Updated August 3, 2023
KMHA Jersey Policy
Kanata Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) provides jerseys for players within the association each season. This policy outlines the expectations for distribution, care, and collection of the jerseys each season for the jerseys to have long lasting wear so that players can continue to wear the jerseys with pride each upcoming season.
This policy has been adopted by the Kanata Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) Board of Directors which has, through the VP Hockey Operations, delegated the authority for the application of this policy to the KMHA Equipment Manager.
3. Jersey Distribution and Name Bars/ crests
3.1. The head coach will be provided a set of home and away jerseys, each set in a jersey bag. The sets will include a sufficient number of jerseys for each player. Please note specific jersey numbers/sizes cannot be requested for specific players. An assortment of sizes is given to each team to ensure fit for all players.
3.2. Name bars, sponsor crests, Captain C & As can be added to jerseys by hand sewing with a loose stitch only. No machine sewing, glue or adhesive is permitted as this affects the longevity of the jerseys.
4. Jersey Care
4.1. Players are responsible to wash and care for their assigned jerseys. Jersey cleaning should always be done in cold water as hot water affects the integrity of the jerseys. For drying please use low heat or hang to dry.
4.2. With the exception of U7, KMHA issued jerseys are not to be worn during practices, or at any other time, other than game situations. Exceptions for special events such as fundraisers, Ottawa Senators minor hockey night, will be considered on a case by case basis and should be flagged to the Equipment Manager before use in these cases.
4.3. It is recommended that garment bags be used by each player. This helps prolong the integrity and longevity of the jerseys. Jerseys kept in hockey bags with worn hockey gear and skates are at risk for mould, mildew, discolouration and cuts.
5. Jersey Collection
5.1. Upon conclusion of the season, players are to carefully remove names bars, sponsor crests, Captain C & As, launder the jerseys and provide the jerseys to the Head Coach / Team Manager by the date requested.
5.2. Head Coach / Team Manager is to provide a complete set of both home and away jerseys on wire hangers in the respective jersey bag to the Equipment Manager.
6. Missing / Non-returned Jerseys
6.1. For any jersey(s) not returned at the end of a hockey season, the player will be charged $55 per jersey (house) or $90 (rep) per jersey. A player will be unable to register for the upcoming hockey season until these fees have been paid.
7. Damaged Jerseys
7.1. Unusable jerseys
All jerseys deemed unusable due to following damage will be billed in full ($55 for house and $90 for rep) regardless of the age of the jerseys. A player will be unable to register for the upcoming hockey season until these fees have been paid.
• Glue / adhesive remaining on the jerseys
• Holes larger than 1cm on the name bar area or the upper left chest area from Captain C’s and As.
7.2. Repairable jerseys
7.2.1. If a parent, manager or coach discovers damage to a jersey, they have the option to repair the damage before returning it to the Equipment Manager.
7.2.2. If during the inspection of the jerseys by the Equipment Manager, damage is discovered, the player will have the option to pick up and repair the jersey within two weeks of being notified by the Equipment Manager.
7.2.3. If holes (other than those outlined in Section 7.1) are repaired professionally, using appropriate stitching and matching coloured thread, it will be accepted. Damages repaired using glue or adhesive will not be accepted.
7.2.4. Any damage repaired not meeting the specifications outlined in 7.2.3 will not be accepted.
7.2.5. With the exception of damage as outlined in 7.1, the player can opt to pay a repair fee. The fee will be based on the damage incurred (minimum charge is $15) and the Equipment Manager will have the jersey repaired.
7.2.6. If the jersey is not picked up and repaired as outlined in Section 7.2.3 within two weeks of being notified by the Equipment Manager, the player will be unable to register for the next season until the repair fee is paid.
8. General Wear and Tear, Exceptional Damage
8.1. Tears, cuts, burns, glue adhesive, mould, rips etc. are not considered normal wear and tear.
8.2. Puck marks, pilling and small hitches from equipment Velcro, and small thread pulls are considered normal wear and tear, resulting from the game of hockey.
8.3. If a jersey has to be removed from a player for medical reasons, the player will not be charged.
8.4. If a jersey is damaged from faulty rink facilities and the Equipment Manager is notified as soon as the damage occurs, the player will not be charged. The Equipment Manager shall notify KMHA Risk and Safety of damage reported under this clause so that a follow up can occur with the facility.