NEW - 2014/15 SLMHA OMHA TRYOUT FEES, DATES AND PROCEDURES RELEASED
Welcome to another year of Thunder Hockey. This year we will be hosting tryouts for all OMHA Teams in August. The initial TWO (2) tryout sessions will be held on AUGUST 23rd and 24th at the Fenelon Arena. If a player is unavailable to attend either of the first two try-outs, he/she must contact the appropriate OMHA coach and e-mail Brian Taylor @
Our objective is to get the OMHA teams chosen earlier, so that we have more time to find Three County Coaches and distribute the remaining players as per TC regulations and policies. Tryout sessions will be held each day based on the following schedule:
SATURDAY AUG. 23rd and SUNDAY AUG. 24th
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Following the SECOND TRY-OUT, selected players will be invited to the third and any other subsequent try-outs in early September, once our normal ice allocation resumes. Please note that Three County Ice Times will begin in early September after the OMHA try-outs have concluded.
NEW - OMHA TRYOUT AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FEES:
The 2014/15 Season will also be the first year SLMHA initiates two new programs. A Try-out Passport and a Skills Development Program. Both will be fee based at a combined cost of $100.00 PER CHILD.
OMHA Tryout Passport: The cost for trying out for an OMHA Team ($30.00) which will aide in paying for the additional ice costs for the tryout sessions.
Note: All players trying out for an OMHA team must be registered and ALL registration fees paid in full prior to August 15th.
Skills Development Programs: There will be two (2) programs offered.
The OMHA Skills Program will be MANDATORY for all OMHA Players and Affiliated OMHA Players. It will provide approximately 12 hours of instruction from October through January and cost $70.00.
The Three County Skills Program will be MANDATORY for those players that tried out for an OMHA team, but did not succeed. It will be optional for any player that does not attend try outs and is playing on a Three County team. It will provide approximately 7 hours of instruction from October through January and cost $50.00.
Therefore, if a child is trying out for an OMHA team in 2014/15, HE/SHE will be required to pay an ADDITIONAL $100.00 at the FIRST TRYOUT. Thirty dollars ($30.00) will pay for the Tryout passport and the balance will be used to fund the Skills Development Program in which the child is placed. The Skills Development Program is Seventy Dollars ($70.00) for OMHA Players or Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for Three County Players that tried out for an OMHA team. If placed in the Three County Skills Program, a $20.00 refund will be granted ($100.00 Fee - $30.00 Passport - $50.00 Skills Program = a $20.00 Refund)
GOALIES ARE EXEMPT FROM THE TRY-OUT PASSORT FEE ($30.00), HOWEVER, IF TRYING OUT FOR AN OMHA TEAM GOALIES WILL BE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER THE OMHA ($70.00) OR THREE COUNTY ($50.00) GOALIE TRAINING SESSIONS.
IF YOU ARE NOT TRYING OUT FOR AN OMHA TEAM YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO ENROLL IN THE THREE COUNTY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT A COST OF $50.00 FOR 7 HOURS OF EXTRA DEVELOPMENT. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATE AS THE ASSOCIATION IS SUBSIDIZING THIS PROGRAM ON BEHALF OF ALL PLAYERS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM AND WHY WE AS AN ASSOCIATION ARE IMPLEMENTING SUCH A PROGRAM PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
THANK-YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING OUR FIRST THUNDER DAY
Collectively we raised over $2,500.00, distributed some great used gear and had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the volunteers and Special Thanks to the Michelle and Scott Elder for their continued support and organizing this event.
TRYOUTS PART II
START THIS WEDNESDAY SEPT. 3rd 2014
For those trying out for an OMHA team please see the Calendar for next Skate/Tryout times. These will be located under the Team Home Page you are trying out for and GOOD LUCK!