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Player Registration & Information

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

If you missed the deadline and need to register a U11 Atom aged player or older, there is an automatic $250.00 late fee that has been added to the cost, please call the office to get the registration re-opened.

Exceptions:
Registration is still open with no late fees for players new to hockey that do not have a sibling in AMHA in the following divisions:
- U7 Initiation
- U9 Novice
- Recreation
And, for players, of any age, that have just moved into Airdrie, if  above U11, you will have to call the office prior to registering.

2020 - 2021 Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 hockey season will open  on June June 1, 2020 at noon.  The registration link is at the bottom of this page. Please make sure to review all the information below before starting your registration.  All Existing Members, New Members and Draw Zone members can register on June 1st, but in the event of a wait list situation, preference will be given to  existing members who registered before the August 1st deadline.  (exception for AA and AAA teams)

This year we will have a hard deadline to register of July 31, 2020.  Please make sure to complete your registration before then to ensure a spot for your player. If you register after July 31, 2020 you may be subject to a late fee of $250, be put on a waiting list and possibly not be placed on a team sufficient of your skill level.

Any changes made to registration after August 1, 2020 will have a $75 change fee, so please ensure that you select the correct program for your player at the time of registration.

Make sure to register your player for the highest level of team that they are eligible to try out for. 

2020 - 2021 PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS WITH AMOUNTS

Division
Age as of
12/31/2020

Total
Registration
Costs

Tryout Fee
AA & AAA
(Added to Payment Plan)*

Prep Skate Fee
if applicable
(Charged at time of Registration)

Deposit Fee on Registration Date if using Payment Plan

Payment Plan

Paying in Full Option
(Registration Date)*

Travel Team Balance Owing
Nov 1

Aug 1 Payment Plan
1 of 3
Sept 1 Payment Plan
2 of 3
Oct 1 Payment Plan
3 of 3
U7 - Initiation
(5 & 6 yr old)
$490.00 N/A Included $75.00 $138.33 $138.33 $138.34 $490.00 N/A
U9 - Novice City
(7 & 8 yr old)
$805.00 N/A Included $75.00 $243.33 $243.33 $243.34 $805.00 N/A
Recreation
(7 to 11 yr old)
$390.00 N/A N/A $75.00 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00 $390.00 N/A
U11 Atom City
(9 & 10 yr old)
$950.00 Included Included $75.00 $291.66 $291.66 $291.68 $950.00 N/A
U11 Atom Female
RMFHL
(9 & 10 yr old)
$1,160.00 Included Included $75.00 $291.66 $291.66 $291.68 $950.00 $210.00

U11 Atom
CAHL

T2 & lower
(9 & 10 yr old)

$1,200.00 Included Included $75.00 $291.66 $291.66 $291.68 $950.00 $250.00
U11 Atom
CAHL - Tier 1
(9 & 10 yr old)
$1,505.00 Included Included $75.00 $291.66 $291.66 $291.68 $950.00 $555.00
U13 PeeWee
RHL
(11 & 12 yr old)
$1,030.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $318.33 $318.33 $318.34 $1030.00 N/A
U13 PeeWee Female
RMFHL
(11 & 12 yr old)
$1,365.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $318.33 $318.33 $318.34 $1030.00 $335.00
U13 PeeWee
CAHL - T2 & lower
(11 & 12 yr old)
$1,385.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $318.33 $318.33 $318.34 $1030.00 $355.00
U13 PeeWee
CAHL - Tier 1
(11 & 12 yr old)
$1,560.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $318.33 $318.33 $318.34 $1030.00 $530.00
U13 PeeWee 
SCAHL - AA
(11 & 12 yr old)
$1,740.00 $150.00* $100.00 $75.00 $368.33 $368.33 $368.34 $1030.00* $710.00
U15 Bantam
RHL
(13 & 14 yr old)
$900.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $275.00 $275.00 $275.00 $900.00 N/A
U15 Bantam Female
FMFHL
(13 & 14 yr old)
$1,250.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $275.00 $275.00 $275.00 $900.00 $350.00
U15 Bantam
CAHL
(13 & 14 yr old)
$1,220.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $275.00 $275.00 $275.00 $900.00 $320.00
U15 Bantam
SCAHL - AA
(13 & 14 yr old)
$1,560.00 $150.00* $100.00 $75.00 $325.00 $325.00 $325.00 $900.00* $660.00

