Registration FAQ's (South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association)

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South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association (SMMHA) 
Frequently Asked Questions

I have a new player interested in hockey... What do I do? Who do I contact?
You will find a lot of information on this website... 
»This page will tell you about the programs we offer
»This page will tell you about the cost of hockey
Once you have decided you would like to play, or if you still have questions after reading our information, please send an email to this address, we require a copy of your players birth certificate, home address, telephone number, email address and parent/guardians name in order to get you registered for hockey.

I forgot my login or password for Registration
Send an email to our Treasurer, or our Registrar they can let you know what your login is and reset your password. Then proceed back to Hockey Canada Registration.

Hockey can be expensive, are there options for financial assistance?
If you are in need of financial assistance, help may be available through some of the following sources, please contact them directly:
~Children's Foundation of Muskoka (applications for JumpStart go through CFM)
~Kids Sport
*If you are applying for assistance please send a confidential email to this address to let us know, we will make arrangements to have your child participate while the application is being processed. Applications for assistance can take several weeks for some organizations to process, please send in your requests as early as possible. Organizations that provide funding assistance do not cover any cost that is reimbursable, such as volunteer hours. These hours can be earned back, please visit this page for more information on volunteer reimbursement options.

Is there anything I need to do before my child can play?
Yes! There is a mandatory Parent Respect in Sport course at lease one parent/ guardian must complete before your player can be assigned (rostered) to a team. 
The cost for this course is around $12, is the responsibility of the family, takes a couple of hours (may be completed in multiple sessions, if you choose), is only available online, and is not reimbursable. If you have more than one player in your immediate family, this course only needs to be completed once, you can link your other players to your profile. This course does not expire. More information on the Parent Respect in Sport Course may be found here.

I have completed the Parent RIS and want to help with my players team, do I have to complete any another courses?
Yes! There are many ways you are able to help your players team and the entire Association, minor hockey is completely run by volunteers! Depending how you would like to help; on or off the ice, there are different options that must be completed. Please follow this link for more information.

Where will my child be playing hockey?
Our South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association has amalgamated two centers; Bracebridge and Gravenhurst. We typically use the arenas in both of those towns for practices and home games. 
Due to the number of players we have along with the amount of ice time we have been allotted from our two towns, we are sometimes forced to go outside of these two towns. We may be offering practice times and specialty clinics in some of the surrounding arenas such as, Bala, Baysville, Port Carling... etc. 
Depending on which level of play your child is rostered with, your away games will vary. For more information on the levels of play we offer and where these teams will play, please follow this link.

What days will my child play?
This is a difficult question to answer before the season starts. 
We do not know what our registration numbers will be until everyone registers, so we do not know how many teams we will have in each division. Our ice allocation is not given to us from the Town of Bracebridge or the Town of Gravenhurst until June, which prevents us from knowing which days we have ice available. We will make every effort to get a schedule out as early as possible, to at least let you know which days your player can be expected to be on the ice for each level. 
SMMHA offers early registration, at a discounted rate, to try and gather our registration numbers sooner and help accommodate our planning.
We aim for a weeknight practice each week for Local League, with most of their games happening on Saturdays or Sundays. Due to many factors some seasons require us to rotate weeknight practices to every other week, those teams will receive a practice time on the weekend (trying to maintain 2x/week). 
Initiation (and Tyke HL, if our numbers warrant) will have two 50 minute ice times per week, most weeks. 
Rep teams usually have 2 practice times during the week (some teams are 6:30am, some may use Baysville), the majority of their games are on weekends. 
**Occasionally there are town booked events and tournaments that may cause some teams to loose an ice time**

How long is the hockey season?
The hockey season is typically 7 months. Our warm up skates and tryouts start end of August and the season runs into March. There is a break in December, over the holidays. 

What equipment is my player required to wear?
Mandatory Required CSA Approved Equipment is as follows:

  • Helmet
  • Neck Guard
  • Mouth Guard
  • Jock or Jill Strap
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Knee/ Shin Pads
  • Hockey Pants
  • Hockey Skates
  • Hockey Gloves
  • Hockey Stick

Once your player has been assigned (rostered) to a team, Initiation and Local League players will receive a hockey jersey and hockey socks. If you do not have a jersey or socks to wear for your first few skates until the teams have been made, let us know and we will arrange to have some there for you to borrow.
SMMHA hosts an 
equipment swap where you will find gently used equipment that has been donated, traded, or is for sale at a very reasonable price, if you are in need. The swap is usually in August where you are also able to register in person (date TBD). The last few seasons have allowed us to also host a Swap at the end of September during our 'Hockey Day in Muskoka' weekend. SMMHA does have a classified section where you can list any of your needs, wants and requests for equipment. 

My child has played hockey with another association, now we are moving to this area...

Please fill out this form and contact our South Muskoka Minor Hockey Registrar

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