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Perinton Youth Hockey - Tryout Information

Online Registration
To save time completing forms, you may register online for the PYH Tryouts.

Online Registration opens one week before the start of tryouts.  Check the PYH Home Page for more information. 

If you pre-register online, the PYH Tryout form and PYH Waiver of Liability Form are completed online and you do not have to fill them out and bring to tryouts.

Note: Pre-registration will be closed at approximately noon each day of tryouts in order for Perinton Youth Hockey members to process the online registration data before tryouts that evening. 

Click the [Register Now] button on the PYH home page, select "Tryouts", then click the green [Begin Registration] button and follow the prompts to complete the Tryout Registration.


Required Fees and Paperwork

The table below lists the fees and forms that will be collected during sign-in at the registration table at tryouts.  The PYH Tryout Registration Form, PYH Waiver of Liability Form, and NYSAHA-PYH Commitment Form are available under the “Our Programs / Tryouts / Forms” section of the PYH website.

  Played at PYH last season Did NOT play at PYH last season
Registration Fee (typically $45) Required  (if not paid online during pre-registration) Required (if not paid online during registration)
Team Deposit ($150) Required Required 
PYH Tryout Registration Form Required (if you did not pre-register online) Required (if you did not pre-register online)
PYH Waiver of Liability Form Required (if you did not pre-register online) Required (if you did not pre-register online)
NYSAHA Release N/A Required – must be original signed release from your most recent hockey association

If you do not have the necessary fees or forms you will unable to tryout!

General Rules of Tryouts 

  1. Any player that owes money to PYH is ineligible to tryout until paid in full.
  2. The tryout schedule is subject to frequent changes.  Please check the website at  frequently to ensure that you do not miss a critical tryout date or time.  Coaching announcements will also be made via the website.
  3. Checks for the Registration Fee or Team Deposit should be made out to “PYH”. Please print your player's name in the memo field on any checks.  Cash is also accepted. Credit cards are not accepted at tryouts.  The Registration Fee is non-refundable.  The Team Deposit check is only cashed in the event your child is accepted onto a team.  The Team Deposit check is destroyed at the completion of all tryouts if your child does not make a team.  If you paid the Team Deposit by cash, a refund check will be sent to the address on your Tryout Registration form. 
  4. The Team Deposit check must be separate from the Registration Fee.  Do not combine this with your Registration Fee check.  We require separate checks.  This deposit is non-refundable once you have been accepted to and committed to a team.
  5. Plan ahead.  If you need a release from your current organization, we highly recommend requesting it early to give your current association time to process your request. If you did not register online, download and complete the PYH Tryout Registration and PYH Waiver of Liability forms before arriving at tryouts so you don’t have to complete the forms there.
  6. The NYSAHA - PYH Commitment Form is not collected before tryouts.  If your player is selected for a team, the player section must be completed and turned in to the coach immediately.  Your player can not participate in team activities or be rostered on the team until this form is turned in.

The Tryout Process

If you understand the process and plan ahead, tryouts should be an easy, fun and exciting process for you and your child.

  1. Check the schedule to determine when and where you need to be for tryouts.
  2. Be at tryouts at least 1 hour early.  Sometimes there are long lines of people due to the number of teams trying out in a given night.  Ensure that your child is well nourished and well rested for tryouts.
  3. Have your paperwork filled out and ready when you get up to the table. If your paperwork is ready to go, you should only have to spend a couple of minutes at the table.
  4. At the registration table, your paperwork will be inspected to ensure it is complete and then your child will be given a numbered pinnie.  His name and pinnie number will be logged onto a form used by the coaches conducting the tryouts. PLEASE BRING A JERSEY for your player to wear.
  5. Your child can then go to the assigned dressing rooms and get ready for the tryouts.
  6. When you arrive for the 2nd or 3rdnight of tryouts, your child will need to check in with the registration table prior to going to the dressing room. This will allow us to ensure that his name and number is logged in on the form for that night’s tryout session. If they don’t check in, they won’t be on the form.
  7. Please check the Our Programs / Tryouts / Tryout Results section on the PYH website frequently. Unfortunately, not every child can be accepted onto a team and there is no easy way to reduce the tryout field to get to the final selections. PYH will update the website each night to reflect any “cuts” that have been made. While this method may seem impersonal, we feel it is more fair and less painful to those players who did not make the team than to notify them at the rink.
  8. Please remember that if your child is not selected for a particular team, it is not a reflection on your child, or you.  It is simply that the coach felt that there was another player who better fit the team’s needs. If your child is not selected on a AAA team we encourage you to tryout for PYH’s competitive AA teams to continue your child’s skill development.  If your child is not selected on a PYH AA team, we encourage you to enroll in our organization’s house program where your child will be able to develop their skills, play competitive hockey and possibly have a chance to be an alternate on a AA team.
  9. If your child is not selected for a AAA team and you want to go to a AA tryout, your paperwork will carry over to the AA tryouts and no additional fees will be need to be collected. If your child did not make a AA team and wishes to tryout for a House Red team your paperwork will carry over to the House Red tryouts and no additional fees will need to be collected.