U15 Bantam AMBHL - AAA

Xtreme 
(13 & 14 yr old)

Approximate $5,000 $175.00 $125.00           Pay Directly
to team
U16 Midget 15
CAHL
(15 yr old only)
$1,360.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $278.33 $278.33 $278.34 $910.00 $450.00
U16 Midget 15  SCAHL - AA
(15 yr old only)
Approximate
$4,000

$150.00*

$175.00

          Pay Directly
to team
U16 Midget 15 AMMHL - AAA
AC Avalanche
(15 yr old only)
Approximate
$4,000
          Pay Directly
to team
U18 Midget
RHL
(15 to 17 yr old)
$910.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $278.33 $278.33 $278.34 $910.00 N/A
U18 Midget Female
RMFHL
(15 to 17 yr old)
$1,255.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $278.33 $278.33 $278.34 $910.00 $345.00
U18 Midget
CAHL
(15 to 17 yr old)
$1,360.00 Included $100.00 $75.00 $278.33 $278.33 $278.34 $910.00 $450.00

U18 Midget Female

AFHL -  AA
(15 to 17 yr old)

$1,280.00 $150.00* $100.00 $75.00 $328.33 $328.33 $328.34 $910.00* $370.00

U18 Midget

SCAHL - AA
(15 to 17 yr old)

$1,475.00 $150.00* $100.00 $75.00 $328.33 $328.33 $328.34 $910.00* $565.00

U18 Midget AMHA  - AAA
Bisons
(15 to 17 yr old)

Approximate
$10,000
  $150 Rookie Camp
$180 Main Camp
         

Pay Directly
to team

* The Pay in Full option is not recommended due to the Covid 19 uncertainty at this time.  We recommend choosing the $75 Deposit and 3 payment plan option.

Team Fees

The AMHA registration costs just cover the regular season league games, practices and playoffs. 

You may be required to pay  additional team fees throughout the season to cover the costs of going to tournaments, exhibition games, bus transportation to away games, dry land, team apparel, team building events, provincials, etc. and for AA teams the monthly coach honorarium fees. These costs should be voted on at the initial team meeting and agreed upon before a team commitment is made.  Many teams will elect to do some fundraising to offset some of these costs.

Subsidy Financial Assistance Programs

For funding, subsidy or assistance with the registration fee, please visit the following supporters: 

Kidsport, 'No kid should be left on the sidelines'. KidSport Calgary & Area gave 5,647 kids in the Calgary area a chance to have their lives positively impacted through the power of sport, and parents the ability to say 'yes' to organized sport. 

Jumpstart 'Help kids play today. See where they go tomorrow.' At Jumpstart, we are committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sports and physical activity - an equal chance to be their best. 

Lace'Em Up Lace’Em Up is a national charitable program, helping financially disadvantaged children play hockey by paying for registration fees and providing equipment for each child.

If you are going to use one of these services, please call the office prior to registering and before the deadline of August 01, 2020 for the registration code.

 

Fee Details

Fees are payable by credit card only. If you do not have a credit card please contact the office directly at 403-912-2680.

This year we will only be charging a deposit fee of $75 at the time of registration, plus any prep skate/conditioning camp fees, if applicable, and the tryout fees for the AA & AAA teams.

You can then choose a 3 month payment plan option to pay a third of the Base fee rate, for the division your player is registered in, on August 1, September 1 and October 1. Then, if your player makes a CAHL or higher team ,AMHA will invoice you for the balance owing by November 1, 2020. 

