Tryout Procedures and Player Releases (Ajax & Pickering Ringette)

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HOME ASSOCIATION 
 

Each year a player’s first loyalty must be to their home association. If the home association hosts a tryout for their level of play a player must attend, and if selected for a team, they must remain with their home association.


This policy is taken from the Ontario Ringette Association Operating Manual, Membership Services section, which states:

Section 9.1.15  Where level of play is offered, a player must attend Provincial tryouts in their association. If the level of play is not offered in their home association, the player must attend Provincial tryouts at the next closest association. Any player not meeting this 
standard will not be allowed to play at the Provincial level for the current season.


  

TRYOUTS 

Exemptions:

A player will not be eligible for a position on an APRA Provincial team unless they have attended at least one APRA tryout. 

If a player is unable to attend tryouts for a valid reason (i.e. injured, away at school, traveling out of country) but still intends to try out, they must request in writing an exemption from the President, Ajax Ringette Association. This exemption must be documented prior to the final tryout date. 
If a tryout exemption is granted, a player will be given an additional opportunity to tryout at a later date.


Evaluation:

Evaluations will be completed in a fair and equitable manner. APRA will endeavor to recruit a team of experienced evaluators who are knowledgeable of the skills required at the respective age level and division, who are independent of the players in that division (i.e. no previous coaching contact), are independent of the appointed coach to the respective team, and, can help make informed decisions in the selection of players. 


Communication of Results:

Click here for an overview of our policy and procedures for ages U16 and younger


Tryouts at Neighbouring Associations: 


All players are able to participate in another centre’s tryouts. To be eligible, prior to stepping on the ice, players must provide the host association with a “Permission to Skate/ Tryout Notification Form”, signed by their Association President. Players will not be allowed on the ice without this signed document.  


It is common for some players to attend another association’s tryouts. Players typically choose to do so if uncertain of being selected for their home association’s team, and, they are open to the option of playing Provincial ringette in another centre. A player may also use the opportunity to help them prepare for their home association’s tryouts.


PLAYER RELEASE 

 

Players are eligible to accept an offer from another host association and will be granted a Player Release only if they have met the following criteria:

 

1) The player has attended their home association’s tryouts and has not been offered a position on the team, OR, the home association is not offering the Level of Play for the upcoming season.

 

2) The player must have attended at least one of the other host association’s tryouts

 

3) Prior to stepping on the ice and participating in another association’s tryout, the player must provide the host association with a “Permission to Skate/ Tryout Notification Form” signed by their Association President. 

 

4) A player can tentatively accept an offer to join another centre, pending the results of their home association tryouts (i.e. a host association’s tryouts might occur before the home association’s tryouts). If the player ends up not being selected for the home association team, they would then be eligible to accept a position with the other host association. 

 

5) The final step to officially joining another centre’s team would be to obtain a Player Release from a player’s home association. Ajax Pickering Ringette would then grant a Player Release based on the following player movement guidelines:

 


PLAYER MOVEMENT POLICY (WITHIN CENTRAL REGION, and, REGION TO REGION)

Currently, as per the Central Region player movement policy, APRA will first release a player to Whitby Ringette Association (next closest centre), provided the above guidelines are met. This policy is taken from the Ontario Ringette Association Operating Manual, Membership Services section, which states:

Section 9.1.8  A Player Release granted on “Level of Play” will only be released to the closest association offering that level of play. This association is considered the player’s “Current Association” and has first right to receive the players if released by the player’s “Home Association” Closest association shall be governed by the player’s Home Region Policy.

A player would only be eligible to accept a position with Oshawa Ringette Association if all of the same above guidelines have been met, and, 1) Whitby Ringette is not offering the Level of Play, or 2) the player is not selected for the Whitby team. APRA would then grant a release for the player to play in Oshawa. 


If the level of play is not available within Central Region, or, a player has not been offered a position on a Central Region team, only then would a Player Release be granted to a player who wishes to accept a position on a team in another Region (Southern Region - e.g. Markham, Richmond Hill, etc.), as per the following policies found in the Ontario Ringette Association Operating Manual, Membership Services section, which state:

Section 9.1.11  For purposes of determining the closest association, the associations within the player’s home Region will have priority over associations in another Region regardless of proximity. The Executive of the player’s home Region will resolve any disputed situations.

 

Section 9.1.12  Where a release is approved by the player’s Home Region for release to another Region, determination of closest association shall be governed by the Receiving Region’s policy.

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information on tryout guidelines and player movement can also be found in the Ontario Ringette Association Operating Manual, Membership Services (Chapters 8 and 9).

 

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If you wish to attend another association’s tryouts and be in a position to accept an offer to join their team (if selected), then please follow the above steps. Click here to download a copy of the Permission to Skate / Player Tryout Notification Form  (i.e. ORA Form M-F-07). 

This form will need to be signed by the Pickering President, Doug Fraser (for Pickering Residents) or the Ajax President, Sean Browne (for Ajax Residents). 

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