SELECT PROGRAM INFORMATION
Select is recreational non-contact hockey for boys and girls from 8 yrs old to 17 yrs old. In Richmond Hill, the Select Program has always been, and continues to be, for registered House & Local League players only. Select hockey was formed to give registered Richmond Hill HL & LL hockey players a slightly more competitive alternative, without having to commit to the rigors of REP in terms of expense, intensity and travel while at the same time maintaining a commitment to their HL & LL team. With this opportunity comes a time and financial commitment that will be discussed by the Coaches with the families once teams are formed. Unlike HL & LL players do not play in a two tiered age group. The divisions follow a set age group (see chart below). All players must be eligible by age and residency.
Select hockey program is a great balance of community HL & LL play, with the added element of advanced coaching, addition practices and competitive play with other Select teams. Players who make the Select team must be residents of Richmond Hill and are expected to follow the fundamental rule that HL & LL hockey takes precedence over Select hockey. Select players have the benefit of additional practices and participation in exhibition games against Select teams from other organizations. In addition, teams enter 3-4 tournaments each season. It is an excellent level of hockey for those who wish to challenge themselves a little more.
The purpose of our Select program is to provide additional opportunity for as many boys and girls as possible who are more skilled and enthusiastic players to play hockey in a more challenging and competitive setting. As with any other programs, the goal of the Select program is to foster comradeship, good sportsmanship, team play, development of positive social skills and hockey skills. The focus on our Select program is on great coaching, team management, skills development, great hockey and great hockey players.
In addition to HL & LL registration fees, there is a separate cost to play Select hockey. The cost may vary for each team, depending on individual team budgets for number of practices, number of games and tournaments entered, other fixed team costs, offset by any fundraising and sponsorship that the team may decide to do.
This year Select tryouts will take place sometime in September. Details will be posted on the Richmond Hill website. To offset the cost of ice we will be charging a minimum fee to all players who come out to the tryouts. All HL & LL players from a particular age group are welcome to try out for the Select team. Teams will be formed from those who try out.
Note: In order to be eligible to tryout for a Select team, players MUST be registered in either our HL or LL program and MUST be residents of Richmond Hill.
Please visit the RH website (http://www.richmondhillhockey.com) from time to time to obtain tryout dates and updates on the Select program.
HL = House League / LL = Local League
For questions regarding SELECT, please contact the Select Convenor –Scott [email protected]