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Rules of Operation

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(Updated August 26, 2014)

The purpose of these rules is to enable the Rayside Balfour Minor Hockey Association to operate its hockey program in a manner consistent with its mission, its bylaws, the regulations of governing bodies and common sense.

Authority

These rules and regulations are Policies of the Rayside Balfour Minor Hockey Association (RBMHA) and having been considered and approved by the Board of Directors.

This book covers the most frequently used rules regarding coaches and players in RBMHA.

All rules and policies in NOHA, OHF and Hockey Canada for the season will apply to the RBMHA except those listed in these rules.

RBMHA has implemented a Code of Conduct. Adherence to the Code of conduct will strictly be enforced. RBMHA will enforce the Code of Conduct adopted by the Greater City of Sudbury. The Disciplinary Committee appointed by the Board will review and administer discipline to any team staff that breaks RBMHA Rules and Regulations.

First offence: Written warning

Second offence: Removal from all team activities for a minimum of 7 days

Third or Major offence: Removal from all team activities for the remainder of the season

** It is to be noted that the Board or its appointed committee (Disciplinary Committee), can at its discretion, waive a first or second offence depending on the gravity of the situation.**

Equipment

  1. Players who accept equipment from RBMHA must return it upon request. Any player or team official failing to return equipment upon request shall be suspended until it is returned to RBMHA, and deemed to be in satisfactory condition. Any deposit monies will be returned at this time.
  2. Deliberate misuse of any RBMHA equipment causing damage, will result in a fine to the guilty person equal to the replacement cost of the damaged article.
  3. Goaltenders who make use of RBMHA equipment for anything other than RBMHA activities are prohibited.
  4. A deposit of $100 collected by October 1of the current year is required for each sweater borrowed. This deposit is post-dated April 15of the following year. No game sweaters are to be worn in practices. Equipment must be returned to RBMHA by April 15.
  5. All Rep equipment colours shall be Blue helmet and Blue pants.
  6. All team active wear will follow the Red-White-Blue colours and will only use the RBMHA Tiger logo.  Rep teams are required to wear the KEWL blue warm up suit and winter coat as chosen by RBMHA.  Sponsorship can be added to the back or sleeve of the active wear.  Houseleague teams are required to stay with the Red-White-Blue colours for active wear and have the RBMHA logo on the front.  Sponsorship can be added to the back or sleeves of the active wear.
  7. No team shall create their own logo.
  8. RBMHA game jerseys will only be worn for games (not practices) otherwise a $50.00 fine will be imposed to the offending team.
  9. No name bars or sponsors are to be put on any game jersey supplied by the league.

 Ice time / Scheduling

  1. Any league ice time conflicts must be reported to the ice convenor at the beginning of the season or resolution.
  2. All teams must submit their tournament schedules by October 31st
  3. All extra ice time will be billed on a monthly basis and must be paid within one month. Failure to do so will result in all scheduled practices and ice times being cancelled until payment is received.
  4. RBMHA will mandate the number of ice times allocated to each team yearly depending on ice availability within the Greater City of Sudbury.
  5. All teams will be scheduled ice time until March. Game ice will be provided to teams advancing in the playoffs beyond March. Practice ice must be purchased.
  6. Team ice lost due to tournaments will be lost.

Fundraising / Team Activities

All team activities, on or off the ice; require RBMHA approval and NOHA written submission for insurance purposes. This policy applies 365 days a year.

 Exhibition Games / Tournaments

  1. Any team wishing to play exhibition games must request approval from the Division Convenor and NOHA Council Director. Officials for exhibition games must be requested from the Referee-in-Chief and the cost of these officials are at the team’s expense.
  2. Regular scheduled games take priority over any other games (i.e.: exhibition, tournaments).
  3. Any team playing an exhibition game must use an official sheet and certified officials.
  4. A copy of the game sheet must be forwarded to the NOHA Divisional Convenor.
  5. Tournament Permit Requests must be obtained at the NOHA office prior to any tournaments.
  6. RBMHA teams must participate in RBMHA tournaments.
  7. All Tournaments hosted by RBMHA shall be sanctioned by the NOHA / RBMHA and all profits shall be retained by the RBMHA.
  8. No tournament fees will be reimbursed, except in the event of tournament / Division cancellation.
  9. No team shall enter more than 5 tournaments per season.  For houseleague teams, no more than 2 out of the 5 shall be out of town tournaments. For Rep teams, no more than 3 out of the 5 shall be out of town tournaments (excluding NOHA Tournament of Champions). An out of town tournament shall be defined as being an overnight stay.
  10. A list of tournaments must be given to the Ice Manager by October 31st.

