2020/ 21 AA Coaching Applications
Please be advised that applications for Head Coaches for the FFMHA AA Canadians program are now being accepted.
Please submit your application including your desired division/ team. Deadline for applications is February 29/ 2020 with interviews being planned for the first week in March.
Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as any questions regarding the process.
MIDGET HOUSE LEAGUE/ REC LEAGUE
Unfortunately due to a lack of coach and low numbers, FFHMA will not have a midget house league this year.
However, FFMHA would like to provide a fun, non-contact hockey opportunity to participants of Bantam and Midget age.
The 'Recreation League' is not intended for Bantam participants already registered and assigned to a team. The Rec League is intended for players not currently registered that would like to play recreationally or for players who do not have a dedicated league (i.e Midget).
Overage players may be permissible according to Hockey Canada/HNO policy.
This recreation league would run 2 controlled scrimmages per week for approximately 10-12 weeks starting around mid November. A referee will be provided to 'control' the game. Cost be approximately $250.
Requirements prior to Recreation League formation:
- one, preferably two coaches (qualified) must attend all sessions but do not need to be on the ice. Coaches should ensure good player conduct, facilitate team formation and disperse/collect team jerseys.
- minimum of 20 participants
Please distribute this information widely.
For more information or inquiries please contact Chris Wielinga at email@example.com
Come watch the AA Bantam Canadians take on the Kenora Thistles Saturday October 5 in the IFK Arena.
Game 1: 11:15 am
Game 2: 2:45 pm
Due to circumstances we have had a head coach step down in atom house league. If we do not have someone step up to head coach this team by 5pm Thursday October 3rd, a dispersal draft will take place and the three remaining teams will be rostered with 17-18 players.
If you can help please contact Steve Chown - Atom Director. Thank you.
Please note that additional dates for Peewee evaluations will be:
Thursday October 3: A-K 5-6PM and L-Z 6-7PM
Friday October 4: L-Z 6-7PM and A-K 7-8PM
All in 52 rink.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER WITHOUT LATE FEE
A reminder that today Sept 30 is the last day to register for the upcoming season without the $50 late fee. Registrations from October 1-13 will be subject to late fee.
Dear Peewee Parents,
We are excited to start our season this weekend with evaluations scheduled for this weekend. However, to date we only have three coaches that have stepped up and none are willing to be a head coach.
Hockey is a volunteer based organization and we need parents to step up and coach. Those who are interested in coaching are asked to bring your skates this weekend and go on the ice. Please contact the director Kim Nicholson at
firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you would like to coach.
The reality is that we cannot draft teams until we have enough coaches. Coach training will be reimbursed and is scheduled for next week if you need it. Please contact Ron MacKinnon email@example.com to sign up. You will need to register, take an online and on ice course to coach. Our tournament is also in early November so if we don’t have teams we will have to look at canceling that.
So please be a coach. Hope to hear from you soon.
As of the board meeting held September 24/2019, Jason Kabel has officially resigned at President of FFMHA. We would like to thank and commend Jason for his tireless work and efforts during his tenure as President.
Chris Wielinga has assumed presidential duties which has left FFMHA with a vacancy for vice-president.
The key roles of the VP are to lead our sponsorship efforts moving forward, act as chair of meetings in the absence of the President and to assist the president in any actives that may arise among other duties.
If you or anyone you know would be interested and suitable for this role please submit your/ their nomination by Friday October 11/2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will be considered the the FFMHA board meeting on October 15th.
FFMHA is in need of 3 Peewee House League Head Coaches. Without these coaches in place by the weekend we cannot move forward with Peewee evaluations and team selections. Please consider volunteering as Head Coach. If you can coach please contact Kim Nicholson the Peewee Director at email@example.com
House League evaluations are this weekend. If you are coaching novice - bantam you must attend unless discussed with your league director. It is imperative that coaches are present to assist with on-ice activities as well as with the player rankings.
There will be a MANDATORY coaches meeting on Monday September 30 at 7PM in the IFK conference room., The meeting will be approximately 1 hour.
Due to the influx of requests at local police stations for background checks it is recommended that you start the process of obtaining your vulnerable sector check if you haven't had one done. As of tomorrow, Sept 26 there will be a letter on file at the local OPP and Teaty 3 stations for you to pick up the forms and fill them out.
Coach 2 - Wednesday October 2nd
Coach 1 - Wednesday October 9th
Registration Link is below.
Registration is now open for coaching clinics being offered in Fort Frances. The clinics and dates are:
Development 1 - October 19
Skating Skills 1 - October 18
Checking Skills 1 - October 19
Goaltending - October 3
We are also finalizing dates for a coach 1/2 clinic.
Please register through e-hockey at the link below.
Please be advised that registration for AA tryouts will close at 11:59pm on Friday September 13/2019. Registrations will not be accepted after this date and NO registrations will be taken at the rink.
Also, a reminder to players, parents and guardians that the upcoming AA tryouts are just that; a tryout.
