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All-star tryouts information

Apr 19, 2022

Withrow Park Ball Hockey League has a proud tradition of sending All-Star teams to the Provincial Championships every summer in every eligible division.  If we had a trophy room, you’d see dozens of hardware won by our Co-ed and Girls Divisions over the years.

The 2022 championships are scheduled as follows:

July 8 to 10 – Co-Ed – U8 / U10 / U12 Provincials – Milton

July 15 to 17 – Co-Ed- U14 / U16 / U18 Provincials – Kitchener-Waterloo

July 22 to 24 – Girls – U10 / U12 / U15 / U18 Provincials – Whitby

Tryouts

The league encourages everyone interested to attend at least one of the tryout dates for your division.  This is the only guaranteed way for the coaches and convenors to ensure that all interested players are evaluated properly and fairly.  The schedule is as follows:

Sat, May 7 & May 14 – Leaside Arena

Co-ed U8 8:30 AM
Girls U10 9:30 AM
Co-ed U10 10:30 AM
Girls U12 11:30 AM
Girls U15 12:30 PM
Co-ed U12 1:30 PM
Co-ed U14 2:30 PM
Co-ed U16 3:30 PM

Girls U18 and Co-ed U18 TBD

Click the link register for the tryout you want to attend through Team Snap ->>>  https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/313404

 

Coaches:

The league is in the process of naming head coaches for each division. Confirmed head coaches are listed below. The remaining head coaches will be named in the weeks ahead. Head coaches will also have the discretion to name their bench staff.

 

DIVISION YOB GIRLS Co-Ed A Co-Ed B
U8 2014, 2015 n/a Andrew Leigh TBC
U10 2012, 2013 TBC Peter Lough Steven Doucet/Darry Laing
U12 2010, 2011 David Jones Christine Miles Tom Grant
U14 2008, 2009 n/a Christine Miles Brian Jennings
U15 2007, 2008, 2009 Colin Mercier n/a n/a
U16 2006, 2007 n/a Colin Wong n/a
U18 2004, 2005 Sean Drygas Derek Fraser n/a

Co-Ed & Girls Teams: Girls playing in the Co-Ed or Girls divisions can try out for both Co-Ed and Girls teams if they wish.

U8 Girls: While there is no provincial championship tournament for U8 Girls, players who are interested are encouraged to attend the GU10 tryouts

Commitment

Should a player be selected for an All-Star team, the expected commitment will be one practice per week, regular attendance at house league games and the ability to compete at every game over the provincial championship weekend.  Coaches will have the discretion to make exceptions on an as-required basis for their teams.

Practices

A practice schedule will be determined and communicated by the head coach once the All-Star teams are selected and will begin in May. It is likely the practices will be on a weeknight between 6:30 and 9:30 at Withrow, Riverdale or Greenwood.

Fees

There will be no fees for attending the tryouts. There will be a fee to play on an All-Star team that will cover practice rink rental, uniform, tournament fee and insurance.  This will be communicated once uniform costs have been determined.

Uniforms

New uniforms are being designed and will include a jersey, shorts and socks. These uniforms will be kept by the players.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between A & B teams?

In some divisions there is enough interest to field two teams. Often, the A team is made up of primarily the older age in the cohort and the B team is primarily the younger age. Some teams have put the highest skilled players on A regardless of age.  The final roster construction is always left up to the coaches.

I can’t attend either tryout. Can I still get selected for an All-Star team?

If it is impossible for a player to attend a tryout, the coach may agree to evaluate the player during house league play. This will be at the head coach’s discretion

I have a friend who is really good, but doesn’t play at Withrow. Can they play on the All-Star team?

WPBHL requires players to be registered and active in the house league program to be named to an All-Start team.  Exceptions may be made for goaltenders with the approval of the WPBHL president.

 

My player wasn’t named to a team this year. Who do I talk to about this?

The decision of the head coaches on All-Star team rosters are final.

 

Any further questions please contact [email protected]