Team Official Responsibilities

Team officials include individuals approved by the Board and registered as head coach, assistant coach(s), trainer(s) and manager(s). Each team will be allowed up to five carded team officials.

  1. Applications to coach are accepted up to April 15th. Coach selection will be done by an Interview Committee.
  2. Approvals are subject to the individual obtaining a police check satisfactory to the board in accordance with the following:
  • Coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and managers must have a police check done every 4 years.
  • Team officials must have their police checks submitted by November 1st. You will not be allowed to coach, manage or train until the police check is submitted.
  • Police check shall be in a sealed envelope submitted to the First Vice-President of the RBMHA.
  1. All Team officials must take “Harassment and Abuse Speak Out” program offered by the OHF.
  2. The Code of Conduct and Rules are to be strictly adhered to by all team officials. Team official will be supplied with a copy of Rules for Operations and additional copies are available at www.rbmha.on.ca
  3. All team officials are expected to actively assist RBMHA and provide necessary cooperation.
  4. Ensure proper conduct of players and fellow team officials on and off the ice.
  5. No player or coaching staff electronic roster will be issued until a team roster has been approved by the RBMHA board and NOHA.  Electronic team rosters will include coaching certification numbers.

 Additional Responsibilities for Head Coaches

  1. Attend coaches meetings or appoint a designate in the coach’s absence.
  2. Ensure that all players and parents are made aware of the playing rules.
  3. Show respect for all referees decisions.
  4. Hold a meeting at the start of season such as: with players and parents in order to make them aware of the coach’s plans and aims for the season practices, team rules, tournaments, seasonal goals, budget, fund-raising and other matters, that apply to the team.
  5. Ensure that all team personnel are informed of practices.
  6. Ensure that all equipment and facilities are available.
  7. Ensure that all team documentation is properly prepared, maintained and readily available when required.
  8. Complete appropriate evaluations and reports as required.
  9. Ensure that all regulations, safety measure and policies are observed.
  10. Away games (outside of own arenas)
  • Procure a dressing room for your team.
  • Direct all team personnel to the dressing room.
  • Properly complete a game sheet. Maintain control of conduct of all team personnel at all times.
  • Have roster sheet available at all times

 11.  Home Games

  • Prepare a game sheet; ensure that it is properly filled out.
  • Ensure that visiting team has the game sheet 15 minutes prior to game time.
  • Have roster sheet available at all times.
  • Ensure that Divisional Convenor receives a proper copy of any and all game sheets.
  • Check to ensure ice-officials have arrived 15 minutes prior to game time.

12.  Inspect dressing rooms at the conclusion of their played game to ensure everything has been picked up and cleaned.

 Additional Responsibilities for Assistant Coaches

  • Assistant coaches must be at least 16 years of age, and at least 2 years older than the players they are coaching.
  • Inspect dressing rooms at the conclusion of their played game to ensure everything has been picked up and cleaned.

Additional Responsibilities for Trainers

  • Trainers are to be certified and carded, and are to conform to HTCP rules and procedures only.
  • Inform coach of condition of players. Keep up-to-date records and emergency contact information.
  • Trainers must fill in “Canadian Injury Report” and forward as per instructions on report.
  • When a player requires medical attention, a doctor’s release is required before the player may return to practice or play.
  • Inspect dressing rooms at the conclusion of their played game to ensure everything has been picked up and cleaned.

Additional Responsibilities for Managers

  • Attend managers meetings as required.
  • Assist other team officials with off-ice activities including collecting of monies, booking tournaments and other team arrangements.
  • Submit a financial statement with receipts by April 15 to RBMHA.
  • Make available to parents or players a projected team budget, and a copy of the team’s financial statement December 31st and April 15 and provide administrative support as needed
  • Must submit proposed budget on October 31st and financial statements on December 31st and April 1st to RBMHA.
  • Provide monthly ice schedules one month in advance to Referee-in-Chief and Ice Manager (this includes playoffs).
  • Team photos at the expense of the team.
  • Notify Convenor when using affiliated players (AP).
  • Inspect dressing rooms at the conclusion of their played game to ensure everything has been picked up and cleaned.

