The information below is largely directed at our house/recreation team managers. More to come for our rep team managers!
Once the season begins, you will be the first point of contact for parents for any questions, concerns etc. If you require assistance, you can contact your teams head coach or your division head.
All teams use the TeamSnap app as the main form of communication
-Our registrar will upload all the players information, and give the manager ‘administrative’ allowances so you can make additions and do scheduling etc.
-Your job will be to upload the schedule for the ice times as they are provided to you by your division head. Please do not set up your own TeamSnap account
-Make contact with the parents and ensure they know how to reach you.
-In cooperation with the coaches, arrange a team meeting for the start of the season to meet the parents and provide necessary information
-In cooperation with the division head, obtain jerseys/socks and other team equipment from CMHA and hand them out to the team. At the end of the season, you'll need to help gather and return them.
***There should be a record of who has what equipment to assist with retrieving it at the end of the season. Socks do not have to be returned
***A $500 team equipment deposit needs to be collected and sent to CMHA by the end of October. U7 Minor/Major and Atom house teams are only required to pay $100 per team as they are sponsored by Tim Hortons/McDonalds and they get to keep their jerseys at the end of the season
-Ensure there are volunteers in place as needed for ice times (ie check in person if needed, clock and score keeping)
-In cooperation with the coach and division head, make sure each team has at least one qualified safety person.
This role can be held by any parent and does not have to be a coach etc. The safety person needs to be committed to being there for all ice times, especially games.
If someone is interested in taking this course they will need to start by creating a Hockey Canada Account.
This is where your qualifications and coaching history will be logged. **You can add yourself to your child’s Hockey Canada account as well
To create a new account, please click this link and follow the steps below HOCKEY CANADA Page
1) On the top right, click ‘Login’
2) Under the login box, click ‘Sign Up’
3) Follow the prompts to create your account
4) Once your account is created and you’re logged in, click on the person icon on the top right of the screen
5) On the left hand side menu, click ‘Dashboard’. From here you can add the participants (players and coaches) for your family by clicking ‘Link a Member’
Once you have a Hockey Canada Account, follow this link HCR 3.0 - Hockey Canada Registry for the Safety Course
The safety person also needs to complete Respect in Sport, (Respect in Sport for Hockey Canada Activity Leaders - Getting Started (respectgroupinc.com) Concussion Awareness, (Coach - CATT Online ) and a Criminal Record Check (Contact the registrar for the Criminal Record Check link)
Other Manager Duties
-Hand out and collect forms for team pictures and assist with organizing your team on picture night.
The Name of the Game is FUN!!
-Have fun with it! You can organize team shirts or hats, Christmas/year end parties, year end gifts for the coaches etc.
Of course, this all depends on any restrictions that may be in place due to Covid at the time.
**Team swag (shirts,hats etc)- as with our partnership with the Cranbrook Bucks, all swag needs to be Bucks branded and ordered through Players Bench.
To order Cranbrook Minor Hockey Bucks Swag, Click Here (This is the more popular option for team hoodies etc)
To ensure your team can enjoy their hoodies for more of the season, please get your orders in ASAP when your team is formed.
-With the exception of U7 Minor, most house teams have two ice times per week. U7 Minor has one, 45 min ice time per week and they do not participate in games or tournaments.
-U7 Major and U9 can particpate in 2 out of town tournaments per season. Previous to the 2021 season, games and tournaments were only permitted after Dec 1st. Going foward, that rule has been amended and they will be allowed to particpate in 2 games prior to Dec 1st as well as one tournament prior to Dec 1st.
-U9 and above may also host a home tournament.
-U11 and above will also participate in/host a tiering tournament at the start of the season. This is done to provide a starting point for the placement of each teams within a specific division. It is the hope that by doing this, teams will play against other teams of similiar ability in order to keep the competition as even as possible.
To Book A Tournament
-In cooperation with the coaches, and as soon as you can at the start of the season, discuss and decided which tournaments your team will participate in. The sooner the better for planning purposes and ensuring your spot in desired tournaments.
-To search for tournament options, follow the steps below:
*Go to BC Hockey’s homepage Click Here
*Click on 'Member's Info' on the top menu
*Click on “Tournaments” and in the drop-down menu, “Search for tournaments”
Then enter the required information....
Search your division (U7, U9 etc)
Category is Recreational
Region is East Kootenay
Enter a date range
-Collect the fee from each player for tournaments (the total tournament fee divided by the # of players attending)
-It would be best to have at least 10 players available for the tournament.
-Contact your divisioin head for payment options. Players may be able to email transfer direclty to your division head or you can collect cash.
-CMHA can cover the cost of the tournament prior to collection from parents to ensure your spot in the tournament if necessary.
-For U7 and U9, there is no official score kept for their games
-Starting at U11, information around pentalities and scores need to be recorded for every game played on the ipads via HiSports
-Each manager is given in Ipad that needs to be returned, undamaged, at the end of the season.
-For detailed information about logging in and scorekeeping etc, click the links below
Links and Forms
Travel Request Form Needs to be completed and submitted 2 weeks in advance for any game played outside of our region (East Kootenay)