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2021-22 Houston Wild Tryouts

amended - June 19/20 tryout schedule

NOTE the following changes to the June 19/20 tryout schedule:
 
Sat/June 19 - BIC
12UA/A2 - This group will finish up on Saturday.  Players/parents for both teams should be prepared to stay for online commitments and apparel sizing.  Sunday ice is cancelled.
14UA/A2 - The second session on Saturday is cancelled.  The Sunday session, as scheduled, will be the final skate.
16UAA/A - Tryout session has been moved UP to 5:50pm (was originally 7:20pm).
 
Sun/June 20 - WB
12UA/A2 - Cancelled.

(AMENDED) SAT/June 19 - BELLERIVE ICE

Time Age Division
10:20-11:20am 10UA - #1 of 2
11:50am-12:50pm 12UA/A2 - #1 of 2
1:20-2:20pm 14UA/A2 - #1 of 2
2:50-3:50pm 10UA - #2 of 2
4:20-5:20pm 12UA/A2 - #2 of 2
cancelled 14UA/A2 - #2 (cancelled)
5:50-6:50pm 16UAA/A - #1 of 2 (new time)

(AMENDED) SUN/June 20 - WILLOWBROOK AERODROME

Time Age Division
cancelled 12UA/A2 - #3 (cancelled)
8:50-9:50am 14UA/A2 - #2 of 2
10:20-11:20am 16UAA/A - #2 of 2
11:50am-12:50pm 18UAA - #1 of 1

Tryout Registration Information

The following procedures and guidelines will be used for the 2021-22 Houston Wild tryouts.

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Registration is open

To participate in the Houston Wild's tryouts, players should REGISTER ONLINE by clicking the 2021-22 Hockey Season Tryout Registration link at the TOP of this page. 
 
Online registrations will close/re-open as follows:
  • June 12/13 tryouts will close at 9:00pm CST Fri/June 11th. 
  • June 19/20 tryouts will reopen Mon/June 14 at 6:00am CST and close at 9:00pm CST Fri/June 18.

USAH PLAYER REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION NUMBER

Each player's NEW 2021-22 USA Hockey Registration Confirmation number** will be required to complete a tryout registration - online or walk-up/day of.  (**The FOURTH digit of your player's confirmation number should be a '2'.)
 
Visit USAH 2021-22 Season Membership Registration to register your player.  

Fee/Cost

Online: 
  • 18U - $30 
  • 16U - $55 
  • 10U, 12U, 14U - $80**
**NOTE:  The cost of tryouts is ALL-INCLUSIVE.  If a Player tries out but is not selected for the AA team in his/her age division, that Player may tryout the following weekend for the A/A2 team (as the case may be) at that age division WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CHARGE OR REGISTRATION.
 
(Example: Player A is registered for and attends tryouts for the 12UAA team but is not offered a roster position on the 12UAA team.  Should Player A wish to be considered for the other 12U teams, he/she may attend the 12U tryouts the following weekend without any further registration or payment. Player A need only present him/herself at check-in at the scheduled 12U A/A2 tryouts.)
 
Walk-up/day of or offline:   Additional $20 (cash or check only).
 
No pro-rated fees.  No refunds.

Absences

Absences from tryouts will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
 
Any player unable to attend tryouts as scheduled, but who wishes to be considered for a 2021-22 Houston Wild team, MUST: 
  • Register and pay for tryouts using the online registration link above
  • Communicate the player’s intentions/absence to Houston Wild President, Laura Dumas.
Similarly, any player who will miss a single on-ice tryout session, for which he/she is registered, should reach out to confirm at which session he/she will be absent.

GENERAL

CHECK IN - Your player should arrive at the rink for check-in forty-five (45) minutes prior to the assigned tryout time.  All players registered to try out for a particular team should be present for the first scheduled tryout session for that team (see 'Absences' above).
 
