Winter 2021 Youth and Tyke registration is now open! Our goal is to again have a complete season, including playoffs. The registration deadline will be extended until 1 week before the start of the Winter 2021 season. The Government of Alberta today announced that current restrictions have been extended until at least January 21st.
In the event the season needs to be shortened or postponed, a pro-rated refund will be given for each missed session. We hope this will not be needed, but we will not charge any fees for refunded sessions in the event it does happen. If the entire season is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
We are now planning for a start date of late January or early February. The format of the season will be determined closer to the start date and be based on the Government rules at the time of the program launch.
If we are allowed to increase cohort sizes, or Government officials allow more regular play, we will use that route. This will seem more like the traditional league play. Games will proceed 5v5 in normal age groups and divisions. Playoffs will continue as normal in April.
If cohort rules stay the same, we will organize all the kids into cohort groups of 48 or less. Games will still be played, but with teams remaining in cohort groups of 48 or less for the duration of the season. Cohort groups will be based on age, and in the case of more that one cohort per age group, we will base it on skill.
Buddies will always be placed in the same cohort group. We will be slightly flexible with cohort groups to allow this to take place.
At the end of the season, each cohort group will have their own playoffs, finals and awards.
More details will be available as we know more.
Tyke Registration is also open with the same guidelines. This program is slated to start mid-February.
The Government of Alberta has imposed additional restrictions beyond the initial two week postponement.
All games are cancelled and the Vision Sports Centre is closed until the restrictions are changed. There will be no games in December of 2020.
We are excited for this new offering which will begin October 20th at the Vision Sports Centre.