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Bears Tryouts

2016-17 Tryout Information

Tryouts: $125 per player and $150 if you register less than 3 days before the first day of your age group tryouts. A Bears Tryout jersey is provided for each player to keep.

All players must be registered with USA Hockey for the 2016-17 season.

Theses forms must be completed and signed.  Please bring them with you to check-in at your first session.


2016-2017 USA Hockey Age Groups By Birth Year

  • Midget 18U 1998-99
  • Midget 16U 2000-01
  • Bantam 2002-03
  • Peewee 2004-05
  • Squirt 2006-07 
  • Mite 2008-2011


Bears 2016-17 Tryouts

The 2016-17 Tryouts have been concluded and if you missed the tryouts or are new to the Bay Area and are interested in finding out if there is an opening with one of the teams please contact:

Derek Donald, Hockey Manager


All Bears Tryouts will be held at the Oakland Ice Center Operated by Sharks Ice.

The Bears will have 3 Squirt, 2 Peewee, and 1 Bantam team at the A/B levels and an 18UAA & 16UAA team for the 2016-17 season. 

Click on your age group below to register.


Friday, June 3: 8:15-9:15pm

Saturday, June 4: 9:30-10:30am

Sunday, June 5: 5:15-6:15pm


Friday, June 3: 7:00-8:00pm

Saturday, June 4: 10:45-11:45am

Sunday, June 5: 4:00-5:00pm


Friday, June 3: 5:45-6:45pm

Saturday, June 4: 12:00-1:00pm

Sunday, June 5: 2:45-3:45pm


Midget 18UAA

Friday, May 13: 5:45-7:15pm

Saturday, May 14: 3:45-5:15pm

Sunday, May 15: 11:15am-12:45pm

Midget 16UAA

Friday, May 13: 5:45-7:15pm

Saturday, May 14: 3:45-5:15pm

Sunday, May 15: 11:15am-12:45pm

What If I Can't Attend or Miss Tryouts?

Should we still register?
YES - Players who are not able to attend tryouts for any reason should still register for tryouts using the online registration process. Only players who are registered will be considered for a roster spot.

Can you hold a spot for my player?
NO - We do not hold spots on teams for players who are unable to attend tryouts. Arrangements may be made in advance, pending coach availability, for coaches to evaluate a player prior to tryouts if you are not able to attend any of the tryout sessions so that the coach may take that player into consideration. But no decision will be made on any player not in attendance until the completion of tryouts.

What if we can't get on the ice before or during tryouts?
If you are unable to get on the ice prior to tryouts or make tryouts, your player registration entitles the player to three skates with the team (given there is still space at the conclusion of tryouts) to be considered. Once the player has completed a minimum of one skate or a maximum of three skates, the coach may offer the player a spot on the team, at which time the standard financial deposit is due.

What if we can only attend one skate, or will miss one or more of the tryout sessions?
One is better than none! All players are encouraged to attend as many tryout sessions as they can. Players should make coaches aware if they will not be present at any future tryout. If the coach has made a decision on the player at that time they may choose to offer the player a spot, or defer to the completion of tryouts. If the player is offered a spot, a standard financial deposit and signed contract is required at the time of acceptance.