PTS, Release, and Waiver Information (Oakville Rangers Hockey Club)

PrintPTS, Release, and Waiver Information

The below information applies to Oakville Players trying out for a team outside of Oakville. If you are looking for a Waiver or PTS to try out for an Oakville Rangers team please click here for information.



The below information does not apply to U18 AAA!!
Please click here for the U18 AAA PTS & Release Information Page



Do I need a Permission To Skate? Do I need a Release? Or a Waiver?
This is a very common question at Tryout time but one that, unfortunately, does not usually have a simple answer. Determining whether you require any additional paperwork for your tryout can be complicated. On this page we list out the information you'll need as clearly and concisely as we can, but it is almost impossible to cover every possible scenario. As an Oakville Resident, the first thing you have to understand is that you reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR). As a resident within the LOR you are governed by the LOR Regulations.



Lake Ontario Region (LOR)

What is the LOR Lake Ontario Region?
LOR stands for Lake Ontario Region. The LOR encompasses the whole of the GTHL (Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, and Vaughan) and the OMHA Associations/Centers (Oakville, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Ajax and Pickering). It has been in existence since the 1997-1998 season, to address the unique geographical area in and around the Greater Toronto Area. If you live within the LOR you are governed by the LOR Regulations. More information about these rules and regulations can be found at http://www.ohf.on.ca/view/ohfmainsite/player-movement/lake-ontario-region.



An important note regarding Residency
Residency refers to the Player's primary residence at the time of the Tryout. For example, let's say you currently live in Mississauga. You've purchased a new home and you know you are moving to Oakville, so you want to try out for an Oakville team. At the time of the Tryout you are still a Mississauga resident and have to approach the Tryout as a Non-Resident - you will need either a Permission to Skate or a Release from Mississauga before you attend the Tryout in Oakville. As a rule of thumb - if you are trying out in Oakville because you are moving to Oakville but you do not reside in Oakville as of yet please speak to Cheryle Hinder ([email protected]) prior to registering for the Tryouts.



OMHA & OHF Permission to Skate, Waivers, and Releases
There are several different Permission to Skate, Waivers, and Releases in the OHF and the OMHA, each with their own purpose and application. More information about each of these, including when to request which form and instructions on how to request them, is listed below. Scroll down, or if you already know which form you need use these quick links to jump to the form you are looking for:

For Players U13 & Younger

For Players U14 & Older



U10-U13 AAA & Below: LOR Release

  • You are not returning to the same LOR team you played for last season, or
  • You were cut from the Oakville Rangers Tryout

    AND

  • You reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR), and
  • The team you are trying out for is within the LOR

An LOR Release is required for all players in U10 to U13 trying out from a team other than their Home Center. The only exception to this rule is if you are returning to the same Club you played for in the previous season. If you meet the criteria listed above you will require an LOR Release before you attend the Tryout. As per the OHF LOR Regulations, to be eligible for an LOR Release you first must try out for and be released from the Oakville Rangers team in the Division you are requesting the Release from. If you are offered a spot on the Oakville Rangers team in your requested Division you will not be eligible for an LOR Release in that Division.

If you are granted an LOR Release, that Release only applies to the Division you tried out for. For example, let's say you tried out for an Oakville Rangers AA team, you were released, and you were issued an LOR Release. The LOR Release you have been issued only allows you to Tryout for other AA teams within the LOR. If after that you then want to try out for an A team you would have to first try out for the Oakville Rangers A team then, if you aren't selected to the team, you could request an LOR Release for A.

To request a LOR Release from the Oakville Rangers:

  1. Register for and attend the Oakville Rangers Tryouts
    • if you are selected for the team you are not eligible for an LOR Release
    • if you register for the Tryouts but do not attend (also known as a No-Show) you will not be eligible for an LOR Release
    • if you did not register or attend tryouts (regardless of reason) you will not be eligible for an LOR Release
    • if you are released from the Tryout proceed to step two (below)
  2. Return to the Tryout Portal (the site where you registered for the Tryout) and log in to your account
  3. Select the menu option for Tryouts I Registered for
  4. Once you have been released from the team you will see a new option on your Tryout Application to request a Release
  5. Click that button and follow the instructions to complete your request

Please allow 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. Rush requests will not be accepted. Once approved you will receive your LOR Release via email to the primary email address on your Tryout Portal account. You must print the approved Release and bring it with you to the Tryout.