If you really want to pay in full,  you will be required to pay that at the time of registration.

If you change your mind, here is the 7.3 Refund Policy.

Equipment Assistance

If you need assistance in obtaining hockey equipment, please visit: Comries Sports Equipment Bank.  They provide used sports equipment at no cost to help low income families whose kids would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate.  Comries provides an opportunity for these kids to be able to pursue their dreams in sport.

Program Overviews

AMHA offers hockey for all ages and levels. Starting with our U7 Initiation program for 5 and 6 year old’s right up to our U18 AAA Midget team that competes at the highest level of minor hockey in Alberta.

Our season starts in late August where we offer Prep skates, as per the Hockey Alberta Intro to Hockey and U11 Atom Pathway requirement before the start of school for our U7, U9 and U11 divisions and optional Prep Skates or Checking Skill camps for our U13 to U18 divisions.

In September we complete Evaluations for all of our players and goalies to place them on the team best suited for their skills and abilities. 

For our U7 Initiation and U9 Novice divisions we offer a City league program that has the teams playing each other throughout the season, with options to set up exhibition or tournament games at the team level.

The U7 Initiation program includes 4 pre-season Prep Skates in August and will typically run from mid October to mid March. There are 2 (45 minute) sessions per week which will be held on most Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Full hockey player equipment is required for all sessions.

Tim Hortons supplies each U7 Initiation player in Airdrie with a Timbits jersey that they get to wear for the season. The jerseys must be worn during each practice, game, and tournament that the team takes part in and will be collected back at the end of the season.

The U9 Novice program includes 4 pre-season Prep Skates in August and will typically run from mid October to mid March. There are typically 2-3 (1 hour) sessions per week which may consist of practices, power skating and a game. Most practices and games will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings with an additional practice mid week.  Full hockey player equipment is required for all sessions.

Our Recreation program can offer another option for people that want to try hockey but don’t have the time to commit to the multiple games or practices a week. The Recreation program includes 1 game per week on Sunday and lots of other fun social activities throughout the season.  AMHA recently received a special grant to fund some of these extra activities for the upcoming 2020-2021 Season.  These extra activities are currently being  worked on but may include Family Thunder Game Night, Halloween Celebration, Christmas Celebration, Valentines Celebration, Power Skating Sessions and End of Season Function.

For our U11 Atom division we have a City league as well as teams competing in the CAHL league where they will travel to other communities within southern Alberta to compete.  Both leagues typically start in October and run till the end of February unless you make it into playoffs which may extend into March. The season will consist of 2-3 sessions per week that include practices and a weekend game(s). 

In the U13 PeeWee, U15 Bantam, U16 Midget 15 and U18 Midget divisions, we offer a variety of options. City league, CAHL league for competitive hockey within southern Alberta, SCAHL for AA hockey in southern Alberta, and for U15 and up AAA hockey which is the highest level of competition in the province for these age groups.  Depending on the league, the season will consist of 2-6 sessions per week that include practices and a weekend game(s).  AAA teams are regional teams and are made up of players from a larger draw zone than just Airdrie, Beiseker and Crossfield. You can find the full draw zone area on the Hockey Alberta website under the Players, Male Hockey ADM (AAA) or contact the AMHA office if you are unsure. 

In Airdrie our AA and AAA teams are coach picked. This year the new 15-year-old only U16 Midget AA team will be having combined conditioning camp and try outs with the U16 AAA AC Avalanche. Registration for both teams will be the same price and then depending on the team you make you will be charged the difference once teams are finalized.

When trying out for AA teams or higher there are no guarantees on the number of try out skates you will get, you could be released after only one skate.

For Female hockey players that want to play in the female program we also offer teams in the U11 Atom division right up to U18 Midget AA Elite.

Our season typically runs until the end of February and then playoffs start for many of the leagues. If successful, teams could be playing until the end of March depending on how far they go in the playoffs.  Once a team loses out in playoffs their season is finished and this could be as early as the end of February.

