VALLEY WILD FEMALE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION 2023-2024 OPENS July 5th
We are happy to announce that registration for the Valley Wild Female Hockey Association opens July 5, 2023 for the 2023-2024 season!
We are pleased to offer our registration exclusively through TeamSnap this year with online payments, credit card or in person payments. If you do not already have a TeamSnap account you will have to create one, but that’s very easy to do.
For those of you who already have a TeamSnap account it should only take you a few minutes to register, even from your phone! If you have problems please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
There will be no paper or in person registrations. Registration will be online only. All communication will be done through TeamSnap. If you are not registered, then you may miss out on important Association information.
Valley Wilds Expectations for Competitive Hockey:
Valley Wild’s A, AA and AAA teams will have 2 on ice practices per week plus possible dryland training. Practices are not optional, and players are expected to participate. There will also typically be 2 games each week, a home and away game.
A, AA and AAA teams can expect that fundraising will likely be required to offset costs.
C teams will have at least 1 practice per week in addition there will also be 1-2 games per week.
Valley Wild Female Hockey Association understands that your child may be involved in other sports and extra curricular activities.
However, hockey is a team sport that requires everyone to participate in both games and practises. It is expected that all parents and players are committed to their respective hockey team.
We understand that situations will arise that could lead to missed practices and/or team events.
However, players who regularly miss practices or do so without communicating to coaching staff realistic reasons for doing so will miss out on development opportunities, and potentially have their playing time during games reduced at the discretion of coaching staff.
As the season progresses the schedules can change. There is the possibility that playoffs or provincials may conflict with other sports seasons or March Break activities. It is Valley Wild’s association wide expectation that playoffs or provincials will be made a priority for all players and coaches alike. Every effort is expected to be made by players and their families to avoid conflicts and so undermine potential team play. Valley Wild will communicate as early as is possible all dates for playoff and provincial windows of play.
If you and/or player are unable to commit to the above, please advise our VP of Operations by email at email@example.com so we can allow another player the opportunity to be on the competitive team.
It's important to note that registration is only a portion of your total fees to play. For U11 teams and above, there will be additional team fees to cover the costs of playing hockey, which are all detailed in our COST TO PLAY HOCKEY FAQ. You can expect to pay $1350-$1650 per player based on your teams costs. Each team is given the opportunity to fundraise these additional fees, and are provided with two installment dates to pay these fees to the board.
HOCKEY CANADA VACCINE POLICY: Currently, all players and bench staff are required to be vaccinated in order to attend any Hockey Canada events or championship events. This is subject to change, but as of today, the Hockey Canada policy is still in effect.
Follow this link to register your player now for:
Learn to Play, U9, U11, U13, U15 or U18
Cost are as follows:
Learn to Play - U7 - $250
U9 (Novice) - $650
U11 (Atom) - $700
U13 (Peewee) - $750
U15 (Bantam) - $800
U18 (Midget) - $850
Payments accepted are:
-Credit Card via TeamSnap, Full payment or 4 payment installment plan available
-Cash, cheque in person
-eTransfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Problems with registration please contact:
Tryout Dates will be dictated by Public Health and Hockey Nova Scotia Return to Play Guidelines. The current Return to Play Guideline is estimating tryouts will begin after October 1, 2023 (date subject to change).
Note: there are no tryouts for Novice or U18, however there may be ice times to determine interest.
Valley Wild will refund players a certain amount based on the date of withdraw. Players withdraw for a number of reasons but it is essential that if you are withdrawing to contact our registrar (email@example.com) immediately as the date the request is received is the date that will be used to calculate the refund.
Full refunds will be made prior to registration closing on November 1st
Tryout fees are non-refundable
November 1st - November 30th a 75% refund will be issued
December 1st – December 31st a 50% refund will be issued
· There will be no refunds after December 31st, unless Hockey Canada and/or Hockey NS shut us down due to the pandemic. If they do, refund percentages will be prorated based on the date of shut down
· Refunds will be given for registration amounts only. Team Rep fees will not be refunded.
Any fund-raised amounts toward player registration are non-refundable