REGISTRATION

Registration OPENING JUNE 15th

REGISTRATION INFORMATION & FEES

AGE RANGE OF PLAYERS

Players must be between the ages of 5 – 20 years of age as of December 31, 2022

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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. 

    • Each Stream has its own registration link please be mindful of which link you are choosing to register.
    • Registrations will be completed online through the TeamSnap registration portal.
    • Online registration will accept both VISA and MasterCard as the preferred method of payment.
    • Full payment will be required at registration check-out.
  • Please review Hockey Calgary's "What stream is right for me" if you are unsure which program to register for
  • Streams offered at Springbank:
    • Community League (U7-U18)
    • Jrc (U21)*please note tryouts are required, see the section on Tryouts
    • West Calgary House League (U9 & U11) - you must use a private link.
      • If you are looking for more details and to register for the West Calgary House League (Flames Community House League) please visit their section West Calgary House League Information at the bottom of this page.

If you are new to Hockey you will be required to follow the steps below "I'm registering my Child for the first time" prior to gaining access to the registration

If you are transferring you will be required to follow the steps below "Transferring my player to SMHA" prior to gaining access to the registration

For all registration inquiries please contact operations@springbankhockey.com

 

**** Important *** you will be required to provide your Hockey Canada ID.

REGISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY STREAM:

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

Respect in Sport - Parent (RIS-Parent)

This program is mandated by Hockey Alberta and all players in Alberta must be connected to a Respect in Sport - Parent Certificate before they can register and gain access to the registration system

  • Please ensure your Respect in Sport Parent Certification has not expired.
  • Recertification is due every 4 years in May on the anniversary of your certification date and must be completed prior to registering.
  • SMHA does not cover the cost of this program, you will be required to pay.
  • 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.
  • If you require assistance please contact the Respect Group Helpdesk: 1-866-956-9791 (available 6 am-10 pm MST)

First time registering:

  • This one-hour, online program must be completed by at least 1 parent or guardian of the player. 
  • There is a fee for this program and SMHA DOES NOT cover the charge.
  • Register your child according to the name on his/her Birth Certificate.
  • Please choose Springbank as your organization. Note: there will be other options with Springbank in the name please only choose the one that says "Springbank"
  • 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.

Adding a new player to an existing certificate:

If you have taken a Respect in Sport Parent course for another sport:

  • Log into the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport Program, click on “Already certified? Import your certificate” and follow the instructions.
  • Please note that not all programs are equal and you might be required to take the course regardless. 
  • If you need assistance in importing or inquires about your certificate please contact the Helpdesk (found above)

I'm transferring my player to SMHA - Existing Player

STEP 1:  (parent) An up-to-date Respect in Sport - Parent is required for all transferring players to be approved.

STEP 2:  (parent) Proof of Residency

NOTE: Does the player have a family member who is a coach? If they would like to coach with SMHA a transfer will be required for them as well. Please follow the step below - "Coach Transfer" to be included in the Player transfer.

E-mail operations@springbankhockey.com with the following information:
  • Subject Line should read: Transferring to SMHA – Child’s name
  • Proof of age: Scanned copy or clear digital photo of the player’s Birth Certificate or Passport.
  • Proof of Residency: Please provide a scanned copy or clear digital photo of TWO CURRENT proof of residency with your name and address.
    • Recent Utility Bill – please make sure it reflects both the mailing and service address (the entire page must be visible)
    • Proof of Community school enrollment
    • 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.
    • If moving to a home under construction - a signed builder agreement with possession date

PLEASE NOTE: a driver’s license, cellular phone bill or property tax bill will NOT be accepted as proof of residence

  • Proof of Respect in Sport - Parent: Copy of Respect in Sport Certificate or Respect in Sport Certificate Number.
  • Parent Declaration Form:  Please Click Here for the fillable Hockey Calgary Parent Declaration Form. Both parents must sign.
  • Coach Transfer - if you have a family member that would like to continue coaching their profile will need to be transferred as well, please provide their full name (the name on your RIS-Activity Leader) and birthdate in order for the transfer to be completed.

