REGISTRATION

*** REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SATURDAY JUNE 1ST, 2019 ***

REGISTRATION INFORMATION & FEES

SMHA ROCKIES HOCKEY ASSOCIATION BOUNDARIES

Players must hold permanent residency with one or more parents or legal guardians in one of the following communities:

  • Springbank - Rocky View County (including Elbow Valley)
  • Cougar Ridge
  • West Springs (including Wentworth)
  • Redwood Meadows and Bragg Creek.
  • Tsuu T'ina Nation
  • Grandfathered residents of Aspen (birth years 2002 & older – child is already playing in SMHA)
  • Grandfathered residents of Springbank Hill &  Discovery Ridge (birth years 2000 and older – child is already playing in SMHA)

 

If you do NOT reside in one of the above communities, please refer to the Hockey Calgary website  https://www.hockeycalgary.ca for information on other Community Associations

AGE RANGE OF PLAYERS

Players must be between the ages of 5 – 20 years of age as of December 31, 2019.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR HOCKEY

The whole process could take roughly 20 minutes, so please allow yourself enough time to read, understand, and complete all of the steps in this process as they are all important for the successful completion of your registration.

  • All Registrations for camps, Community Mainstream as well as House League will be completed on-line through the TeamSnap registration portal.

On-line registration will#registration-information-fees accept both VISA and MasterCard as the preferred method of payment.

**** Important *** New for 2019/20 you will be required to provide your Hockey Canada ID.

REGISTRATION STEPS:

If you are an existing SMHA Community hockey player and have your Hockey Canada ID, please click the appropriate registration buttons below:

For “My Child is New to Hockey” or “Transferring to SMHA” please follow the steps outlined below:

STEP 1 (PARENT) Mandatory Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Program

This program is mandated by Hockey Alberta and all players in Alberta must be connected to a Respect in Sport Certificate before you can register and get access to the Registration system.

  1. If this is the first time you have registered for a Hockey Program in Alberta: This one hour, online program must be completed by at least 1 parent or guardian of the player.  A separate fee is charged ($12.00 + gst). Register your child according to the name on his/her Birth Certificate. Please choose “Springbank” as your organization.  For detailed instructions and more information about this program, please click here.
    Click this link
    Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Program to go directly to their website.
  2. If the new player has a sibling in the system: you do NOT have to repeat the course (unless you took it prior to 2015/16 season and then you will have to re-certify), but you DO have to log into the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Program and add the new child to your profile.
    Click here to see steps to link a child to your profile.
  3. If you have taken a Respect in Sport Parent course for another sport: you may not have to take the course again (unless you took it prior to 2015/16 and then you will have to re-certify). Log into the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Program, click on “Already certified? Import your certificate” and follow the instructions.

 

Please ensure your Respect in Sport Parent Certification has not expired. It is valid for 4 years form date of certification (2015-16 season or later). SMHA does not have access to this number. If you have already completed the program you can obtain your Certificate # by logging into the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Program.

STEP 2 (PARENT) Proof of Player Age and Residency

E-mail the SMHA Registrar at operations@springbankhockey.com with the following information:

  1. Subject Line should read: New SMHA Hockey Registration – Child’s name
  2. Proof of age: Scanned copy or clear digital photo of the player’s Birth Certificate or Passport.
  3. Proof of Residency: Please provide a scanned copy or clear digital photo of two CURRENT proof of residency with your name and address (​PLEASE NOTE: a driver’s license, cellular phone bill or property tax bill will NOT be accepted as proof of residence):
    • Recent Utility Bill – please make sure it reflects both the mailing and service address
    • Current GST statement or Income Tax Assessment
    • Homeowner or Rental Insurance Statement
    • If moving prior to the start of the season, a signed purchase/rental agreement with possession date or a signed builder agreement with possession date.
  4. Proof of Respect in Sport - Parent: Copy of Respect in Sport Certificate or Respect in Sport Certificate Number.
  5. Parent Declaration Form:  Please click here for the fillable Hockey Calgary Parent Declaration Form.

 

PLEASE NOTE for all transferring members - TWO Proofs of Residence are required to accompany the Parent Declaration form.  Transfers may take over a week to process through the Hockey Canada Registry System.  It is advised that transfer requests are done well in advance of fee increase dates in order to provide sufficient time for the transfer process to be completed.

