Registration (Use in 2022)

General Information

Registration Periods:

Early Bird:   July 1 to July 31, 2021

Regular:      August 1 to August 15, 2021

Late:           August 16 to August 31, 2021

 

Registration closes August 31, 2021 at midnight

Boundaries

Communities In SVHA:

Communities that fall into SVHA boundaries are: Carrington, Castleridge, Coral Springs, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Evanston, Falconridge, Keystone, Kincora, Livingston, Martindale, Nolan Hill, Panorama Hills, Redstone, Saddle Ridge, Saddleridge, Sage Hill, Sherwood, Skyview Ranch, Taradale

Fees & Payment

Below is the 2021-22 Fee Schedule

Age CategoryYear of BirthEarly Bird FeeRegular FeeVolunteer Deposit
(pd later)
Under 7 - U7 2016-2015
$850$950$300
Under 9 - U92014-2013$1100$1200$300
Under 9 - U9
House League
2014-2013$675$675-
Under 11 - U112012-2011$1125$1225$300
Under 11 - U11
House League
2012-2011$675$675-
Under 13 - U132010-2009$1225$1325$300
Under 15 - U152008-2007$1225$1325$300
Under 18 - U182006-2004$1225$1325$300
Under 21 - U212003-2001$1000--

Payment Information:

Registration is done ONLINE only utilizing Teamsnap. Teamsnap accepts Visa or Mastercard.   

Payment - there are two options to choose from:

  • At time of registration pay full fees via Teamsnap using a Visa or Mastercard
  • At time of registration pay $250.00 deposit using a Visa or Mastercard and the choose a payment plan.   Payment plans are ONLY available to players who register prior to August 15

    • Payment Plan 1:
      • Three (3) equal installments of the remaining fees by Pre-Authorized Debit (A void cheque and set up through our local ATB branch). Payment dates  will be August 30, September 30 and October 29.
      • $250.00 deposit will be emailed to you to pay with a credit card
      • Forms will be emailed to you to complete and return to admin@svha.ca prior to August 15
    • Payment plan 2:
      • Three (3) equal installment of the remaining fees by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment dates will be August 30, October 30 and November 30
      • You will be the $250.00 deposit then on the dates above  your credit card will be charged the installment payments
      • At check out please choose the Split payment into installments
  • If paying in full the payment must be completed prior to August 30, 2021.  
  • If you choose to pay by Pre-Authorized Debit or Credit Card Installments, paperwork must be completed and submitted to admin@svha.ca prior to  August 15, 2021.   There will be no payment plans after August 15, 2021
  • Any registrations that have not paid the minimum $250.00 deposit and have payment plan in place will NOT  be considered a registered SVHA player and will NOT be allowed to participate in evaluations.  NO EXCEPTIONS

U13AA, U15 U16 & U18 AA or AAA Calgary Northstars Tryouts:

Players who are trying out for AA or AAA teams in the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association (CNHA) are required to register with SVHA as well as CNHA.

  • You will NOT need to pay for your registration until you know if your player will be playing in SVHA.  Choose "Trying out for CNHA" as your division choice.
  • You must register before July 31 in order to qualify for the “Early Bird Discount" either the regular or late fee depending on when you register
  • You MUST notify the registrar at admin@svha.ca if you are returning to SVHA from CNHA tryouts, otherwise you will NOT be allowed to evaluate.

Financial Aid

Do you require financial assistance?

Families that require financial assistance may apply to one of the below stated programs.  Hockey Calgary provides funding only through the Flames Even Strength Program application.  You will be required to complete your FESP application online and submit it directly to Hockey Calgary.

FESP funding for 2021-22 is set at a maximum of $700.00.

Any member applying for financial assistance must contact admin@svha.ca. prior to registering so fees can be adjusted.

 

Flames Even Strength Program/KidSport:

Hockey Calgary, KidSport, the Flames Foundation & Canadian Pacific have teamed up to support the Flames EvenStrength Program (FESP).  This initiative helps to alleviate the cost of playing hockey for children in our community who face financial barriers to participating in organized sports.  Since 1998, the program has distributed over $3,200,000 in support of  local minor hockey players so they can play the game they love.

