SportsEngine Registration: Ames Minor Hockey Association

Fall 2018-2019

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2018-2019 AMHA Fall Season Registration

Registration for the 2018-19 Fall/Winter season is now open

Please see the 18-19 season rates below.  In general, rates were raised 2.0% this year.  The biggest factor in our need to raise rates is the City of Ames raised their charge for ice time by 3%.  Ice time is our largest expense by far and has a direct influence on what we charge skaters.   Also, we are rolling the cost for the 2019 summer session, $70, into the fees for the Mite thru Bantam level.  Next spring you will not need to register or pay for your child to attend the summer session.  The High School fee includes a $200 charge for their summer training program and $720 for their estimated travel expenses, e.g., hotels, food, banquet, etc.  As a board, we work very hard to keep fees as low as possible.   Skater fees and fundraising are our only source of income, and we hope to increase our fundraising efforts to avoid future fee increases.   We welcome your ideas for fundraisers.

*all pre-registered skaters, Squirts and PeeWees, will receive a $100 discount plus credit for your $100 deposit on their 2018-19 season fees.   You will receive a coupon for $200 in a separate email, that will reduce your skater’s fee by $200.  Bantams and High School skaters will receive a coupon for $300 as their deposit was $200.

In addition to the coupon for early registration, if you have multiple skaters in AMHA above the Mite Level, you will receive a $100.00 coupon for your second skater.

We will utilize the same payment system as used last year.   Payments will only be accepted by credit or debit card this year.  As you register your skater, you will be asked for a card number and authorization to charge this card for your annual fees.  The first payment will be due at the time of registration.  Each level will have a different number of payments due and this is listed below with the charges.   The second payment will be due on Oct 1st, third payment on Nov 1st and so on.  There is an option to pay your outstanding fees early if you are interested, please contact the assistant treasurer at amhatreasurer@gmail.com or call Jerry Seydell @ 515.460.1536.

Here are the rates and payment schedules for all classes:

Level

Fees

# of Payments 

 Payment Amount

High School

   $3,105      

5

$621

Bantam        

$1,655

5

$331

PeeWee

$1,232

4

$308

Squirt

$1,072

4

$268

Mite 8U

$705

3

$235

Mite 6U

$705

3

$235

LTP

$125/session

1

$125

       

 

In addition to the coupon for early registration, if you have multiple skaters in AMHA above the Mite Level, you will receive a $100.00 coupon for your second and/or third skater.

 

Volunteer Requirments

Volunteer requirements will increase this year for both individual player families and multiple player families. The required credits are 15 for individual player families and 25 for multiple player families increasing payout option to $225 for individual player families and $375 for multiple player families. Board members, coaches, coordinators, locker room attendees, committee members, and game day assistance, are just a few options where volunteer credits are earned. Committee opportunities and sign-ups are available through the Monkey Survey link

Updated Concussion Information

AMHA is proud to partner with McFarland Sports Medicine Clinic to provide our baseline testing and concussion protocol. McFarland Sports Medicine uses the C3Logix System to manage concussion treatment from baseline testing to post-concussion screening and return to play. Please visit the Concussion Info link for directions and more detailed information related to baseline testing requirements.

Practice Player Policy

The AMHA Practice Player policy has been updated to include players who are participating in an AAA program or other specialized program and for players player who would prefer to participate in practices only and not participate in tournament travel. If interested, please take a moment to review the updated policy and contact Fred Van Bergen with any questions.


About the Hockey Classes/Levels:

 

Learn to Play Hockey (LTP) program.

The LTP is AMHA's beginner hockey program for those interested in learning the basics of skating, hockey, and teamwork. The program focuses on basic skating and stick handling skills, in addition to improving each player’s balance, agility, and control. Practices will include stations that teach a variety of skills including stopping, turning, and skating backward as well as stick handling, passing, and shooting. LTP is a fun, and encouraging environment with an emphasis on teaching through drills and small area games.

 

Mite (ages 6U and 8U):

This is for skaters who have completed the Learn to Play (LTP) program and want to continue in hockey. The program focuses on skating and stick-handling skills used in games, in addition to improving each player’s balance, agility, and control. Practices will include stations that teach a variety of skills including stopping, turning, and skating backward as well as stick handling, passing, and shooting. A fun and encouraging environment will be maintained with an emphasis on teaching through drills and small area games.

 

SQUIRTS (ages 10U), PEEWEES (ages 12U), BANTAMS (ages 14U), and HIGH SCHOOL:

Practices will include stations that teach a variety of skills including stopping, turning, and skating backward as well as stick handling, passing, and shooting. A fun and encouraging environment will be maintained with an emphasis on teaching through drills and small area games.


Please Note Your Skater Must Register With USA Hockey:

AMHA registration and skater fees cover ice time, game jerseys, insurance, referees, and other expenses. Parents must also register each skater with USA hockey. Current costs for this are $50 per skater (free for all players birth year 2012 and after). Please click on the link below to register.

USA Hockey Requirement

Each Player must register first with USA Hockey and then return to this Registration Session to signup for the 2018-2019 Season.

  • Step 1:  CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Step 2:  Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.

Questions

Please direct questions to:

Michael Giles

515.708.3136