U13 AA Tryouts
2020-21 Tryout Registration Information and Forms.
Tryout Fee – June 3 to July 15, 2020 – $200
Late Tryout Fee – July 16 onwards – $250
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 .
* The 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 coming soon:
A) SSAC Player and Parent Code of Conduct (all players)
B) SSAC Hockey Edmonton – Fair Play Pledge (all players)
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 the end of August. You will receive an email approximately one week before the first ice time.
U13 AA 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 11 and 12 year-olds will be initially 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 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.
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. By the Labour Day weekend, the U13 AA coaches will conduct a draft, each selecting no more than 25 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.