The purpose of our Select program is to provide an additional opportunity for our more skilled and enthusiastic players to play hockey in a more challenging and competitive setting. As with our House League, the goal of the Select program is to foster good sportsmanship, the development of positive social skills, team play and hockey skills.
For the 2013-2014 season – numbers, coaching and ice time permitting – our plan is to enter a Select team in the North York Hockey League for every birth year from 2007 to 1996, including two teams for the 2001 and 1999 birth years.
The North York Hockey League is open to house league select teams in the Greater Toronto Area and operates under the umbrella of the GTHL.
2012-2013 marked the successful debut of two Forest Hill Select teams - Minor Peewee Blue - a second Select club for kids born in 2001 - and Minor Novice, age group 2005.
Continuing on this path of growth, FHHA is delighted to announce plans to add two additional Select teams to our program for the 2013-2014 season, subject to numbers, coaching and ice time.
For the first time in league history, FHHA is hoping to include a Tyke Select team in 2013-2014, as well as a second club for birth year 1999. This would bring our total Select program to 14 teams.
Here are all Select teams we are planning to have for the 2013-3014 season:
2007 - Tyke
2006 - Minor Novice
2005 - Novice
2004 - Minor Atom
2003 - Atom
2002 - Minor Peewee
2001 - Peewee
2001 Blue - Peewee
2000 - Minor Bantam
1999 - Bantam
1999 Blue - Bantam
1998 - Minor Midget
1997 - Midget Junior
1996 - Midget Senior
The process of appointing Select head coaches for the 2013-2014 season has begun, and announcements will be made public as soon as possible.
Tryouts will start right after Labour Day, before the house league season begins. An email with tryout information will be sent to all players who indicated on registration that they are interested in trying out for Select hockey. Please check the FHHA website at www.fhha.org in August for more Select tryout information.
Only those players who have registered with the FHHA prior to the first tryout date, and have received official confirmation of acceptance from the Registrar will be allowed to try out for a Select team.
During the North York Hockey League season teams generally play one game and have one practice a week. In the Spring however, during playoffs and tournaments, the number of games is likely to increase. It is a Forest Hill Hockey tradition that Select teams enter one out of town tournament per year. Parents are welcome and encouraged to accompany the team. In addition, Select teams may enter one or more local tournaments.
There is an additional fee payable for select hockey that is paid after the team has been selected. A letter detailing the fees and the select program will be handed out at the beginning of the season.