any underage 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 U13 AA team or return to the Federation Program.
U13 AA Tryouts – Week 1
U13 AA tryouts begin in September. You will receive an email approximately one week before the first ice time.
U13 AA players will be divided randomly into groups. All 11 and 12 year-olds will be grouped together, with both age categories observed and evaluated by the coaching staff of the 2 U13 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 a coach’s 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 they heal from an illness or injury, or is trying out with another Club in the Player Movement process.
U13 AA Groups
After two ice times, the U13 AA coaches will select the top players to continue evaluating. After two or three skates, the U13 AA coaches will reduce the group. This group will continue to try out together with numbers pared down.
The remaining U13 players will be re-grouped for further observation and evaluation by the coaching staffs. The U13 AA coaches will then conduct a draft, each selecting no more than 20 per team of the remaining 11 and 12-year-old players. The tryouts will continue throughout the month of September with players being released within timelines established by the Club. This will culminate in the pre-season tournament.
At the U13 levels, rosters will be pared down to within one or two players of being “set” by the start of the pre-season 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 U13 Category Director to ensure knowledge of their tryout time lines.
All U13-age players released by all U13 coaches will return to the EFHL program, or may contact our SSAC Registrar. To enter the U13 AA Player Movement process to tryout for another city club U13 AA team – see Elite Council for Player Movement procedure. For more step-by-step details to tryout for another U13 AA club team, peruse the Elite Council Player Movement process. After completing Notification-to-Tryout form, contact U13 AA league governor at Hockey Edmonton 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 U13 Category Director to ensure knowledge of their tryout times.