Police Checks

Any team officials will not be approved as a volunteer for the RBMHA on the following:

- Individuals with outstanding criminal code convictions or charges pending, will not be accepted based on, but not limited to the following offences:

  • Physical or sexual assault
  •  Current prohibitions or probation orders forbidding the individual to have contact with children under the age or 14
  •  Indictable criminal offences for child abuse
  •  Outstanding convictions or charges pending for any violent offence, whether or not it involved weapons
  •  Outstanding convictions or charges pending for criminal driving offences, including for provincial offences related to a bona fide occupational requirement or qualifications may be excluded from a position or trust, depending on the circumstances
  •  Applicants may be rejected as a result of other information gained during the Police Check process or through the screening process as a whole, or as a consequence of other factors
  •  The applicant has the right to know why he or she is being refused, and may appeal to the Board of Directors in writing within 10 days.
  •  Any individual participating in RBMHA business activities or events who is convicted of a criminal offence involving sexual exploitation, indication to sexual touching, sexual interference, sexual assault, shall face automatic suspension from participating in any activities of RBMHA for a period of time corresponding to the length of the criminal sentence imposed by the court, and may face further disciplinary action by RBMHA.
  •  It should be noted that every staff member or volunteer once accepted, is obligated to inform the appropriate Association Executive if he or she is charged, tried or convicted of any offence under the Criminal Code or under other Provincial or Federal statues, if that offence is relative to a position of trust held by that individual. 

Registration

  1. Player Registration fees will be set annually by RBMHA’s Board of Directors.
  2. The RBMHA Registrar is empowered to waive or modify registration fees for a player where circumstances warrant special consideration.
  3. Completed registration shall consist of clearance on residency rule, proof of age, properly completed registration form and payment of the registration fee.
  4. Team officials may not allow a non-registered person to be on the ice with team. Failure to comply will result in immediate coach suspension by the Convenor.
  5. Registrations must be paid in full at time of registration.
  6. A $25 per player non-refundable administration fee will be applied to all registration refunds. All requests must be submitted in writing through the registrar.
  7. All refunds will be based on a pro-rated basis, less the non-refundable administration fee. No refunds will be issued after December 15th.
  8. All NSF cheques will be subject to a $50 administration fee.
  9. A family discount of a $100 will be granted to the third child or more registered from the same family.

Representative Operations

  1. Each team will have a maximum of 5 carded team officials on their team.
  2. Only carded team officials or instructors who are approved by the Board and registered, will be allowed to participate in / or at RBMHA Rep functions, including practices.
  3. All Rosters must meet all player eligibility rules.
  4. Players selected for REP teams will be chosen on their ability and skill level. Team roster must be submitted and approved by the Board or its delegate prior to the first league game.
  5. All teams under this agreement must carry a minimum of thirteen (13) skaters plus 2 goalies (if 2 are available depending on skills), unless Board approval is granted otherwise.
  6. Any Rep player quitting prior to January 8th and / or released shall be placed on a team in the same House League category at the Convenor’s discretion. In the event of a player being recruited to take the place of that player released, the released player shall be assigned to the House League team from which the recruited player was taken.
  7. No player shall be released after January 8th.
  8. All Rep team fees must be turned into RBMHA by November 30th ($2,700).
  9. Any fines incurred by the team will be the responsibility of the team. Fines must be paid within (30) Days of the infraction. If the fine is not paid within the thirty days the staff member responsible for the infraction will be removed from the bench. It will be the manager’s responsibility to inform the Convenor within forty-eight hours of the infraction. Monies are to be paid to the fining League.
  10. Each team will carry a maximum of two (2) out of town players, excluding players from Onaping Falls Minor Hockey and Walden Minor Hockey if they are not icing a team.

House League Operations

  1. Each team will have a maximum of 5 carded team staff on their team. If more than 5, team must pay additional fee.
  2. Only carded team officials or instructors who are approved by the Board and registered, will be allowed to participate in or at RBMHA functions, including practice
  3. All teams under this agreement must carry a minimum of thirteen (13) skaters plus 2 goalies (if 2 are available depending on skills), unless Board approval is granted otherwise.
  4. Any fines incurred by the team will be the responsibility of the team. Fines must be paid within (30) days of the infraction. If the fine is not paid within the thirty days, the staff member responsible for the infraction will be removed from the bench. It will be the manager’s responsibility to inform the Convenor within forty-eight hours of the infraction. Monies are to be paid to the fining League.
  5. Residents of Rayside Balfour registering to play in the House League shall be given first priority and others may be brought in to fill out a team roster or division.

