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Parents/Players This past week ball hockey leagues from across the province had a 3 hr conference call to discuss their thoughts of where we as a sport are and where we...

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Parents/Players

This past week ball hockey leagues from across the province had a 3 hr conference call to discuss their thoughts of where we as a sport are and where we are possibly heading. 

Everyone agreed that if the go ahead is given, we would all try to run as full a season as possible under the time restrictions we will have, but more importantly as safe as possible for all involved, of course for that to happen many things will need to go right in the upcoming weeks. We also have discussed running some tournament format events like provincials in late July or early August if we have the ability to.

Since my last email, the city of Kitchener did reach out to discuss where we are at and if we were to get the go ahead how would we proceed, I told them we and the majority of our players/families are still hopeful that we can play at some point, I also have come up with some ideas to add extra precautions if the arenas were to reopen, things like a 30 min buffer between games, no use of dressing rooms, or if we use the buffer, we can actually use 2 dressing rooms per team, as well as some other ideas,  if/when we get going we want to be ready and be safe for all the players. We all know that it will be different than what we have all been use to.

As you are aware the provincial government has started very slowly and cautiously  to lift the restrictions and will be adding more and more to their list as time moves forward, will this include opening arenas? We don't know, but if they do, we will be ready to offer a season, as long as we all feel it is safe to do so. 

We ask everyone remain  patient and we will make a further decision after the May long weekend, at that point we will have a better idea of where the region, province and country are.

We start the groundwork months ago that is needed to run the ball hockey league and has incurred operating costs that may not be refunded to our league-operating budget. Uniforms and other supplies are ordered and paid for in January

KWMBHL is a not for profit business that does not carry a cash surplus from year to year. We try to keep our annual registration fees at strict budgeted numbers so we can pass on to our members a fair registration fee. 

No one could have imagined the impact on our world that Covid 19 has placed on us but we will get through this together. We will look at applying refunds, but only when we know our exact liabilities incurred are final. Each refund will be done by the same method as you paid and should be done shortly after we find out if the season is cancelled. 

I am also looking to find out if any grants/loans are available to minor sports to help cover costs that we have incurred to date, and hopeful that we will be able to receive some financial help to cover the out of pocket expenses we have at this point.

We understand that the later this goes, that playing might not work for some families and we ask that everyone remain patient as we work this all out in the coming weeks, we will deal with everyone at the same time once we have come to a final decision, one way or the other.

So again please be patient and I will be in touch as we get more information.

Also please follow along on our facebook page as i will add info there as it becomes available

Stay safe everyone

Dave

 

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LEVEL
AGE OF PARTICIPANT
Squirt Born in 2014 & 2015
Tyke Born in 2012 & 2013
Novice Born in 2010 & 2011
Atom Born in 2008 & 2009
Peewee Born in 2006 & 2007
Girls U10 Born in 2010 or after
Girls U12 Born in 2008 or after
Girls U14 Born in 2006 or after
Girls U17 Born in 2002 of after
Bantam Born in 2004 & 2005
Junior Born in 2002 & 2003

The Squirt division doesn't offer a provincial championship as it is viewed as an introduction to our sport.

If the league doesn't have enough girls registered within the age bracket, the league will combine them with the boys one year younger. Please note the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation offer's Provincial Championships at Tyke, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Girls U14, Girls U16 and Girls Open (U18), Bantam and Junior divisions. Our houseleague convenors will appoint coaches for the provincial selected teams which will compete against the other OBHF minor centre's at the respective level of play at the provincial championships in July.

Official’s Information 
All OBHF referees must attend a certification clinic and pass a written exam in order to officiate within the OBHF. These clinics are offered in February and March every year. The certification is valid for one year, and referees are required to register annually. Upon successful completion of a clinic, referees receive a CBHA Casebook/Rulebook, and Officials Card. They will also receive copies of the OBHF Newsletter and Official's Update called "Technically Speaking". If interested please email or click here to download an application form.

Timekeepers (Minor Officials)
We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a minor official timekeeping in the leagues. Previous experience would be preferred, but our division convenors will train on the job. Reliable transportation required as is a basic knowledge of the rules of the game. If interested please send us an email .

Coaches Corner
We want you to consider offering your talents and enthusiasm to coach one of our house league teams. If you are willing to give some of your time to provide a valuable service to our children by coaching, please contact Dave Leitch or simply check off your level of interest on the Registration form

Who can play? it is "A Game Anyone Can Play!" In this day and age when disposable income is at a premium the game of ball hockey is an affordable and fun way to get the kids out to participate and meet people. We encourage groups of individuals to sign up and play our sport with their friends or register as individuals to meet and make new friends.