Reminder!!
LOR Residents are only eligible to try out for teams within the LOR
The only exception to this rule is at AAA with an OHF F1 Waiver.



U10-U13 AAA: OHF F1 Waiver
In Rep (this rule does not apply to House League) LOR Residents are only eligible to register for teams within the LOR, and LOR teams are only allowed to register LOR Residents. For example, Oakville is in the LOR and Burlington is not. As such, Burlington residents can not play on Rep teams in Oakville, nor can Oakville residents play on Rep teams in Burlington. The only exception to this rule is at AAA with an OHF F1 Waiver. The F1 Waiver allows non-LOR Players to register for LOR teams or LOR Players to register for non-LOR teams.

  • You are not returning to the same team you played for last season, or
  • You were cut from the Oakville Rangers AAA Tryout

    AND

  • You reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR), and
  • The team you are trying out for is outside the LOR

    OR

  • You DO NOT reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR), and
  • The team you are trying out for is part of the LOR

If you meet the criteria listed above you will require an OHF F1 Waiver before you attend the Tryout. As per the OHF LOR Regulations, to be eligible for an F1 Waiver you first must try out for and be released from the Oakville Rangers AAA team in the age group you are requesting the Waiver for. If you are offered a spot on the Oakville Rangers AAA team in your requested age group you will not be eligible for an F1 Waiver. To request an OHF F1 Waiver from the Oakville Rangers:

  1. Register for and attend the Oakville Rangers AAA Tryouts
    • if you are selected for the team you are not eligible for an F1 Waiver
    • if you register for the Tryouts but do not attend (also known as a No-Show) you will not be eligible for an F1 Waiver
    • if you do not register for and attend tryouts (regardless of reason) you will not be eligible for an F1 Waiver
    • if you are released from the Tryout proceed to step two (below)
  2. Return to the Tryout Portal (the site where you registered for the Tryout) and log in to your account
  3. Select the menu option for Tryouts I Registered for
  4. Once you have been released from the team you will see a new option on your Tryout Application to request a Release
  5. Click that button and follow the instructions to complete your request

Please allow 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. Rush requests will not be accepted. Once approved you will receive your F1 Waiver via email to the primary email address on your Tryout Portal account. You must print the approved Waiver and bring it with you to the Tryout.



U14-U16 AAA & Below, U18 AA & Below: LOR Permission to Skate
The LOR Permission to Skate is utilized by all U14 and older teams, except for U18 AAA, within the LOR. A PTS is not required if you are returning to the same LOR Club you played for in the previous season. If you are trying out with a new LOR Club you will request your PTS from the Club you played for last season.

  • You reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR), and
  • You played on an Oakville Rangers team last season, and
  • You are not returning to the same team you played for last season, and
  • The team you are trying out for is part of the LOR

If you meet the criteria listed above you will require an LOR Permission to Skate before you attend the Tryout. Each Center has their own policies and procedures for issuing PTS Forms - the instructions listed below only apply to the ORHC.

To request an LOR Permission to Skate from the Oakville Rangers:

  1. Go to https://moha.sportskeeper.org/forms/PTS/LOR/
  2. Fill out and submit the form
  3. Upon approval, your PTS will be sent to the email address you provided on the form in step one above

Please allow 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. Rush requests will not be accepted. Once approved you will receive your Permission to Skate via email to the address you provided. You must print the approved PTS and bring it with you to the Tryout.