 Draft Selection Process

NEW FOR 2014-15

RBMHA Draft Process Pre-novice to Peewee

  •   1.  All coaches must be present during their age group assessments.
  •   2.  A board member or coach from a different division will be running drills for the assessment.
  •   3.  All coaches will be provided with a list of players on the ice with their names, jersey number and color.
  •   4.  Coaches may be on the ice during the assessments or may also choose to evaluate from the stands (1 assistant coach per team may also help evaluate the skaters).
  •   5.  All coaches will be responsible of doing their own evaluation of the skaters during the assessments.
  •   6.  Coaches will keep their list and evaluations until draft day.
  •   7.  Coaches will be allowed to protect only 2 players, 1 of which will be his child and his assistant if present at the draft. (coach may protect any player if  he doesn’t have any kids playing)
  •   8.  On draft day numbers will be picked randomly to see which team will have first pick, second, third…
  •   9.  Once the picking order has been establish the picks will alternate ,  first, second, third and third, second and first…until all players are picked.
  •  10. Coaches will draft their players according to their own evaluations of the players during the assessments.
  •  11.  After all the players have been picked Coaches may review their roster and ask for trades.
  •  12.  No changes/trades will be accepted once the draft is finalized.
  •  13.  Any new Players registered after the Draft will go to the team that would have the next pick.

 

RBMHA Draft Process Bantam and Midget

  •   1.  All coaches must be present during their age group assessments.
  •   2.  A board member or coach from a different division will be running drills for the assessment.
  •   3.  All coaches will be provided with a list of players on the ice with their names, jersey number and color.
  •   4.  Assessments for the Bantam and Midgets will consist of a 10 minutes warm up followed by 40 minutes of scrimmage. (A Referee will be provided for the scrimmage.)
  •   5.  All coaches will be responsible of doing their own evaluation of the skaters during the assessments.
  •   6.  During the scrimmage Coaches and (1 assistant per team) may evaluate from the players bench and talk with the players.
  •   7.  Coaches will keep their list and evaluations until draft day.
  •   8.  Coaches will be allowed to protect only 2 players, 1 of which will be his child and his assistant if present at the draft. (coach may protect any player if  he doesn’t have any kids playing)
  •   9.  On draft day numbers will be picked randomly to see which team will have first pick, second, third…
  • 10.  Once the picking order has been establish the picks will alternate ,  first, second, third and third, second and first…until all players are picked.
  • 11.  Coaches will draft their players according to their own evaluations of the players during the assessments.
  • 12.  After all the players have been picked Coaches may review their roster and ask for trades.
  • 13.  No changes/trades will be accepted once the draft is finalized.
  • 14.  Any new Players registered after the Draft will go to the team that would have the next pick.
  • *If there is only enough players to form only one team the Coach may use the ice as his practice.

     Affiliated Players (AP)

    1.  Affiliated Players are to be used in the following situations:

    • When a regular player is ill;
    • When a regular player is injured;
    • When a regular player is serving a league suspension;
    • When a regular player is missing for personal reasons;
    • Under special circumstances the REP Convenor can grant approval to use an AP;
    • NOTE: under no circumstances should AP be used at the expense of the regular players on the team. AP may play regular shifts but must not take ice time from the regular team members.

    2. Coaches who wish to use AP must meet the following procedures:

    • Team coaches and managers are responsible to notify in writing the REP Convenor prior to using an AP.
    • Contact the player’s coach and obtain an agreement that the player can play;
    • Contact the player’s parents and obtain their permission;
    • Ask the player to play;
    • Both coaches are to inform their respective Convenors of the use of the AP;
    • Failure to adhere to the procedure may result in disciplinary action.

      Referees

    1. It will be the duty of the referee to start each game on time.
    2. Timekeepers are responsible for obtaining the score sheet prior to the game commencing.
    3. Officials who do not enforce the rules will be subject to suspension by the Referee-in-Chief and / or the Board.
    4. Referee-in-Chief will receive monthly ice schedules from each team to book officials. This will be done at least 3 weeks before the start of every month.

                     

     

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