FAQ (Newmarket Ball Hockey)

Registration

When does the 2019 Ball Hockey registration take place?

Registration will open in early February 2019. Our website will be updated in early January 2019.

How do I register my child in the NMBHA?

Registration is online through our website with payment by credit card OR by mail using our Registration Form (Credit Card, Interac and Cheques are accepted).

What is your cancellation policy?

To obtain a refund, you must submit a request by e-mail to [email protected]

Please specify the following:

·     Your name and your child’s name

·     Division in which your child is registered (Novice/Atom/Peewee, etc) 

·     Team (if already assigned to a team)

·     Phone number, email address, and mailing address

·     Reason for requesting a refund

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for refund processing.

 Will any charges be applied for my refund? 

Prior to the season beginning – Subject to $30 Admin Fee (Youth/Girls) and $25 Admin Fee (Women's)

Once season begins – No refund will be issued 

Do you accept Friend Requests?

Friend requests can be submitted via email. No guarantee that the friend requests will be honoured as our goal is to create balanced teams. 

 When and for how long does the season run?

The 2019 Ball Hockey season begins in late April and will run for 11 weeks, ending the middle of July. We do not offer Fall/Winter Ball Hockey.

 When is the first game of the season and how will we be notified?

Players will receive an email from their coach approximately one week prior to the season beginning. The coach will notify them of the team they are on, including the date/time/location of the first game. Team shirts and socks will be handed out at the first game.

 What are the days of the week and the times of the games?

Games in all divisions are played within a one (1) hour time slot. Exact times of games will not be available until close to the start of season, are based on registration, number of teams and are subject to change. Schedules are established only at the close of registration.

PROJECTED NIGHTS OF PLAY

DIVISION

BIRTH YEAR

NIGHT OF PLAY

GAME TIMES (Projected)

Smurfs

2013-2015

Friday

6pm

Tyke

2011-2012

Thursday

6pm (modified floor)

Novice

2009-2010

Thursday

6pm & 7pm

Atom

2007-2008

Wednesday

6pm, 7pm & 8pm

Peewee

2005-2006

Monday

6pm, 7pm & 8pm

U13 Girls

2006-2009  Tuesday 6pm & 7pm

U17 Girls

2002-2005 Tuesday 6pm & 7pm

Womens's

Age 30+ Monday

6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm

     
     

 

Where are the games played?

League games are played at the Magna Centre and/or Ray Twinney Complex in Newmarket.

 My child has never played ball hockey/ice hockey before. Is this program suitable for a child with no prior experience?

Yes! Our program is designed to suit children at all levels of experience and skill. A fair number of NMBHA players are children with limited or no ice hockey or ball hockey experience. 

 What equipment does the league provide for my child?

We provide each registered player with a team shirt and socks. 

 What equipment does my child require?

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

·      CSA Approved Helmet with Full Face Mask 

·      For Goalies player helmet with full face mask (as above) or an ice hockey CSA Approved Goalie Mask (Road hockey goalie masks are prohibited)

·      Hockey Gloves (Lacrosse gloves are permitted)

·      Soccer Shin Pads

·      Volleyball Knee Pads

·      Protective Cup (Jock/Jill)

·      Running Shoes

·      Hockey Stick (NO Floor Hockey or Plastic Sticks – NO tape on Blade)

·      Team Shirt (provided)

 Optional Equipment:

·      Elbow Pads (soft padded)

·      Mouth guard

Is goalie gear provided?

Yes, we provide the following goalie gear for each team:

·     Goalie Pads

·     Goalie Glove

·     Blocker

·     Chest Protector

·     Goalie Stick

Goalies must bring their own hockey pants should they wish to use them (recommended)

Goalies may use their own ice hockey/road hockey goalie gear should they choose to do so (Goalie helmet must be ice hockey CSA approved)

What equipment is prohibited? 

·     Shoulder Pads

·     Hard Elbow Pads

·     Hockey Shin Pads

·     Any type of gloves that are not ice hockey or lacrosse gloves

How do I become a coach/assistant coach?

The NMBHA requires coaches/assistant coaches in all divisions (except Smurfs). Coaching is very informal. Focus is on bench management, fair play, and ensuring all players are having fun. 

Please indicate, during the registration process, when prompted if you are interested in being a coach/assistant coach for your child’s team.

 

 

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