What can I expect for my child?


 

 

lmha 2011

 

Box 65 Lethbridge, AB  T1J 3Y3   PHONE: 403-320-0745  FAX: 403-320-1345  

EMAILlmha@telus.net  WEBwww.lethbridgeminorhockey.com

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR MY CHILD?

 

INTRO TO HOCKEY PROGRAM (4 - 5 Years Old) - Sponsored by LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES

* 15 ice times 

* Program to start after the long weekend in October - it will be Monday Nights 5:45

* Small group Instruction

* Skating Development

* Basic introduction to hockey skills.

* Players are required to wear full equipment

* If the child becomes a disruption to the program, they will be removed and registration refunded on a prorated basis.

* 3 & 4 Year Olds are underage and as such parents are required to sign an underage agreement.  found on our website under FORMS Children who play as an underage are required to stay in that division 2 years.

 

TIMBITS (5 Year Olds) - Sponsored by TIM HORTON'S

* For children who know how to skate a little bit.  This is a development division.

* Coaches in this division are parent volunteers who have completed introductory certification and are assisted by a Development Instructor

* Players are required to wear full equipment.

* Evaluation Skates begin around the 1st of October and then the children are placed on teams prior to Thanksgiving weekend.

* Teams will practice on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

* When games are launched they will be on weekends and they will be cross ice.

 

JUNIOR PRONGHORNS (6 Years old) - Sponsored by LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORN ALUMNI

* For children who know how to skate a fair bit.  This is a development division.

* Coaches in this division are parent volunteers who have completed introductory certification and are assisted by a Development Instructor

* Practice plans are outlined by the Development Program on LMHA

* Players are required to wear full equipment.

* Evaluation Skates begin around the 1st of October and then we strive to have the children placed on teams by the Thanksgiving weekend.

* Practices are on weekends.

* Cross ice games will be played on Saturdays with some games on Sundays after Christmas.  Some full ice games may be scheduled when ice availability allows for it.

 

NOVICE, ATOM, PEEWEE, BANTAM & MIDGET are either CITY LEAGUE or TIER / TRAVEL TEAMS see below for additional information.

 

CITY LEAGUE TEAMS

* There are city league teams in the novice, atom, and peewee divisions.

* Players who choose to not tryout for a tiered team will be evaluated through a mass practice following the tier / travel team selection.

* Players are evaluated during the mass practice as outlined in our evaluation process.  Each player is given a rating and then the coaches select their teams through a supervised draft process.

* These teams are recreation teams with light travel schedules and small operating budgets.

* These teams will practice during the week with games on the weekends.  There are some exceptions when games are required to be played on the week night, often in a similar time slot to their regular practice.

* The arenas used for city league are mostly in Lethbridge, Picture Butte and Magrath

* Games for these teams will consist of 12-16 league games, 2-4 playoff games, 2-3 tournaments the team chooses to attend and the team must pay all expenses associated with participating in a tournament such as entry fees, travel, hotels, team meals and team functions.  Total games for the season should be around 30-36.

* Teams are eligible to organize individual team fundraising activities (that do not encroach upon or impede LMHA corporate fundraising and sponsorship initiatives) so that they are able to lower the expense back to the parents for team requirement.

* Players are encouraged to be committed to the team and strive to attend all practices, games and team functions.

* Parents are expected to be committed to volunteering for the off-ice official duties, 50/50, manager, treasurer (2), equipment manager, tournament coordinator, ensuring their child is there to participate, and driving the player to the required team functions.

* Coaches are parent volunteer coaches, selected through our coach evaluation and selection process.

* While the league schedule is the priority, team families must decide by majority vote on whether to participate in exhibition games, tournaments, and events where team funds are required to cover the expense.

* All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the teams.

* Additional fees associated with the tier / travel teams may include any or all of the following;

     - Tournament registration fees

     - Exhibition game expenses for ice and officials

     - Team supplies such as coaching tools, additional pucks, first aid kits, etc)

     - Any apparel such as track jackets, hats, pants, etc.

 

TIERED TEAMS (Travel Teams)

* There are tiered teams in the novice, atom, peewee, bantam and midget divisions.

* Players wishing to tryout for a tiered team must pay a tryout fee which covers the additional expense to the association for hosting such tryouts.

* These teams will practice and play home games in Lethbridge

* They are competitive teams with moderate travel to meet their league game schedule.

* Each team will have a moderate operating budget as there are additional expenses for each team in the league.

*  Teams will practice once per week with a possibility of a second practice.  The second practice is dependent upon availability of the ice, and assignment of second practices starts with Tier 1 moving down then to Tier 2 and then Tier 3 and so on.  All second practices will be  invoiced to each team, plus any additional ice over and above the 1st guaranteed practice.

 

* At the team's discretion, there is a possibility for participation in dry land training.

* League games are played on weekends.

* Players are expected to be committed to the team and must strive to attend all practices, games and team activities.

* Teams are eligible to organize individual team fundraising activities (that do not encroach upon or impede LMHA corporate fundraising and sponsorship initiatives) so that they are able to lower the expense back to the parents for team requirements by being a tier / travel team.

* Each team will be invoiced for league incurred invoices (league fees, fines, website, etc.)

* Parents are expected to be committed to volunteering for the off-ice official duties, 50/50, manager, treasurer (2), equipment manager, tournament coordinator, ensuring their child is there to participate, and driving the player to the required team functions.

* Bussing is an option at an additional expense to the team and decided by the team.

* While the league schedule is the priority, team families must decide by majority vote on whether to participate in exhibition games, tournaments, and events where team funds are required to cover the expense.

* Coaches are usually parent volunteer coaches, selected through our coach evaluation and selection process.

* Players are evaluated during the tryout process as outlined in our evaluation process.  Each player is given a rating and then the coaches select their teams through a supervised draft process.

* All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the teams.

* Additional fees associated with the tier / travel teams may include any or all of the following;

     - Tournament registration fees

     - Second pair of matching team socks for the second set of jerseys

     - Exhibition game expenses for ice and officials

     - Team supplies such as coaching tools, additional pucks, first aid kits, etc)

     -    Additional ice including second practices

 

     - Busses

     - Dryland training

     - Any apparel such as track jackets, hats, pants, etc.

 

 

Should you have any questions regarding any of this please ask!

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