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NSW State Teams – TRYOUTS

Registration HERE

To be eligible for selection you must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or have a visa valid for a minimum of two years.  Non-citizens must also have a processed International Transfer Card (ITC).

IHNSW will run the first 2 tryouts with independent selectors. A 3rd tryout invitation squad will then be named. After the squad is named, IHNSW will open expressions of interest for the Head Coach and Team Manager.

Players selected to the team must be available for all games and as such are not able to join the team part way through the tournament. Any players serving a suspension at any level will need approval from IHNSW.

Players must make every effort to attend all tryouts. Players who cannot attend any tryout (injury, living overseas, etc.) must register online and email an expression of interest with detailed explanation to the IHNSW office, including evidence of playing ability/letter of recommendation. IHNSW will keep a register of all players who have tried out, what try-outs they have been in attendance for, and what ones they only EOI’d for.

IHNSW will provide selectors to evaluate and select players from the tryouts. Input may be sought from Club Team coaches but it is to your advantage to attend both tryouts. It is essential players wear a jersey with a number on it and preferably your name. You must wear the same jersey to both tryouts. The selectors will be identifying you by what you are wearing and it needs to correspond to the jersey listed.

Team members will be required to stay in team accommodation with Team Officials for the duration of the tournament. There will be charges to cover the tournament entry fees, accommodation, food, flights and bus hire. A detailed budget will be released to the team after selection. 

It is a requirement that selected players attend ALL Training sessions which are held in the 7 weeks leading into the tournament. If a player is unavailable over this period, they must disclose in writing to IHNSW before Tryout 1. Players currently participating overseas must contact IHNSW to discuss.

Please read the State Team Selection Policy and Team Guidelines HERE

Referee in Chief (RIC)

The IHNSW RIC has the following responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the mentoring, coaching and advancement of all officials in state and national competitions
  2. Responsible for the delivery of officiating seminars, approving course material and subject matter
  3. Regularly liaise with IHNSW State Manager of Officiating/Referee Allocator to ensure league officiating requirements and standards are being met and maintained

This individual must have the following

  • Strong officiating background
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills
  • Ability to present to various size groups of stakeholders
  • Ability to set officiating standards that meet requirements of IHNSW’s competitions as directed by stakeholders
  • Strong leadership qualities

The IHNSW RIC reports directly to the board of IHNSW. This is a voluntary role.

All applications are to be emailed to the Executive Officer, Ice Hockey NSW