The above steps are for transferring within Canada, if you are transferring your player internationally you must contact SMHA operations at operations@springbankhockey.com for further steps needing to be taken.

STEP 3: (operations) Upon review of your child’s profile/completed transfer, SMHA will contact you to advise that you may proceed with registration.

 

**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.

I'm registering my child for the first time - New Player

STEP 1: (parent) Complete the required step for Respect in Sport - Parent (see above)

STEP 2: (parent) Proof of Player Age and Residency

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

  • Subject Line should read: New to SMHA – Child’s name
  • Proof of age: Scanned copy or clear digital photo of the player’s Birth Certificate or Passport.
  • Proof of Residency: Please provide a scanned copy or clear digital photo of TWO CURRENT proof of residency with your name and address.

    • Recent Utility Bill – please make sure it reflects both the mailing and service address (the entire page must be visible)
    • Proof of Community school enrollment
    • 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.
    • If moving to a home under construction - a signed builder agreement with possession date

PLEASE NOTE: a driver’s license, cellular phone bill or property tax bill will NOT be accepted as proof of residence

  • Proof of Respect in Sport - Parent: Copy of Respect in Sport Certificate or Respect in Sport Certificate Number.
  • Parent Declaration Form:  Please Click Here for the fillable Hockey Calgary Parent Declaration Form

STEP 3: (operations) Upon review of your child’s profile, SMHA will contact you to advise that you may proceed with registration.

2022-23 SEASON REGISTRATION FEES (*fees TBD after the AGM-May 26th)

DivisionBirth year
Jan1-Dec31
Base Fee*
Fees TBD after AGM
Aug 15th
Late Fee
$250
U72016-2017$$
U92014-2015$$
U112012-2013$$
U132010-2011$$
U152008-2009$$
U182005-2007$$
U212002-2004$n/a

SMHA PLAYER PLACEMENT PROGRAM

All team announcements will be via Teamsnap.

Once the Player Placement Program has been completed the AGCs have 48 - 72 hours to submit the rosters to Operations to input into Teamsnap.

Parents will receive an email notification from Operations informing them their team is now viewable in Teamsnap.

2022-23 Player Placement Timeline PDF (table below)

The Player Placement process document describes the process used to fairly evaluate players and place them on teams with like skilled players and allow for a fun and competitive season for all players.

The Player Placement evaluator guidelines document sets out guidelines for how players are to be evaluated as part of the player placement program.

 

 Pathway Pre-Skate* Hockey Canada initiative giving players a pre-skate opportunity before evalutionsU15 First year players Checking ClinicGoalie Skill assessmentsPlayer Placement
ROUND
1
Player Placement
ROUND
2
Player Placement
ROUND
3
Player Placement
ROUND
4
Player Placement
ROUND
5
Practices "CAN" begin
U72 sessions
Sept 6th OR 7th OR 8th OR 9th
AND
Saturday, Sept 10th
N/AN/ASunday, Sept 11thWednesday, Sept 14th
OR
Thursday, Sept 15th
OR
Friday, Sept 16th
Saturday, Sept 17thN/AN/ATBD Sept 24th
U94 sessions
Thursday, Sept 1st
AND
Friday, Sept 2nd
AND
Tuesday, Sept 6th
AND
Wed, Sept 7 OR Thurs, Sept 8th
N/AN/ASaturday, Sept 10th*
Sunday, Sept 11thWednesday, Sept 14th
OR
Thursday, Sept 15th
Saturday, Sept 17thSunday, Sept 18thTBD Sept 24th
U114 sessions
Thursday, Sept 1st
AND
Friday, Sept 2nd
AND
Tuesday, Sept 6th
AND
Wed, Sept 7 OR Thurs, Sept 8th
N/AThursday, Sept 8th
AND
Friday, Sept 9th
Saturday, Sept 10th*
Sunday, Sept 11thTuesday, Sept 13th
OR
Wednesday, Sept 14th
Sunday, Sept 18thTuesday, Sept 20th
OR
Wednesday, Sept 21st
TBD Sept 24th
U13N/AN/AWednesday, Sept 14th
AND
Thursday, Sept 15th
AND
Friday, Sept 16th
Saturday, Sept 17thSunday, Sept 18thMonday, Sept 19th
OR
Tuesday, Sept 20th
OR
Wednesday, Sept 21st
Saturday, Sept 24thSunday, Sept 25thTBD Sept 30th
U15N/AMonday, Sept 12th
OR
Wednesday, Sept 14th
OR
Friday, Sept 16th
Monday, Sept 19th
AND
Tuesday, Sept 20th
AND
Wednesday, Sept 21st
Thursday, Sept 22nd
OR
Friday, Sept 23rd
Saturday, Sept 24thSunday, Sept 25thTuesday, Sept 27th
OR
Wednesday, Sept 28th
Balancing games where tiers are doubled TBD Sept 29 or 30TBD Oct 3rd
U18N/AN/ASunday, Sept 25th
AND
Monday, Sept 26th
AND
Tuesday, Sept 27th
Thursday, Sept 29th
OR
Friday, Sept 30th
Saturday, Oct 1stSunday, Oct 2ndMonday, Oct 3rd
OR
Tuesday, Oct 4th
Balancing games where tiers are doubled TBD Oct 5thTBD Oct 10th