U14-U16 AAA: OMHA Permission to Skate
The OMHA U14-U16 AAA Permission to Skate is intended for AAA Players in U14, U15, and U16 that reside within in the LOR and are trying out for a AAA Team within the OMHA other than the team they played for last season. This form is specifically for AAA Teams within the OMHA. If you are looking to try out for a AAA Team in the GTHL or Alliance you will need an OHF F1 Waiver.

  • You played on an Oakville Rangers team last season, and
  • You are not returning to the same team you played for last season, and
  • You are trying out for a AAA Team within the OMHA

If you meet the criteria listed above you will require an OMHA U14-U16 AAA Permission to Skate before you attend the Tryout. A PTS is not required if you are returning to the same Club you played for in the previous season. If you are trying out with a new Club you will request your PTS from the Club you played for last season. Each Center has their own policies and procedures for issuing PTS Forms - the instructions listed below only apply to the ORHC.

To request an OMHA U14-U16 AAA Permission to Skate from the Oakville Rangers:

  1. Go to https://moha.sportskeeper.org/forms/PTS/U14-U16-AAA/
  2. Fill out and submit the form
  3. Upon approval, your PTS will be sent to the email address you provided on the form in step one above

Please allow 1-2 business days for your PTS Request to be processed. Rush requests will not be accepted. Do not wait for the day of the Tryout to request your PTS!! Once approved you will receive your Permission to Skate form via email to the address you provided. You must print and sign the approved PTS and bring it with you to the Tryout.



U14-U16 AAA: OHF F1 Waiver
In Rep (this rule does not apply to House League) LOR Residents are only eligible to register for teams within the LOR, and LOR teams are only allowed to register LOR Residents. For example, Oakville is in the LOR and Burlington is not. As such, Burlington residents can not play on Rep teams in Oakville at AA or below, nor can Oakville residents play on Rep teams in Burlington at AA or below. The only exception to this rule is at AAA with an OHF F1 Waiver. The F1 Waiver allows non-LOR Players to register for LOR teams or LOR Players to register for non-LOR teams.

  • You are not returning to the same team you played for last season

  • AND

  • You reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR), and
  • The team you are trying out for is outside the LOR

    OR

  • You DO NOT reside within the Lake Ontario Region (LOR), and
  • The team you are trying out for is part of the LOR

If you meet the criteria listed above you will require an OHF F1 Waiver before you attend the Tryout. As per Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Rules and Regulations, no Association is permitted to provide Waivers until the completion of the OHF Championships. To request an F1 Waiver, please email Melissa Wolk ([email protected]) with ALL of the following information:

  • Player’s Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • What team did they play for last season?
  • Which team are they trying out for?
  • Are they a Goalie or a Skater?

F1 Waiver Requests for Players in U14 and older will only be accepted via email

Please allow 1-2 business days for your request to be processed. Rush requests will not be accepted. Once approved you will receive your F1 Waiver via email. You must print the approved Waiver and bring it with you to the Tryout.



U18 AAA: Permission to Skate and Release Information
For information regarding U18 AAA Permission to Skates forms and details on how to request a U18 AAA Release please visit www.oakvillerangers.ca/Pages/18586/Midget_AAA_PTS_and_Waiver_Information/.



Jr. Permission to Skate
The ORHC can only issue Jr. Permission to Skate forms (also known as Jr. Tryout forms and Jr. Camp forms) to LOR Residents. If you played on an Oakville Rangers AAA team last season on an F1 Waiver and require a Jr. PTS for the upcoming season you will need to request it from your Home Center. The ORHC will issue Jr. PTS forms for Oakville Residents and LOR Residents that played on an ORHC AAA team last season.

To request a Jr. Permission to Skate from the Oakville Rangers:

  1. Go to https://moha.sportskeeper.org/forms/PTS/Junior/
  2. Fill out and submit the form
  3. Upon approval, your PTS will be sent to the email address you provided on the form in step one above

Please allow 1-2 business days for your PTS Request to be processed. Rush requests will not be accepted. Do not wait for the day of the Tryout to request your PTS!! Once approved you will receive your Permission to Skate form via email to the address you provided. You must print and sign the approved PTS and bring it with you to the Tryout.