2024-25 GMHA Pre-Tryout Development, Body Checking & Tryout Update, News (Guelph Minor Hockey Association)

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2024-25 GMHA Pre-Tryout Development, Body Checking & Tryout Update
There are a number of activities set to take place through April and May!

Please read through this update to find details on: 

  • U10-U13 Pre-Tryout Development Skates - Skaters (2015 through 2012 birth years)

  • U10-U13 Pre-Tryout Development Skates - Goalies (2015 through 2012 birth years)

  • U14 Body Checking Clinics (2011 birth year players trying out for U14 rep for 2024-25)

  • 2024-2025 Rep Spring Tryouts

  • Registration for the 2024-2025 GMHA Season


 


U10-U13 PRE-TRYOUT DEVELOPMENT SKATES DETAILS:


Skater On-Ice Sessions

Consist of three (3) 50-minute skates led by GMHA skills coaches. Groups will be built based on the age and skill level of registrants. 

Open to skaters born in 2015 through 2012. $75 for 3 skates, with sessions to be scheduled within the following blocks:

Thursday, April 11 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm (U of G)

Sunday, April 14 - 2:30pm to 6:30pm (U of G)

Tuesday, April 16 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm (U of G)

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Registration deadline is April 2.

Goalie On-Ice Sessions

New this season, as part of GMHA’s continued efforts to provide more developmental opportunities for our young goalies! 

Consist of two (2) 50-minute skates led by Dan Forrest Goaltending. Format is station-based instruction on goaltending fundamentals, with a 3:1 goalie to coach ratio. Groups will be built based on the age and skill level of registrants.

Open to skaters born in 2015 through 2012.  $100 for 2 skates, with sessions to be scheduled within the following blocks:

Thursday, April 4 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm (U of G)

Wednesday, April 17 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm (U of G)

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Registration deadline is March 26.

 


U14 BODY CHECKING CLINIC DETAILS:

GMHA will be offering all current U13 GMHA Players a pre-tryout checking clinic. Participation in these checking clinics is mandatory for all players intending to participate in 2024-2025 rep tryouts.


Although current 2023-24 GMHA players will not incur an additional cost for these skates, registration is still required.


Format

Once registration is complete, players will be grouped based on total numbers and playing level in the 2023-2024 season. This helps to ensure that all players are introduced to body checking along with others players at their same approximate skill level.


All players are expected to attend all 3 sessions. Instruction will begin with the basic fundamentals of proper angling and body checking and will progress in speed and intensity over the course of the 3 sessions. The focus will be on how to safely and legally give and receive body checks with the purpose of separating your opponent from the puck.


Schedule

The below schedule is the allotted ice times GMHA has secured and your child will be placed in three 50-minute time slots within those times:


Tuesday, April 9th - 5:00pm to 9:00pm @ U of G (Red)

Saturday, April 13th - 2:00pm to 6:00pm @ U of G (Red) 

Tuesday, April 16th - 5:00pm to 9:00pm @ U of G (Red)


Registration

Registration deadline is April 2nd. 


Please follow the link below to register:

2024-25 U14 Body Checking Clinic Information



 


2024-25 REP SPRING TRYOUTS


Tryout Timeline

March 19th - Tryout Registration Opens

March 19th to April 2nd - Early Bird Pricing 

April 2nd to 9th - Late Registration ($40 late fee will apply)

April 9th - Final Registration Deadline 

April 20th - Tryouts Begin


Tryout Schedule

The Tryout Schedule will be posted in the coming weeks. Here are start dates by level:

U10, U11, U12, & U13

AAA: Saturday, April 20, 2024

AA: Saturday, April 27, 2024

A: Saturday, May 8, 2024

BB: Saturday, May 11, 2024

 

U14, U15, & U16

AAA: Monday, April 22, 2024

AA: Monday, April 29, 2024

A: Monday, May 6, 2024      

BB: Monday, May 13, 2024

 

 


REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024-25 GMHA SEASON


Registration information for the 2024-25 Season will be posted towards the end of April. GMHA typically opens up registration in the middle of May. Please check the website for details, or follow us on social media for live updates.


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