FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Updated Saturday October 14, 2017 by Hamilton Minor Ball Hockey League.

What days are the games played?

What times are the games played?

Where are the games played?

How many games per week?

How many games in total for the season?

Do the kids have practices?

Do you have programs for girls and boys?

When does the season start and end?

What equipment is required?

What are the Ball Hockey Rules?

What are the age groups?

What is the cost to register?

How do I register?

What do I get with my registration fee?

Can I play with my friends?

Can I sponsor a team?

How do I become a Head Coach or Assistant Coach?

Are there different divisions for different skill levels?

What do the winners get for winning a HMBHL Championship?

What and when are the OBHF Provincial Championships?

How can I play for the Hamilton Tigers Provincial Tournament Team?

Is there a cost to play for the Hamilton Tigers?

 

 

What days are the games played?

 

-        Games are mostly played on Sundays throughout most of the day

 

 

What times are the games played?

 

-        The Learn to Play program plays Sunday Mornings around 9:00am and the other divisions follow in order of age.

 

Where are the games played?

 

-        Games are played at local Hamilton Arenas please see our Arenas page for Maps

 

 

How many games per week?

 

-        The kids will mostly only play one game per week

 

How many games in total for season?

 

-        In total our minor program offers 10 games including playoffs

 

 

Do the kids have practices?

 

-        Our main program does not have practices, however children selected for the Hamilton Tigers will have practices as scheduled by their coaches.

 

 

Do you have programs for girls and boys?

 

-        The HMBHL is a co-ed league where boys and girls play together.

 

 

When does the season start and end?

 

-        The season starts in April and continues until late June. In July our Hamilton Tigers will compete in the OBHF Provincial Tournament against other cities across the province. The tournament usually takes place in early to mid July.

 

 

What equipment is required?

 

-        Please visit our equipment page for more detailed information.

 

 

What are the Ball Hockey Rules?

 

-        Please visit our Rules Page for more information

 

 

What are the age groups?

 

-        Our age groups are as follows:

Learn to Play/Squirt

           Tyke

           Novice

           Atom

           Peewee

           Bantam

           Junior

 

 

What is the cost to register?

-        The cost for our programs are as follows: $165***

-    Learn to Play is $135 

 

     *** The rates are reduced by $10 for Early Bird (Before January 31, 2017)

     *** There is a family discount of $10 off per child

 

 

How do I register?

 

-        Registrations can be made online here by clicking to register

-        Also in person registrations can be made at various locations in Hamilton please visit here for updated information on In Person Registration dates.

 

 

What do I get with my registration fee?

 

-        All registered players will receive a player package consisting of team Jersey, shorts and socks. Players will have league games officiated by CBHA certified referees, an OBHF membership with insurance coverage. All stats officially recorded on our website and a chance to play Provincially for our Hamilton Tigers program and even Nationally through CBHA sanctioned events.

 

 

Can I play with my friends?

 

-        Yes, as long as it is specified on the registration form. The HMBHL will do our best to have friends assigned to the same team. That being said we can not accommodate all requests and have to do our best to balance the teams as much as possible.

 

 

Can I sponsor a team?

 

-        Yes absolutely! Please visit our Sponsor Page for more information and best of all you get a FREE registration just by registering to be a sponsor! Register Here

 

 

 

How do I become a Head Coach or Assistant Coach?

 

-        In order to be a Coach in the HMBHL please contact us @ 905-699-1471 or info@hamiltonballhockey.com

 

 

*** All Coaches must have a proper Police check completed with documention

 

 

Are there different divisions for different skill levels?

 

-        Our League is mainly considered house league program, however any kids that want to play more competitively can tryout for our Hamilton Tigers Program please visit our Hamilton Tigers page for more info

 

 

What do the winners get for winning a HMBHL Championship?

 

-        All teams that play in our championship games will receive either a Championship or Finalist medal

 

 

What and when are the OBHF Provincial Championships?

 

-        The Ontario Ball Hockey Federation Provincial Championships are Tournaments held in July. All participating leagues from Ontario send teams in hope of winning a Provincial title. The location of the tournaments vary by year and are held in early/mid July.

 

 

How can I play for the Hamilton Tigers Provincial Tournament Team?

-        The opportunity is open to all our members. The Coaching staff selected by the HMBHL will scout players during the course of the season. If there are too many kids in an age group interested in playing then we will select the players that will best represent our program.

 

Is there a cost to play for the Hamilton Tigers?

-        Yes there is a cost to play for the Hamilton Tigers, please visit our Hamilton Tigers Page for more information.