They are not a casual skate or a time for players to “just get some ice” but rather a highly focused and dedicated tryout within a small time frame for coaches to evaluate and select the most competitive teams for the upcoming season.
Be aware that four ice times are not guaranteed and coaches reserve to right to dismiss/ release players at any time during the tryouts and no refunds or tryout fee adjustments will be provided. FFMHA appreciates your understanding in this matter.
FINALIZED CONDITIONING CAMP AND AA TRYOUT DATES
Please note that all players must be pre-registered for both camp and tryouts as registrations will not be taken at the rink and players will not be allowed to participate if registration is not completed.
Conditioning Camp September 3, 4, 5
Ice - 5:15-6:05 Dryland 6:15-6:45
Ice - 6:15-7:05 Dryland 5:30-6:00
Ice - 7:15-8:05 Dryland 8:15-8:45
Midget/ High School
Ice - 8:15-9:05 Dryland 7:30-8:00
AA Tryout Schedule
September 16, 17, 18,19
6:15-7:15 all nights
September 16, 17, 18, 19
7:15-8:15 all nights
September 16, 17, 18, 19
8:15-9:15 all nights
Immediately following the September 16th tryout there is a Bantam AA parents meeting.
September 23, 24, 25
8:15-9:45 all nights
FFMHA is in dire need of Senior Referees (18+).
For the upcoming 2019/20 season we have an extreme shortage of senior referees. If enough referees are not found the amount of games played in all divisions will be much lower.
FFMHA offers new referees reimbursement of certification costs, mentorship program with current referees and ongoing training.
If you are interested in refereeing please contact Matt McLellan at 807-271-4411
Please share widely
FFMHA Conditioning Camp
Tuesday September 3 – Friday September 6
$80 per player – 30 skaters per group
Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and High School (players must register in the age group they would be playing in the upcoming season but may be asked to participate in a group other than their age group to even out group numbers and accommodate as many entries as possible)
Camp is open to all prospective players in FFMHA, FFGWHA and Muskie Hockey
Register at www.fortfranceshockey.com select Conditioning Camp when registering your player for the upcoming season. Option will be available through the Hockey Canada registration.
Off ice group leaders are also needed, any High School students wanting community hours please email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Ice Dryland
Atom 5:15 – 6:05 pm 6:15 – 6:45 pm
Pee Wee 6:15 – 7:05 pm 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Bantam 7:15 – 8:05 pm 8:15 – 8:45 pm
Midget/High School 8:15 – 9:05 pm 7:30 – 8:00 pm
Conditioning Camp Mission Statement: To prepare youth hockey players for their upcoming season and tryouts for AA, Competitive and High School Hockey teams in Fort Frances.
FFMHA 2019/20 registration is now live. Please visit the registration tab along the top menu to register through Hockey Canada.
Fees are as follows:
Initiation Program - $375
Novice - $475
Atom - $475
Peewee - $475
Bantam - $475
Midget - $475
Goalie (Novice - Midget) $300
2nd or more child(ren) - $375
Registrations completed on or after October 1/2019 will be subject to a $50 late fee charge and NO registrations will be accepted after October 13/2019 unless approved by the FFMHA Board of Directors.
Please be advised that players will NOT be allowed onto the ice until registration and payment is completed. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have any registration questions please contact Kim Nicholson - Registrar through our website.
Next FFMHA Board meeting is Tuesday August 20th - 6PM in the IFK Conference Room
FFMHA is currently looking for one director position to sit on the board for the 2019/20 season. If you are interested please email your interest by July 30th to email@example.com
As elected at the FFMHA Annual General Meeting the board members for the upcoming season are:
President - Jason Kabel
Vice President - Chris Wielinga
Treasurer - Travis Enge
Registrar - Kim Nicholson
Development Coordinator - Ron MacKinnon
Webmaster - Adam Scott
Ice Scheduler - Dave Coats
Secretary - Lori Flinders
Referee-in-Chief - Matt Mclellan
Directors - Steve Chown, Shane Bliss, Greg Latter, Neil Cooper, Tim Spence
Please note that we are looking for a director position to sit on the board for the upcoming season. If you are interested please contact an elected board member.
Please find below a great link to a Hockey Canada document entitled "Hockey 101". In this document you will find helpful information about equipment requirements, basic rules and respect in the game.
All players will also need a hockey jersey and socks for the evaluations for house league. If you cannot supply these, please contact FFMHA and we will assist you.
To The Humboldt Bronco Hockey Team, Family and Community, Please Know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and Prayers .
The Respect in Sport Program for Parents is a unique, in-depth 1 hour online program geared to providing the parent with information on how to evaluate and understand:
The program is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game.
Beginning with the 2016-17 minor hockey season a minimum of 1 parent/guardian from each family with players at the Novice or Atom level will need to take the program along with 1 parent/ guardian from any players entering Hockey Canada programming for the first time in the peewee to midget age groups.
The cost of the one hour online program is $12.00+HST and you can complete the course at the link below:
Please note if you are a coach with the Respect in Sport, than the other parent/spouse must take the Parent Respect in Sport.
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