We are thrilled to announce that the Avenue Road Ducks will be competing in its first season in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). For the 2019/20 season, the organization will be entering two teams at the "A" level. The birth years that will be enteredare for children born in 2007 and 2009. Please see below for tryout information...
2007 "A" Ducks
- Wednesday May 1st, 8:15pm at Everest Arena
- Sunday May 5th, 2pm at ScotiaPond
2009 "A" Ducks
- Information to follow...please check back frequently!
For more information on our GTHL program please contact Peter Rewega at
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Attention all Houseleague Coaches, Select Team Coaches/Managers and Convenors
The ARHA wants to continue to help all registered players
improve and advance their hockey skills. We currently have a
weekly time slot at Baycrest Arena on Sunday nights from
7:20 pm to 8:10 pm, that can be booked in advance by any
Houseleague or Select Team who wants to run team practices.
In addition, Convenors can also utilize this time slot to
schedule extra Housleague games as well. Please read the
following information below on how to book this ice.
There will be no more than two teams on the ice at any one time and it is expected that coaches will be present to run the
drills/skills. A helmet is required.
The coach will send an email to the registrar asking for a specific date. The registrar will respond with an email back confirming the time slot is available and thatit is assigned to you. The ice will not be yours until this response is received from the registrar.
This is a little more complicated, as it involves securing a timekeeper and
referees, but simple to do in any case. We will require two
weeks notice for these games as a result. The only one who
can book these extra games is the conveners. We encourage
all convenors to poll their coaches and find out if they are
interested in more games. Assuming a positive outcome, the
convenor will send an email to the registrar asking for a
specific date. The registrar will respond with an email back
confirming the time slot is available and that it is
assigned to your division/teams. The ice will not be yours
until this response is received from the registrar.
Thank you for your continued support and involvement with Avenue Road.
Hockey Canada's Initiation Program (IP)
As mandated by Hockey Canada, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), ALL Hockey Canada sanctioned House League programs in Canada, including the Avenue Road Hockey Association will be implementing a new Player Development Model (PDM) for the 2018-19 season. This new model will introduce some changes to our Tyke division (6-and 7-year olds) in 2018-19 season and will transition into our Minor Novice division (8-year olds) in 2019-20 season.
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Dear Avenue Road Hockey Families,
On behalf of the ARHA Executive, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-19 season. I am sure by now many of you have noticed the enhancements to the arena. Although some of the work still needs to be completed, we are very excited and pleased with the renovations that have been done so far. The ice surface, boards and benches are all brand new and all the dressing rooms have been updated. The new foyer and entrance have opened up the viewing area and the new lighting has made it easier for everyone to enjoy watching their kids on the ice.
We are also very excited for this season to implement some new initiatives and enhance the overall ARHA experience. One of our key initiatives this year is to increase the level of communications and the solicitation of feedback from parents/players. We want to keep you up to date and informed, as well as listen to your feedback so we can make changes/improvements that will improve the league. To this end, we have expanded our executive team by adding a dedicated Marketing/Communications Director, Erin Cash. I want to personally welcome Erin to the team and thank her for her contribution to this effort. I also want to thank Steve Gryfe, our Houseleague GM, for all of his efforts and time over the last 13 years where he served as President. The countless hours you have dedicated to our association has truly made a difference and we can't thank you enough for all your efforts. Lastly, I want to thank the other members of the executive and all the coaches/convenors for their time and effort they put into our league. It's the volunteers that keep the league running smoothly and ensure that the players enjoy their experience. We are always looking for more people to help, so if you are interested please let us know.
Another major initiative this year, most noticeable in the Tyke Division, is the adoption of Hockey Canada Guidelines for modified ice play. The new Player Development Model (PDM) aims to increase the amount of skill development players receive and increase the amount of puck touches, shots, and puck control. Players spend way more time on the ice which will lead to greater skill development and more fun. We have posted more information on this on the website and encourage you to take a look.
There is one more initiative that I want to mention. This is our second year of offering regular Houseleague Practices for Atom, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget, A qualified skills instructor will lead high tempo drills on all aspects of the game on Sunday mornings at Irene Risk Arena. The full schedule is posted to the website and we thank you in advance for your support. Please make every effort to come out to these practices so that we can continue to offer this program and players can continue to improve their hockey skills. We do understand that some players may have conflicts and those that do will not have any consequences of missing playoffs.
In order for our league to continue to thrive, we need the help and support of many people. We are very fortunate to have a loyal community of sponsors who make it possible for our kids to play while keeping costs at an affordable level. On behalf of the ARHA, we thank you for your contribution and dedication to our league. If you would like to sponsor a team or have your corporation prominently displayed on our boards or in the arena, please let us know.
The Executive is committed to making sure that every player has the best hockey experience possible in a safe and fun environment. While we try our best, we realize that there is always room for improvement. We are here to listen to your feedback and suggestions, so please forward any inquiries to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to thank all the parents and players at ARHA for your support of our league and hope your have a great season. I know there are many more games to play and even more great memories to create between now and March. I look forward to seeing you at the rink - please make sure to say hi and introduce yourselves!
Avenue Road Hockey Association
Welcome to the Avenue Road Hockey Association website - a proud member of the North York Hockey League.
Our goal is to provide a safe and fun hockey environment for as many boys and girls as possible working within the confines of allotted ice times from the City of Toronto, with an emphasis on camaraderie, sportsmanship, team play and skills development.
Our Mite division is a learn-to-play program, designed for beginner hockey players. It requires that your child be able to get up and move independently and participate in a group learning, as opposed to needing individual help to move on the ice.
The focus will be skating with pucks and game time being introduced as skill/ability progress through the season. Players wear FULL hockey equipment, including mouthguards.
Group placements are at the discretion of our instructors - the placements are NOT based on convenience or friend/family request.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
IMPORTANT! AS OF THE 2016/2017 SEASON
MANDATORY COMPLETION OF THE RESPECT IN SPORT PROGRAM FOR PARENTS
Hockey Canada, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) have mandated that all families of registered players must complete the Respect in Sport Program before the 2016 season starts.
Prior to June 15, 2016, at least one parent/guardian of every minor hockey player in Ontario will need to complete Hockey Canada's on-line Respect in Sport course for parents prior to a player being permitted to participate in any Hockey Canada program. This requirement applies to both House League and Select levels.
The Respect in Sport (RIS) Parent Program complements the Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program that is already mandatory for all team officials registered in Ontario minor hockey associations. The RIS Parent Program helps define a model of behaviour for all parents and creates a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved.
The course costs $12 plus tax ($13.56), only has to be taken once and is valid for life. ARHA will be able to track compliance with this new requirement through the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) since each player's profile is updated when the parent completes the RIS course.
To read more about program on the GTHL web site, click here: http://www.gthlcanada.com/article/respect-in-sport-program-roll-out
To go directly to the registration page click here: https://gthlparent.respectgroupinc.com. (you are going to “register a new user”)
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