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Revised: 04/01/2018

Welcome to the Shoreline Sharks 2018-19 Girls Hockey tryouts. We greatly appreciate your interest in joining our team.  Our program has built a reputation of community, a focus on fundamentals, commitment, hard work, and fun. Combine those ingredients with talented, dedicated coaches, caring managers, and supportive parents and you spell SUCCESS.  We believe that hockey can teach our players many positive and valuable core values that can last a lifetime.

We take tryouts very seriously as we believe that it’s critical to place each player with peers of similar abilities and backgrounds to enhance their game, practice and social experience.  Our tryout program is designed to provide all participants an equal opportunity to demonstrate their hockey skills.  We take into account the associated stress for both parents and players.  With that in mind, our on-ice instructors will do everything possible to maintain a relaxed environment so players can give their best effort.

We are very excited about the upcoming season.  Here are the details of our team structure and the tryout process.

NOTE:  Tryout dates were changed due to a weather cancelation that impacted the original dates.  In addition, we have added extra sessions for U10, U12, and U14 Green/White tryouts.

 

Download Sharks Tryout Packet

 

2018-2019 Program Highlights

Three Competitive Levels

  1. Black (AA):  Advanced skills, hockey sense and game play, regional/national competition (Tier 2 CHC and Tier 1 non-league schedule)
  2. Green (A):  Strong core skills, hockey sense and game play, statewide competition (CGHL Division 1)
  3. White (A1): Developing basic skills, hockey sense and game play, statewide competition (CGHL Division 2)

Teams at All Age Brackets

  • U8, U10, U12*, U14*, U16*, U19* (*Projected Black teams)

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
  • Weekly goalie training

Player Loyalty

“Once a Shark… always a Shark” philosophy ensures currently rostered players are guaranteed a spot with an advanced 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 Ave, Hamden, CT

Northford Ice Pavilion - 24 Fire-Lite Pl, Northford, CT

Additional Notes

  • All players must be USA Hockey registered or present a signed Tryout Waiver.
  • Tryouts are open to players from any organization. No release is needed to tryout.
  • Full equipment required for tryouts
  • Jerseys are included in the tryout fee
  • All current Sharks are guaranteed placement on a team!  Unless currently rostered on a Black team, ALL current Sharks must attend the Green & White Evaluations.
  • A signed letter of commitment and a non-refundable deposit will be required when accepting a position on a team.  Team placement will be communicated as follows;
    • U8 and U10 will be communicated by April 13
    • U12 will be communicated by April 13
    • U14, U16, and U19 will be communicated by May 4
  • Attendance at all tryout sessions is expected.  Please contact if your daughter is unable to attend all sessions.
  • Tuition discounts are available for families with multiple players

New Sharks

  • Tryout fees are not refundable and are not applied to tuition.
    • If registering for both Green & White and Black tryouts, please bypass the payment screen when registering for the Black tryout.  We will adjust the Black tryout fee to $50 ($100 for G/W tryout and $50 for Black) to provide a discount for those players trying out for both.

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 (unless she is currently rostered on a Black team).
  • If your daughter also wants to tryout for a Black team she will need to register separately and pay a small additional 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 .
    • If registering for both Green & White and Black tryouts, please bypass the payment screen when registering for the Black tryout.  We will adjust the registration fee to $25 ($100 for G/W tryout and $25 for Black) to provide a discount for those players trying out for both.

Tryout Schedule

Green & White Team Evaluation/Tryout Schedule

Age Group

U8

U10

U12

U14

U16/U19

Birth Year

2010 and younger

2008, 2009

2006, 2007

2004, 2005

1999-2003

Registration Link

U8 G/W Registration Link

U10 G/W Registration Link

U12 G/W Registration Link

U14 G/W Registration Link

U16/U19 G/W Registration Link

Evaluation/Tryout Session 1

Tuesday,
March 20

6:00-7:00PM

East Haven

Tuesday,
March 20

7:10-8:10PM

East Haven

Tuesday,
March 20
8:20-9:30PM

East Haven

Friday,
March 30
8:10-9:25PM

East Haven

Friday,
April 13
7:45-9:00PM

Hamden

Evaluation/Tryout Session 2

 

Thursday,
March 29

6:25-7:25PM

East Haven

Wednesday,
March 28

5:45-6:50PM

East Haven

Tuesday,
April 10

7:50-8:50PM

Northford

Sunday,
April 15
2:45-4:00PM

Hamden

Evaluation/Tryout Session 3

 

Tuesday,
April 10

5:30-6:30PM

Northford

Tuesday,
April 10

6:40-7:40PM

Northford

Saturday,
April 14
2:45-4:00PM

Hamden

 

Spring Clinic (included in tryout fee)

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

Tryout Fee

$50

$100

$100

$100

$100

Black Team Tryout Schedule (see home page)

Age Group

U12

U14

U16

U19

Birth Year

2006, 2007

2004, 2005

2002, 2003

2000, 2001

Registration Link

U12 Black Registration Link

U14 Black Registration Link

U16 Black Registration

U19 Black Registration Link

Rink

East Haven

Hamden

Hamden

Hamden

Spring Clinic

(Included in tryout fee)

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

To Be Announced – Spring 2018

Tryout Fee

$125

$125

$125

$125