2017/18 Recreational Season Information
Assessment and Bust the Rust ice times
This is the timeline for assessments this season.
Sept 5-11 – Ice times for rec players run by all coaches
Sept 11 – Final releases from Rep
Sept 12-14 – Drafts
Sept 15 -17 – Balancing games
Sept 18 – Teams to be rebalanced
Sept 20 – Parents and players informed
Sept 21 – Final HCRs done
Bust the Rust ice times
Monday, September 4, 2017: Oak Bay Rec
Atom: 6pm – 6:50pm
Peewee: 7pm – 7:55pm
Bantam: 8:05pm – 9pm
Midget: 9:10pm – 10pm
The full assessment ice schedule for the week of September 4 – 10 can be found on the VMHA homepage. Also note that there are game slots on September 9 and 10 for all divisions, but groups will be assigned during that week. You will receive a confirmation of your game time(s) once the groups have been created.
Recreational Assessment Process
For the past several years, our recreational team selection process has been the following:
- A coach’s meeting at each age division
- Team selection
- Games, reassessment and re-balancing
While this has been a strong process, it has resulted in team imbalances. Therefore, this season, we will try a different approach in an effort to reduce the disparity. The two main differences will be waiting for the SMHA-VMHA rep co-op to release players from representative team selection and using a player draft for team selection.
As in previous seasons, kids will be divided up randomly into groups for practices and games during the initial few weeks of the season. During this period, the coaches will focus on skill development and assessing the kids for the draft. These weeks are intended to be fun for the kids as they gear up for a new season.