January Tryout Details
January 15, 2024
This tryout is for teams that still have open spots.
Andover Community Center
15200 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304
BOYS: 2011 (Elite/Blue/Black), 2014 (Elite/Blue), 2015 (Elite/Blue), 2016, 2017/18
GIRLS: U14/U12*, U10, U8
*U14's and U12's will tryout together but we are having separate teams*
$25 per player
CASH ONLY - paid at check-in
|SPORTS COMPLEX RINK||ICE ARENA RINK|
|BOYS 2011||11:30AM||GIRLS U8||12:20PM|
|BOYS 2014||12:40PM||GIRLS U10||1:30PM|
|BOYS 2015||1:50PM||GIRLS U12/U14||2:40PM|
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I bring to the tryout?
- Cash for Tryout Fee
- All hockey gear
- Any jersey/socks (we will provide a pinny)
Do I still need to register/pay for this tryout even though I tried out in September?
What if my child's age group isn't listed?
If your child's age/birth year isn't listed, it could be for one of the following reasons:
- We aren't having a team for that age
- The team is invite-only
- The team is already full (from the tryouts in September)
Does everyone that tries out make a team?
No. Unfortunately we don't have enough teams for all the kids that want to play. In addition, we only take players that we think are ready for this level of competition.
Following our September tryout, the kids that do not get invited to join a team will be invited back for another tryout in January as long as the teams are not full.
Some teams will fill their roster following the September tryout and some teams will leave open spots to be filled at the January tryout. Typically our younger teams will leave more spots open because of how much kids can change/develop in a short amount of time.
When will we find out the results of the tryout?
In general, results will be ready within a week. Some teams may need extra time. Tryout updates and results will be posted on this page.
Is Hometown Hockey a part of the Youth Elite League (YEL) through Youth Hockey Hub?
YES! We are proud to announce that we are 1 of 8 programs chosen to participate in the Youth Elite League next AAA Season! This is applicable to kids playing on our 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Elite teams. The League will consist of scheduled games between the programs throughout the season in addition to 2 AAA tournaments. Here's a link to a video and more information is coming soon!
How do I know which team my child should try out for?
All teams are formed by birth year so you will sign up for the birth year of your child. It DOES NOT matter which month they were born in, only the year. This is different from association (winter) hockey where month/grade do matter. In AAA Hockey, ONLY the birth year matters. This means that even if your child is born on December 31st, they still can only play for their birth year.
Can my child try out for an OLDER birth year?
For Boys - Only if it is pre-approved by us and typically this is not allowed.
For Girls - Yes, if you think that will be the best fit (however we recommend also trying out for their own birth year)
Can my child try out for a YOUNGER birth year?
No (For both boys and girls)
What levels of teams do you offer?
Elite = Top level, competes at the local and national level (similar to a "AA" winter team)
Blue = Competes locally at the "upper open" level (similar to an "A" level winter team)
Black = Competes locally at the "open" level (similar to a "B" level winter team)
The number/level of teams we have at each age depends on talent level, interest and coach availability.
What are the birth years for the Girl's Teams?
U8 - 2015 and 2016
U10 - 2013 and 2014
U12 - 2011 and 2012
U14 - 2009 and 2010
U16 - 2007 and 2008
U19 - High School Age
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