2022 U11 Tier 1 & Tier 2 Information



 The U11 Tier 1 tryouts (Tryout Fee is $100) shall commence in the first weeks of September.  Players who are not selected for one of the two U11 Tier 1 teams are required to participate in the regular U11 evaluations which begin once the U11 Tier 1 teams are formed.

The U11 Tier 1 evaluations will consist of 3 scrimmages followed by a Prospect Game. Each player is guaranteed a minimum of two scrimmages with initial releases made after the 2nd scrimmage.  Players will be rotated through positions during the scrimmages, with the exception of goalies.  The top 36 players go on to play in the Prospect Game based on their evaluation scores from the first and second scrimmages.  After the Prospect Game the scores are entered and sorted.  The players are then ranked from 1-36 and the TOP 24 PLAYERS ARE PROTECTED and will be picked in a draft to form equally skilled teams that the 2 U11 Tier 1 Head Coaches participate in with the VP of Evaluations, President, VP Coaching and the Registrar, the remaining 12 players who are not protected - the Head Coaches are each given 2 Coach Picks to choose their last 2 players

*28 players and *2 goalies will make up two U11 Tier 1 Teams.  *Depending on registration numbers




Included for this season the U11 Tier 1 Teams will have:


  • 24 GAMES – that are 75-minutes in length (18 Games are given for Tiers 3-6) (Tier 2 will get 24 – 60-minute games)
  • 24 PRACTICES – Tiers 2-6 are given 18 practices
  • 12 Development Ice Sessions – Power skating, Stickhandling, etc. (In addition to the 24 practices)
  • 6 Off-ice sessions RVX, ATHX as examples
  • Tournament – up to $1500


If your player makes the U11 Tier 1 team, the additional cost for the program will be $750.00 per player.

This amount will be in 2 payments – the first payment is October 15th  with the second payment due November 15th.   The team has the option to use Fundraising, Sponsorship funds, Donations, etc. to offset the cost of the second payment.

*The maximum additional cash call that the U11 Tier 1 teams can have cannot exceed $100.00 per player.

**If with a majority vote the team decides to enter other tournaments this could exceed the $100 cap.

***In previous years the U11 Tier 1 team cash calls have been upwards of $1000.00 per player.



The U11 Tier 2 teams are getting 6 extra games this season (24 Games total-all games are 60 minutes) and will be given 6 extra practices - the additional fee for these 6 games/6 practices for players that make a U11 Tier 2 team is $130.00 per player above the U11 Regular registration fee to cover these costs. This is due by October 15th.



Playing and competing at the highest levels demands a great deal of commitment from both the individual player and their parent(s).  Full commitment from the player and families is expected.  The fees for the additional Pilot Program will not be prorated if you are away on holidays, if your player cannot attend a session, etc.


At the U11 Tier 1 level, players can expect to be on the ice up to 4-5 times per week with their team including practices, games, additional on ice or off-ice training such as power skating, skills camps, workouts etc.


Players will typically compete in a minimum of 30-40 games throughout the season, including the regular EMHA schedule, Minor Hockey Week, Exhibition Games and Tournaments.