Please note that in order to apply for funding, your player(s) must already be registered with your hockey association.

The application link below for the 2021-2022 season will be activated on July 1st and the deadline to apply is October 15th. This is an online application only - no paper copies are provided.

Flames EvenStrength Application 2021-2022

 

For more information on funding, contact Pam Douglas at the Hockey Calgary office: pam.douglas@hockeycalgary.com

Please note that your financial assistance information is kept strictly confidential.

 

Equipment:

If you are approved for financial assistance and require equipment for your player/goalie you may request assistance through Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank.  Anyone that qualifies for the Flames Even Strength Program also qualifies for Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank.   Please contact admin@svha.ca for further information.

SVHA 2021-22 Raffle

There will be no association raffle for the 2021-22 season.

U11 Hybrid Goalies

SVHA ‘Hybrid Goalie’ Policy (last year's policy)

This policy is in place to compliment and further detail the Hockey Calgary U11 ‘Hybrid Goalie’ Policy.

https://www.hockeycalgary.ca/assets/file/Operations/U11_Pathway/HC_U11_Hybrid_Goalie_Policy_FINAL.pdf

All U11 participants will be made aware of the Hockey Calgary U11 ‘Hybrid Goalie’ Policy and all interested participants will be given an opportunity to be a ‘Hybrid Goalie’ provided they meet all the necessary criteria as outlined in the Hockey Calgary U11 ‘Hybrid Goalie’ Policy.

In addition to the details outlined in the Hockey Calgary U11 ‘Hybrid Goalie’ Policy, any prospective and accepted ‘Hybrid Goalies’ must meet the SVHA criteria pertaining to the following:

Registration Procedure:

  1. You must register as a U11 Hybrid Goalie.   If you choose player not as a U11 Hybrid Goalie you will NOT be allowed to evaluate as a hybrid goalie

Evaluation Procedure:

  1. All prospective ‘Hybrid Goalies’ will be evaluated as both a ‘Goaltender’ and a ‘Skater’ and will receive a minimum of 2 sessions at each position
  2. Goalie Evaluations will consist of 1 Placement session and 1 Skills session
  3. Player Evaluation will consist of 1 Time Trial and 1 Skills session
  4. Following the 2 evaluation sessions at each position, prospective ‘Hybrid Goalies’ will either:
    • Be informed that they will not meet the criteria and must choose to designate as either a ‘Goaltender’ or a ‘Skater’ for the season. The participant will proceed in any further evaluation process at the designated position.

OR

    • Continue to be evaluated at either or both positions at the discretion of the Coordinator/Committee. Note: Further evaluation does not mean that the participant has been approved as a ‘Hybrid Goalie’.
  1. After all evaluations (at the discretion of the Evaluation Coordinator/Committee) have been completed, prospective ‘Hybrid Goalies’ will either:
    • Be informed that they will not meet the criteria and must choose to designate as either a ‘Goaltender’ or a ‘Skater’ for the season.

OR

    • Be informed that that meet the criteria and will be an approved ‘Hybrid Goalie’ the season.

Team Placement:

  1. The Association and Evaluations Coordinator/Committee will have sole discretion of Team Placement. Requests for team placement pertaining to position specific evaluations will not be considered (ex. If participant evaluates 1 division apart between ‘goaltender’ and ‘skater’, they will not be able to request one or the other).
  2. The participant will not have input on team placement.
  3. ‘Hybrid Goalie’ evaluation results will not be shared.
  4. All efforts will be made to place ‘Hybrid Goalies’ on teams with other ‘Hybrid Goalies’.

Practices and Games:

  1. The Association has sole discretion to determine the split, for games and practices, that a ‘Hybrid Goalie’ will dress as a ‘goaltender’ and a ‘skater’.
  2. There will be a 50/50 split at each position (‘goaltender’ and ‘skater’), for practices and games, unless otherwise determined by the Association.
    1. The Association has the discretion to place more than 2 ‘Hybrid Goalies’ on a team, which would impact the split (ex. Association can place 4 ‘Hybrid Goalies’ on a team, in which case the split may be 25/75, for games and practices, for appearances as a ‘goaltender’/’skater’).
    2. When placing a ‘Full-time Goalie’ on a team with a ‘Hybrid Goalie’, the Association has the discretion to modify the split (ex. ‘Full-time Goalie’ dresses for 75% of games, ‘Hybrid Goalie’ split is 25/75, for games and practices, for appearances as a ‘goaltender’/’skater’).

