Tryouts for all centers will not begin until the conclusion of the OHF Championships for the 2018-2019 season. AA & A tryouts cannot start until AAA are finished. Every player Minor Peewee and up is eligible to try out for an AA or an A team. Player requests a Non-Resident Passport (NRP) from their Home Centre if they wish to tryout for either AA or A hockey. The player under NO circumstances is permitted to try out for both. Players Novice and above wishing to attend a “AAA Zone” tryout will need to request a Permission to Skate.
No forms will be issued before April 1st as we do not have access to them until that time.
Player requests a Permission to Skate Form if they wish to tryout for AAA hockey.
Player requests a NRP if they wish to tryout for either AA or A hockey.
As per the OMHA AGM last year, players in Essa can request an NRP for an AA/A base centre of their choosing. What exactly does that mean? It means you can choose which centre you would like to use for your ONE NRP. While Barrie Minor Hockey has an A team they are not an A Base Centre which means you CAN NOT use your NRP to tryout in Barrie for A.
A centres in our area include Innisfil, Orillia & Bradford.
AA centres in our area are Barrie, Orangeville & TNT.
Our AAA centre is Barrie. If you do not make it they can provide you with a release to try elsewhere.
All requests can be emailed to Jason Inwood/OMHA Centre Contact - [email protected] the email MUST include the name of player, address, date of birth. Please indicate what you are requesting by letting me know which team you are planning to tryout for. If you are requesting an NRP you need you to indicate if he/she chooses AA or A.
Novice & Atom aged players may only request Permission to Skates and tryout in Barrie for AAA.
Minor Peewee and above can request an NRP & Permission to Skate. You can request one or the other or both. With the NRP you can ONLY tryout for one team EITHER A or AA. If you request AA and tryout and you DO NOT make it. You CANNOT come back and request another one to try out for A. Only ONE NRP per player per year, these are OMHA rules.
Players can try out at AAA but this is not mandatory. Players can tryout at AA OR A (not both) and if they are not offered a spot on the AA or A team they return home. The AA or A team is allowed to only accept 3 NRP players. The player can not tryout for another AA or A team if cut.
Please Note: THE NRP PASSPORT IS NOT A PLAYER RELEASE NOR IS IT A “AAA” PERMISSION TO TRYOUT FORM. Non-Resident Passports are the “new kid in town”. These forms are very simple numbered forms 8 “ X 5.5”. There are three copies to a form and we complete them with name of player, date of birth, team we are giving you permission to skate with, our name, title and date. When EMHA completes the NRP passport, they keep the top copy and give the other two to the player.
The EMHA is a compassionate organization but we are all persons with a great many things to look after aside from your child’s hockey aspirations outside our organization. Please make every effort to get the requests in far before when you need them.
Thank you and good luck!
Please contact: Jason Inwood/OMHA Centre Contact - [email protected]