The Orono Youth Hockey Association (OYHA) is committed to providing a fair and impartial player evaluation process/system in an effort to place players at the level where they will maximize their skill development and be challenged appropriately. The schedule below highlighting dates by age group can assist you in planning for evaluations. Our goal is to balance the proper number of ice touches, time for adequate rest and recovery and duration to ensure a positive experience and results for all players.
For the 2021-22 Evaluations – please note in an effort to accommodate players of multiple sports, we have done our best to avoid certain days/times where possible and have lessened the number of events where possible.
Also, in addition to utilizing the Orono Ice Arena, tryouts this year will have events conducted at Thaler and the Pond. Please watch the schedule, times/locations will be posted ahead of the events.
Please remember, Evaluations are a closed event. Parents when possible should refrain from entering the rink/players area. Remaining in the lobby or returning upon completion of the event is recommended.
The Pre-Tryout Clinics are OPTIONAL, and are not considered a part of the official Evaluation process. In the event your athlete can not participate you should not feel obligated to sign up.
The following document is a guideline outlining the OYHA evaluation process.
The following document is provided to the Evaluators before the OYHA evaluation process.