Any player who is interested in trying out for an U14+ A/AA team is welcome and must complete a Player Intent Form before attending any tryouts.
Player Intent Forms must be completed and submitted by March 20, 2024. Players will not be permitted to attend any tryout if a Player Intent Form has not been completed by the deadline. It’s advisable that you complete the form if you are interested in playing A/AA, even if you’re not 100% certain that you will attend the tryout. The Intent form is a planning tool but does not commit the players to attending a tryout.
If you do not fill in this form YOU CAN NOT ATTEND ANY TRYOUT, Home Association or anywhere else. The purpose for this is to ensure all Associations and the region know who wants to play and at what level, and helps Associations to determine if they can/want to host a team at A/AA for the 2024-2025 season.
If your player would like to try out for AA and later changes their mind or does not attend, they will automatically be moved to A. Please only complete one intent form for Southern at the highest level they may be trying out for (if you only put in for A they CAN NOT STEP ON ANY AA ICE). If you are sure your player only wants A, then only put an intent in for A.
Players are encouraged to try out in multiple Associations to maximize your opportunity of being offered a spot on a team; however, the Closest Association Matrix must be followed.
If your Home Association is offering the level of play, players must try out with their Home Association first. If your Home Association is not offering the level of play, players are encouraged to try out with other Associations, ensuring that they are following the Closest Association Matrix.
Etobicoke is planning to host a U14A team. All Etobicoke U14 aged players who wish to tryout for “A” level play, must tryout with Etobicoke first. You may also choose to try out with neighbouring Associations who are offering U14A.
If you do not tryout with Etobicoke U14A, or are not selected for Etobicoke U14A or another Association U14A team, you will be able to play on the Etobicoke U14B team (no tryout process required).
The Closest Association Matrix for Etobicoke players is as follows:
If there is no A/AA team available at the Home Association, and the player is not offered a spot in Mississauga (Closest Association), it is up to Richmond Hill to offer a spot or release the player to Burlington. Players cannot simply choose where they would like to play - they must be released (according to the Player Release Policy) in the order of the Closest Association Matrix. In this example, if a player attends a tryout in Etobicoke, Mississauga and Burlington but is not offered a spot in Etobicoke or Mississauga, Burlington cannot offer a spot to this player without a release from Richmond Hill. If however, Richmond Hill needs more “A” players at this age division, they are within their rights not to release the player.
If there is no team being offered in your Home Association, players may go directly to the next Closest Association tryout if they are offering that level of play.
U14+A/AA levels of ringette are more competitive levels of ringette, also referred to as “Provincial”, where players must try out for a spot on the team.
The U12A program is still considered a “regional” program and will be formed in the Fall, however it offers a higher level of competition. It has the same financial and time commitment as the B regional program, but it is a higher level of play and requires a higher level of commitment from the player and their parents to ensure that they are available for practices and games. This means that players may be asked to choose ringette over other social activities (school and family excluded).
More information about U12A will be coming over the next few months. No action is required at this time, other than registering with your Home Association via RAMP as per usual when it becomes available in early April 2023.
|Feb 15 - Mar 20
|Player Intent Forms Available (U14+A/AA)
|Associations confirmed to host teams at A/AA levels
|Apr 1 - 10
|Tryout schedules to be posted on Association websites
|Apr 15 - May 5
|U14+ AA Tryouts
|U14+ AA Teams formed (all offers must be accepted/declined)
|May 11 - 31
|U14+ A Tryouts
|U14+ A Teams formed (all offers must be accepted/declined)