2023-2024 U11 Tryout Information
For the 2023-2024 Season, Dartmouth Whalers is projecting to host 3 competitive teams. Based on our registration numbers for U11 and as mandated by Hockey Nova Scotia regulation 3.6, Dartmouth Whalers will be hosting two(2) U11 AA teams. Our third team has not been confirmed yet, it will be at either the A or B level but this will be confirmed during the tryout process and based on the skill level of the players that are part of the process.
**NEW** this season is U11 will have 90 second timed shifts for all intersquad games
Our 2-deep volunteers will be in the dressing rooms 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ice time. Players will not be permitted into the dressing room before that time. We encourage players to come 45 minutes before their scheduled ice time to give our jersey volunteers time to distribute jerseys, but again, no players will be permitted into the dressing room until 30 mins prior.
During tryouts any questions please reach out to U11 divisional coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any concerns regarding tryouts and the tryout process should be directed to: email@example.com. Please DO NOT contact individual evaluators, committee members or Whalers volunteers regarding tryouts as they will not be answering any questions.
September 22, 2023 - U11 2023 Tryouts - Final Group list now posted
FINAL group list U11 Skills session on Sunday Sept 24th is now posted below. Tryout schedule for the 2023-2024 Season
***FINAL**U11 Tryout Groups for Session 1
Any questions please contact the U11 Rep Coordinator at atomrepcoordinator@Whalers.org
Any concerns or issues please email Tryouts@whalers.org
September 14, 2023 - U11 2023 Tryouts Information and Schedule
At the bottom of this page you will find the U11 Tryout schedule for the 2023-2024 Season as well as a link to the groupings for the skills session.
Volunteer Signup for Tryouts U11 to U18
We require volunteers to help out with check in for players, washing jerseys in between sessions as well as helping out with Two Deep in dressing rooms / ON Bench (MUST HAVE valid Criminal Record Check with VSC on file with Hockey Canada) If you would like to volunteer and have not already signed up please click on the below link to sign up to help.
TRYOUT VOLUNTEER SIGNUP HERE
Also please take a moment to review the DWMHA Tryout policy at the link below (Can be found on the Tryout Page under the Season Start up on the Main Menu). We will be also sending out more information later in the week regarding the tryout process so please keep a watch for it.
DWMHA Tryout Policy (click here)
A few things to note/ remember for your players:
- Players will be provided a jersey for each session that they will get when they check in and will pass in before leaving each session, please remind your player to turn the jersey in.
- Please ensure your Player is at the rink and checked in players will not be allowed to enter the dressing room until 30 minutes prior to ice time start.
- Please ensure your player has a water bottle, hydration is very important, and they will definitely require it.
- Players are to wear plain white or dark socks, Whalers / AtoMc games socks ONLY no spring / summer team socks.
It’s a fun time of the year but also a stressful time. To best support the players trying out over the next few weeks we ask all parents to keep the following in mind:
1. Be supportive of the players who are trying out
2. Support the evaluators by letting them evaluate with no interruptions and respect the rules of where spectators are allowed
3. Have the player on time for each session
4. Enjoy the day and be there to cheer all players on!
Also a few reminders for all spectators:
- For all Skill Sessions and Intersquad games, Spectators will only be allowed on the downstairs level at RBC for all Rinks (Pad A, B, and C)
- For Exhibition games in Rink C ONLY, spectators will be allowed to watch from upstairs. Spectators must sit in the designated area and must stay away from all evaluators. All other rinks, A & B, spectators will only be allowed to watch from the downstairs level, no spectators will be allowed upstairs.
Tryout Schedule Important Notes:
The first ice time will be a skills session to evaluate the players. Players will be grouped by position. (please check grouping link below to verify your player is registered for tryouts)
U11 Tryout Groups for Session 1
**Forward Group 1 and Group 2 lists to be posted by September 22nd
All lists for the Intersquad and Exhibition Games will be posted on this page, with the most recent post at the top and with the date it was posted. Once posted it will also be shared to our social media pages. PLEASE NOTE, no lists will be emailed out, only changes to schedule will be sent out via email
Any questions please contact the U11 Rep Coordinator at atomrepcoordinator@Whalers.org or email Tryouts@whalers.org
September 12, 2023 - U11 AA/ A/ B Tryouts Update
For players that are signed up for U11 AA/A/B tryouts, information and the schedule for these tryouts will be posted hopefully later this week. Please note these tryouts do not start until Sunday September 24, 2023 and we are still working to confirm some of the times for the exhibition games that will be part of the tryout process. Our goal is to have this information posted and sent out as soon as details are confirmed.
For those new to the tryout process, we will be sending out more information later in the week regarding the process so please keep a watch for it.
Also when the schedule and first grouping list is posted, an email will also be sent out to all U11 parents. All lists going forward after that for the Intersquad and Exhibition Games will be posted on our website on this page. Once posted it will also be shared to our social media pages, so please keep watch there as well. PLEASE NOTE, no lists will be emailed out after the first initial email when schedule is announced, only changes to schedule will be emailed out.
Please also take a moment to review DWMHA Tryout policy which can be found on the main Tryout page or by clicking HERE.