First Time Playing Hockey? (Renfrew Minor Hockey)

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Hockey Parents – Important Info 


Fees  


- Registration.  This fee comes in four (4) installments (due at Registration, in September, in  October, and in November).  You can pay this via Cheques or Credit.  If you choose to pay the amount in full at the time of registration, you can pay via Cheque, Credit or EMT.  Funding is available to assist in offsetting registration costs through Jump Start and the Hockey Canada Fund - see links on RMHA website. 


 


- Evaluation Jersey.  This fee is paid at time of registration.  This jersey is used at the time of evaluations, and may later be used for practices.  Your player gets to keep this jersey. This is for U9 Level & Up.  


- Fundraising fee.  This is also paid at the time of registration, however this is optional to pay.  You may pay the fee, which exempts you from all fundraising activies during the season.  Or you may choose to waive the fee, and participate in our fundraising activities.  


- Team Fees – Every HL team in RMHA receives an allotment for away tournaments. Every rep team receives an allotment to offset their ice and officials' expense. Depending on age groups, expect to play in approx. 3 tournaments per year-5 tournaments per year.  The team fees will help to offset cost of these tournaments. U7 Level does not have any Team Fees. Beyond tournaments, Team Fees are used for year-end gifts, team-building events and other items the executive approves. 


 


- Home Tournament Fee – this fee helps to provide raffle items/misc. costs associated with running a tournament. This fee applies to U7 Level & Up.  


- Cost of Hotel stays – at the level U11 and up, away tournaments are encouraged, so expect that there will be a cost for hotel stay, and your conveniences (food, shopping etc.) 


Participation 


- Each time has the ability to run a 50/50 Table at home games – parents are instrumental in making this successful.  Please plan to volunteer for at least one shift.  


- Home Tournaments are a lot of work and HL teams work together to run this. (Rep teams host their own) For example, 3 x U11 HL teams run 1 tournament.  Each team will require parents to volunteer for shifts at raffle tables, 50/50, bake sale etc.   


- If you choose not to pay the fundraising fee, Tag Day and the sale of Raffle Tickets are mandatory. 


- Some coaches will require players to participate in off-ice training (approx. 1 hour) prior to on-ice practice times.   


- Managers are needed for each team.  They will help with rescheduling games, booking tournaments, arranging travel, organizing home tournaments and taking care of jerseys.  Creating/following a budget, collecting team fees, organizing team events. Managers must complete training courses at the start of the season (cost reimbursed by RMHA) and a Vulnerable Sector Check.  


Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Trainers are needed for each team.  To become a coach/ac/trainer, courses must be completed at the start of the season (cost reimbursed by RMHA).  


Travel  


- Renfrew County covers Barrys Bay – Arnprior.  Games are through the week (evenings) and weekends.   


- Travel tournaments can be held across Ontario.  


Equipment  


  - RMHA sets up a take or trade table during September for all those in need of equipment.  Beyond this, your players are required to have the following items skates, shin pads, jock/jill, pants, chest protector, elbow pads, neck guards, helmets, practice stocks, sticks & hockey bag. Canadian Tire is a great place to start for the younger players, they have starter kits. Play It Again Sports is a great economical option when looking for equipment.  


Evaluation Jerseys are required when signing up for a fee. (U9 Level & Up) 


Socks will be made available through RMHA for a fee. (U9 Level & Up)  


RMHA will provide home/away game jerseys.  


U7 Level will receive socks and jerseys under the Timbit program.  


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Did You Know? 


Registration fees can be paid in full, or through four installments. Jump Start and The Hockey Canada Fund are options to help qualifying families offset these costs. https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ 


 


Did You Know?  


Evaluation Jerseys are required for U9 Level & Up.  These jerseys are available for a fee at the beginning of the year and may be used as a practice jersey throughout the season. Evaluation Jerseys are your players to keep, and may be used for the following season, as long as it still fits! 


 


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RMHA Fundraising hosts a Raffle & Tag Day.  These events are mandatory, unless you choose to pay the Fundraising Fee at time of registration.  


 


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Team Fees (U9 Level & Up) are used to offset the cost of tournaments, officials, ice times, year-end gifts/parties and team building events.   


 


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Each Parent must complete a Respect In Sport module before your player is allowed on the ice for the season.  **ANY OTHER MODULES???? 


 


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RMHA requires Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers & Managers for each team.  For home tournaments (raffles, bake sales, tickets etc.), 50/50 raffles at home games and team building events Parent Volunteers are essential to our success.  If you would like to volunteer in any of these positions, please reach out to an Executive Member.  


 


Did You Know?  


At the beginning of the season, RMHA hosts a Take or Trade table for equipment.  Canadian Tire also carries a Hockey Starter Kit, which includes all important pieces of equipment.  Play It Again Sports is also a great economical option for equipment.