Upcoming Classification Change starting 2023/24 Season, News (Strathroy Minor Hockey)

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Jan 18, 2023 | Jamie Lee Lewis | 849 views
Upcoming Classification Change starting 2023/24 Season
Next season SDMHA, along with Mt. Brydges, Dorchester, St Mary's, Tillsonburg and other centres TBD will be classified as 'A' centres within the OMHA framework. What that means to our membership is that we will now offer competitive teams in birth years (2 birth years in U18 only) for the following teams:
U18 -2006,2007
U16 -2008
U14- 2010
U13- 2011
U12- 2012
U11- 2013
U10- 2014

To support this change, we will be accepting up to 3 NRP's (Non-Resident Players – i.e. – players whose home center is not SDMHA) per competitive team. In keeping with the timeline of other ‘A’ centers, we will be conducting Spring tryouts for each team (U18 may be fall tryouts - yet TBD but keeping with timeline of other ‘A’ centers).Conditioning skates will be April 30th -May 6th, and tryouts will be held May 8th -14th.

Very soon you will see coaching applications open up for next season as we need to have coaches in place for these competitive teams before spring tryouts. Second entry teams, (as we are able to field them), will have tryouts in the fall. Not all age groups will have second entry teams as the player numbers and skill level may not be conducive to adding another competitive team. This is an exciting change for SDMHA and we will do our best to keep our membership informed as we move forward.

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