In what has become common practice throughout youth hockey associations in Minnesota, RHYA will be closing tryouts at all levels (including LiveBarn). This practice is intended to reduce any additional pressure for the players and minimize distractions from outside the playing area. The tryout facilitators, evaluators, and identified potential head coaches will be the only ones allowed in the rink.
RYHA will remain flexible throughout the tryout process. If circumstances arise where players are unable to make any of their tryout days due to a illness, tryouts may be extend into a practice environment (with no specified limit on when the tryout may occur) with independent evaluation by independent evaluators to make any required placements.
Please park in a designated parking spot at the arena if possible or pull all the way forward along the sidewalk on the east side of Graham arena 2 and 4 to avoid traffic backing up into the surrounding streets (see attached Graham Parking map)
Proceed to the check in table, check in and pay. Cost of tryouts is $25.
Check made out to RYHA
Proceed to the next table and apply your helmet numbers. The number and pre-cut pieces of tape will be provided
Note your locker room assignment and proceed to the correct locker room
See your level specific tryout page for start dates and other information
PeeWees and Bantams only: If you do not want to tryout, please reply by email letting us know you DO NOT intend to tryout. Your players will be placed on the lower level team for their age group.
The player will be removed from the tryout pool and your coach will contact you. This contact happens about two weeks after your level tryout has concluded
For each tryout day, after the first one, times and rinks will be posted in the afternoon the day of the tryout
Results will be posted the afternoon after the final day of tryouts
All players will be given a tryout start date, time and rink via email one day prior to the first day of tryouts
If you are a Squirt/Peewee or U10/U12 aged player and you wish to tryout for a higher level the following is the process:
Players will be allowed to play at an older age level if they tryout and are selected for the highest level team (i.e. ”A” for Uxx Girls and “AA” for boys).
Exceptions may be granted by the Girls Unit Director or Boys Unit Director upon approval by the Hockey Advisory Director.
Squirts: Go to the squirt tryout page for squirt specific information.
Supermite: If you are a supermite aged player wanting to level up to squirts, go to the Supermite to Squirt evaluation tryout page
Tryouts are planned, coordinated, and finalized after registration and late registration in September
Each season there are approximately 500 kids trying out that need to be leveled
The process takes time. Each level’s tryout is dependent on the level above being completed first
If you have a complaint or grievance about tryouts or the tryout process, please email the tryout coordinator. This is the first step in the grievance process. Do not directly contact any Evaluators, Board Members, or Administrators before submitting your email concern.
This email is for complaints only. If you have questions about tryout times or locations, you should contact the appropriate person for your players age level as you may not get a timely response to general tryout questions from this email address.
RYHA Tryout Coordinator