Rep Tryout Information

Information on 2024-2025 Season Rep Programs

The AFHA is pleased to announce that our Association will be declaring Rep teams for our U13, U15 and U18 divisions for our upcoming 2024/2025 season.

Rep Registration for the 2024/25 Season

Returning AFHA players can register through the registration link on the registration page. When registering check the rep try-out fee option as well.

Players interested in playing Rep in the 2024/25 season must be registered with their home association no later than July 31st if you have a female association available in your community without a Rep Program.

Registration is Open!

For non AFHA Players, please contact our Registrar  you will need the

Form143-Preliminary Try-out Approval

For players wishing to try-out for a Rep team in another association due to AFHA not offering one, a female player residing within the boundaries of a Female Association must be registered with that Female Association prior to July 31st in order to be eligible to apply for a Player Movement as per PCAHA regulations.

 

For information on the player evaluation process Click Here

Summer Rep Prep Camps

Information Coming Soon!

Coaching for the 2024/25 Rep season

PAID REP COACH OPPORTUNITIES:

The AFHA has a vision for the Abbotsford Ice to be a highly competitive association in the lower mainland and at BC Championships.  To align with this philosophy, we are wanting to employ non-parent coaches for the important role of Head Coach for our rep teams at U13, U15, and U18 levels.

We have a robust Learn to Play program and our association is growing with several strong teams.  We are building our player and family base as we move forward with our vision.

At this time the AFHA welcomes all interested coaching applicants to apply for the U13 rep and U15 rep teams.  Candidates should have a strong combination of playing experience, coaching experience, and coach training.

As Rep Head Coaches you will join our U18 rep team Head Coach Debbie Beaudoin to help build our program.

Here is the link for the application.

If you have any questions, please contact the U13-U21 Coach Coordinator, Reg Gabriel

U13A coach: TBD

Click Here to Apply

U15A coach: TBD

Click Here to Apply

U18A coach: Debbie Beaudoin

To learn more about Debbie click here

Pre-Season events and conditioning

Coaches will typically want to get the teams organized before the start of the season, and initiate pre-season conditioning.

Please reach out to the Association if you are interested in playing Rep for the AFHA and provide your contact information so that the coach may contact you for pre-season training and conditioning events.

Evaluations

Evaluations typically take place the first week of September.

Evaluations usually last 4 sessions but may take longer with subsequent ice times depending on the group and number of players.

2024-2025 evaluation times:

TBD

Season Fees

Try-Out Fees:

The Rep try-out fee is $150.00, paid for at checkout when you register, if you are from out of association you must pay by e-transfer prior to the try-outs. (e-transfer to: treasurer@abbotsfordfemalehockey.com) the fee MUST be paid prior to the first try-out ice session or the player will not be allowed on the ice. This is non refundable once the try-outs have begun. The fees are used to cover the cost of ice time coaches and evaluators.

Rep Fees:

For each player who is selected for a Rep team, a rep fee will be required to cover the cost of additional practice and game times, including on ice development and the cost for the team’s coaching. It is important to note the difference between Rep Fees (collected only for Rep teams) and Team Fees (collected for all teams).

Team Fees:

The amount of Team Fees may differ from team to team depending on what the team wishes to engage in through the season and the costs involved (e.g. tournaments, dry-land training, social events, etc.). Team fees are typically higher for rep teams than house teams. Team fees are typically anywhere from $1000-2,000 (plus travel and accommodation costs) per season.

Team fees can be partially or fully covered by fundraising  and sponsorships, talk to your Coach and/or Manager about organizing these events.

Participating on a Rep team will require payment of both the Rep Fee and the Team Fee. Team Fees are generally collected by and managed at the team level. Rep Fees are remitted directly to AFHA at registration.

Time Commitment

Please note that Rep teams have more ice times, more tournaments (including out of province or country), team development events and dry-land training in comparison to our house teams.  Please make sure that you are interested and able to make this extra commitment before agreeing to compete with a rep team as our teams rely on you as a player (and family) to be successful.

Rep Hockey Philosophy

Rep teams will be comprised of players, coaches and parents who desire a high level of competition and are willing to make some extra commitment in time and finances. Competition and winning are integral parts of Rep hockey. Player ice time during games is 'earned' based on skill, performance, attitude, commitment and practice attendance. Coaches will strive to combine team progress with individual player development.

Players that are successful in making a rep team but subsequently are unable to fulfill their commitment to the team by poor attendance, poor attitude etc. will be removed from the team and placed on a house team (space available).