North American Indigenous Games try out dates set

Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario will be hosting tryouts across the province of Ontario, in all regions, to select Indigenous athletes to represent Team Ontario at NAIG 2023, scheduled to take place in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth and Millbrook First Nation.

ONTARIO – September 16, 2022 – As Ontario’s designated Provincial and Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body, Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) is tasked with identifying, selecting, and managing the athletes, coaches, and team staff who will represent Team Ontario at the North American Indigenous Games 2023.

Indigenous youth residing in Ontario that meet the age eligibility guidelines are welcome to try out for Team Ontario; the age eligibility for athletes for NAIG 2023 are as follows: 19U are 2004 and later, 16U are 2007 and later and 14U are 2009 and later.

Tryouts for Team Ontario will kick off in Thunder Bay on October 2 at several venues across the city, for the following sports: archery, soccer, athletics, softball, baseball, beach volleyball and canoe/kayak. A full schedule of tryouts for Thunder Bay has been posted to the ISWO website and registration is now open. Tryouts will continue to take place throughout the year and into 2023.

Here are the additional upcoming tryouts currently planned for Team Ontario in preparation for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games currently: Kapuskasing for October 14 and 15, Six Nations and London for October 29 and 30, Sudbury for November 5 and 6, Sault Ste. Marie for November 26 and 27, Toronto for December 3 and 4 and 10 and 11, Moose Factory for January 13 to 15, Timmins January 27 to 29, Sioux Lookout on January 28 and Kenora on February 4 and 5.

Registration opens approximately one month in advance of tryouts. Registration must be done in advance of tryouts. Dates and locations are tentative and subject to change. Tryouts for some sport categories will be taking place online only. For the most up-to-date info, visit iswo.ca

Note that online registration is required to attend a tryout. For those youth unable to attend a tryout in person, an ‘online tryout application’ will be available via the My ISWO Portal. Online tryout applications require a tryout fee and will be assessed using the same guidelines and selection policies as in-person tryouts, by Team Ontario coaches and managers.

The upcoming tryouts slated to take place in Kapuskasing, Six Nations, London, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Oshawa, Moose Factory, Timmins, Kenora and Sioux Lookout include varying sports. Visit iswo.ca for the most up-to-date information.

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