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IYHA Travel Play Up Policy Announced

By admin, 04/17/17, 11:15AM EDT


IYHA Travel Play Up Policy


To be considered for a “play-up” during the regular season…


●     “Play ups” will only be permitted on Racers AAA U10, U12 and U16 teams.

●     The player must display dominance in practice and games at his/her age group.

●     The player must show that he or she is not challenged by the top opponents at their own age group.

●     Being the best player on their own team at a given age group is not reason enough to “play up.”

●     The player in consideration must prove, in tryouts that he or she is clearly able to contribute significantly with the older AAA team. 

●     Goaltenders must prove, in tryouts, that they are clearly the number one goalie for the older AAA team.

●     Additional criteria used for evaluation:

●     Physical development of the player

●     Emotional & intellectual “readiness” of the player to play with an older age group.

●     Ability of the team receiving the play-up to “support” the younger player. 

●     Per USA Hockey and Mid-Am policy, players may not play up from U12 to U14.





●     To attend tryouts for an older team, the player and his or her family must have approval from the Executive Director and the IYHA Board prior to May 1 for the upcoming fall season. Written requests must be submitted to the Executive Director on or before April 25, 2017. No exceptions will be made.

●     Players may NOT register for nor attend a tryout outside their appropriate age division without written permission from Derek Edwardson.