PINNIES - Upon check-in, your player will be assigned a numbered/colored tryout pinnie.  All players must RETURN HIS/HER PINNIE AFTER EACH TRYOUT SESSION, regardless of date, rink, or level.
 
WATER BOTTLES - All players must bring their OWN, CLEARLY LABELED, PRE-FILLED WATER BOTTLE to each tryout session.
 
RINK ACCESS (PLAYERS) - Aside from checking in to receive their assigned pinnies – and with the exception of goalies who will be permitted to enter the rink 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time – players will not be permitted to enter the rink until 10 minutes prior to their scheduled tryout session Skaters and goalies must exit the rink within 10 minutes following their session.  Protective face masks will be mandatory for adult spectators who are not vaccinated.
 
RINK ACCESS (PARENTS) -  Other than one (1) goalie parent/player specifically permitted inside the facility to assist  his/her goalie prior to the tryout sessions, the spectator policy shall be as follows.  ONCE THE PLAYERS ARE ALL ON THE ICE, two (2) spectators per player will be allowed into the facility for Tryout viewing.  All spectators must leave the facility/rink area BEFORE THE PLAYERS EXIT THE ICE SURFACE upon completion of the tryouts.  
 
We understand that other programs/facilities may have different rules, but the Wild is committed to continuing to do whatever it can to maintain healthy social distancing, limit group sizes as much as possible, ease the burden on volunteers and rink staff for maintaining clean facilities, and help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  We are excited to be able to open the sessions to limited spectators, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in regard to the policies set forth herein.

EVALUATIONS

A Head Coach may or may not choose to be on the ice during his team’s tryout sessions.
 
Designated coaches, as well as six (6) to eight (8) independent evaluators at each age division, will conduct evaluations of every player.  
 
The coaches and evaluators are all vetted and approved by the Coaching Committee.  Collectively, the coaches and independent evaluators have professional hockey, high-level college, and/or significant coaching experience, or a combination thereof, and have been chosen for their experience and/or expertise. Players will be placed on a particular team based on the collective recommendations of the coaches and evaluators.
 
Coaches and evaluators may, at their discretion, make cuts after any tryout session.  In such cases, the players will be advised, before they leave the ice at the end of the session, to watch for an Advancement List, which will be posted ONLINE as soon as possible following that session.  No hard copy Advancement List will be posted inside or outside of the facility.
 
A1/A2 - Players attending 12U or 14U tryouts on June 19/20, 2021, will be evaluated (at their respective age division) for both the A1 and A2 teams.  Upon completion of the June 19/20 tryouts, the respective A1/A2 roster offers will be posted ONLINE simultaneously.

Tryout Schedule

The Texas Amateur Hockey Association (TAHA) and Dallas Stars Travel Hockey League (DSTHL) have established a cooperative policy for the 2021-22 season tryouts to ensure tryout schedules that allow players both the opportunity and option to try out for a desired level or team and a distinct separation between that level and the subsequent level.  
 
(Example: Tier I/AAA tryouts take place before Tier II/AA tryouts that take place before A/A2/House-Rec tryouts.)
 
Tryouts are on the calendar for:
  • June 12/13 – 10UAA, 12UAA & 14UAA
  • June 19/20 – 10UA, 12UA/A2, 14UA/A2, 16UAA/A & 18UAA
The schedule is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Sat/June 12 - BELLERIVE ICE

Time Age Division
10:20-11:20am 12UAA - #1 Alpha (A - J)
11:50am-12:50pm 12UAA - #1 Alpha (K - Z)
1:20-2:20pm 14UAA - #1 Alpha (A - L)
2:50-3:50pm 14UAA - #1 Alpha (M - Z)
4:20-5:20pm 12UAA - #2
5:50-6:50pm 10UAA - #1
7:20-8:20pm 14UAA - #2

SUN/June 13 - WILLOWBROOK AERODROME

Time Age Division
8:50-9:50am 12UAA - #3
10:20-11:20am 10UAA - #2
11:50am-12:50pm 14UAA - #3

