SELECT/CDS HOCKEY

Our Select and CDS (Competitive Development Stream) program provides additional opportunities 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/CDS program is to foster good sportsmanship, the development of positive social skills, team play and hockey skills.

TEAMS

For the 2022-2023 season, where numbers justify and ice time and coaching is available, we plan to enter a Select team in the North York Hockey League or CDS for every birth year from U7 thru U18. The North York Hockey League is open to teams from House League associations in the Greater Toronto area and operates under the umbrella of the GTHL. The CDS program is a community based group in younger divisions made up of other local House League associations offering a program similar to Select which follows all of Hockey Canada’s development guidelines. See below for additional information regarding CDS.

TRYOUTS

Select/CDS Tryouts will start May 2022 and continue in September/October 2022, depending on your player's birth year, following our GTHL “AA” and “A” tryouts. An email with tryout information will be sent to all players who indicated during the registration process that they are interested in trying out for Select/CDS hockey. Please check below for more Select/CDS tryout information.

Only those players who have registered with FHHA for House League 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/CDS team.

NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO HOUSE LEAGUE - NO EXCEPTIONS!

COMMITMENT

During the North York Hockey League and CDS seasons, teams generally play one game and have at least 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/CDS teams enter one out of town tournament per year (this is obviously dependent on current pandemic protocols). Parents are welcome and encouraged to accompany the team. In addition, Select/CDS teams may enter one or more local tournaments.

COST
There is an additional fee payable for Select/CDS hockey that is paid after the team has been selected. A letter detailing the fees and the program will be handed out at the beginning of the season to those chosen during tryouts.

If you have any questions, please contact us at select@fhha.org.

Select/CDS Tryout Schedule for 2022/2023 Season
(as of September 2, 2022)

OLDER DIVISIONS - SPRING TRYOUTS:

**all tryouts are at Forest Hill Arena, please arrive 30 minutes before ice time**
**the second tryout listed is by invitation only, please check with the coach at tryouts**

Under-14 (2009)
Wednesday, May 18 - 7pm
Saturday, May 28 - 11am

Under-15 (2008)
Tuesday, May 17 - 7pm (both teams)
Saturday, May 28 - 12pm (Gold team)
Sunday, May 29 - 3pm (Blue team)

Under-16 (2007)
Monday, May 16 - 9pm
Thursday, May 19 - 9pm

Under-17 (2006)
Tuesday, May 17 - 8pm
Sunday, May 29 - 2pm

Under-18 (2005)
Wednesday, May 18 - 8pm
Saturday, May 28 - 1pm

YOUNGER DIVISIONS - FALL TRYOUTS:

**the second & third tryouts listed are by invitation only, please check with the coach at tryouts**

Under-7 (2016)
September 18 - 8am - Forest Hill

GOLD: September 29 - 5pm - Phil White
GOLD: October 1 - 8am - Forest Hill

BLUE: October 1 - 9am - Forest Hill
BLUE: October 2 - 9am - Forest Hill

Under-8 (2015)
September 12 - 5pm - Forest Hill

GOLD: September 28 - 5pm - Phil White
GOLD: September 29 - 6pm - Phil White

BLUE: October 1 - 10am - Forest Hill
BLUE: October 2 - 10am - Forest Hill

Under-9 (2014)
September 19 - 5pm - Forest Hill

GOLD: September 28 - 6pm - Phil White
GOLD: September 29 - 7pm - Phil White

BLUE: October 1 - 11am - Forest Hill
BLUE: October 6 - 6pm - Phil White

Under-10 (2013)
October 1 - 12pm - Forest Hill
October 2 - 11am - Forest Hill
October 6 - 7pm - Phil White

Under-11 (2012)
October 1 - 1pm - Forest Hill
October 2 - 12pm - Forest Hill
October 3 - 7:15pm - Phil White

Under-12 (2011)
October 1 - 2pm - Forest Hill
October 2 - 1pm - Forest Hill
October 3 - 8:15pm - Phil White

Under-13 (2010)
October 1 - 3pm - Forest Hill
October 2 - 2pm - Forest Hill
October 6 - 8pm - Phil White

 


COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT STREAM (CDS) PROGRAM

For our U7, U8 and U9 age groups, we offer a Competitive Development Stream (CDS) program focusing on long term player development in accordance with the Hockey Canada and Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Player Development Model and the GTHL Initiation Program. Highlights of this program include a smaller ice surface, simpler game structures, and increased ice time and puck-carrying, all leading to more shots and goals and exciting games.

Similar to our Select program, the CDS program is an optional extension of our House League and will be available to players registered for our House League in these age groups on a tryout basis. We typically have 2 CDS teams for each age group.

In addition to our House League program, players selected to play on a CDS team will participate in one or two additional practices per week and will play approximately one weekly development game (20-25 games per season) against CDS teams from neighbouring hockey associations, including Leaside, North Toronto, North York and Scarborough.  In addition, CDS teams may participate in tournaments or festivals throughout the season.

Specifics regarding CDS game formats will be provided prior to the start of the season.

CDS development games will begin in October after Thanksgiving and will not be scheduled over holidays or during the public school system March Break.

If you have any questions, please contact us at select@fhha.org.