Frequently Asked Questions - Upcoming Registration, News (West Niagara Minor Hockey)

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Feb 27, 2024 | Jim Borsodi | 3135 views
Frequently Asked Questions - Upcoming Registration
Registration is set for Wednesday March 6th, and as anticipation builds, so do the inquiries from our valued members. Here, we address some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) we commonly receive during this period.

 If you have a question that is not listed below, please email Jim at [email protected]

1. When does registration open?
Registration opens Wednesday March 6th at 9am for all ages and levels of hockey

2. Does WNMHA offer a payment plan?
Yes, WNMHA does offer a convenient payment plan for our members. Payments are scheduled for April 1st, May 1st, June 1st, July 1st, and August 1st. It's important to note that all registrations must be paid in full by August 1st.

Here's how the payment schedule works:
- If you register before March 31st, you'll have a total of 5 payments.
- Register before April 30th, and you'll have 4 payments.
- Register before May 31st, and you'll have 3 payments.
- Register before June 30th, and you'll have 2 payments.
- If you register after July 31st, you'll only have 1 payment.


This flexible system ensures that our members have options to manage their payments according to their registration date.

3. I'm a NRP, do i have to register with your association first?
NO, For all Non-Resident Players (NRPs), we kindly request that you arrive at your first tryout with the necessary paperwork from your center and bring the tryout fee in cash. The fee for tryouts is $160.00. Thank you for your cooperation.

4. I'm a NRP, can I attend your pre skates?
Certainly! Non-Resident Players (NRPs) are welcome to participate in the pre skates. Please ensure you bring your paperwork and $160.00 in cash to the first pre skate session. We look forward to seeing you there! 

5. My child is 6, but i want to register him/her in U5, how do i do this?
Please ensure that you enroll your child in the division corresponding to their age. For instance, if your child is 6 years old, please register them in the U7 division. If, after the season commences, we determine that your child would be better suited for the U5 division, we will inform you and refund the price difference accordingly. It's been our experience that most children integrate well with others in their age group.

6. I cannot seem to login to the website (WNMHA).
There is no public login available on the WNMHA website; that login is solely for admins. For registration, you must log in to the sportal site, accessible via a banner at the top of the page.

7. I cannot remember my password for registration?
WNMHA does not have access to your password. We do not have the capability to view or reset it. If you encounter any issues with your password on the sportal page, please utilize the "Forgot Password" or "Forgot Username" links provided for assistance.

8. I am registering for U8 or U9 but want to tryout for MD, do i need to pay the tryout fee?
NO, Please refrain from paying the tryout fee during registration for U8 and U9 MD. Payment will be necessary when you attend your first tryout. Specifics regarding the fee and dates will be announced in the fall. Paying the tryout fee during registration will incur a 3% service fee for processing refunds.

9. Is there a late fee? And if so what is the date?
WNMHA imposes a late fee of $100.00 effective August 1st. This fee isn't about the money; it's about ensuring timely registration so we can efficiently organize our teams and plan for the upcoming season. Delayed registrations complicate our planning process significantly. Your early registration is crucial in making the 2024/2025 season as seamless as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

10.  I live in West Niagara but have been playing hockey outside the association and I want to come back.  How do i do this?
If you reside in West Niagara, returning for registration is straightforward. You can easily log in on registration day and enroll your child. However, if you're relocating to the area, a residential transfer is required. Please reach out to our registrar to initiate this process.

11. When are tryouts and how  much are they?
Our tryouts typically commence on the Monday following AAA tryouts. Prior to that, our pre skates usually begin about two weeks earlier. Stay tuned to our website for specific dates. For your reference, AAA tryouts conclude on April 27, and AA tryouts commence on April 27 this year (varies by age group).  The cost for tryouts for U10-U18 is $150.00 if you are a WNMHA member or $160.00 if you are a NRP or walk up. 

12. I live in Beamsville but want to play in Grimsby, who do i talk to about that?
When registering, you will be presented with 3 stores.  Fleming (Beamsville), Peach King (Grimsby) West Lincoln Community Center (West Lincoln) .  This is where you select what rink you would prefer to play out of.  
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