STEP 3 (PARENT)

Upon review of your child’s profile/completed transfer, SMHA will contact you to advise that you may proceed with registration.  Complete on-line registration with SMHA by pressing the appropriate registration button.

FEE MATRIX FOR 2019-20 SEASON

DivisionYear Of BirthJune 1 – June 30
Registration Fees
July 1 – July 31
Registration Fees
Aug 1 - Aug 18
Registration Fees
Post Aug 18
Registration Fees
U72014-15$800$850$900$1050
U92012-13$1,110$1,160$1,210$1,360
U112010-11$1,195$1,245$1,295$1,445
U132008-09$1,295$1,345$1,395$1,545
U152006-07$1,395$1,445$1,495$1,645
U182003-05$1,395$1,445$1,495$1,645
U212000-02$1,100$1,100$1,100$1,100
U9 House2012-13N/A$725$825$825
U11 House2010-11N/A$725$825$825
U13 House2010-11N/A$725$825$825

CONDITIONING CAMPS

For U9, U11 and U13 Camps.

  • These optional camps, Skate & Dry-land combined are an additional fee of ($100) per registrant and are non-refundable. These camps are subject to late fees ($20 increase)if registration is on or after July 1st. Please refer to Springbank’s Refund policy on camp(s)
  • Goalie (Atom & PW) conditioning camps will be with the out-player conditioning camps and are $50 for goalie.
  • These conditioning camps are professionally run by Global Sport Academy Group instructors in order to get registrants up to speed for our September Player Placement Program.
  • Registrants will be assigned into either Group A, B or C. All Age Group Coordinators are responsible for all groupings and will directly contact participants with the assigned group no later then a week prior to sessions beginning

For U15 and U18:

  • These optional camps, Skate &/or Dry-land, are separate packages with additional fees each ($100) per camp and are non-refundable. These camps are subject to late fees ($20 increase)if registration is on or after July 1st. Please refer to Springbank’s Refund policy on camp(s)
  • Goalie conditioning camps will be with the out-player conditioning camps and are $50 for goalie.
  • These conditioning camps will be professionally run by Global Sport Academy Group instructors in order to get registrants up to speed for our September Player Placement Program.
  • Dry-land training is available to goalies & out-players in U15 and U18, as an additional optional camp. Fees per registrant are non-refundable and subject to late fees if registration is on or after July 1st. Please refer to Springbank’s Refund policy on camp(s)
  • Registrants will be assigned into either Group A or B. All Age Group Coordinators are responsible for all groupings and will directly contact participants with the assigned group no later then a week prior to sessions beginning

Mandatory U15 Checking Clinic

  • U15 Body Checking camps - This clinic is mandatory and has non-refundable $40 fee for all 2006-born players entering U15. These are required regardless of other programs you have taken that offer checking and if you designated non-body contact.  Goalies are not required to attend and will not be billed for clinic.
  • All registrants will be contacted by the Age Group Coordinator with your times for a mid-September date

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

 

Registration fees will be refunded based upon the SMHA Cancellation Policy.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

There are options for families who meet the income requirements.


Flames Even Strength Program

  • Provides assistance to families with up to a maximum dollar value per registered player in minor hockey.
  • Click here for the Flames Even Strength Program

North West Calgary Athletic Association, NWCAA

U15 & U18 Players that are trying out for the AA/AAA NWCAA teams must follow the regular registration process for SMHA.

  • You will choose either the U15 or U18 Program Fee Package
  • Payment arrangement at the time of registration must be made to ensure a spot is held at the community level for your player.

SMHA PLAYER PLACEMENT PROGRAM

  • Will commence on:
    • Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 for regular community stream, including U9, U11 and U13 (exact dates and times yet to be determined),
    • Mid to late September for U15, U18 and U21
  • U11 and U13 Goalies will have initial placement sessions prior to the Labour Day long weekend, but nothing on the Labour Day weekend itself.

