Learn to Play

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The St. Albert Minor Hockey Association Learn to Play program is designed for new hockey players under the age of 12. We aim to introduce hockey to players and their families to support their ongoing participation in the sport and ensure all players have a memorable and fun experience on the ice.

Certified instructors lead this 10-week program and will maintain a ratio of 1 coach for every four players. The program runs from late November to early February.

Players can anticipate being grouped with players of similar age and, each week, will participate in a 45-minute session.

Participants require full hockey gear to participate in this program.

REGISTRATION

To register for any St. Albert Minor Hockey Association program, you must have a Hockey Canada Identification Number.

You will receive this number after you complete the” Respect In Sport - Parent Edition (RIS)

If you have completed Respect In Sport in another sport, you must transfer your certificate to St. Albert Minor Hockey. Once this is complete, you will receive a Hockey Canada ID number. Learn more.

RESPECT IN SPORT: The fee for this course is $12.00.  This course expires after 4 years. Please ensure you select St. Albert Minor Hockey Association as your home association when you complete the course.

Families that do not have this course will be unable to register in the Learn to Play program.

If you are new to hockey, a Birth Certificate or Passport is required to verify the age of the participant.

Registration FAQ

We are NEW to hockey! How do I get an HCR number to register?

If you are new to hockey, you must take the ” Respect In Sport - Parent Edition (RIS)” online course and provide a copy of your player's birth certificate to register.

RESPECT IN SPORT: The fee for this course is $12.00 and it takes about an hour to complete.  This course expires after 4 years. Families that do not have this course will be unable to register online. Please ensure you select St Albert Minor Hockey Association as your home association. If you have completed Respect In Sport in another sport or child, you can transfer your certificate to SAMHA. Learn more.

Once you complete your Respect in Sport, you can link your PLAYER to your RIS account from their website.  This process will generate an HCR# (Hockey Canada Registry#). This is a unique player number that will stay with them throughout their time in hockey.

What is my child’s Hockey Canada (HCR) number & how do I find it?

Follow these instructions to find your ID Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) 

 

Can I pay my registration fees in installments?

Yes, fees can be paid by installments. You will be prompted in TeamSnap at the time of registration. Please ensure you select the correct option by TURNING ON installment payments before checking out.

All fees must be paid by October 15th.

 

Is there financial support available to offset hockey registration fees?

Minor hockey costs are growing every year, and it is important for all families to feel comfortable coming forward if they need help. SAMHA wants everyone to have the opportunity to participate in minor hockey. If financial circumstances become a barrier to a child’s involvement, SAMHA is committed to providing support to families.

Resources are available to help families with registration fees. More information is available in our Financial Assistance page. 

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St. Albert Minor Hockey Association

66 Hebert Road, St. Albert

780.459.4052

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