Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Families,
New Registration Deadlines.
Recently feedback has been communicated to LMHA regarding our Rep Tryout deadline. This year it was set as June 30th and we stated that no rep tryout registrations would be accepted past this date. The reason we have this deadlines is that we need to know where we stand for registration numbers so that we can ensure our coaching and ice needs are met for the start of the season. After June 30th, LMHA begins accepting New and Transferring players to our association and continue to accept “C” registrations (with a late fee) until a division is full.
The questions about deadlines did cause us to re-look at our guidelines and see if a solution could be found to allow returning rep families to register past June 30th. The LMHA executive worked to create a new policy that does make provisions to allow this to happen. Our solution is to implement a late fee option for returning rep players. This was currently in place for families that wished to register for “C” but it did not exist for our “A” families. There is now a $150 late fee applied to anyone wishing to register for Rep Tryouts up until August 1st, at which time no further applications will be accepted. That being said any players registering after June 30th will not be guaranteed a spot as registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until a division is full.
If there are any families currently registered for “C” Hockey that now wish to register for Rep Tryouts for the 2016/17 season – this is available to you until midnight on August 1st, 2016. If you wish to have a Rep Tryout added (for $150 plus the $150 late fee) please email our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org before the above deadline requesting the change.
We have attached a copy of the new policy for your reference. Many of the items in it are reflective of our current practices but we have improved upon it to create consistent, year-to-year dates and, as stated above, an option for families to register past the June 30th deadline for Rep Tryouts. Please note that the current late fee for “C” Hockey is $50 and that does not change for this season. As of the start of registration for the 2017/18 season, the late fee for C and Rep Hockey will be $150. It is our hope that this fee encourages the majority of our returning families to register prior to June 30th but should it be forgotten, there is a safety net for both “A” and “C” Hockey.
The LMHA executive hope that we have found a fair and equitable solution that will provide an opportunity to more families to participate in our Rep Tryout Process.
Rep Tryout Dates
Please note these important dates as follows:
· We have confirmed that we will be holding pre-skates in the Atom and Peewee Divisions. These will take place on August 30th and 31st.
· Goalie evaluations for Atom – Midget will be held Sept 1st.
· Bantam Hitting clinics will be August 31th and 31st.
· Atom-Bantam Rep tryout Evaluations will be held Sept 3-4th
Please stay tuned and as more information becomes available we will email all our families registered for Rep Tryouts.
Have a great long weekend everyone,
Langley Minor Hockey Association
PO Box 61571 Brookswood Post Office
Langley, BC V3A 8C8