SAT/June 19 - BELLERIVE ICE - AMENDED

Time Age Division
10:20-11:20am 10UA - #1 of 2
11:50am-12:50pm 12UA/A2 - #1 of 2
1:20-2:20pm 14UA/A2 - #1 of 2
2:50-3:50pm 10UA - #2 of 2
4:20-5:20pm 12UA/A2 - #2 of 2
cancelled 14UA/A2 - #2 (cancelled)
5:50-6:50pm 16UAA/A - #1 of 2 (new time)

SUN/June 20 - WILLOWBROOK AERODROME - AMENDED

Time Age Division
cancelled 12UA/A2 - #3 (cancelled)
8:50-9:50am 14UA/A2 - #2 of 2
10:20-11:20am 16UAA/A - #2 of 2
11:50am-12:50pm 18UAA - #1 of 1

Houston Wild Apparel

As we near tryouts, please visit our ‘Apparel’ page for updated team and association apparel requirements and costs. 
 
NOTE that the apparel order deadline for ALL teams will be Sun/June 20 6:00pm, so please plan for time in your schedule to ensure your player's completed order meets that deadline.

Player Offers & Commitments

No final team roster will be posted in hardcopy at the rink following any session.  All team rosters shall be posted ONLINE on the Houston Wild website within approximately sixty (60) minutes of completion of tryouts for each team.
 
Players whose names appear on the posted team roster after each age division’s final tryout session are thereby offered a roster spot on the specified Houston Wild team.  
 
To secure your player’s spot on a Houston Wild team roster, you shall be required to electronically (online) submit a $550 commitment fee and complete/execute all applicable/required documentation (eg: Player Agreement, Codes of Conduct, payment plan, etc.) as set forth below.
 
As in prior years, the Commitment/Signing Room will have laptops and/or required forms for parents’ use in completing the commitment process. Parents of the following players should proceed to the commitment room immediately upon the final team roster being posted:
  • ALL new-to-the-Wild players
  • ALL foreign players (regardless of returning or new)
  • ALL 12UA214UA2, 16UA, and 18UAA players.
 
All other players are permitted to complete the online commitment process offsite on their own personal devices by 6:00pm Sun/June 13 or Sun/June/20, as the case may be. 
 
Out of respect for all competing players and Houston Wild coaches and volunteers, all players (and parents) participating in the Houston Wild tryouts should be prepared to commit and sign contracts within the above timeframe if so offered.  Failure to commit as such will be considered a forfeiture of that roster spot which will be offered to another player.
 
Houston Wild personnel will be on site to make arrangements for any hard copy signatures and manual payment arrangements (cash, check, or credit card) that may be necessary


Commitment Fees, Player Registration Fees, & Payment Plans

Please see below for 2021-22 Commitment Fees and Player Registration Fees.  
 
All players wishing to accept an offered roster position with the Houston Wild must pay a Commitment Fee of $550.  Refer to Player Offers & Commitments above.
 
The Houston Wild offers two (2) online payment options for Player Registration Fees (i.e. total season fees less Commitment Fee):
 
  • Option 1: Pay your Player Registration Fee in full at the same time as payment of Commitment Fee (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account accepted).
  • Option 2: Divide your Player’s Registration Fee (total player fees less Commitment Fee) into five (5) equal payments to be automatically charged (using the same payment method as used for the Commitment Fee) on August 1, September 1, October 1, November 1, and December 1.
If you are unable to complete online payment of your player’s Commitment Fee and/or Player Registration Fee, you are responsible, within the designated commitment timeline, to contact Houston Wild Treasurer, Laura Horn, to make arrangements for offline payment.

2021-22 Financial Disclosure & Program Information

2021-22 Financial Disclosure & Program Information

Visit our 'Teams' web page for a printable copy of the 2021-22 Financial Disclosure & Program Information.

