FAQ

When does the Spring/Summer registration take place?
Spring/Summer Registration opens in January. League play begins in April

How do I register my child?
Registration is online or at assigned registration dates (check the website for locations and times). Payment may be by credit card, debit, cash, e-transfer or by cheque.

What is your cancellation policy?
To obtain a refund, you must submit a request by email. Please specify the following;
- your name and the name of your child
- the division in which your child is registered
- your child’s team (if he or she has already been assigned to a team)
- your phone number, email address, and mailing address
- reason for requesting a refund
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for refund processing.

Will any charges be applied for my refund?
Prior to first game - full registration fee refunded
After first game of season - full registration fee refund minus $30 admin fee
After third game of season - no refunds will be granted after this time

Can I sign up my child to play on the same team as a friend?
Yes. In the house league division we do allow for friend request. The league coordinator will try to accommodate all friend request. Team balancing may affect request.

When and for how long does the season run?
Each team will play ten (10) games which includes playoffs. Learn to Play/Squirt is a nine (9) week program. Spring/Summer starts in mid April. Fall season (if applicable) starts in September. Winter season (if applicable) starts in January.

When is the first game of the season and how will we be notified?
Everyone registered and paid will be emailed at least a week before the first game. Uniforms will all be available to be picked up before the first game commences or at the first game. If you have registered and have not been contacted please contact us.

What are the days of the week and the times of the games?
For weekend leagues, game times generally begin at 9am with the youngest divisions starting first. For weekday leagues, games generally begin at 6pm with the youngest divisions starting first.

Where are the games played?
League games are played at local arenas. Arena's may change from season to season depending on availability.

My child has never played ball hockey/ice hockey before. Is this program suitable for a child with no prior experience?
Yes! Our program is designed to suit children at all levels of experience and skill. A fair number players are children with limited or no ice hockey or ball hockey experience.

What kind of equipment do you provide? What equipment do I need to provide for my child?
We provide each registered player with a team jersey only. We also provide goalie equipment, permitting each child to try goaltending if they wish.

Mandatory equipment for players:
- Hockey helmet with full facial protection. Both facemask and helmet must be CSA approved.
- Goaltenders can either wear player helmet with full facial protection or a goalie mask. Goalie mask must have CSA approved sticker.
- Soccer style shin guards. It is mandatory for shin guards to be completely covered by socks. - Athletic support (jock or jill)
- Hockey gloves
- Hockey stick
- Running shoes

Is there any additional equipment that is acceptable and recommended?
- Mouth guard
- Soft knee pads
- Soft elbow pads. Elbow pads must be covered by jersey

Is there banned and prohibited equipment?
The following equipment is prohibited:
- Shoulder pads
- Hockey style hard elbow pads
- Hockey style hard shin guards
- Non ice hockey style hockey gloves
- Street hockey goalie masks
- Push-on plastic blades are not permitted

What type of hockey stick is required?
Wooden or composite hockey sticks are required.

Rep/Provincial Program
Rep program is for players who want to play in a more competitive environment. Speak with your league coordinator for detailed information. Every year, the league sends teams to the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation (OBHF) Provincial Championships, which are held in July. Teams will also have the opportunity to compete Nationally and Internationally. Tryouts typically take place beginning in late April/early May, followed by team selection and dedicated practices and exhibition games.

How do I become a coach?
As part of the registration process, please indicate when prompted if you are interested in coaching your child.

How do I become a referee?
Please visit www.obhfrefs.com to register for a clinic details. Once certified please contact your local league. We are always looking for officials.

How do I Volunteer?
Please contact the league coordinator who can find opportunities for volunteers to help out.

About Us
Minor Ball Hockey GTA (MBHGTA) is a not-for-profit organization and proud member of the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation (OBHF). The Ontario Ball Hockey Federation is the governing body for our sport in Ontario. The OBHF is also the only recognized Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) for ball hockey in Ontario. Click here for all Ontario PSO's. All policies, bylaws and the constitution for the OBHF can be found by clicking here.

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is a registered non-profit organization. It is officially recognized as the governing body of the sport in Canada by the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) and an associate member of Hockey Canada.