Age GroupPlayer Placement (PP)Estimated 1st Practice
U7Sept 7th - 15thSept 21st (first weekend after last PP)
U9Sept 3rd - 14thSept 18th (three days after last PP)
U11Sept 3rd - 15thSept 18th (three days after last PP)
U11 GoalieAug 27 & 28 plus the above
U13Sept 4th -15thSept 19th (three days after last PP)
U13 GoalieAug 27 & 28 plus the above
U15Sept 22nd - 28thOct 2nd (three days after the last PP)
U15 GoalieSept 21st plus the above
U18Sept 24th - 29th Oct 3rd (three days after the last PP)
U18 GoalieSept 23rd plus the above
U21Sept 16-23rdTBD

Boundaries & Residency Requirements

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SMHA ROCKIES HOCKEY ASSOCIATION BOUNDARIES

Players must hold permanent residency with one or more parents or legal guardians in one of the following communities:

  • Springbank - Rocky View County (including Elbow Valley)
  • Cougar Ridge
  • West Springs (including Wentworth)
  • Redwood Meadows and Bragg Creek.
  • Tsuu T'ina Nation
  • Grandfathered residents of Aspen (birth years 2002 & older – child is already playing in SMHA)
  • Grandfathered residents of Springbank Hill &  Discovery Ridge (birth years 1999 and older – child is already playing in SMHA)

AGE RANGE OF PLAYERS

Players must be between the ages of 5 – 20 years of Age as of December 31, 2018.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

Proof of residency can be asked for at any time.  


Document that will be accepted will be a current utility bill in your name, homeowner documents or tenant agreements (Please note that a Property Tax bill will not be accepted as Proof of Residence.

For all registrations, addresses must be a street address or legal description with post office box and not just a box number or work address.  If you are unsure whether you reside within the boundaries please click here to look at a map of the SMHA area (be aware that the map will come up in a separate window). It is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure they are within these boundaries. If you have any questions, please contact the registrar of SMHA at registrar@springbankhockey.com.

NOTICE: FOR ALL NEW RESIDENTS OF SPRINGBANK

Hockey Calgary requires all NEW SMHA Registrants to complete a Parent Declaration Form along with proof of residency, including a valid driver’s license, recent utility bills, to verify the address on the registration. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

The penalty for falsification of this information will be very severe. If it is proven a member has falsified this information, and lives outside the boundaries of SMHA, they will be immediately suspended from SMHA and will forfeit any outstanding registration fee. In addition, Hockey Calgary may suspend the player from all hockey Associations in the City of Calgary and could suspend the Springbank team, its coach, and even SMHA.

​Boundary Map (Click for Larger view)

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West Calgary Hockey League (WCHL) Information

NOVICE, ATOM, AND PEE WEE HOUSE LEAGUE 2019-20 SEASON

IMPORTANT: Registration for WCHL will open July 1st, 2019 as in previous years due to the Hockey Calgary boundary review.  Registration is anticipated to open for WCHL only on July 1 and will be posted here when it has been determined.

The West Calgary House League is part of Hockey Calgary and is comprised of teams from TWHA, Glenlake Minor Hockey Club and Springbank Minor Hockey Association.

Questions about House League, please contact: houseleague@springbankhockey.com

ABOUT WCHL

Philosophy - The purpose of house league is to provide recreational players the opportunity to play organized hockey in an environment that is affordable, fun, and safe with moderate time commitments allowing for participation in other social, academic or recreational activities.  It also provides a less intimidating and competitive format for players with limited skills and knowledge of hockey.

While House League emphasizes fun hockey with no statistics or standings, skill development is still provided by certified volunteer parent coaches and games are played with certified officials.  There are fewer ice times on mostly fixed dates and times and less travel.  All teams play in one division and are equally balanced with a variety of skill levels. The season runs from October to February with evaluations usually the last weekend of September ending at the end of February. All teams have one practice and one game per week.  Practice schedules are fixed as much as available ice will allow and game schedules released with as much advanced notice as possible so families have reasonable knowledge of how their schedule will look.  Teams are not permitted to play games or participate in tournaments outside their league or purchase additional ice for practices. There are no cash calls or fundraising permitted.  As demand for this program is high, registration is on a first come basis with a maximum number of players allowed for the entire house league so register early. Every registered player is required to have a valid Respect in Sport – Parent certification.

It is essential that parents step up to volunteer for the various roles required to run the league smoothly. These roles include, but are not limited to, coaches, on ice volunteers and team managers.  Without enough volunteers, we will not be able to continue to run the league.

New for 2019-2020 Season

This is a very exciting season coming up!  The West Calgary House League has been running as three separate associations since inception. The upcoming season marks a change to the operations and administration of the WCHL whereby it will now be amalgamated with the three associations.  Players will continue to register with their Hockey Calgary designated association according to residency within association boundaries, however, teams will now be formed with players and coaches from all three associations.  This change will allow more teams in the WCHL with better balanced and competitive teams across the league.  Communication will be more WCHL specific although families will remain receiving their individual association’s general communications.

