Acceleration Policy (Lambton Jr. Sting AAA Hockey )

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Acceleration will only be allowed if the candidate is a top player in their position in the next higher age group as determined by an Evaluation Committee led by the Program Development Director or Coaches Mentor.


In order to qualify to play hockey at one age group up, ALL of the following criteria must be met:

1.     A written request from the parent or guardian of the player must be received by the 2nd Vice President, no later than the 1st day of March of the playing year. The request shall include the team the player wishes to try out for and position.

2.     The Head Coach at the next age group up must approve the request.  

3.     The Program Development Director, or Coaches Mentor, shall form an Evaluation Committee (a total of 3 persons) and bring forward the two names for approval by the Board of Directors.  

4.     The Evaluation Committee’s mandate will be to observe the player at the tryouts and make a recommendation through the Program Development Director or Coach Mentor to AAA Board.  

5.     If the committee’s recommendation is to allow the player to play up one age group, the Committee has determined that the player is among the top 3 forwards, top 2 defencemen or the top goalie in the tryouts of the upper age group. 

6.     The player’s first responsibility during this process is to their own age group and must attend those tryouts first.


If the player makes a team in the higher age group, they must remain in that age level for the balance of the playing season and is subject to the rules of that age group.


Coaches, and any associated team officials, will not solicit players from younger age groups. Any violation of this rule will result subject to review by the Discipline Committee, in the removal of any team official found to be involved in such activities.


All requests to try out at a higher age category must be presented through the 2nd Vice President. Team officials will not offer any advice, counsel or comments that encourage movement. They will simply refer interested parties to the board.


*Players will be required to pay tryout fees for BOTH teams.

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