 

 

 

PREP CAMPS - 2022

  • You must register for these camps via the link below, these camps are not a part of your Season Registration. (with the exception of U7 see section below)
  • These camps offer ice and dryland opportunities for age groups U9 to U18
  • U13, U15 and U18 camps are designed to engage our SMHA membership and these camps will conflict with NWCAA tryouts - please be mindful of this when registering for SMHA prep camps as our fees are non-refundable.
  • Camps are subject to capping and early registration is encouraged.
  • Camp registration will close on August 21st.
  • The camp fees are non-refundable.
  • Fees are fixed and no adjustments will be made for missed sessions or late registrations.
  • These camps are subject to late fees if registration is after Aug 15th.
Goalie-only prep camps for U11 to U18 are a two-day offering
  • Goalies have the opportunity to attend the dryland portion with the skater groups.

NEW! U7 prep camps are now being offered, this camp has two skates and NO dryland. These camps are offered at the time of your U7 Season Registration ONLY there will be NO other opportunity to register if you miss this during your season registration.

Prep camps are professionally run by Global Sport Academy instructors in order to get registrants up to speed for our September Player Placement Program.

There are NO programs running on Labour day long weekend (Saturday to Monday)

All registrants for camps will be contacted by their Age Group coordinator after the August 21st closing date and a full schedule will be available via group assignments in Teamsnap

PREP CAMP FEES & PROGRAM OUTLINE (fees TBD after the AGM, May 26th)

CategoryCost*
Fees TBD after AGM
Ice SessionsDryland
Sessions
Date range
U7TBD*2n/aAug 27th & 28th
U9$53Aug 27th-Early Sept
U11$53Aug 27th-Early Sept
U13$53Aug 27th-Early Sept
Note: times will conflict with NWCAA tryouts
U15$55Sept 10th - Mid Sept
Note: times will conflict with NWCAA tryouts
U18$55Sept 10th - Mid Sept
Note: times will conflict with NWCAA tryouts
Goalie Prep-Camp
U11$23*Aug 27th & 28th
U13$23*Aug 27th & 28th
U15$25*Aug 27th & 28th
U18$25*Aug 27th & 28th
All fees are subject to late charge of $25 Aug 15th *will be scheduled with the outskaters through out SeptemberNo labour day long weekend scheduling
Please contact Operations@springbankhockey.com if you have any other inquires.

MANDATORY U15 CHECKING CLINIC

  • Held prior to the U15 Player Placement
  • This clinic is a mandatory non-refundable fee for all 2009-born players entering U15.
  • These are required regardless of other programs you have taken that offered checking or your designated non-body contact.
  • The only position exempt are goalies
  • Those who are in NWCAA tryouts will be refunded and not required to attend
  • All registrants will be contacted by the Age Group Coordinator with your times for a mid-September date

TRYOUTS ELITE STREAM AND JRC

Northwest Calgary Athletic Association(NWCAA) Elite Stream

U13, U15 & U18 Players that are trying out for the AA/AAA NWCAA teams must follow the below steps.

