2020-2021 House League Information (BLOMHA)

Print2020-2021 House League Information

House League Program Information for the 2020 - 2021 SEASON

 Follow this link to register


Age Divisions for House League Programs:

U9 Novice: 2012  
U10 Minor Atom: 2011
U11 Atom: 2010 
U12 Minor Peewee: 2009
U13 Peewee: 2008
U14 Minor Bantam: 2007
U15 Bantam: 2006
U16 Minor Midget: 2005
U18 High School: 2002-2004 

Registration Fees for 2020-2021: (Fees noted below are all inclusive)
*In order to assist families with registration fees for next season we are only requiring a $100.00 deposit for House League registration and the balance is not required until November 15th, 2020.

U9 Novice                                         $520.00    Starting July 15th - $570.00

U10 Minor Atom - U13 Peewee           $540.00    Starting July 15th - $590.00

U14 Minor Bantam - U16 Minor Midget  $600.00    Starting July 15th - $650.00

U18 High School (2002-2004)              $500.00    Starting July 15th - $550.00

Is there a discount for multiple players in one family?

The third and subsequent child registered in one family receives a $200.00 discount. 


Tentative schedule for practices and games:
 TBA 
The season starts early October 2020 and continues to the end of March 2020 concluding with Minor Hockey Day for the teams that qualify.


Teams may be on the ice between the suggested time slots below:
Almost all Divisions will be on the ice either Saturday and Sunday or rotating weekends. One week Saturday, the next week Sunday or vice versa.

U9 Novice: TBA

U10 Minor Atom: TBA 

U11 Atom:
  TBA 

U12 Minor Peewee:
 TBA

U13 Peewee: TBA 

U14 Minor Bantam: TBA

U15 Bantam: 31 Game Schedule including playoffs. Minimum six practices.

U16 Minor Midget: 31 Game schedule including playoffs. Minimum six practices. 

U18 High School Program: 23 games including playoffs. One Game per week on Sundays. Due to other Special events on Sundays their maybe a game during the week to make up for the lost Sunday game.                


FAQ's Regarding BLOMHA's House League Program:

Where do I go to take the Parent Respect in Sport program?

BLOMHA has joined Hockey Associations across the country who are requiring parents to take part in a Hockey Canada program before the start of the 2020 season. It is an online course called Respect in Sport Parent ProgramAt least one parent or guardian of each player born in 2008 or later is required to complete this program as a condition of participation.

The program takes one hour to complete and allows users to progress at their own convenience. The cost is $12.00 per family and payment can be made online.  The fee goes to Hockey Canada, which administers the program. A certificate along with a completion number will be provided (one per family) and that information will be added into the Hockey Canada database. This program must be completed prior to your child starting the season or they will not be permitted to participate until it is completed.

Once completed, you can print out your certificate for your records. NOTE: The Blomha office does not need a copy of this certificate, as Hockey Canada is electronically attached to Respect in Sport and we see your completion of the course in your child's profile.

This program is different from the Respect in Sport for coaching staff. This is specifically designed for Parents and therefore EVERY family is required to have at least ONE parent take this specific program. Those families that have already completed the program (perhaps through another sport or another child enrolled in BLOMHA) will not have to repeat the program, providing they have the supporting documentation. You can get that documentation by clicking the link below and logging in with the username and password you used when you took the course. You can then print out a confirmation page.  

One of the most common reasons cited by coaches, managers and team officials for leaving a sport is unacceptable parent behaviour. The Respect in Sport (RIS) program along with BLOMHA's code of conduct policy will help support parent behaviour to create a more rewarding, safe, and respectable environment for all.

Click here to take the course

How do I obtain trainer's certification?

All House League teams from U9 (Novice) through to U18 (High School) must have a certified trainer.
The Hockey Canada's Trainer's Certification course can be completed online. Indicate "Burlington Alliance or AH-Alliance" when prompted for Association during sign up (not OMHA).

Click here for Trainer's Course

Is there "Tiering" in House League?

All divisions from Minor Atom through High School (formerly Midget) will be tiered or seeded into two divisions after a predetermined number of weeks and games. This means that BLOMHA creates two divisions (upper/lower) based on standings and then has teams within the two divisions play each other for the remainder of the season. BLOMHA then holds a separate year end Minor Hockey Day Championship for both tiered divisions that are in each age group.