As part of this amalgamation, we have worked closely with Hockey Calgary to secure ice at George Blundun/Optimist arenas for WCHL practices and games. This location is central to all three associations to assist with reducing travel time for families during the season.  The exception to this will be Atom games as we were unable to secure ice on Sunday so they will rotate through various arenas of Glenlake, Springbank and Trails West.  Note that PeeWee games are scheduled on Saturday.

Game Jerseys – WCHL game jerseys are sponsored by the Calgary Flames every other year and supplied by the associations for the other year and players may keep their jerseys every season.

Friend Requests - At the time of registration, ONE friend request can be made. Only one request will be accepted and it must be reciprocated. Friend requests now may be from any of the associations that form the WCHL. We will do our best to accommodate every request, however, there is no guarantee as our priority is to make sure that the teams are balanced in both players and coaches for a fair and even season.

Coach qualifications - Coaches for House League are required to have the same coach qualifications as regular stream. Note, this means that Checking Skills will be required for Atom and PeeWee Head Coaches.

FEES

$725.00 (note a late fee of $100 will be applied to registrations after August 1)

SEASON DATES

October - February

EVALUATIONS

Late September / early October.  The exact times to be determined once registration closes.

PLAYER ALLOWANCE

Subject to registration numbers but will be capped as noted below:

  • NOVICE:           12 teams
  • ATOM:             12 teams
  • PEEWEE:          6 teams

Resources

Hockey Calgary – Community House League Operations Guide

Hockey Calgary – House League In-Game Resources

West Calgary House League (WCHL) Season 2019/20

Pre-SkateSeptember 28, 2019 
Evaluation SkateOctober 5, 2019
Fall (2019)
Practices startOct 13 weekNote: no PeeWee practice on Halloween
Games startOct 19/20
Picture DayLate Oct/Mid Nov
Last game (2019)Dec 7/8
Last Practice (2019)Dec 13-19Note: no Atom practice on Dec 20
Christmas BreakDec 21-Jan 1
Winter (2020)
Games startJan 4/5
Practices startJan 2-3Note: No Novice practice on New Years Day
ESSO blackoutJan 13-17 (no practices that week)
WCHL FestivalFeb 12-17(no practices that week)
Last practicesFeb 19-21
Last gameFeb 22/23
PRACTICE daysGAME days
NoviceWednesday^Saturday*
AtomFridaySunday**
PeeWeeThursdaySaturday*

^Novice Practices: All can start as early as 4:15pm and will mainly be at George Blundun or Optimist however will also rotate occasionally to Springbank Park for All Seasons or Edge School.

Atom and PeeWee Practices: All can start as early as 4:15pm and will be at George Blundun or Optimist.

*Novice and PeeWee Games: All can start as early as 7:00am and will be at George Blundun or Optimist.

**Atom Games: All can start as early as 7:00am and will rotate through various arenas within Glenlake, Springbank and Trails West.

Schedule

Practice Schedule - one practice per week

  • Novice: Wednesday - practices may start as early as 4:15 p.m.
  • Atom:  Friday - practices may start as early as 4:15 p.m.
  • PeeWee: Thursday - practices may start as early as 4:15 p.m.
  • First Practice: the week of Oct 13, 2019
  • Holiday Break:  Dec 21, 2019 – January 1, 2020
  • Blackout Period:  Jan 13 – 17, 2020 due to Esso Minor Hockey Week
  • Blackout Period:  Feb 10 – 17, 2020 due to the WCHL Festival

 

Game Schedule - one game per week

  • Fall: October 19/20 (beginning weekend) - December 7/8 (last weekend in the rotation)
  • Winter: January 4/5 (beginning weekend)- February 22/23 (last weekend in the rotation)
  • Novice: Saturday - game times may start as early as 7:00 a.m.
  • Atom: Sunday - game times may start as early as 7:00 a.m.
  • PeeWee: Saturday - game times may start as early as 7:00 a.m. *was traditionally Sunday

WCHL Festival

  • Feb 13- 17, 2020 (Family Day Long Weekend) - some age groups will begin as early as the Wednesday evening and some age groups will end as late as the holiday Monday.

FAQ

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Contact

 

32224A Springbank Road,

Calgary, Alberta T3Z 2L9