Registration Step #2 (Waterloo Ravens Girls Hockey Association )

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The Waterloo Girls Hockey Association offers a variety of hockey programs:

FUNdamentals and Long-Term Player Development Programs (LTPD)

Rookie Ravens FUNdamentals Program for ages 4, 5 and 6

This program overlaps the U7 programming for ages 5 and 6, so we suggest you review both programs prior to registering.

The Rookie Ravens program, formerly known as Learn to Skate, runs from October to March and is a 14-week program designed to teach girls how to skate in order to play hockey. It will incorporate some basic hockey skills during the course of the season. The program is for girls aged 4 – 6 and is led by professional instructors. The program cost includes hockey equipment** (not skates) as well as a stick and bag!


The Rookie Ravens Program is expected to be scheduled Sunday mornings and begin in October. Please register early as space is limited and may be capped depending on registration numbers
Please note that schedules may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

**Players are entitled to free equipment only for their first time taking this program. The program is intended as one-time per player. You may register again but it will not include the free equipment and the price is the same. Please register early as space is limited and may be capped depending on registration numbers.

Ravens U7 LTPD Program for ages 5 and 6

This program overlaps the Rookie Ravens programming for ages 5 and 6, so we suggest you review both programs prior to registering.

The Ravens U7 Program runs from early October to early April and includes a 16-week practice program designed to teach players the fundamentals of the game, gain additional skills, then put those new skills into action with half-ice hockey games. The first half of the program will be all skill-focused practices led by professional instructors. The second half of the season continues with practices but adds in half-ice games in the local league (KGLL). 

The U7
 program is offered to girls aged 5 and 6 years of age and no prior experience is required! Please register early as space may be limited and capped depending on registration numbers.

Practices each week are expected to take place on Sunday mornings and Thursdays, early evening. Game schedules will be on various days, usually played on the weekends. Last season, games started in late December. Please note that schedules may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

 

Ravens U9 LTPD Program for ages 7 and 8

U9 Rep is separate from this programming; we suggest that you also review the U9 Rep Program.

The Ravens U9 Program runs from late September to early April. Twice a week, station-based practices are based on Hockey Canada recommendations, designed to work on fundamental skills. These group practices are run with all U9 participants led by the coaching staff (please consider volunteering). In mid-October, the U9 HL teams are created but all players will still practice together. Teams will play in the Kitchener Girls Local League (KGLL) beginning November 1st. U9 games are half-ice until January 15th when, by rule, they may move to full ice. The emphasis of the U9 Program is on LTPD (Long-Term Player Development). Half-ice hockey promotes more puck touches, more development, and helps all players learn basic skills for long-term success in hockey. This programming is mandated by Hockey Canada and the OWHA.

The U9 Program is offered to girls aged 7 and 8 years of age and no prior experience is required! The programs are open to all eligible players including non-Waterloo residents (additional fee required). Please register early as space may be limited and capped depending on registration numbers.

Practices are Saturday mornings and Thursdays, early evening. 
Game schedules will be on various days and scheduled with the local league (KGLL), usually played on the weekends. The U9 season will start mid-September with HL evaluations. If you are interested in U9 Rep, please register for the U9 tryouts and pre-skates that start early September; registration will open later in the summer. Please note that schedules may change due to circumstances beyond our control.


House League (HL) Programming:

House League Hockey (U11 - U18)

Waterloo Ravens House League provides girls the opportunity to play hockey within the Kitchener Girls Local League (KGLL). Waterloo Ravens House League play home and away regular season and playoff games, practice, and attend the Jason Cripps Memorial Tournament run by KMHA during the December holiday break. All teams play in the HL Waterloo Cup at the end of the season and, if successful in the playoffs, will play on the KGLL Championship Day. Teams may also enter tournaments, which is an additional expense, and typically teams do a close to home and an away tournament (only 2 are permitted).

