Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Granite State Wild full-season, split-season and Mite Development teams will be held during the weeks of March 5th and March 12th. A complete schedule of tryouts by team/age can be found below. The 2018-2019 Granite State Wild Program Guide provides details on our team offerings and player tuition for next season.
Players are highly encouraged to pre-register for tryouts online using the link found above. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the night of tryouts.
The Granite State Wild offers Minor and Major teams that are 'birth year specific' (ie, 2005, 2006, 2007), as well as Select teams that are combined birth year-- Squirts 2008 & 2009, Peewee 2006 & 2007, Bantam 2004 & 2005 (these teams formerly played as the Dover Stars, but will now play as the Granite State Wild Select). More details about these various team offerings and the leagues in which they play can be found in the Granite State Wild 2018-19 Program Guide.
All players interested in trying out for a Wild Major or Minor team are required to attend at least one tryout session and are strongly encouraged to attend both tryout days. Players who are not chosen for a Major/Minor team are invited to attend the Wild Select tryout night for their age group. Players interested in playing for a Wild Select team are still encouraged to attend the Major/Minor tryout for their birth year and are required to attend the Select tryout session.
Wild Mite Development Evaluations and Split-Season team tryouts will have one session (see schedule for details)
Tryout Process & Notification
Players should plan to arrive no less than 40 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each session to allow time to check in and receive their tryout pinnie before getting dressed.
All players will be evaluated by a group of independent evaluators and the team's head coach, if one has been named. Following the completion of tryouts for each age group, players will be ranked against other players trying out for their position (forward, defense, goalie). These rankings will be used as the primary basis for selection.
All players will first be notified of their selection status via email. Emails will be sent the same night as the final tryout session for each team. Please be sure to use your preferred, current email when registering your player for tryouts.
Granite State Wild Major/Minor-— $65*
(*includes 2 nights of Major/Minor tryouts)
Granite State Wild Select— $35*
(*players who have paid Wild Major/Minor tryout fee can attend Select tryout for their age level at no additional cost)
Granite State Wild Split-Season Teams— $35
Granite State Wild Mite Development Evaluations— $35*
(*players who have paid Wild Mite Major tryout fee can attend at no additional cost)
Tryout & Team Skate Schedule
A complete tryout schedule can be found below. This schedule also lists the Team Skate for each newly formed team, where parents and players will sign necessary forms and pay the $350 deposit required to accept a roster spot with the Wild team they have been selected to play for during the 2018-19 season.
Tryout Absence Policy
If a player is unable to attend tryouts, for any reason, they must follow the DYHA tryout absence policy to be considered for placement on a Granite State Wild or Dover Stars team. The absence policy and procedures are detailed in the document found below.