Conditions of the ‘Hybrid Goalie’:

  1. ‘Hybrid Goalies’ are required adhere to the ‘goaltender’/’skater’ schedule, for practices and games, as determined by the Association and head coach.
  2. ‘Hybrid Goalies’ are required to commit to playing both positions for the season, unless otherwise approved by the Association.

Conditions of the Association and the Coach

  1. The Head Coach is required to keep a log/record, for practices and games, documenting each instance in which the ‘Hybrid Goalie’ has dressed as a ‘goaltender’ and as a ‘skater’.
  2. The Head Coach is required to maintain the ‘goaltender’ and ‘skater’ split, as determined and outlined by the Association.

 

Refunds

Refund Policy

If a player is withdrawn for the hockey season, a refund of a percentage of registration fees may be available, subject to the following policy.

Refunds will not be provided for missed games or for portions of the hockey season (this includes player suspensions).  Once a player has been withdrawn, they will NOT be permitted to register again with SVHA until the following Hockey Calgary season.

To initiate a formal request for a registration fee refund, parents are required to email  admin@svha.ca highlighting “REQUEST FOR REFUND” in the subject line, identifying the player involved, and explaining the reason for withdrawal.    A review of the date and nature of the request will be completed.

It is acknowledged that extenuating circumstances can sometimes occur (e.g. player injuries, parent work transfers).  If required, a doctor’s note will need to be emailed separately to admin@svha.ca. If the request is due to medical disablement a refund will be processed and returned to you within 30 days of your request.

A non-refundable administration fee of $100.00 will be applied to all registration fee refunds, except under the following situations:

  • Successful Calgary Northstars Hockey Association player try-outs;
  • SVHA-initiated player releases; or
  • As deemed warranted by the Board of Directors due to extenuating circumstances.

Initial $250.00 Registration Deposit is non-refundable; except under the following situations:

  • Unforeseen events, such as COVID-19, or other similar scenario’s, including the inability to use or access the necessary facilities, will result in a full refund minus un-recoverable costs to SVHA
  • Refunds will be considered for injuries with sufficient details provided on the injury (i.e. doctor’s note)

The percentage of registration fees eligible for refund will be determined by the date SVHA receives the formal request for registration fee refund, as follows:

Prior to First Evaluation Ice Time 100%
Prior to Last Evaluation Ice Time 75%
Prior to Team Placement 50%
Prior to Roster Submission to Hockey Calgary 25%
On or after Roster Submission 0%

 

The Board of Directors reserves the right to review individual requests for registration fee refund, and to determine refund amounts accordingly.

May 2019 - Supersedes Members Handbook August 2014

Respect in Sport Parent

What is the Respect in Sport Parent Program?

Respect in Sport for Parents provides information on a parent's natural influence over their child, and the role they play in their child's enjoyment of a sport or activity. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behaviour.

When do I have to take the course?

You are required to take the online course before you register online!  It is a mandatory requirement for Hockey Calgary and without taking the course you will not be able to complete your online registration.

Click Here to take the Respect in Sport Course

Does the course expire?

Yes all Respect In Sport Certifications are only valid for 3 years.  If you took the course prior to 2016 you will need to recertify

Is There a Cost?

There is a $12.00 which the parent must pay.

I took the course, why is it not linked to my children?

You will need to log back into your Respect In Sport account and update your "Child Management" under your profile.   and update your profile to link your children.  

Click Here

I took the course with another sport, is that RIS number valid?

Yes if you took the RIS Parent Program through another sport like baseball, then you can transfer that information to your account.  To transfer a certificate from another organization to Hockey Alberta's parent program you will need to go to the Parent Respect in Sport Link. and follow the instructions.

Help Desk

If you require additional technical assistance with program operation or computer glitches please call the 24/7 Help Desk. The service is in both English and French.