House League games usually begin after the Thanksgiving weekend. The season begins with HL evaluations in mid-September where we view all players in order to make teams as equal as possible. Please continue to watch the website for dates; registrants should receive an email sometime in August with information. After the evaluation ice times, players will be placed on a team and the coach will contact each player prior to when the season starts. We do not have specific days that teams will play, and the days vary, with most dates being on Saturdays and Sundays as that is when we have the most allocated ice time. Once players are placed on a team, they can subscribe to the Team Calendar via the website to see the schedule with dates of games and practices. Teams participate in the December 'Jason Cripps Memorial House League Tournament', which runs over the school break (~Dec 27-30). The first half of the season goes to mid-January, then teams are placed in pools for the second half playoff round. The top 4 teams in each pool will qualify for the semi-finals which are played after March Break. The season concludes with the KGLL League Championship and WGHA Waterloo Cup held around the first weekend of April.

U22 HL
- If interested in playing U22 HL, please email [email protected]. If there is enough interest to ice a team, a registration package will be opened in RAMP. The registration fee is to be determined; the fee last season was set at $450.

Non-City of Waterloo residents registering for HL in U9 to U18 will need to pay an additional Out-of-Town fee.


Development Stream (DS) Hockey (U11 - U18)

DS is a program offered to U11 to U18 HL players only. There is no registration until November as teams may not be formed until November and cannot play games or practice until December 1st. One DS team is formed for each age division from all HL players that tryout at U11, U13, U15 and U18. DS teams may play in 8 exhibition games (maximum), 14 practices (maximum), and up to 3 DS tournaments. The DS fee is a team fee paid by those making the team and covers 10 hours of practice ice time, 4 home exhibition games, tryout ice, and administration fees. All tournament or additional fees are budgeted by the teams. Registration for DS tryouts will be in November.

 

Representative (Rep) Level Hockey Teams:

U9 Rep Program for ages 7 and 8

The Ravens U9 Representative Program runs from September to April and is offered to girls aged 7 and 8. Tryouts will be held in the fall for players registered with WGHA for the 2024-2025 and tryouts.

Any non-WGHA players wanting to attend must register for tryouts and present a valid PTT (Permission to Tryout) form prior to the first tryout.

4 pre-skates will be offered in early September to those players registered with WGHA for the 2024-2025 season and tryouts. Pre-skates are essentially practices preparing for tryouts and no player evaluations are done. Non-WGHA players must attend pre-skates with their home association. 

The U9 Rep team will have additional fees based on the team budget which will be approved after team selection. Non-City of Waterloo residents successful in making the U9 Rep team will need to pay an additional Out-of-Town fee.


U11 - U18 Rep Teams

Waterloo Ravens Representative Level Teams (AA, A, BB, B and C) provide players competitive hockey play within the OWHA and affiliated leagues. This level of play requires additional commitment in the form of tryouts, rep and team fees, travel, and time. Rep teams will have regular a season schedule, playoffs, tournaments, and may participate in OWHA Provincials.

Spring tryouts are held for higher tier teams and Fall tryouts are held for lower tier teams, dependent upon registration numbers. To be eligible for a Rep team, registration for tryouts is required. Any non-WGHA players wanting to attend must register and also present a valid PTT (Permission to Tryout) form prior to the first tryout. 

Rep teams will have additional fees based on the team budget which will be approved after team selection. Non-City of Waterloo residents successful in making a Rep team will need to pay an additional Out-of-Town fee.

U11 Rep Teams are open to all eligible players that are selected in tryouts. WGHA U11 players registered for Fall tryouts will have pre-skates before tryouts begin. Pre-skates are essentially practices preparing for tryouts and no player evaluations are done. Pre-skates are only open to players registered with WGHA for the 2024-2025 season and tryouts. Non-WGHA players must attend pre-skates with their home association.

Any non-WGHA players wanting to attend tryouts must register for tryouts and present a valid PTT (Permission to Tryout) form prior to the first tryout.

U11 Rep teams will have additional fees based on the team budget which will be approved after team selection. Non-City of Waterloo residents successful in making a U11 Rep team will need to pay an additional Out-of-Town fee.

U13 - U18 Rep Teams are open to all eligible WGHA players that are selected at tryouts. Import players are bound by WGHA import policies.




To view a list of all available registration packages for the 2024-2025 season in RAMP without having to create or log in to an existing account, please click on the following link:

Available Registration Packages - WGHA 2024-25 Season

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