SKATERS

Team 10UA1 10UAA 12UA1 & A2 12UAA 14UA1 & A2 14U AA 16UA 16UAA 18UAA
ONE TIME PAYMENT - Skaters: $3,150 $3,150 $3,200 $3,300 $3,200 $3,300 $3,300 $3,350 $3,000
PAYMENT PLAN - Commitment Fee and FIVE (5) Equal Installment Payments ("EIP"):
~ Commitment Fee (payable upon being named to a team) $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550
~ EIP #1 - Aug 1 $520 $520 $530 $550 $530 $550 $550 $560 $490
~ EIP #2 - Sept 1 $520 $520 $530 $550 $530 $550 $550 $560 $490
~ EIP #3 - Oct 1 $520 $520 $530 $550 $530 $550 $550 $560 $490
~ EIP #4 - Nov 1 $520 $520 $530 $550 $530 $550 $550 $560 $490
~ EIP #5 - Dec 1 $520 $520 $530 $550 $530 $550 $550 $560 $490

GOALIES

Team 10UA1 10UAA 12UA1 & A2 12UAA 14UA1 & A2 14U AA 16UA 16UAA 18UAA
ONE TIME PAYMENT - Goalies: $2,950 $2,950 $3,000 $3,100 $3,000 $3,100 $3,100 $3,150 $2,800
PAYMENT PLAN - Commitment Fee and FIVE (5) Equal Installment Payments ("EIP"):
~ Commitment Fee (payable upon being named to a team) $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550
~ EIP #1 - Aug 1 $480 $480 $490 $510 $490 $510 $510 $520 $450
~ EIP #2 - Sept 1 $480 $480 $490 $510 $490 $510 $510 $520 $450
~ EIP #3 - Oct 1 $480 $480 $490 $510 $490 $510 $510 $520 $450
~ EIP #4 - Nov 1 $480 $480 $490 $510 $490 $510 $510 $520 $450
~ EIP #5 - Dec 1 $480 $480 $490 $510 $490 $510 $510 $520 $450

Goalies

In addition to offering reduced registration fees for goalies, each goalie placed on a Houston Wild roster will be offered two (2) $50 rebates to be used toward additional goalie coaching by a coach of their choice.  Each goalie will receive a rebate upon presentation of receipts and/or proof of attendance at additional goalie training sessions or clinics.
 
We hope this will allow our goalies and their families the opportunity to access additional training opportunities throughout the season according to their own preferences and schedules.  Rebates are not redeemable for cash and only one (1) rebate per lesson per goalie is available.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial Assistance is available for those in need: however, per DSTHL rules, the Board is not permitted to consider requests for financial assistance until after the player requesting assistance has committed to a Houston Wild team.  
 
For more information, please see the Financial Assistance Application Form on our ‘About Us’ page and/or contact Houston Wild President, Laura Dumas.

TAHA Community-Based Rule

As a TAHA member association, the Houston Wild is bound by TAHA's 'community-based' policy for all our teams.  
 
If Houston is not the closest travel hockey community to the primary residence of a player's immediate family, the onus is on the player's family to seek permission from the TAHA Travel Section President to attend the Wild tryouts.  We strongly suggest that you initiate such requests at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of the Wild tryout that your player wishes to attend.
 
Any players residing within TAHA's jurisdiction but outside Houston boundaries must present evidence of such permission prior to attending Wild tryouts.
 
For more information on TAHA's 'community-based' policy, please see the TAHA Guidebook/Rulebook, particularly Page 19.

MITES - 2013 Birth Year Players

8U 2013 birth year (Mite Major) players trying out for the Wild are encouraged to be familiar with the TAHA Mite ADM Policy, located on Page 30 of the TAHA Guidebook/Rulebook. Players 2014 or younger are not eligible to participate with the Houston Wild travel program until the 2022-23 season.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:
Laura Dumas

Laura Dumas

President

Bobby Reynolds

Bobby Reynolds

Coach-in-Chief; 16UAA Head Coach