2023-2024 U13 Tryout Information
For the 2023-2024 Season, Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey is projecting to host 4 competitive teams at the U13 Division. Based on our registration numbers for U13 Dartmouth Whalers will be hosting the following 4 teams:
- 1 - U13 AAA
- 1 - U13 AA
- 1 - U13 A
- 1- U13 B
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 U13 divisional coordinator at PWrepcoordinator@whalers.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 - U13 2023 UPDATE
***REMINDER - ONLY PLAYERS THAT REGISTERED SPECIFICALLY FOR U13 AA Tryouts are to attend SKills Session on Sunday. Group lists have been updated to include only those players that registered specifically for U13 AA Tryouts and did not participate in AAA tryouts
**UPDATED - U13 AA/ A/ B Tryout Groups for Session 1
Players that participated in AAA tryouts and were released to AA tryouts DO NOT ATTEND these session, you will attend first intersquad on Tuesday September 26th. Groups for those ice times will be posted by Monday Night no later than 10PM
Please also see updated schedule below, note that Tuesday's times have changed a bit.
Any questions please contact the U13 Rep Coordinator at PWrepcoordinator@Whalers.org
Any Issues or concerns please email Tryouts@whalers.org
September 21, 2023 - U13 2023 UPDATE
***PLEASE NOTE - ONLY PLAYERS REGISTERED FOR U13 AA Tryouts are to attend SKills Session on Sunday. Players that participated in AAA tryouts and were released to AA tryouts DO NOT ATTEND, you will attend first intersquad on Tuesday September 26th. Groups for those ice times will be posted by MOnday Night no later than 10PM
September 14, 2023 - U13 2023 Tryouts Information and Schedule
At the bottom of this email you will find the U13 AA/A/B 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 (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)
U13 AA/ A/ B Tryout Groups for Session 1
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 U13 Rep Coordinator at PWrepcoordinator@Whalers.org or email Tryouts@whalers.org