U13 AA Tryouts
Starts September 5, 2021
Tryout Fee – June 14 to August 10, 2021 – $200
Late Tryout Fee – August 11 onwards – $300
Step 1 – Create a family account at Spordle My Account in the parents name.
Step 2 – 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 if no longer in Spordle. PLEASE NOTE: If you have not tried out for SSAC before or the system advises that there is no registration option for your player, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2 – Pay applicable tryout fee online by Visa or Mastercard, E-Transfer or Cheque payable to: SSAC.
Step 3 – Electronically sign and submit the SSAC Player and Parent Code of Conduct and SSAC Hockey Edmonton – Fair Play Pledge .
Step 4 – If you have not tried out for SSAC before, please submit a copy of birth certificate or passport to SSAC Registrar.
Step 5 –If you have not tried out for SSAC before or have moved since last season, please complete the Hockey Alberta Parent Declaration Form.
* The tryout fee is based on the date all documentation is received (application to register form, conduct forms, and payment).
U13 AA Teams
The Club is currently comprised of 3 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 3 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 approximately three or four ice times, the U13 AA coaches will select the top players to continue evaluating. After two or three additional skates, the U13 AA coaches will reduce the group down. 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 Federation 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.
U13 AA releases can exercise up to 2 tryouts under the AA Model Player Movement process. 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.