We would like to inform all players and families about the team selection process for the Squirt – Bantam levels. The goal of the selection committee is to field the strongest and most competitive “A” team while properly placing skaters at their appropriate skill level.
The evaluation and selection of teams will be performed by outside non WYHA evaluators. Larry Erickson, President of the Watertown Youth Hockey Association, will take part in the Evaluation process as a liaison to the Board of Directors of Watertown Youth Hockey.
Players will be evaluated during skating drills, small area games, and play in full ice situations. Goalies should tryout with their age groups at all sessions. If a player is trying out as a goalie, he/she will be placed on a team as a goalie only.
The selection committee will pick what they feel is the most competitive “A” team possible at each level. When deciding to place players, other factors will be considered in addition to the player’s performance in the tryouts. A player’s previous coaches may also be contacted directly by the selection committee if further input is needed.
No player is guaranteed a spot on any team based on their placement from the previous year.
It will be extremely difficult for a player that does not attend the scheduled tryouts to make the A team, and will most likely be placed on the B team. Under extenuating circumstances, the selection committee and the board reserve the right to place any player they see fit on the A team, if all parties feel that is where the player belongs. All players that wish to be placed on a Watertown Youth Hockey Travel team in the Squirt through Bantam levels, must pay the tryout fee, regardless of whether the skater attends the tryouts.
Good luck to all the players trying out for the 2019-2020 season!!
Don't forget our new referral program!! Refer up to 5 non WYHA players to our tryouts, and if they register, pay, and tryout you will be credited $50 per referral towards your 2019/2020 fees!!
Watertown Youth Hockey plans on having multiple travel teams at all levels.
BANTAM TRYOUTS *4/20 10:00am-11:15pm* *4/23 6:00pm-7:20pm*
***BANTAM TRYOUTS TO BE HELD AT VETERANS ARENA IN WEST HARTFORD***
(Please note that Bantam tryout dates are delayed due to new USA Hockey guidelines)
>>>click here to register as a Bantam PLAYER<<<
>>>click here to register as a Bantam GOALIE<<<