The Forest Hill Hockey Association (FHHA) is a non-profit corporation that provides an opportunity for children aged 4 to 18 to play House League, Select and GTHL level ‘A’ and ‘AA’ hockey in their local community. Once again for the 2019-2020 season we will be offering a complete hockey program every weekend from the end of September 2019 to the end of April 2020, excluding the December school break.
As we begin the process of registering for our next hockey season, the Forest Hill Hockey Association is announcing that we will be transitioning our program to align ourselves with Hockey Canada, and the Ontario Hockey Federation in the introduction and adoption of a new Modified Ice program for children under 8 years of age.
After many meetings, with the aforementioned sanctioning bodies, and ALL of our peer Associations, GTHL and NYHL, the FHHA board would like to ensure our community that all concerns were discussed and addressed. We would like to also stress that this new program will be adopted by ALL associations. The modified ice program will also be used by the NYHL in the select program for the appropriate age groups.
This program, which started in the 2018/19 season is already implemented globally by other hockey nations with great success, which led Hockey Canada doing their own extensive research into the program. The objective is not about making our teams or our nation more competitive, but rather about growing the game of hockey and our children enjoying themselves. The net result is strong healthy hockey communities. We emphatically support this new program and believe it will help fill our arena with children and families who enjoy being part of the game of hockey.
While the final structure of our program is still being fine-tuned, the modified surfaces will allow for greater skill development, balancing, more puck touches and we hope, a greater enjoyment and love for the game.
I am sure there will be many questions, concerns and opinions, all of which we can ensure you we have already asked, but feel free to send us yours.
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Our enrollment is strictly limited by the amount of ice time available at the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena. In order to avoid disappointment, please apply early!
If you register for FHHA house league and also plan to try out for a FHHA GTHL “A” or “AA” team, your house league fees will be transferred over to your GTHL account, if you make one of the FHHA teams.
GTHL tryouts begin April 22, 2019. Any questions concerning the GTHL teams may be sent to email@example.com.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED APRIL 15TH AT 12:01 am
PRIORITY APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE: 12:00pm (noon) on April 25th, 2019. (See ACCEPTANCE PRIORITIES below)
FEES: $575.00 for House League and Learn To Play.
Registration is only available online on our website. All new players will need their Birth Registration Number located on their Birth Certificate. If you do not have a Birth Registration Number, you may use your Citizenship Number or Passport Number.
Payment of fees is processed immediately using your Visa or MasterCard. This is a fully secured service operated by Chase Paymentech. Your credit card statement will display Forest Hill Hockey Association. We do not accept payment by any other method. You can start the process by proceeding to registration at the bottom of this page.
Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official acceptances will be sent via e-mail to the address provided at registration. Players not accepted will be contacted by e-mail as early as possible.
Please note that after completing registration, you will receive an automated response from FHHA advising you that your application has been received into their system - you are NOT registered in the Forest Hill Hockey Association (FHHA) yet. You have simply been accepted into the QE Registry but not into the FHHA.
After the Forest Hill Hockey Association accepts your application and registers your child into the league, you will receive a second email, confirming the acceptance of your registration into the FHHA for the 2019-2020 season. This confirmation may take a few weeks to be issued.
Returning Players: Returning FHHA players (subject to prior year attendance record) will have their places protected until 12:00pm (noon) on April 25th, 2019, the priority application acceptance deadline. We cannot guarantee a place, even to returning players, whose applications are received after that date. It is your responsibility to get your application in on time. The Registry will provide information from last year to help make the registration process more efficient.
New Applicants: New applications received on or before 12:00pm (noon) on April 25th, 2019 Application Deadline will be accepted based upon availability with first priority being given to the siblings of returning players. After allowing for returning players and their siblings, if there are more eligible new applicants than places, places will be allocated on the basis of a lottery conducted by the Registrar at the Association’s acceptance meeting.
Applications received after 12:00pm (noon) on April 25th, 2019 will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until all spaces are filled. In the event of surplus applications, waiting lists are maintained for each division.
Our popular Learn To Play Program is not for absolute beginners who have never skated. Kids need to have been on skates and should be able to at least move around the rink a little by themselves. Enrollment is strictly limited to 40 players and fills up quickly. In order to avoid disappointment, please apply early!.
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Last season over 700 players participated in our house league. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for friendly competition, promote good sportsmanship, team play, skill development, love of hockey and of course social interaction both on the ice and in the stands. As result we have an equal ice time policy entitling all players, regardless of skill level, to equal ice time to the greatest extent possible.
Please note that all House League and Select Divisions play non-contact hockey.
