Burlington Bandits REP Ball Hockey
Tryouts start in late AprilUpdated Saturday March 10, 2018 by Denis Archambault.
Burlington Bandits REP Ball Hockey Program
PLEASE NOTE: Only offered for our ATOM, PEEWEE AND BANTAM Age Groups.
We have been working with other cities to bring weekday Rep Ball Hockey to Burlington. The NEW program will be called the Burlington Bandits Rep Ball Hockey. Our Aces Provincial Teams have been ready for a couple years but by no fault of ours we have been limited to exhibition play while in preparation for the Provincial Championships.
Our members have asked for Rep League Play and with allot of effort we have something in place for you. We have been working on this endeavor for some time and are still actively pursuing other centers and teams. Response to date has been excellent so we need you to register if you are interested. The season is approaching very quickly.
The Rep Registration process is currently limited to the BANDITS REP TRYOUT Form. There is no cost to sign up until you attend the try out sessions which will be $10 per session.
We are offering this program in addition to our House League Weekend program. Please see the question with answers below. As we get more questions we will update this page with more answers and any updates that become available.
For all information including cost and game information please read the Questions & Answers below. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries you may have.
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Questions and Answers
Please see below. There is a shorter summary version followed by more detailed information.
Summary Q&A Version
Burlington Home games will be Wednesday night. Other cities will choose their own Home Game night between Monday to Friday. Some other cities are aiming for Wednesday night as well. Tryouts will start in late April with the Bandits Rep Season starting the 2nd week of May. The season will end the 1st week of July. There will be approximately 9 games including Playoffs. We are offering 2 prices, the Bandits REP Team ONLY is $175. If you also chose to additionally play in our Weekend House League program, the total cost for both is $320. To Register please fill in the BANDITS REP TRYOUT Form.
When are games played?
Games will be scheduled Monday through Friday. Each center hosting games could have a different home night so games could be on any of those nights. Our Burlington HOME Games are expected to be played on Wednesday nights. The season will start the 2nd week of May and will end the 1st week of July just prior to the OBHF Provincial Championship Tournaments.
Is there travel?
Yes as with any Rep program there is travel when you are the visiting team. Ball Hockey schedules are very short so the number of times you travel is very limited (you will only have 4-5 away games). The distance will vary based on your opponent. You will have Home games in various Burlington Arenas.
How many games will be played?
We are still firming up with the other cities how many games will be played but it will be around 9 games including playoffs.
How many games per week are played?
The REP League will be 1 game per week. There could be a week with 2 games.
Are there Rep practices?
We currently have not planned or budgeted time for practices except for the original tryout sessions. If a team’s Coach wants to have practices they can make arrangements through us to get floor time. The fee would be minimal as our floor cost is very reasonable. The cost would be approximately $5 per practice.
How much is the cost to play?
We are offering 2 packages. If you play the Weekday Rep League Team and ONLY play in the REP program, the cost is $175. If you chose to play in our Weekend Program and the REP program the cost to play BOTH is discounted to $320.
What does the cost include?
The Rep program ONLY cost ($175) includes full uniforms (jersey, shorts & socks) with Rep League and Playoff Game Play. If you do both HL and REP ($320) then you get all the benefits identified with the House League program as well.
Is there a cost to register for the Rep program tryouts?
There is no cost to Register for the Rep Tryouts. There will be a cost of $10 per Tryout Session. The tryouts will be in late April and early May.
How many and when are Tryout sessions?
Tryouts will start in late April. We have an extremely tight timeline so there will only be a couple of sessions. Coaches will be able to add players to their rosters up to the deadline.
How many players on a team?
Each team will have a set of 16 uniforms. There is no roster cap until playoff rosters need to be submitted by each center. The intent is to use this Rep Program along with the House League program to evaluate and recruit Aces Provincial team players.
How do I register?
Please fill in the attached form and email back to the office at email@example.com or fax it to 905-681-8497.
What Rep age groups will be offered?
Based on reasonable expectation, we can’t floor a team in every age group. Realistically based on the size of the Provincial tournaments and feedback from other centers, we will have the most success in the Atom (tentative), Peewee and Bantam age groups.
Do I have to play House League to play Rep?
No, you don’t have to play in the Weekend House League program to play for the REP Bandits. You can choose either program or both. So you can play Weekend House League, Weekday REP (if you make the team) or both. Existing and potential members are important to us as our objective is to grow the sport of Ball Hockey. We want to work with all players who are interesting in joining our organization.
Are the Rep Teams also the Aces Provincial Teams?
No, they are still separate entities as some of our Aces Players will not be able to commit to the Rep Bandits Weekday League play. We expect the Rep program will supply skilled players for the Aces Provincial teams. We are hoping this becomes are development tool.
Do you need Rep Coaches and how do I become a Coach?
Yes, we are actively needing seeking Coaches. Priority will be given to those who have the appropriate qualifications. Please fill out the HMBHL coaches Application Form and complete the Respect In Sport Certification.
We know there are many more questions to be answered. We will add more content as it becomes available, please check back occasionally for updates.
|2018 Bandits REP Registration Form.pdf|