2021-2022 Registration Policies
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A minimum deposit of $150 per athlete must be made WITHIN 14 DAYS in order to confirm each athlete's registration, or the registration will be cancelled.
If you are applying for financial assistance, please register your child as usual and select 'Pay Offline' in order to complete your registration. Contact the Subsidy Coordinator and Registrar to confirm that you have subsidy application(s) in process. Subsidy applications must be submitted WITHIN 14 DAYS to confirm registration.
For the 2021-22 season, we know that it will continue to be different, and we will likely still have less ice time due to enhanced cleaning procedures. There also may be restrictions on the number of people in the building and/or on the ice. This may limit the number of athletes we can register for each division, and how many can ultimately be rostered to a team.
We will make every effort to ensure that every child that wants to play hockey is able to, but it just might not be possible.
As per Section 2.7.7 in the Policy Manual, every child that registers is placed on a waiting list. Each is then removed in the order of registration as teams are formed. Therefore, it is important that you register and pay the $150 deposit to confirm your registration. Please see the cancellation page for details on your exposure.
2.7.7. Waiting List: A waiting list of prospective athletes will be maintained each year by the Registrar. The names shall be recorded by order in which they are received for various divisions.
184.108.40.206. Athletes shall be taken from the list in the order in which they are received. Children of approved Head Coaches (in the division that the coach is in) and goalies needed to fill team rosters will be given priority. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.
As per Section 3.10 Pandemic Exceptions, the Board may approve an enhanced refund schedule if needed at any time. As of May 11, 2021, there are not enough details to further enhance the refund schedule beyond August 30, 2021 so the standard cancellation policy is in effect.
Cancellations Received before:
- August 30th – 100% refund of Base Registration Fee, less $50 Administration Fee
- October 15th – 75% refund of Base Registration Fee, less $50 Administration Fee
- November 15th – 50% refund of Base Registration Fee, less $50 Administration Fee
- November 16th or later – NO REFUND – exceptional circumstances may be reviewed by the Board of Directors
AS OF NOVEMBER 16TH, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE.
Please note the A Evaluation Policy remains in place (no refunds < 15 days from start of evaluations)
Note: If we end up with a cancelled season at some point, we will address our finances at that time.
2021-2022 Season Statement
The Board of Directors continues to be cautious and intentional with association spending as they manage the uncertain landscape of minor hockey during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-2021 Season Statement (for historical reference)
The RMMHA Board of Directors has taken all steps to eliminate any unnecessary spending. The objective of the below is to offer confidence that we are spending your money as wisely as possible, and that we would be in a position to refund our members (minus the admin fee) should a season not occur.
We have applied for any government funding including: (1) The 10% Temporary Government of Canada Wage Subsidy up to $1375 per employee and (2) The Canada Emergency Business Account loan of $40,000 to be paid back before Dec 31, 2022. The CEBA loan is interest free until Dec 31, 2022. Additionally, $10,000 is forgiven once we pay back the loan before Dec 31, 2022.
We have also stopped all non-essential spending, including the purchase of new jerseys. This makes our average monthly spend rate at $13,555 up to July 31 which is 99% our contractually obligated salaries for staff. If there is no development and no A Tryouts in August, this month would have the same amount, making our total spend from April 1 to August 30, ~$68,000.
In a worst-case scenario (no season) with no government funding it might look like the below:
The reality is we will very likely have hockey next season. The RMMHA Finance Committee has completed 3 possible models but at this point which one or what combination is impossible to determine. Ice remained our single largest one line expense last year at $585k across all our programs. As of May 10 there are still many unknowns as to ice costs (with extra cleaning time and supplies), the number of participants allowed on the ice and in the facility etc.
The RMMHA Board of Directors commits to all our members that we will continue to exercise extreme financial prudence for this entire season.
Payments will be accepted by credit card through the TeamSnap registration process. Processing fees will be added to the registration if paying by credit card. After the initial $150 deposit per athlete is made, remaining installments will be distributed over six monthly payments from July until December. Families may choose to pay in installments by credit card at the time of registration, or payment in full.
Etransfers or bank payments will also be accepted through PlayPay. Payment in full, no installment plans through PlayPay accepted unless pre-approved by the Treasurer and Registrar, and is on a case-by-case basis.
ANY OUTSTANDING PREVIOUS SEASON AND ALL CURRENT SEASON FEES must be paid before your athlete is permitted on the ice, unless an approved installment plan is in place, or a subsidy application is in process.
NO CHEQUE OR CASH PAYMENTS
Please review Section 3.10 of the Policy Manual to review changes regarding payment and refund changes.
3.10. Pandemic Exceptions – should the World Health Organization declare a pandemic and/or Local Government, Hockey Canada, BC Hockey or PCAHA request changes to the season format, the following will come into effect:
3.10.1. Priority Registration Dates, Early Bird Rates and Payment Plan timelines all may be adjusted with approval of the Board of Directors
3.10.2. Minimum payment dates (section 3.4) may be extended by the Board of Directors. Full payment is due by July 15 (or such date as determined by the board), or payment plan in TeamSnap must be in place.
3.10.3. Should our governing body (BC Hockey, PCAHA) declare a pause of the hockey season, the board may approve an enhanced refund schedule that takes into account already completed current season operating expenditures.
For families with 3 or more children registered, we offer ½ price registration for the 3rd+ athlete. This only applies to the lowest registration rate of the base registration fees (not evaluation fees). The deposit of $150 per athlete is still required at the time of registration, and the adjustment will be applied to the balance of your payment.
If you are registering three or more children, contact the Registrar to receive a discount code to use during the registration process. You must register all participants on the same registration session.
Any outstanding balances remaining after September 1st* will be assessed an additional $25/month late payment fee unless
(1) a TeamSnap credit card payment plan is in place, or
(2) a previously established payment plan is in place with the Treasurer and Registrar.
*U21 registration fee deadline is September 30th. Late fees for U21 registration apply after October 1st.
Late payment fees will also be assessed for the following:
(1) Members on a pre-approved PlayPay payment plan will be charged a $25 late payment fee for any installment(s) that is/are made after the pre-approved scheduled payment date(s).
(2) Members on a credit card installment plan will be charged a $25 late payment fee for any errors in credit card payments that are not corrected within 72 hours.
$225 until Aug 1st, $275 until tryout commencement
'A' Evaluation Refunds:
- 15 days or more prior to start of divisions ‘A’ Evaluation - 100%
- 14 days or less prior to evaluations starting - 0%
- Exceptional circumstances which may be reviewed by the Board of Directors.
Please contact the VP of 'A' Hockey if you are unsure about registering for 'A' Evaluations. The 'A' Program is not mandatory.
There will be NO Special Time or Friend or Coach Requests (including the Initiation/Novice levels) as it works against the PCAHA-mandated Team Balancing.
RMMHA believes strongly in supporting our local athlete’s pursuit of playing the game of hockey and reducing barriers for participation. RMMHA has a financial support program whereby families that experience financial barriers can apply for help in registration fees. To learn more about these programs, please visit our Financial Assistance page. Please ensure that the Registrar is copied on all requests.