DIVISIONS & APPROXIMATE ICE TIMES:
|HOUSE LEAGUE DIVISION||YEAR OF BIRTH||ANTICPATED ICE TIMES*|
|Learn to Play||2014 & 2015||Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.|
|Initiation Program||2011 / 2012 / 2013||Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.|
|Novice||2010||Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.|
|Atom||2008 & 2009||Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 8 am to 11 a.m.|
|Peewee||2006 & 2007||Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Bantam||2004 & 2005||Sunday 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. May also play some games on Saturdays|
|Midget||2001 to 2003||Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May also play some games on Saturdays|
*Note: These times are tentative and may be changed to accommodate actual registration numbers in each division.
All Divisions (except Midget & Bantam) may additionally play games on Sunday mornings.
Safety concerns are paramount in hockey. It is mandatory that protective equipment be worn at all times. No player will be allowed on the ice or on the bench without full C.S.A. approved equipment, including a certified neck guard and a helmet with a full facemask. All players will receive a team sweater and matching socks.
In order to promote participation and fun we try to ensure that the house league teams are as even as possible. Accordingly we reserve the right to trade players between teams, in a manner designed to achieve a competitive balance. We try to conclude trades before the December break. We realize that most players do not wish to be traded, but please cooperate with the conveners when trades are made. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL PLAYERS, WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF THE SPONSOR’S CHILD MAY BE TRADED. THIS INCLUDES THE CHILDREN OF COACHES AND CONVENORS.
We occasionally receive requests for a player to be placed on the same team as another player. Such requests often make it difficult to balance the teams initially or to make appropriate trades. Carpool considerations will apply only to registrants who must travel great distances to reach the arena.
As we sometimes have fewer goalies than teams, it is now a condition of registration that players chosen as Select goalies must play goal for their assigned team in House League, if needed, in order to maintain their position as goalie on their Select Team. If there still are fewer goalies than teams in a division then all goalies in that division will be required to commit to play for any teams without a goalie on a rotational basis. These decisions are solely the Convenors to make and a schedule will be made for each goalie to follow for the season. The goalies in that division will meet with the Convenors prior to the season to arrange the schedule.
Sometimes we have the opposite situation and have more goalies than teams, with the result that some goalies must share the workload. Prospective goalies must be prepared to share goaltending duties. If numbers permit sharing goalies may at the option of the league be permitted to play out during their “off weeks”. “Sharing” goalies who choose not to play out during off weeks do not receive a reduction of fees.
Note: Goalies at the Atom level and above are expected to provide their own equipment. Goalie equipment will be provided for Squirt and Novice Division goalies.
We realize that kids sometimes miss house league games due to illness, injury or other “exceptional” circumstances. However, missing games for other reasons is against our attendance policy as stated below and is unacceptable. Everyone has a specific reason why attending the house league games are difficult, but it makes it particularly hard for the conveners to balance the teams and for the coaches to run their teams when attendance is sporadic. Players must notify both their coaches and the division convenors by email prior to being absent stating the reasons for their absence.
Players who miss more than three games owing to conflicting commitments (e.g. other sports or activities) or without proper notice as detailed above, may risk suspension without refund. Such players may also be denied re-registration for the following season so that more dedicated players will get the opportunity to play.
Select players must play in House League games in order to be eligible to play in Select games. Select players who neglect their commitment to House League will not be allowed to play in Select games.
A skills program for Squirt, Novice, and possibly Atom, subject to availability, will be offered, starting in September. An e-mail fully explaining the program and application form will be sent out by separate mailing during the summer.
For players in the Squirt, Novice and Atom Divisions we offer Sunday morning skill sessions throughout the season. Where ice time permits, we may also offer some team practices.
The purpose of our Select program is to provide an additional opportunity for our more skilled and enthusiastic players to play hockey in a more challenging and competitive setting. As with our House League, the goal of the Select program is to foster good sportsmanship, the development of positive social skills, team play and hockey skills.
For the 2019-2020 season, where numbers justify and ice time and coaching is available, we plan to enter a Select team in the North York Hockey League for every birth year from 2010 to 2002. The North York Hockey League is open to house league select teams in the Greater Toronto area and operates under the umbrella of the GTHL.
Tryouts will start May 8, 2019, right after the current season ends and after our GTHL “AA” and “A” try outs. An email with tryout information will be sent to all players who indicated on registration that they are interested in trying out for Select hockey. Please check the FHHA website at www.fhha.org in April for more Select tryout information.
Only those players who have registered with the FHHA for House League prior to the first tryout date, and have received official confirmation of acceptance from the Registrar will be allowed to try out for a Select team. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO HOUSE LEAGUE - NO EXCEPTIONS!
