Registration

NMHA Registration

General Registration Information

ALL parents must have completed Respect in Sport – Parent or have a current Respect in Sport for volunteer, and must be recorded with NMHA prior to registering for the 2017-18 season. NMHA registers players from 5-20 yrs old. The hockey season runs from Sept – March.

Players will be on the ice mostly twice per week, some weeks are less or none due to other programs or tournaments in the arenas. We request that players be able to skate across the ice with their stick and hockey gear on. If you are looking for lessons or beginners hockey please visit the City of Nanaimo, Parks & Rec site.

NMHA hosts co-ed recreational and female recreational teams (if numbers warrant), as well as competitive (higher skill level) teams.

Returning Player Registration 

If you did not receive your package please use the NMHA RETURNING Package 2017-TBA. VIAHA Parent Contract Please print off the package and bring in all required documents into the office during posted office hours.  Siblings are able to register with returning players as well.

The close of regular registration will be June 1. Any players registering after June 1 will be wait listed until such time as a position becomes available on a team in category. If a position on a team in category does not become available there will be a full refund of registration fees paid. A fee of $100 will be applied to any registration received after the close of regular registration(June 1).

NMHA NEW Player Registration Package 2017-18  – TBA

Player Transfers From Another Association

Players transferring from another association due to moving into the Nanaimo MHA catchment area must have all information requested on all forms, Registration and Transfer Package, before being allowed to Register and before securing a place in NMHA.

PLEASE NOTE:  All transfer must be approved through VIAHA and BCH.  Nanaimo MHA only collects the data then sends it on your player’s behalf. Please print and read both links below:

RESIDENTIAL BOUNDARIES

North of Takala Road and Brenton Page Road at Oyster Bay and South of Nanoose Beach Road (Arlington Pub) at Nanoose Bay (excludes Nanoose Peninsula)

Information on Registering with NMHA.

 RECREATIONAL  COMPETITIVE 
 Initiation – M/F Integrated  n/a
 Novice – M/F Integrated  n/a
 Atom – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Atom Development A & B1 & B2 (yearly decision of board)
 Peewee – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Peewee T1 & T2 & T3 (yearly decision of board)
 Bantam – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Bantam T1 & T2 & T3 (yearly decision of board)
 Midget – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Midget T1 & T2
 Juvenile  Juvenile (yearly decision)

2016 Registration Costs*:

Initiation 5/6 yr – $295 (play on half ice)
Novice 7/8 yr – $460 (full ice begins here)
Atom 9/10 yr – $490
Peewee 11/12 yr – $490
Bantam 13/14 yr – $490
Midget 15-17 yr – $495
Juvenile 18-20 yr – $490

Competitive Try Out – $100.00; after June 1 $250.00(returning players only)
Competitive Team Assessment costs – $5000 (broken down between # of players on team)

*(increase possible year to year)

There are other costs associated with being on a team, such as tournaments, meals, travel, hotels, track suits/jackets etc. However that is with up to the teams to decide upon and possible to fund-raise for.

Competitive Tryouts:

Competitive tryouts will be offered if, on the close of regular registration June 1st, registration numbers are such that the Board of Directors deems that a team(s) in category is feasible. Competitive tryout fees must be paid by the close of Regular registration except for those players who are new to the NMHA catchment basin. Any request for an exemption must be made, in writing, to a committee consisting of the President, Managing Director, Competitive Director and Registrar.

If tryouts take place for a team in category, there will be no refund of Competitive tryout fees except on compassionate or medical grounds. Application for refunds must be made to the Registrar prior to the commencement of Competitive tryouts.

Tryout fees will be set at $100 per player to close of regular registration, June 1st.

After June 1st, tryout fees will be $250. No registration for tryouts will be accepted by returning players after August 15; except for those players who are new to the NMHA catchment basin. Try outs begin Aug. tba for the 2017-18 season.

Withdrawing from Competitive Tryouts, fees are non-refundable except in compassionate or medical cases. Please send a written explanation to the office for review.

Payment of Fees

A deposit of 50% of the basic registration fee must accompany the registration.  The remainder is payable by post dated cheque dated September 1. Failure to pay the remaining fee by September 1 will result in the player being classified as  inactive.

Arrangement for payment plans can be made through the office.

Competitive tryout fees must be paid in full upon Registration.

The player (parent) is responsible for application to “Kids Sport” and “Jump Start” and “The Big Play”  and “A4K” The office must have copies of sent forms or proof of online registration, in order to process off registration costs.

Underage and Overage Players

All players will register in their own age group’s Division. Applications to play in a different Division as an overage or underage player will not be considered until after the player has been evaluated in their own Division. All applications must conform to BCH guidelines and VIAHA Regulations.

No player will be moved into or out of a Division where that movement would jeopardize the operation of that Division.

Applications, where granted, will be for the current season only.

Priority

Priority will be given to players residing within the NMHA catchment basin. Players from outside the catchment basin wishing to enroll in NMHA due to their own association having no team in category should apply, in writing, to the registrar with a copy to their home Association.

Withdrawals

All withdrawals requests must be made in writing and delivered to the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Clubhouse. Refunds will be issued as follows:

Withdrawal requests received prior to September 1: Refund 100% less $10.00 administration fee.

Withdrawal requests received from September 1 to September 30: Refund Basic Registration Fee, less 1/7th of fee

Withdrawal requests received from October 1 to October 31: Refund Basic Registration Fee, less 2/7th of fee

Withdrawal requests received after October 31: No Refund

Fundraising assessments, rep tryout fees and membership fees are not refundable.

Consideration will be given for refunds for relocation, medical, or compassionate grounds, upon written application to the Board.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

CAN I AFFORD TO PUT MY CHILD INTO HOCKEY?

Nanaimo Minor Hockey offers a competitive rate for registration. The season runs over 6 months which costs approximately $75 per month for registration fees (paid prior to season or with an approved payment plan). However, some families still find it difficult to register. In these cases there are some funds available for all players.

Please contact the office if you wish to discuss financial assistance.

Kidsport – Applications are available through NMHA however you must fill them in and send them yourselves to receive refund from Kidsport.

Canadian Tire Jump Start – NMHA is allotted a certain amount yearly to help families in need of extra support. Please visit the Jump Start website for further information.

Trust Funds have been set up for players in need of equipment, please visit the office for details.

Also, NMHA has a small amount of donated equipment that can be viewed with appointment with the Equipment Manager.

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