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Comparison between the Knights Select and the GTHL (A level) programs
What are some important differences between the Knights Select and the GTHL (A level) programs? The following table compares important consideration of the two programs.
|Select – Knights||GTHL – A Level|
|Division and Age of Entry||Tykes (age 6)||Minor Atom (age 9)|
|Costs||Varies per team and activities. Range: $1,500 – $2,500 per player (excluding House League fees and tournament costs)||Varies per team and activities. Range: $3,500-$5,000 per player excluding tournament costs|
|Body Checking||No – At all ages and in all divisions||Yes – Starting at Minor Peewee (age 11)|
|Length of Season||Early October to March||Early September to March or April (playoff exits can be as early as February)|
|Tryouts for New Season||Late April (after the GTHL has completed their tryouts)||April (after the end of the season)|
|Number of Games||1 per week; 18 in a full season||2 per week; 36 in a full season|
|Practices per Week||1 per week (but can be 2 if a team adds a skill session)||2 (minimum) to 3 per week (depending on skill sessions)|
|Weekly Skill Sessions||Not usually; does occur with certain teams in some younger age groups||Yes for many teams and will be in addition to regular practices|
|Number of Tournaments||Usually 1 per year but can be as many as 3 depending on team||Usually 3-4: Early Bird, Out-of-Town, Xmas, End-of-Year|
|Arenas||North York arenas||All arenas east of Dufferin Street for the East Division|
|Advance Notice for Games||NYHL Website: 3 weeks||GTHL Website: 5 weeks|
|Guarantee of Playing on Same Team Each Year||No, but the probability is high that the majority of players will return and be signed by the team.||No, and there can be several roster changes each year due to the greater movement of players between clubs in the GTHL.|