Website: Respect in Sport Support

Northstars – Quadrant Hockey

“Quadrant Elite” is made up of 4 hockey associations in Calgary for high level players, U13 through U21 age. The cost to play quadrant hockey is substantially more than community, most teams have travel requirements, more practices and games, and off ice training. Players must tryout for these teams. 

SVHA falls under the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association (CNHA)

Registration for CNHA opens on July 1.  Make sure to send an email to administrator@calgarynorthstars.com with your players full name, birthdate and Hockey ID number so the Hockey ID number can be shared with CNHA.   You will not be able to register if the Hockey ID number has not been shared.   For more information please go to the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association.

Players trying out for Quadrant Hockey must register directly with the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association.  These players MUST ALSO register with SVHA to facilitate our evaluation process.  Please register online and be sure to indicate that you are trying out for Quadrant Hockey when prompted.   

If you player makes a CNHA Team:

  • Notify admin@svha.ca so that your registration can be deleted from the SVHA registration system.

If your player does not make a CNHA Team

  • Notify admin@svha ASAP so that your registration can be activated and the player added to the SVHA evaluation process.
  • Pay for SVHA fees

It is the player/parent's responsibility to inform SVHA that they have made the CNHA team or that they are returning to SVHA.  Please email admin@svha.ca

North Central Hockey League

The Flames Community House League is a partnership between the Calgary Flames organization, Hockey Calgary and our member associations.  The goal is to provide recreational players the opportunity to play organized hockey that is affordable, fun and safe with moderate time commitments allowing for participation in other social, academic or recreational activities. It also provides players with limited skills and knowledge an introduction to the game in a less intimidating format.

The program is regionally based, offers participants a chance to play the great game of hockey with less time and travel commitments.

North Central House League - U9 And U11 ONLY

 

Background:

In the 2014-2015 hockey season Hockey Calgary piloted a House League program in Simons Valley, Bow River, and West Calgary (Trails West, Glenlake and Springbank). Since the 2015-2016 hockey season, Hockey Calgary has expanded this program to all associations.  McKnight Hockey and Simons Valley Hockey form the "North Central House League" which is in conjunction with Hockey Calgary.   Each association will supply U9 and U11 teams to the program to play each other.

 

House League Highlights:

  • The season will start approximately the last weekend of September with a sort skate will all house league players in each division.    Players will be sorted and then teams created as balanced as possible (even strengthen teams)
  • Teams will be created with coaches and assistant coaches, players will be notified and added to TeamSnap, the schedule for the season will be provided around mid-October.    Ice times will start mid-October.
  • The season will be from late September to early March with a two week Christmas break.    There will be 15 practices and 15 games throughout the season.  Players will have 1 game and 1 practice a week
  • No fundraising is allowed. The purchasing of ice for additional practices, exhibition games, and tournaments is not permitted.
  • Due to the challenges of forming balanced teams and coach placement, we will take friend requests however placement on the same team is not guaranteed.   If there are sibling players please make sure to email admin@svha.ca
  • Cash Calls will be limited only to the funding of team apparel, trophies/medals and team building events. No team fundraising is allowed. The purchase of ice for additional practices, exhibition games and tournaments will not be permitted.
  • Goalie rotation will be allowed in both U9 and U11, and associations will provide necessary goalie equipment for both age groups. [If you child wants to play goalie full time in U11, we will do our best to accommodate that; however, in this situation equipment will NOT be provided. The rotation of goalies in this program is to create additional interest as we see a city wide shortage in our younger age groups.]
  • Socks and a team photo memory mate will be included in fees.
  • Volunteers may be required for the House League and each Association Volunteer Policy will apply to House League teams in the same manner as Minor Hockey teams.
  • Coaching certification requirements are the same for House League and Community Hockey. Please refer to Hockey Calgary Coaching Requirements. [Requirements include Respect In Sport - Coach program (online), Safety program (online), Coach Stream, or equivalent (online and classroom/on-ice), Checking Skills for U11 ONLY (online and classroom/on-ice)]. Coach certification are reimbursable through the individual Hockey Association.
  • Coaching selection will be managed through each association. If you are interested in coaching for a House team, please refer to your association website or contact your association for more details.
  • All U9 players will adhere to the revised half ice game play as implemented by Hockey Calgary.
  • Both the U9 and U11 leagues will be sanctioned by Hockey Calgary and players will be properly registered and insured within Hockey Calgary.
  • Games will follow all Hockey Calgary Rules and games will adhere to the standard Hockey Canada Fair Play Codes.
  • Demand is expected to be high and thus space will be provided on a first-come basis. Associations may have a maximum player allotment for this program to balance team sizes and may be required to assign your child to the traditional program.

