TAHA announced today the official tryout periods for the 2014 season. There are a few minor modifications over prior years but generally the timelines follow previous seasons. There are IMPORTANT rules around teams that utilize early tryout windows (both Tier I and Tier II) so Member Associations should pay close attention to those requirements.
Tryouts will take place as follows:
EARLIEST TRYOUT DATES for the 2014-15 Season for all TAHA Associations in the DFW Area:
May 17 All Girls
May 31-June 1 14U Tier I Boys
June 7-8 14U Tier II Boys
June 14-15 14U, 12U and 10U House Rec Boys
June 6-7 18U Tier I Boys
June 8-9 16U & 15U Tier I Boys
June 14-15 18U & 16U Tier II Boys
June 21-22 18U & 16U House Rec Boys
All Other areas in TAHA:
June 14-15 14U,16U & 18U Tier II Boys
June 21 All House Rec Boys
• Any team that conducts tryouts on the dates established for Tier II (players on the ice) must be able to register that team as a TAHA/USA Hockey sanctioned Tier II team AND MUST apply and participate in the State Tournament playdowns. All players who register and commit to such teams must comply with the TAHA Tier II community-based rule.
NOTE: Should any team that conducts tryouts on the designated Tier II dates fail to register as Tier II (for any reason) and does not apply for the State tournament, the organization will be fined $5000 (per offending team) and that association will not be allowed to participate in the following year’s state tournament at any level.
• If an association holds a tryout (Skaters on the ice) at Tier I the association has to field a team at Tier I for that age group.
• High School Associations that also form travel teams must abide by the above dates. NO portion of such tryouts (Travel or High School) may precede the above