Please note that SMHA does not manage nor run the Elite stream and you will be required to follow the registration process with NWCAA separate from SMHA's requirements

If you have any questions on how to register with NWCAA please contact nwcaaoperations@gmail.com

STEP 1: Register with Springbank Minor Hockey

  • Players who are trying out for the NWCAA (Quadrant/Elite Stream) are required to register with Springbank Hockey (Community) as well.
  • This is important as these age groups are subject to capping by our Association due to player/goalie spots availability. It is wise to have your Elite player’s spot held for them.
  • Springbank understands you are required to pay upfront for your Elite stream tryout and will collect your Springbank fees if you return to the community.
  • In the registration process choose “Trying out for NWCAA(Quadrants)” your fees will be held for your tryout period with NWCAA.
  • SMHA Operations will follow up to ensure you have registered with NWCAA if you fail to register with them the above-held fees will be reinstated and you will be required to pay in full prior to evaluations with SMHA
  • You must register prior to Fee increases (refer to fee table) as you will have to pay the increase difference and that fee is Non-refundable (refer to our Refund Policy)

NOTE: SMHA prep-camp scheduling will conflict with NWCAA tryouts and you are cautioned as SMHA has a non-refundable policy

STEP 2: Register with North West Calgary Athletic Association https://www.nwcaa.ca/registration/

Be sure to keep the Springbank Operations administrator up to date on your player's progress and good luck!

 

 Springbank Junior C (U21) Tryouts

  • All registrants are required to try out for a position on SMHA’s U21 (Junior C) Team and provide a $50 non-refundable fee at the time of registration.
  • After communication of successfully being offered a roster spot on the Junior C Team, the player will have three days to pay their registration fee.
  • The registrar will be notified of the successful player and will reach out to them via the Teamsnap system
  • Such registration fees will either be paid in full or via 3 equal installments offered through a pre-arranged Teamsnap invoicing system
  • If the player fails to pay their registration fees when due, they will be removed from the team and replaced.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

 

Registration fees will be refunded based upon the 2021/22 refund_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

Boundaries & Residency Requirements

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SMHA ROCKIES HOCKEY ASSOCIATION BOUNDARIES

Players must hold a 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

Hockey Calgary Interactive Boundary Map

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

Proof of residency can be asked for at any time.  


A 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 a 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.

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. Please see NEW to Hockey 

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 House League (WCHL) Information

U9 & U11 HOUSE LEAGUE 2022-23 SEASON

Registration for WCHL will open SOON

NEW:  U13 will not be offered as part of the West Calgary House League for the 2022-2023 season.  Interested participants have the option to register in the U13 division in the community league with SMHA or register in the U13 program with Recreational Hockey Calgary.

The West Calgary House League is a part of Hockey Calgary’s Flames Community House League program and is composed of members from the South West quadrant encompassing the boundaries of Trails West Hockey Association, Glenlake Minor Hockey Club and Springbank Minor Hockey Association.

Members who register for the West Calgary House League are governed by the Hockey Calgary - Community House League Operations Guide and the WCHL structure and procedures, including arena locations, as set forth below.

See the below "program information important dates" for practice/game times and fixed days

Questions about West Calgary House League, please contact: westcalgaryhouseleague@gmail.com

INFORMATION & HOW TO REGISTER (2022-23 coming soon)

If you are new to Hockey and have not obtained your Hockey Id, taken your Respect in Sport - Parent or notified SMHA Operations you will NOT be able to access registration. Please follow the steps found under "I'm registering my Child for the first time" at the top of this webpage before registering for this program.

Program Information important dates 2021-22 WCHL

WCHL Guide to Registration 2021-2022

 

FAQ

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Contact

 

32224A Springbank Road,

Calgary, Alberta T3Z 2L9