PD Pamphlet 2009-2010 by skateguy


Player development Program  2009­2010 

All players in the CAL House League are eligible to participate in the PD program from Novice through Midget. Teams are selected on the basis of ability, age and maturity at the discretion of the coaching staff and the PD Convenor. PD teams play in the house league division appropriate to the level of their development (normally one level up). Tryouts will be conducted in late September or early October with a minimum of 4 ice sessions. New players may register up to the 2nd ice session. The cost for the tryouts is $80.00. Coaches may make roster changes up to February 10th, 2010 as per OMHA rules (3.8d, page 87). All roster changes must be approved by the PD convener and will not be initiated due the emergence of a “better” house league player.

Regional Executive Member of the OMHA.

The player selected to play on a PD team must be committed to attend all team practices, regularly-scheduled games, exhibition games and tournaments when they do not conflict with the player’s responsibilities to the House League. The player must be eager to learn new skills and to apply them when coached to do so. It is also the responsibility of the player to be prepared to play to the best of their ability and to represent the PD teams and ultimately the CAL in a fitting manner, both on and off the ice. The final commitment of the PD player is perhaps the most important, and that is to HAVE FUN!

THE 2009­2010 SEASON  

The following briefly describes the Player Development (PD) program and how the teams are chosen. In this pamphlet, we will address what is involved in becoming a player for a PD team, both for the player and the parents.

Each PD team will have a Team Manager whose job it will be to assist with the team administration and communication. This allows the coaches more time to do what they do best – coach the players. A certified trainer is mandatory for each team. All PD teams will play up to 2 exhibition games per month in the House League schedule, normally one level up. Occasionally a 3rd exhibition game may take place after the proper approvals are obtained from the PD Convenor and the

  the scheduled games and practices of  
their House League team.

A PD player’s first responsibility is to

Parents of the players on the PD teams must be committed to ensuring that their player attends practices (even at 6 am!), regularly-scheduled games, exhibition games and tournaments. They must also support the financial and fundraising aspects of the PD program. Parents must

understand that some travel may be involved throughout the season. Parents must also be committed to supporting their PD player by attending games and tournaments. Showing a real interest in the team enhances the playing experience and the program as a whole.

For 2009-2010, the registration fee for a player who is selected to play on a PD team is $525.00. This fee is due by 30 November 2009 or may be paid in two installments ($275.00 dated 30 November 2009 and $250.00 postdated for 1 January 2010). Cheques are to be made payable to “C.A.L. P.D.” There will be a jersey deposit required of $60.00, which will be returned at the end of the season when the game jerseys are returned in good condition. Managers will collect either cash or a cheque postdated to 30 April 2010.

PD revenue is primarily generated by Bingo’s held at the Treasure Chest Bingo Hall. Dates and times vary. Each team will be assigned specific Bingo dates and Team Managers will coordinate the staffing of these Bingo’s, using parents and relatives. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. The volunteers will be notified well in advance of their team’s Bingo dates. The revenue from these Bingos provide the funding for our teams to participate in tournaments, purchase jerseys and other equipment, and pay for exhibition ice time, coaches’ training courses and other miscellaneous PD expenses. Without this revenue the PD program could not exist. Significant changes in the rules and regulations involving charity bingo have been put into place by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commissions last year. As a result, the manner in which bingos are assigned has been modified in order to take the new rules into consideration. The PD Bingo Coordinator will contact the managers explaining the changes and how this affects the bingos once the teams list has been finalized. Please contact your Team Manager for further details.


The Player Development  Committee always welcomes  questions or concerns and can be  reached through the CAL office   613­542­1362   Or by calling:  Jean­Marc Noël, PD Convenor   613­530­3636  Or  Sue Blake, Past PD Convenor  613­541­0609    Please visit us on the internet at  

Registration fees do not cover the full cost of the PD program. Fundraising is an integral and necessary part of the program, and parents bear the responsibility for this function.


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