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May 05, 2023 | Mike Hamilton | 836 views
Welcome to the 2023/24 U10 BB tryouts
Hi everyone!

I hope you are all as excited as I am to get the U10 BB tryouts underway!



Our first tryout is Monday May 8, 5:00-6:30pm on RIM Pillars.

When you get to the tryout please make sure to sign in and get your pinny from the sign-in table.

We understand that the evaluation and release process of tryouts is stressful for coaches, parents and players. We can assure you that every player who attends the tryout will get a fair opportunity to join this team regardless of the level your player played last season.

As the head coach I will be looking for the best overall team. The skill level of the player certainly will play a factor in selection. However, I am also looking for players who have respect for their coaches and teammates, a willingness to listen and be coached, and have a positive attitude.

In order to make the best decision for you and your player through this process here are some items of note for the season:

  • Practice times are expected to be Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00am @ RIM Pillers and Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm @ Moses Springer. These are subject to change (this is based on the 2022/23 U10BB schedule).
  • We will be looking to compete in 3 tournaments in addition to the Alliance Championship Tournament in April. The intention will be to have at least 1 tournament be an away tournament with a hotel stay. We are still in the process of evaluating tournaments and will finalize after the team is selected.
  • Including practices there will likely be 3-4 ice times per week.
  • We will look at adding additional skills and power skating practices from outside sources.
  • The financial commitment should be around $1800-$2000 per player. This a ballpark number and will depend on the decisions that we make leading up to the parent meeting.
Lastly, there will be more players trying out than the 15 skaters and 2 goalies that will be selected for the team. It is important to keep in mind that the selection process is not personal. It is my belief that every player that tries out for this team will end up on the team that is the right fit for them next season. Hockey will be fun for your players on whatever team they end up on! As the convener for U9 House League and the head coach of the U9 Select team I saw a lot of fun being had last season!

Thank you everyone and good luck in the tryouts!

Coach Mike