During the North York Hockey League season teams generally play one game and have one practice a week. In the spring however, during playoffs and tournaments, the number of games is likely to increase. It is a Forest Hill Hockey tradition that Select teams enter one out of town tournament per year. Parents are welcome and encouraged to accompany the team. In addition, Select teams may enter one or more local tournaments.
There is an additional fee payable for select hockey that is paid after the team has been selected. A letter detailing the fees and the select program will be handed out at the beginning of the season.
If you require financial assistance, special arrangements can be made. Please feel free to contact the Treasurer, Gary Cilevitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.
Registered players who withdraw before September 1, 2019 will receive a full refund, less a $100 administration fee, only if a replacement player is found in the same division. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2019.
Parents are advised that at each game, in case of emergency, there must be an adult responsible for your child other than the coach. Failure to adhere to this policy jeopardizes your child’s continued participation in our League.
The policy of the League continues to be that no games or practices will be scheduled on statutory holidays. The League reserves the right, however, to schedule games or other events on all other days. Pleased be advised that we do schedule games during Family Day weekend and during the weeks of March break, as well as during some religious holidays.
Our thanks and appreciation goes out to the businesses that have generously given their support to the Association. Our sponsors are our neighbourhood businesses and the businesses of members of our community.
Please support our sponsors. A list of sponsors is available at our website http://www.fhha.org/sponsors
Now is the time to consider your sponsorship for next season.
For the 2018-2019 season the sponsorship fee for both house league and select will be $950.00 per team. For this, your Company name and/or logo will be printed on one set of team sweaters and your company name and/or logo will be posted on our web site and at the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena. Each sponsor will receive a complimentary team jersey and most importantly, an appreciation that your support has benefited children’s hockey in our community.
Please indicate your interest in being a sponsor on your child’s registration and we will contact you. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
The league could not exist without the support of its volunteers. We are extremely grateful for the help we get in support of your kids. If you would like to volunteer in some capacity, please indicate so on your child’s registration.
The Greater Toronto Hockey League (the “GTHL”) has made it mandatory for all coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, and managers to have a police criminal record check. All team officials must submit an application for a criminal record check with the police service responsible for the jurisdiction in which he/she resides and provide a copy of the results to FHHA before the season starts.
Hockey Canada, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) have mandated that all families of registered players must complete the Respect in Sport Program before the 2017/2018 season starts. If at least one parent of a player has previously completed the Respect In Sport program it does not have to be repeated.
You will be required to enter your certificate number in your registration application and you will be unable to complete registration without having first completed the Respect In Sport Program for Parents.
Prior to the start of the season, at least one parent/guardian of every minor hockey player in Ontario will need to complete Hockey Canada's on-line Respect in Sport course for parents prior to a player being permitted to participate in any Hockey Canada program. This requirement applies to all levels of hockey at Forest Hill including House League, Select and Competitive (GTHL).
The Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent Program complements the Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program that is already mandatory for all team officials registered in Ontario minor hockey associations. The RIS Parent Program helps define a model of behaviour for all parents and creates a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved.
The course costs $12 plus tax, only has to be taken once and is valid for life. The FHHA will be able to track compliance with this new requirement through the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) since each player's profile is updated when the parent completes the RIS course.
To read more about program on the GTHL web site, click here: http://www.gthlcanada.com/article/respect-in-sport-program-roll-out
To go directly to the registration page (you will need to know your Hockey Canada Registry [HCR] login info) click here: https://gthlparent.respectgroupinc.com. If your child is playing for a Forest Hill GTHL team (“A” or “AA”), please check off “GTHL” in the drop down box when adding your child to your profile. If your child is playing for a Forest Hill House League and/or Select team, please check off “HL - Forest Hill” in the drop down box when adding your child to your profile.
Further details can be found on our web site here.
Returning players will have an easier time registering as they already have an account set up with the Hockey Canada Registry. All new players must set up an account before they can register. All fields with an * must be completed in order to proceed to the next page. If you are having difficulty with the registration system please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Please note that after completing this registration, you will receive an automated response from Hockey Canada advising you that your application has been received into their system - you are NOT registered in the Forest Hill Hockey Association (FHHA) yet. You have simply been accepted into the Hockey Canada Registry but not into the FHHA. Your credit card gets charged immediately (it is an online payment system) - you are still NOT registered in the FHHA.
After the Forest Hill Hockey Association accepts your application and registers your child into the league, you will receive a second email, confirming the acceptance of your registration into the FHHA for the 2018-2019 season. This confirmation may take a few weeks to be issued.