Hello, and welcome to the 2022-2023 KMHA season!
This year you have two convenors overseeing U15 (2008/2009). Our names are Kostyantyn Grygoryev and Chantal Plunkett. During the season we can both be reached using the following email: U15convenor@kmha.ca. We look forward to contributing to a successful season for our players, goalies, parents and volunteers.
VOLUNTEERS – Sort Outs and Team Staff
We are currently looking for volunteers both for the sort out process and for Team Official positions. To volunteer please complete the following form. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScTdMAerOR8po…/viewform
Please do not email us directly to notify us of your interest. The form helps us keep the information in one place and ensures we don’t miss you. Only those who complete this document will be considered for volunteer and Team Officials positions. Knowing your intentions ahead of time helps us balance teams with both players and team staff to ensure everyone is well supported for the season.
If you have volunteered via the above form, you will receive separate communications from us shortly with more details on needs and assignments. We also wish to thank you in advance for your help and support this season!
If you are not familiar with equipment requirements for Hockey, please view more details here: https://kmha.ca/risk-and-safety/equipment-information/
Near the end of August, your family will receive a welcome email from one of the U15 Convenors. This email will provide your welcome details needed for the sort out process.
Over 3 consecutive weekends, each player and goalie will be assigned a specific ID number for scheduled skills and games evaluations. Your child’s ice time will be available on the KMHA website (https://kmha.ca/bantam-sort-outs/ ) and can be found using the player ID number that will be included in the welcome email to each player. If you have not received a welcome email by September 5th, please reach out to us.
After the sort outs we will balance the teams within each level (A, B & C) to the best of our ability. Friend requests cannot be entertained as not to influence team composition and/or to potentially create an imbalance. Evaluations of each player will be done by a number of evaluators who will provide feedback and recommendations for sorting. More details on evaluation drills for skills day and game criterias will be provided. At this time U15 is slated to have approximately 12 teams, subject to change based on registration.
SCHEDULE – Sort Outs
It is likely that sorting information will only be available 1-1.5 weeks before the skills weekend. Please find below the time blocks for U15 sort outs. We share these with you in hopes to help with your family plans. Individual player ice times will be posted on the KMHA website ( https://kmha.ca/bantam-sort-outs/ ), using assigned player ID numbers, as soon as possible.
Weekend 1- Skills
**players assigned 1 ice time Sunday
**goalies assigned 1 ice time each day
Goalies skills : Saturday, September 10th; 6pm-9pm
Players skills (goalies included): Sunday, September 11th; 11am-1pm and 6:15pm-10:15pm
Weekend 2 – Games
**everyone is assigned 1 ice time each day
Saturday, September 17th; 4pm-10pm
Sunday, September 18th; 2:30pm-4:30pm and 5pm-9pm
Weekend 3- Games
**everyone is assigned 1 ice time each day
Saturday, September 24th; 4pm-10pm
Sunday, September 25th; 2:30pm-4:30pm and 6pm-10pm
Following the sort out process, each player will be assigned to a team. From that point, you will receive communication from your assigned Head Coach near mid to end of the week before the first official weekend of the season which is September 30th – October 2nd for U15.
Throughout the season, you can find your team’s assigned schedule on this website: http://dncscheduling.com/HockeySchedule/kmha/webScheduleSearch
Simply complete the search criterias for results. Note that schedules can be subject to changes so be sure to check closer to the date before heading out to the rink!
Teams will also be provided access to a Team Snap account where team staff can maintain a schedule, attendance and efficient team communications.
TEAM STAFF FOR THE SEASON
Each team will require the following volunteer positions:
- Head Coach
- Assistant Coach
- Goalie Coach
Thank you for considering one of these positions to support our players and goalies this season. Please note that all team volunteer positions are subject to a completed Police record check which are valid for 3 years (vulnerable sector) https://kmha.ca/risk-and-safety/police-checks/ in addition to Hockey Canada courses. You can visit http://www.hockeyeasternontario.ca/pages/coach/coachcert.php to view what is required for your position of choice.
IMPORTANT DATES AND LEVEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION
- September 10th and118th – First weekend of sort outs (skills)
- September 17th & 18th – Second weekend of sort outs (games)
- September 24th & 25th – Third weekend of sort outs (games)
- September 30th to early March – Regular season – 2 ice times per week provided by KMHA (most of the time 1 Saturday/1 Sunday)
- Nov 14th-22nd teams may only receive 1 ice time due to a KGHA tournament
- December Christmas break: Details to come
- March break: Details to come
- Playoffs: Details to come
- Championship week: April 3rd-9th
- April to May – Team year end party and return of equipment
Other details: .
- U15 A teams will interlock with Nepean
- U15 C teams will interlock with the Bytown District teams
- Each team will be required to have affiliates to ensure a full bench at all practices and games.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming season or over the course of the season, please feel free to get in touch with us at U15convenor@kmha.ca
Looking forward to a great season!
Kostyantyn Grygoryev & Chantal Plunkett
2022-23 KMHA U15 co-Convenors