Overage Player Applications




General Information  

Limited Skill would mean a noticeable lack of basic hockey skills, such as skating and  balance, for his/her age. Including limited aptitude for the game.  

Verification would mean a letter confirming the lack of skill and ability to play in the  proper age Division from the Association and/or Coach of respective  


Only 1st year Players (by birth-date) in a Division (Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget) will be  eligible for Overage.  

Approval Guidelines:  

Applications can be submitted for movement from: Novice to Initiation, Atom to Novice, Pee  Wee to Atom, Bantam to Pee Wee, Midget to Bantam.  

Criteria for consideration of overage player:  

  • Player if of small and frail structure (written verification required)  
  • Player has limited skills (written verification required)  
  • Beginner player (1st year of participating in organized hockey)  
  • Health reasons - supported by letter from doctor  
  • Player needed to field a hockey team in the Division applying for.  

Criteria for SSHL Approval  

Application Deadline: SSHL Fall Meeting  

“Overage in a Division should be the Exception and not the Rule”  

Final approval by the League President to be based on the following:  

  1. Approval from Parent - outlining reason  
  2. Endorsement/Approval by Minor Hockey Association  
  3. Approval by SSHL Executive  
  4. Application form filled out completely  
  5. Applicant meeting guidelines  

Overage Conditions  

  • All steps for approval by SSHL must be followed and in writing  
  • All coaches are responsible to let teams they are playing know they have an overage  player by marking OA on score sheet.  
  • Overage players are not eligible to be affiliates to a higher Division or Category.  • Teams with overage players must keep complete stats on the website  
  • SSHL may revoke overage status at any time if guidelines have changed or are not being  met.  
  • Applications to revoke Overage Status must be made in writing to the SSHL Executive  before January 5 of the season. 



This form must be accompanied by supporting documentation.  

Requesting MHA:_____________________________Email:____________________________  Has this Applicant been approved for Overage Status (OA) in previous years? Yes/No  PART A: PLAYER INFORMATION  

Name:_______________________________ Minor Hockey Association:__________________  

Date of Birth:___/___/___ Gender: Male/Female Height: ________ Weight: _______   (dd/mm/yy)  

Address:__________________________________ Phone: _____________________________  City/Town:__________________________ Email:____________________________________  Postal Code:____________ School Grade: ________  PART B: PLAYER HISTORY 

Minor Hockey Association Last Played For:________________________ Team:____________  Total Years Played:_____________ Position:_______________________  Last Season’s Stats: Goals:________ Assists:________ Games Played:________  

 Penalty Minutes:_____ Major Penalties:_____ Suspensions:_____  PART C: CURRENT SEASON APPLICATION  

Age Divison Desired (circle): Initiation Novice Atom Pee Wee Bantam Midget  

Team:___________________________ League Category:______________________________  

Reasons for this player to play below the proper age Division (refer to Guidelines and Criteria):  ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 

Attachments:___________________________________________________________  PART D: AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURES  

Parent/Guardian Name:____________________Signature:________________Date:__________  Minor Hockey President:___________________Signature:________________Date:__________  League President:_________________________Signature:________________Date:__________ 



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