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INFORMATION FROM CROWFOOT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
What is the Crowfoot Minor Hockey Association?
Crowfoot Minor Hockey Association provides the youth of Arbour Lake, Citadel, Dalhousie, Hawkwood, Hamptons, Ranchlands, Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge communities to participate in our program.
Crowfoot Hockey is made up of large group of concerned and dedicated volunteers. Our aim is to provide a program for all players to play at their skill level, build on the fundamentals of sportsmanship, game skills and fair play and above all, to have fun while doing so. Our desire is to be an Association that is approachable and open to positive change.
Crowfoot Hockey operates under Hockey Calgary, which in turn is governed by Hockey Alberta, and finally by Hockey Canada.
Things to Know
Crowfoot Hockey provides a hockey program for youths ages 5 to 18 years. :
Timbits age 5 and 6
Novice 7 and 8
Atom 9 and 10
PeeWee 11 and 12
Bantam 13 and 14
Midget 15, 16 and 17
All players from the Novice and higher are evaluated and placed on teams of players with equivalent skills and abilities. It is never too late to take up the sport. Evaluations for the Novice, Atom and Pee Wee divisions will start normally the Tuesday after the September long weekend.
The hockey schedule for all divisions except for Timbits consists of approximately 2 ice times (games and practices) per week without consistency.
The teams are coached and managed by volunteers. Coaches are selected by the Crowfoot's Hockey Director and Coach Coordinator. Head and Assistant Coaches must be certified.
The Timbits Program will be scheduled for Saturday mornings and Wednesdays (3 out of 4), beginning later in September. This program will use the Crowfoot Arena facility. The Timbits Program follows the guidelines of the Flames Timbits Program. Players and are grouped in Junior and Senior teams. Junior is a beginner group consisting of mostly 5 and 6 year olds who do not have any previous hockey experience. Senior Timbits is for players who have some or one year of hockey experience. Emphasis of the program is on basic hockey skill development through practice and having fun. Informal, half ice games are incorporated into the practices.
You must live in one of our communities to play with Crowfoot Minor Hockey. If you live elsewhere, check with Hockey Calgary for which Association you belong to. www.hockeycalgary.com (Under Players, Registration, Association List)
The Crowfoot Communities for 2018 are: Arbour Lake, Citadel, Dalhousie, Hawkwood, Hamptons, Ranchlands, Royal Oak, and Rocky Ridge.
We ask for your cooperation in having your registrations completed and as early as possible. Registrations received by June 15th are given a $50 discount for Timbits and a $100 discount for all other players. You will receive an email confirming your registration and your child's first evaluation time by August 25th.
Respect in Sport Online Course is a requirement. One person per family is to take the one-hour online course using this link. There is a $12.60 fee imposed.
Please retain your Respect in Sport (RIS) #. You will need this course completed first before you can register.
All players that have never played minor hockey in Calgary (first year of hockey or just moved to Calgary) MUST submit a copy of their birth certificate with their registration.
Financial Assistance is available from the Flames Financial Assistance Program for hockey registration fees. Information is on the Crowfoot Hockey website. All forms must be completely filled out with the required documents and returned NO LATER than September 15th. All details regarding the applications are kept strictly confidential. Kidsport offers a subsidy to help pay for hockey equipment purchases. Parents are to deal directly with Kidsport and this information is also on our website.
Body checking begins in Bantam and Midget. Not all these teams are contact teams.
A non-contact Recreational League operated by Hockey Calgary is available at the Pee Wee level and higher. This league does not allow body checking and provides a consistent twice a week schedule. For further information, please contact rechockeycalgary.com.