Recreational vs Competitive (FAQ) (Hillsdale Athletes)

PrintRecreational vs Competitive (FAQ)
In general the Recreational Program will be the same as our normal programming from the past.  They will participate within the GBMSL (assuming it is operational again).  They will play once a week, on the same night every week within the boundaries of the league itself.  Only caveat is that we will be opting out of any weekend tournaments (except playoffs if applicable) as an organization.  Teams may participate in league run tournaments but that will be a decision made at the team level, and the costs associated will be borne by the team itself outside of registration fees.

The Competitive Program is being established to provide a more competitive option for the players that wish to commit to a more challenging program.  There will be a team selection process, and players from across the area are invited tryout for our competitive teams. They will also play within the GBMSL but will be entered in the division above their normal category (U11 Competitive will play within the U13 GBMSL Division). Teams will participate in 3 tournaments (Hillsdale Hosted Invitational, OASA Qualifier, and OASA Provincial.  Players are encouraged to participate within the GBMSL at their own age within their own centre.  The goal of the program is to create teams and players that will be able to qualify for and compete at either Eastern/Western Canadians, or Nationals at the U15 and beyond divisions.

What are the main differences between the Recreational and Competitive programs?

 

  Recreational Competitive
Cost
  • Lower Cost
  • Higher Cost
Schedule
  • 1 Game Per Week
  • Same Night Each Week
  • No Weekends
  • 1 Game Per Week
  • 1 Practice Per Week
  • 3 Weekend Tournaments
Travel
  • Within Georgian Bay Area
  • League play within Georgian Bay
  • Tournament play across Ontario
Team Selection
  • Teams divided equally
  • Tryouts determine roster
Team Size
  • 11-13 per team
  • 11-12 per team

When are & where are the tournaments the Competitive teams will participate in?

The OASA has released all the dates but only a few locations at this point.  All the tournaments are listed on the OASA site (https://oasa.ca/sanctioned-tournaments/).

U11 Tournaments   U13 Tournaments
Date  Location   Date Location
Jun 18 Tree Nursery (Midhurst)   Jun 18 Tree Nursery (Midhurst)
Jul 16-17 Ponsonby (Qualifier)   Jul 16-17 Ponsonby (Qualifier)
Aug 13-14 TBD (Provincials)   Aug 6-7 TBD (Provincials)

When / where are tryouts?
We would like to have teams selected by the end of April, so we planning for tryouts to start in the middle of April.  We will release exact dates by the middle of March and hope mother nature will allow us on the fields by then.  Dates will be released on this page (Tryout Schedule).  Tryouts will be in Hillsdale.

U11 Tryout List
U13 Tryout List