One objective of the Female Hockey ADM is to develop players within their specific age group, and not to displace players from their age Division by facilitating the movement of underage players. Underage players will only be considered if they are deemed to be an “Exceptional Player”.
Only second year U15 players will be considered for acceleration to U18 AAA; there will be no acceleration permitted for U13 to U15, or U15 to U18 AA under the Female ADM.
Members hosting U18 “AAA” Teams can apply for an underage player to receive “Exceptional Player” status. Applications must be submitted to the Female Elite Hockey Committee on or before July 1.
- Applicants must fill out, in its entirety, the Female Elite Hockey Player Acceleration Application Package and provide all the necessary documentation requested;
- Applications will be evaluated by the Elite Committee, in consultation with Team Alberta program staff;
- Underage players, should they be granted a tryout, must tryout with the association that is closest to their permanent residence. No underage players will be granted a second tryout at the accelerated division;
- Decisions will be communicated to the player and applicable Host MHA(s) in writing on or before August 1.