AGE/DIVISION BREAKDOWN (as of December 31 of current year):
ALLSTATE INSURANCE DISCOUNT FOR FYHA MEMBERSHIP
Initiation - 4-6 year olds
Novice - 7 & 8 year olds
Atom - 9 & 10 year olds
Peewee - 11 & 12 year olds
Bantam - 13 & 14 year olds
Midget - 15, 16, & 17 year olds
FYHA has partnered with Allstate Insurance for the 2012-13 season which will provide our membership with a 9% discount on home and auto insurance. Even if Allstate is your current provider, you are still eligible for the discount. Allstate's prices are very competitive so take advantage of this great offer and speak to a representative today at 452-0009. For more information on the discount, please click here
. Allstate is a valued sponsor of our Capital Invitational tournament and NHL Alumni Fundraiser game.
COMPETITIVE TEAM INFORMATION
If you are not familiar with competitive hockey or if you are deciding between competitive and recreational hockey for your Atom aged child (9&10 before Dec 31), please consider the following details BEFORE you make a decision whether or not to try out for a competitive team.
-Tryouts are held over a period of approximately three weeks. Players are evaluated and teams are selected by a draft process. Special requests cannot be entertained (i.e. to play with other children, play for specific coach, etc.).
-If chosen to a competitive team, be prepared for an additional fee of up to $350 almost immediately.
-Competitive teams generally have a mandatory early morning practice at 6:00am through the week.
-Competitive league is made up of several teams. This means travel to Oromocto, Minto, Stanley, Woodstock, etc for games.
-Most competitive teams will also travel to a minimum of 3 tournaments throughout the year (which usually means overnight in hotels).
The FYHA provides an entry-level hockey program for 4-8 year-old children which is based on the Hockey Canada Initiation program. The children are divided by age with the 4-6 year-olds forming the Timbits level and the 7&8 year-olds forming the Novice level. The specific objectives of the program are:
-To have fun while developing a positive attitude towards hockey;
-To introduce concepts of fairness and good sportsmanship and ensure that players maintain clean play and discipline at all times;
-To develop individual skating, puck control, passing, and shooting skills in the above order of priority;
-To introduce at the second year Novice level (Novice Major) the team approach in playing, including positional play and the concept of offsides.
RECREATION TEAM BUDGETS
Recreational teams are not required to pay additional fees. However, it is recognized that teams do participate in tournaments. In order to cover these expenses, coaches need to discuss the method of payment with parents prior to commitment to events involving additional fees. Most teams need only cover the cost of a maximum of five tournaments. The maximum player contribution cannot exceed $150. The team budget limit is set at $2,500 with an extra $1,000 cap on additional fundraising over the base budget with prior approval by the division coordinator. Teams have the option to fundraise all or a portion of the funds included in the team budget. A draft budget must be submitted to the division coordinator by November 30 with the signature of all parents/guardians who attend initial parent meeting. The budget must detail a breakdown of anticipated expenditures and revenue sources. Any budget amendments due to changes in circumstances must be submitted to the division coordinator for approval. There is no obligation of any player not wishing to participate in tournaments to pay extra fees towards a team cost.
COMPETITIVE TEAM BUDGETS
Competitive teams are required to pay additional fees for FYHA competitive fee ($3,300). The competitive fee is to be paid by December 15th. As a result, these teams require that parents be responsible for additional funding. To limit the financial obligation of parents, the maximum player contribution cannot exceed $350 per player. The team budget limit is set at $6,000 with an extra $1,000 cap on additional fundraising over the base budget with prior approval by the division coordinator. Teams have the option to fundraise all or a portion of the funds included in the team budget. Competitive teams are responsible for preparing a budget within the limits outlined above. Items which may be included in the budget, but at the discretion of the parents, are: FYHA competitive fee (referees, extra practice times, league fees), crests for jackets, name bars on jerseys, team apparel, tournament fees, extra ice costs, etc. The budget must detail a breakdown of anticipated expenditures and revenue sources. Any budget ammendments due to changes in circumstances must be submitted to the division coordinator for approval. There is no obligation of any player not wishing to participate in tournaments to pay extra fees towards a team cost.
- August 2013
- competitive evaluations begin early October 2013 and last between 2-3 weeks; recreation evaluations begin mid October 2013
- takes place over Christmas break with Championship Day January 7, 2012 (for Recreation teams)
Capital Invitational Tournament
- takes place over March break between March 4-10, 2013 (largest tournament in NB)
- takes place March 30, 2013 (for Recreation teams)
- uniforms are to returned to your coach at last ice time
for the Policy for Electronic Devices in Locker Rooms (*NEW*)
for the Post-Dated Cheque Policy.
for the HNB Fair Play Policy & Contracts.
for the Hockey Canada Abuse, Harassment, and Bullying Policy and Complaint process
for the Coach evaluation form.
for the Hockey Canada injury report form.
for the FYHA Concussion Policy and Return to Play form
for the FYHA Incident Report form.
for the Hockey Canada Equipment Fitting guide.
All parents of players within Hockey New Brunswick agree to abide by the following guidelines and ensure that friends/relatives who accompany them to the rink also follow these guidelines as applicable.
-Parents will actively encourage and support the concepts of fair play at all times. The concepts are: Respect the rules, Respect the opponents, Respect the officials and their decisions, Have everyone participate, and Maintain your self-control at all times.
-For younger players, parents will ensure that players are brought to the assigned dressing rooms for all scheduled games and practices.
-Limit of one parent per player in dressing room prior to game/practice. (If possible, no siblings/friends/relatives in dressing room prior to games/practices. Please respect the need of each player to have his/her own space.)
-For younger players, parents should leave dressing room once your child is geared up for game/practice, minimum of 15 minutes prior to games and 5 minutes before practices.
-Parents are asked not to return to dressing room following game or practice until permitted by coaching staff. (Please respect a closed door.)
-Parents will ensure their child attends ALL scheduled games and practices. Contact team manager if unable to attend for any reason.
-Parents will leave the coaching to the coaching staff, and not interfere with, or undermine the coaches at any time. They are not to coach the kids from the stands during play and not to approach anyone involved with the function of the game or practice. Any major concerns can be addressed after the event giving a twenty-four hour cool off period. Do not encourage your child to play the game in a manner inconsistent with the coach's direction or plan.
-Parents will communicate any/all concerns to the team manager. However, if a manager has not been designated, then all concerns will be directed to the coaching staff. If a manager is present, he/she will schedule a meeting between parents/coaches if necessary.
-Parents and players are expected to participate in required team fundraising and rink volunteer work.
-Parents are to be aware that all players may not receive the exact amount of ice. However, all players will get equal opportunity depending on coaching decisions throughout the game.
-Parents will attend any team meetings or special functions that may be scheduled and ensure that your child does, as well, if required.
-Parents are reminded that players will not be permitted on the ice without complete and safe equipment. Double check equipment before leaving home.