Aug 27, 2015, 5:48 pm
To all parents with children born in 2007 and 2008:
It seems we annually have difficulty with the Novice age group with not enough skaters, which is to be comprised of 8 year olds (2007 birth year currently). As a result, NDMS invites all second year SR Tyke skaters (2008 birth year) to attend the tryouts for the Novice team.
Currently registration sits as follows:
Sr. Tyke, 7 year old, birth year 2008 - 18
Novice, 8 year old, birth year 2007 - 11
We are looking to roster 2 Novice teams this season - Novice Rep and Novice LL. Please note: to be considered for the Novice team as a player or to be included as an affiliated player your child must attend the tryouts. Also, should your Sr Tyke aged skater be chosen for a Novice team, there will be an additional $150 owed for registration as Novice registration is $530 vs Tyke $380.
Players (2008) who tryout but are not chosen for one of the Novice teams will be placed on the Sr. Tyke team this season.
Please note, historically Novice was comprised of 7 and 8 year olds and was a two year program before OMHA decided to make it a one year program with only 8 year olds. As such, we are not the only centre that has numbers issues with the Novices and tends to utilize some of the 7 year olds to fill the additional spots on the team. This will make a more even distribution between the Sr. Tyke team and the Novice Rep and Novice LL teams.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me.