Please review our Policies and detailed overviews of the specific Division you are wanting to register your child in to familiarize yourself with how each program operates.  Find our Divisional Policies here

 

Note Exceptions for 2020-21 Season:

  • PeeWee Tier 1 and Atom Tier 1 will have sole ice practices instead of the ice max shared practices all year as well as 5 joint practices with the PeeWee AA team throughout the season.
  • AMHA Prep Skates will be in the last two weeks of August.  The fee for four 45 minutes sessions for Initiation, Novice, and Atom prep skates is included in the registration fee .  The Pee Wee to Midget Prep skates are $100 to $150  and are invoiced separately at the time of registration.   Pee Wee To Midget Prep Skates or AA Conditioning Camps will be 4 to 5 one hour sessions.  Goalies may sign up for Prep Skates, but please note that there will not be goalie specific trainers at the prep skates.  AMHA does offer a Goalie Camp option of four 1 hour sessions.   AA and AAA Prep Skates or Conditioning camps are run by the team coaches so it is recommended that if you are trying out for those teams that players and goalies attend the Prep or Conditioning Camps.  Please also note that in order to place as many players as possible into Prep Camps, Female players may be placed into the all female groups.   There are no refunds for Prep or Conditioning Camps.

 

What you need before Registering:

Returning or Existing Players (including siblings)
  • Respect In Sport Parent Certificate # and expiry date. You can find this information here.  The system will not allow you to complete your registration if your RIS Parent has expired. If you need help finding your RIS info please refer to  RIS Parent Help.
New to Hockey Players
  • Respect in Sport Parent certificate number. You can complete the course here. Once done please link your player(s) to your profile under the Child Management tab and then make note of the certificate # and expiry date, as you will need to input that in the registration.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of residency documents (i.e. Drivers license, utility bill, etc. showing your name and current address with our boundary.)
Players Transferring from Another Association
  • Completed Parent Declaration Form (1 per player) and requires both parent signatures.
  • Proof of residency documents (i.e. Drivers license, utility bill, etc. showing your name and current address with our boundary.)
  • Respect In Sport Parent Certificate # and expiry date.  You can find it here.

The system will not allow you to continue your registration until these forms are uploaded, so please have these documents ready before you begin the registration process.

Players From Outside Airdrie Boundaries Trying out for AA or AAA or wanting to attend conditioning camps
  • The following Hockey Alberta forms need to be signed by your local Minor Hockey Association and then uploaded during the registration or completed online and submitted to Hockey Alberta before registering.
    NOTE: the new "Letter of Permission for Sanctioned Activity" form is now an online form submitted on the Hockey Alberta Website.  Please use the Following dates for the Conditioning Camps and use "unknown" as the Sanction Number.
    - Pee Wee AA, Bantam AA and Midget AA Major - Sept 1 to 15
    - Bantam AAA - Aug 31 to Sept 3
    - Midget AAA AC Avalanche/Midget AA 15 - Sept 3 to 8
    - Midget AAA Bisons does not require the Permission form - Rookie Camp Sept 3 to 5 or Main Camp Sept 5 to 8
    (please note these dates are not confirmed but can be used temporarily to fill out the form)

If you now have everything you need to register, please click the registration link below.


2020 - 2021 Registration

Registration opened June 1, 2020 at 12:00 noon and closed July 31, 2020 at 12:00 midnight for Atom (U11) age players and up.

 

If you missed the deadline and need to register a U11 Atom aged player or older, there is an automatic $250.00 late fee that has been added to the cost, please call the office to get the registration re-opened.

Exceptions:
Registration is still open with no late fees for players new to hockey that do not have a sibling in AMHA in the following divisions:
- U7 Initiation
- U9 Novice
- Recreation
And, for players, of any age, that have just moved into Airdrie, however you will have to call the office prior to registration.