Tryout Procedure

Any Player may try out for the team(s) for which the Player is eligible, based on the Player Movement section outlined above, provided that:

  1. a)      the player has filed a completed Notification of Try Out (NTO) form with the host LMHA;
  2. b)      the team has been approved to participate, by Hockey Alberta, in the Female Hockey ADM.

AAA Teams must allow all Non-Resident Players the opportunity to try out and register with the team. AA Teams must allow all Non-Resident Player from outside the host LMHA’s boundaries, but within the teams Recruitment Area, to have the opportunity to try out and register with the team. The top, eligible, players should be selected for each team, regardless of where they reside. 

It is incumbent upon the Host LMHA to ensure they have a plan for accommodating non-resident players. This would include preparing information related to the following:

  • Living arrangements for players that need/want to be billeted if they make the team
  • Schooling so the player can maintain their academics
  • Tryouts scheduled appropriately to ensure out of town players can properly participate

Players wishing to try out with a U18 AAA or U18/U15 AA Team must first complete a Notification to Try Out Form and submit it to their Resident LMHA (the LMHA within whose boundaries the player resides), and the applicable host LMHA of the Team that the player wishes to try-out for. Note – If the team the player is wishing to try out for is hosted within the Player’s Resident LMHA they are not required to submit this form.

AAA – A player may choose a maximum of two (2) U18 AAA teams to try out for by naming both teams on their Notification to Try Out form. If the player does not make the first team they are trying out for, they have the following options:

  • move onto the second U18 AAA team they requested to try out for by obtaining a AA Waiver form;
  • return to their Resident LMHA in order to obtain permission to try out for a AA program;
  • return to their Resident LMHA to access other minor hockey programs.

AA – A player must try out for the team in the Recruitment Area where the player resides (unless previous approval has been obtained through the AA Player Movement process). If the player does not make their Resident Recruitment Area team they have the following options:

  • request that the Female Elite Hockey Committee direct them to move onto a second AA try out by attaching a AA Waiver form to their original NTO;
  • return to their Resident LMHA to access other minor hockey programs.

Players will not be afforded the opportunity to access more than two (2) try outs within a specific category of hockey. A player making any designated AAA or AA Team will receive permission to play for the season and will be returned to her Resident LMHA at the end of the season.