Frequently Asked Questions

Updated Wednesday October 18, 2017 by Oakville Minor Ball Hockey League.

Frequentley Asked Questions

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 OMBHL Championship?

What and when are the OBHF Provincial Championships?

How can I play for the Oakville Rangers Provincial Tournament Team?

Is there a cost to play for the Oakville Rangers?

 

 

What days are the games played?

 

-    For Fall/Winter – Games will be played mostly on Saturdays throughout the day
-   For Spring/Summer – Games will be played mostly on Sundays throughout the day

-   For Spring/Summer Girls Divisions - Games will be played mostly on Saturdays throughout the day

 

 

What times are the games played?

 

-        The Learn to Play program plays Saturday (Fall/Winter) or Sunday Mornings (Spring/Summer) around 9:00am and the other divisions follow in order of age.

-     The Girls Division Learn to Play program plays Saturday Mornings (Spring/Summer) around 9:00am and the other divisions follow in order of age.

 

Where are the games played?

 

-        Games are played at various arenas throughout Oakville 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 11 games including playoffs (Spring through Fall) and 9 games including playoffs (Winter Season)

 

 

Do the kids have practices?

 

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

 

 

Do you have programs for girls and boys?

 

-        The OMBHL has a co-ed league where boys and girls play together.

If you wish to be in the ALL Girls Only Divisions, please make sure to specify this on your registration form.

 

 

 

When does the season start and end?

 

-        The Spring/Summer season starts in April and continues until late June.

In July our Oakville Rangers will compete in the OBHF Provincial Tournament against other cities across the province. The tournament usually takes place in early to mid July. 

 

- The Fall Season starts in October and ends in December

 

- The Winter Season starts in January and ends in March

 

 

 

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 for 2017.

We go by BIRTH YEAR ONLY for all our divisions.

Learn to Play/Squirt (2011-2014)

           Tyke (2009-2010)

           Novice (2007-2008)

           Atom (2005-2006)

           Peewee (2003-2004)

           Bantam (2001-2002)

           Junior (1999-2000)

 

 

What is the cost to register?

-       The cost for registration is listed on our Registration information page here and here for Learn to Play

   

How do I register?

 

1. Registrations can be made online here.  Create a NEW account or login to your old one.   If you register during the early bird - **Note that if not paid by cut off date the discount will be removed.

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

- Or you can mail the registration form with payment to:

OMBHL 1304 Griffith place, Oakville, Ontario L6K 2H8  * Make sure to write your childs name on the cheque.  All registrations are subject to NSF Fees to be added to amount if they do not clear the bank.

 

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 Oakville Rangers 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 OMBHL 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.

1 Friend request per child.  No daisy chaining or linking a group together or requesting an entire team.  We want everyone to have fun and will enforce our equalization policy if required where a group of higher level players as to be together.  We will hae to split them up among all the house league teams and only allow 1 friend per player to be together.  Groups etc can only be requested for Provincial teams as long as they are all in the same division.

 

 

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 OMBHL please contact us @ 905-637-8118 or admin@oakvilleminorballhockey.com.   Everyone is required to have a Volunerable Sector certificate from the local law enforcement agency.  A copy must be emailed or mailed to the office as proof.  This is for the Safety for the children as well as the league.  We honor within 3 years.

 

*** All Coaches must have a proper Police check completed before they are named as coach.

 

 

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 Oakville Rangers Program please visit our Oakville Rangers page for more info

 

 

What do the winners get for winning a OMBHL 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 Oakville Rangers Provincial Tournament Team?

-        The opportunity is open to all our members. The Coaching staff selected by the OMBHL 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 Oakville Rangers?

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