Players of all abilities play together on teams. To the best of our efforts and intentions we balance House League teams with players of all abilities based on the previous season's player evaluation. Age divisions from U10 Minor Atom and above are created by a player draft done by the division Head Coaches, Directors and staff. 

How many players/goalies are on each team?

U9 Novice: Maximum of 17 skaters per team. Two (2) sets of goaltending equipment will be provided by BLOMHA through the Head Coach. U9 Novice teams play half-ice games until mid January.


U10 Minor Atom - U18 High School: 15 skaters plus one or two goalies. U10 Minor Atom and U11 Atom players or teams that require goaltending equipment will be issued one set by BLOMHA through the Head Coach. 

At what age can I register my player as a goalie?

All players ages 7 and 8 have the opportunity to rotate through the goaltending position during the season. In Initiation Program U8 each team will be provided with one (1) set of equipment. At U9 Novice each team will be provided with two sets of equipment.
Head Coaches will be assigned and have oversight of the equipment.

At U10 Minor Atom players may identify and register as goaltenders (*remember to choose the goalie position when registering online). Goalies are assigned to teams starting in the U10 Minor Atom division. Up to two goalies may be placed on teams depending on the number of goalies registered. If a goaltender does not have equipment in U10 Minor Atom or U11 Atom, one set of equipment will be provided to the player through the Head Coach.

Can I request a specific coach or to play with a friend?

Unfortunately we cannot accept special requests for coaches or friends as we must balance teams with players of all abilities. However, a Head Coach may protect up to three players (one of which is their own child) whose parents are volunteering with the Head Coach on the team as a trainer or an assistant coach. All teams from U9 Novice through U18 High School must have a rostered team trainer.

The exception to this is in the Initiation Program (U6, U7 and U8) where scores are not kept. Please email the office with requests for these age groups only.

Are there tryouts and evaluations?

There are no tryouts for House League. Everyone is eligible to play. Players are assigned to teams through a draft process which takes place prior to the season.

My son/daughter has a disability, is he/she eligible to play?

BLOMHA recognizes its obligations to accommodate players pursuant to the grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In the event that accommodation may be required, please contact the BLOMHA office to discuss this matter at the time of registration.

What is the refund policy for House League?

All refunds must be requested in person at the BLOMHA office. Refunds will be given by cheque and may take up to two weeks to process.

A $75 administration fee will apply for withdrawing from the House League program prior to the start of the season 2020 (before first on ice session). Player sweater / socks must be returned to the office before refund is processed.

50% of total fees will be refunded for any withdrawals during the month of October. Player sweater / socks must be returned to the office before refund is processed.

No refunds after October 31, 2020 unless it is for medical reasons and a Doctors note is supplied indicating that the player is unable to return to hockey for the remainder of the season. Player(s) will receive 50% of the registration fee up to December 31st (medical only). Player sweater / socks to be returned before refund is processed. Absolutely no refunds after December 31st. 

I just moved... do I have to do anything special?

If you have just moved to Burlington from another City within Ontario, please fill out the residential move form available at the office and and submit it to the BLOMHA office with accompanying documents. 

If you moved within Burlington, please fill out the local move form and submit to the BLOMHA office so your records can be updated. RESIDENTIAL MOVE FORM -Local

If you are moving to Burlington from another Province and you were registered with Hockey Canada in your former City you will need to fill out the Branch transfer. Interbranch Transfer Form


Team Officials Questions:

I would like to volunteer with a team on the bench. What do I have to do to get placed on a team?

For information and to register yourself as a Head Coach / Ass't Coach or Trainer go to the Coaches/Volunteers TAB   


How do I obtain coaching certification?

Head Coaches in House League must have a minimum Coach 2 Level certification and RIS (Respect in Sport). Clinics will be held in late August or September in the Burlington area. Go to the Coaches/Volunteers TAB and then click on "Coaching Certification Requirements"


How do I obtain trainer's certification?

All House League teams from U9 (Novice) through to U18 (High School) must have a certified trainer.

The Hockey Canada's Trainer's Certification course can be completed online. Indicate "Burlington Alliance or AH-Alliance" when prompted for Association during sign up (not OMHA).

Link to Trainer's Course



 
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