Provincial A/AA Intent Process

Provincial A/AA Intent Process


1. Player Intent to Play Provincial Level:

ALL players who are interested in playing at the Provincial level must register their intent before 13th March 2022. 

Players will not be allowed to participate in any tryout session without having completed the intent form. 

Players must complete this intent submission on the WRRA website

The tryout process is very transparent. An Excel spreadsheet will be available on the WRRA website.   This spreadsheet will contain the names, by Association, of all players who have put in their intent and all Associations with provincial tryouts. This document will be updated frequently until tryouts begin when all intents should be completed. Until the tryouts are finished, and teams declared, it will be updated to indicate who attended tryouts at each location, who was cut, etc. 


2. A/AA Declaration & Tryout Process:

If there are enough players from our Association interested in playing at the A or AA provincial level, the St Marys Ringette Association Executive may decide to host a provincial team (or teams).  The Association will submit a Willing-to-Host Form(s) to the A/AA Play Committee in order to qualify as a Provincial A or AA Level team host. 

Associations will post their tryout schedule on their website and they will also be available on the Intent excel spreadsheet.

All players are no longer required to fill a Tryout Release form in order to attend other associations tryouts. 

For further details on the process please refer to the WRRA A/AA Team declaration and Tryout Process 2022 - 2023 

3. Closest Association Matrix

In order to play for another Association, players must follow the Closest Association Matrix. This means a player cannot accept a position on a provincial team if their Home Association offers them a position on its own provincial team. If their Home Association is not hosting a provincial team at their level or they were cut from that team, they must accept the offer made by the next nearest Association, if they wish to play provincially (they choose to play at the regional level for their Home Association rather than take a provincial position). For example, if a St Marys player attends provincial tryouts hosted by Mitchell, London & Dorchester and is offered spots at all three, a release would be required from their Home Association (St. Marys) and they would have to accept the offer at Mitchell, as they are closest to us. If they did not receive an offer from Mitchell, just London & Dorchester, the release from their Home Association would still be required but they would need to accept Dorchester's offer as they are closer to St Marys than London.  

You must go to your own association’s tryouts if they are holding tryouts out at the level you have put an intent in for. You may choose to attend other association tryouts as well as long as you attend all of your association tryouts.  If your association has no tryout at the level you put your intent for, you must go to the next closest association, but you may also attend other association tryouts.

In all cases, the player cannot accept any spot on any team without the President of their Home Association signing the bottom section of the Player Tryout Release, thereby releasing them to the other team. If a player is released for 3 consecutive seasons to the same Association, they become part of that Association and no further releases are required to play with them.

For more information on the Tryout and Hosting process, please refer to the WRRA website.



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