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Trying out an Age Category Higher
Submitted By AMHA webmaster on Monday, April 29, 2019
Please review the constitution for the rules to tryout at the next higher level.

From the Constitution: Section 37
Policy  /  Procedures  for  a  parent  who  wishes  to have  their  son  /  daughter  play  in a  higher age  bracket: 
1)    Must  apply  in writing  to the  Travel  Convener  14 days  prior  to  tryout  dates.    An evaluation  fee  of  $250  is  due and payable upon  application submission.    This  fee  is  nonrefundable unless  the  player  is  selected  to  the  higher  level  team.
 2)    A  player  is  allowed  to tryout  under  rules  &  regulations of  the  OMHA.  The Coach  of  that team  will  then inform  the  travel  division  of  his  position  on  this  player.  If  the  coach is not going  to  take  the  player  no  need  to  proceed  to  Step  #3.
3)    Requirements  for  a  player  to  move to  a higher  age  grouping: a.  Best  goalie of  that  team  advancing  to b.  One  of  top  two defensemen, c.  One  of  top  three  forwards. 
4)    A  Committee  made up of  these  three  people  and/or  an  external  evaluator  will  evaluate the  player  prior  to or  during  the  tryouts: a.  VP Travel b.  Travel  Convenor   c.  Player  Development If  necessary  an  additional  evaluation  may  be  scheduled  at  the  discretion  of  this  committee. When  there  may  be  a conflict,  this  Committee  will  try  to  get  three  individuals  not  party  to this  decision  that  will  then turn  their  decision  over  to  the  Travel  Convener  to share  with the Executive. 
5)    However,  in all  cases,  the  Executive alone shall  have the  final  say  in  the  placement  of any  player  in a  division. If  upon  final  evaluation  a  player  meeting  the  evaluation  criteria  (3/2/1)  is  not  approved  to play  at  a higher  age level  by  the  Executive the  evaluation  fee  will  be  refunded in  full  to  the applicant.   
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