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Revised: 03/21/2019

Welcome to the Shoreline Sharks 2019-20 Girls Hockey travel team tryouts. We greatly appreciate your interest in joining our organization.  Our program is proud of its reputation of having the feeling of a community, with a focus on fundamentals, commitment, hard work, and fun. With these ingredients and our talented, dedicated coaches, caring managers, and supportive parents, we have a winning formula.  We believe that hockey teaches our players positive core values that pay lifetime dividends.

We take tryouts very seriously, as we believe it’s critical to a player’s development to place her with peers of similar abilities and backgrounds, as this enhances their game, practice and social experience.  Our tryout program is designed to provide all participants with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their hockey skills.  We understand it’s a stressful process for parents and players – it’s stressful for us, too!  With that in mind, our on-ice instructors will do everything possible to maintain a relaxed environment so players can perform to their potential.

We are very excited about the upcoming season.  This document focuses on our travel teams.  Please visit our website for more information on our Learn to Play clinics and the inaugural season of our Sharks Development Team (house league).  Here are the details on our projected team offerings, based on anticipated turnout, and the tryout process.  We will communicate the 2019-20 team offering following tryouts and prior to requiring player commitments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Program Highlights

Teams at Three Competitive Levels

  1. Black (AA):  Advanced skills, hockey sense, and gameplay, regional/national competition (Tier 2)
  2. Green (A):  Strong core skills, hockey sense, and gameplay, statewide competition (CGHL Division 1)
  3. White (A1): Developing basic skills, hockey sense, and gameplay, statewide competition (CGHL Division 2)

Teams at All Age Levels

  • U8, U10*, U12*, U14*, U16*, U19* (*Projected Black teams)
  • NEW U12 AAA Dual Roster team (games only team for girls who are playing boys hockey).  To register for the dual roster team please click HERE!

Multi-League Participation

  • Connecticut Girls Hockey League (CGHL) — Green and White Teams
  • Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC) — Black Teams
  • New England Girls Hockey League (NEGHL) — Black Teams

Focus on Development

  • Pre-season camps
  • In-season skill sessions
  • USA Hockey ADM Model
  • Tournament opportunities
  • A formal goalie training program
  • Mid-year and year-end player evaluations

Player Loyalty

“Once a Shark… always a Shark” philosophy ensures currently rostered players are guaranteed a spot with a timely commitment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tryout Overview

Dates

Multiple – See Chart

Locations

East Haven (Patsy DiLungo Rink) — 71 Hudson Street East Haven, CT

Hamden (Louis Astorino Rink) — 595 Mix Avenue, Hamden, CT

 

Requirements

  • All players must be USA Hockey registered OR present a signed Tryout Waiver.
  • Tryouts are open to players from any organization. A player release is not needed to participate in tryouts.
  • Full equipment required for tryouts
  • Jerseys are included in the tryout fee and must be worn for each session
  • Attendance at all tryout sessions is expected.  Please contact if your daughter is unable to attend all sessions.
  • Players must tryout within their specific age groups.  Play up and play down requests must be submitted to prior to tryouts.  Exceptions are rare.

Tryout Registration

We hold separate tryouts for Green/White and Black teams at the 14, 16 and 19 age levels.  If your daughter wants to be considered for Green/White AND Black teams, she must attend the specific tryout sessions for each.

IMPORTANT:  If registering for both Green/White and Black tryouts, we will issue a $50 discount code when we send out the team invitations that can be applied to your daughter’s 2019-20 tuition.

New Sharks

  • Tryout fees are not refundable and are not applied to tuition.

Current Sharks

  • If your daughter wants to be guaranteed a spot on a team next year, she must attend the age-appropriate Green/White Evaluation sessions listed below.  If your daughter is currently rostered on a U14, 16 or 19 Black team, it is not necessary to attend the Green/White evaluation.
  • If your daughter also wants to tryout for a Black team, she will need to register separately and pay the tryout fee.  We expect the Black tryouts to be highly competitive, so if you have any questions about where to place your daughter please talk to your coach or send an email to .
  • Tryout fees are not refundable and are not applied to tuition.

 

After Tryouts

  • All current Sharks are guaranteed placement on a team (includes Sharks Hockey Development)! 
  • A signed letter of commitment and a non-refundable deposit will be required to secure a roster position on a team.

Tryout Schedule

Green & White Team Evaluation/Tryout Schedule

Age Group

U8

U10

U12

U14

U16/U19

Birth Year

2011 and younger

2009, 2010

2007, 2008

2005, 2006

2000-2004

Registration Link

 

 

Evaluation U08

/Tryout Session 1

Wednesday,
March 20

6:00-7: 00 PM

East Haven

Saturday,
March 23

9:00–10:00 AM

East Haven

Saturday,
March 23

10:10–11:20 AM

East Haven

Saturday,
April 13
10:15-11:25 AM

Hamden

Saturday,
April 13
11:35–12:45 PM

Hamden

Tryout Session 2

 

Wednesday,
March 27

6:00 – 7:10 PM

East Haven

Sunday,
March 24

9:00–10:10 AM

East Haven

Wednesday,
April 24
6:00–7:10 PM

Hamden

Wednesday,
April 24
7:20–8:30 PM

Hamden

Tryout Session 3

 

 

Saturday,
March 30

9:00–10:10 AM

East Haven

Thursday,
April 25
6:00–7:10 PM

Hamden

Thursday,
April 25
7:20–8:30 PM

Hamden

Tryout Fee

$50

$100

$125

$125

$125

 

U10 and/or 12 Black teams will be formed if the tryout process dictates.

 

Black Team Tryout Schedule

Age Group

U14

U16

U19

Birth Year

2005, 2006

2003, 2004

2000, 2001, 2002

Registration Link

 

 

Tryout Session 1

Thursday,
 April 11
6:00-8:30 PM

(2 Groups)

Hamden

Saturday,
 April 27
4:00-6:30 PM

(2 Groups)

Hamden

Saturday,
 April 27
6:40–7:50 PM

Hamden

 

Tryout Session 2

Sunday,
 April 14
9:00-11:30 AM

(2 Groups)

Hamden

Saturday,
 May 4
4:00-6:30 PM

(2 Groups)

Hamden

Saturday,
 May 4
6:40-7:50 PM

Hamden

 

Tryout Session 3

Tuesday,
 April 23
6:00-8:30 PM

(2 Groups)

Hamden

Sunday,
 May 5
10:00-12:30 PM

(2 Groups)

Hamden

Sunday,
 May 5
12:40-1:50 PM

Hamden

 

Tryout Fee

$125

$125

$125