New Player to Hockey (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

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You have reached this page because you indicated that the Player you are registering is brand new to hockey and has never played in any organized hockey league anywhere. If the player has played in an organized hockey league before, please get in contact with the office for further instructions. 

Registering for hockey for the first time involves a few additional steps. If your child is brand new to organized hockey, you will need to:

1. Request the WSMHA create a Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) Player Profile for your child. You will need to provide Proof of Age (birth certificate) and Proof of Address (parent drivers license, or a utility bill (hydro, gas or water) showing a current date and the address. 
2. Complete the Parent Respect In Sport Course (once the Player's profile has been created)
3. Complete the online Registration and Payment Process.
Next season the registration process will be easier. You will only need to complete the third step to get registered! It is not a difficult process—just follow the steps below.

Step One: Complete the Profile Request Form

Please complete the New Player Profile Request Form. This form and the documentation (birth certificate and proof of address) it requires will be used to create your Player Profile in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) and to get you ready for the next steps. You will receive an email when this is complete along with detailed instructions on how to proceed. Be patient! We turn around these requests as quickly as we can, but it can take up to seven days to get your profile created especially during the prime registration period.

Step Two: Complete the Parent Respect In Sport Course

After step 1 is completed and your child has a HCR Player Profile, you can complete the Parent Respect In Sport course. This course, mandated by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), must be completed before your child can step on the ice.

The course has a one-time cost of $12. This fee is set by the OMHA and is subject to change.

You only need to take the program once—it does not expire. If you are registering a child for the first time but have taken the program for another child, do not take the course again, just add the new player to your Respect in Sport account by way of the Child Management tab on the Respect in Sport website. If you have taken the program for another sport such as soccer or baseball, you can transfer your certification by logging into the Respect in Sport website and entering your certification number on the registration page.

Do not complete the Parent Respect in Sport course until directed to do so by the WSMHA admin—your child's HCR Player Profile must be set up before you take it for the first time.

Respect in Sports Walkthrough for Parents instructions on how to complete the course and update your account.

Please note: We do not use a pre-registration code for Parent Respect in Sport.

More information is available on the OMHA website.

Step Three: Complete the Hockey Canada Online Registration

Once you complete the Parent Respect In Sport course you will be ready to complete the WSMHA registration! You will receive an email with instructions on how to complete player registration on the Hockey Canada Registry system. This is the point where payment for your registration will also need to be completed, during check out. 

Step Four: Equipment

All players are required to have full equipment when participating on the ice. A team jersey and socks will be provided with your registration. These are distributed after the first few weeks once team balancing has been completed. Having a practice jersey and socks would be beneficial until that time. 
Equipment Requirements