House League Differences:

  • House League offers a set schedule for the hockey season.
  • With Community Hockey, players are evaluated to teams with players of similar abilities.  Players are scheduled for two to three ice times a week and are varied.  House League teams are balanced and all skill levels are on each team.
  • House teams will NOT be sanctioned to play in any tournaments (in Calgary or outside of Calgary) or exhibition games.
  • There will be NO cash calls/fund raising requirement, which is significantly less then what teams in the Community Hockey experience.
  • Hockey fees for the House League are less than the Community Hockey fees mainly due to the different ice requirements and other fees required between the two streams.  The 2021 House League fee registration fee will be $675, unchanged from last season.

Simons Valley Hockey Association

website:        www.svha.ca

contact:        Sarah Palinkas, Administrator

email:           admin@svha.ca

registration:  July 1 - September 24, 2020 (dates may change due to Covid)

 

McKnight Hockey Association

website:        www.mcknighthockey.com

contact:        TBD, House Division Coordinator

email:          registrar@mcknighthockey.com

registration:  July 1 - September 24, 2020 (dates may change due to Covid)

 

I am a RETURNING SVHA MEMBER AND Ready to Register

1.     Review the SVHA Volunteer Policy and Member Expectations/Fair Play 

2.     Click Here to Register

  • In order to register you will need to have a valid Respect In Sport Certificate
  • In order to register you will need to know your players Hockey Canada ID.
    • If you do not know your player Hockey Canada ID please click here

I am NEW TO HOCKEY or NEW PLAYER IN MY FAMILY that has never registered with any Hockey Association before 

​1.     Review the SVHA Volunteer Policy and Member Expectations/Fair Play 

2.     Complete the Respect In Sport course.   You will NOT be able to register until the course in complete - Respect In Sport Course

Please choose Simons Valley Hockey Association - DO NOT Choose Calgary Storm

​3.     Email admin@svha.ca the following information

  • Completed Parent Declaration
  • Picture of the player’s birth certificate or passport for proof of age
  • Picture of proof of residency x 2 (see below for list of acceptable items)

4.     Once all the above information is received the SVHA registrar will send you the link to register your player.

 

Acceptable Proof of Residence Items

  • Utility bill in your name (Cell Phone bills are not acceptable)
  • Proof of Community school enrollment
  • Current GST Statement or Income Tax Assessment
  • Homeowner/Rental Insurance statement  (If moving prior to the start of the season, a signed purchase/rental agreement with possession date.   If moving to a home under construction – a signed builder agreement with possession date)

 

***Please note that a Property Tax bill and Driver's License will not be accepted as Proof of Residence***

I am NEW TO SVHA in 2021 but I have played with another Association before

1.     Review the SVHA Volunteer Policy and Member Expectations/Fair Play 

2.     Email admin@svha.ca the following information

  • Completed Parent Declaration
  • Picture of the player’s birth certificate or passport for proof of age
  • Picture of proof of residency x 2 (see below for list of acceptable items)

3.    The SVHA registrar will then request a transfer to SVHA.   An email confirmation will be sent confirming the request has been made.

4.     The SVHA registrar will contact you when the transfer is complete and you are able to register with Simons Valley

 

 

Acceptable Proof of Residence Items

  • Utility bill in your name (Cell Phone bills are not acceptable)
  • Proof of Community school enrollment
  • Current GST Statement or Income Tax Assessment
  • Homeowner/Rental Insurance statement  (If moving prior to the start of the season, a signed purchase/rental agreement with possession date.   If moving to a home under construction – a signed builder agreement with possession date)

 

***Please note that a Property Tax bill and Driver's License will not be accepted as Proof of Residence***