2023-2024 Richmond Jets Rep Program - Updated August, 2023
Richmond Jets MHA Rep ‘A’ Hockey is a Tier 1 program with teams in the U11, U13, U15, U18 and U21 A divisions. For the 2023-24 season we propose to have 3 teams in the U11 A Development level, 3 teams in U13, 2 teams in U15 and 1 team in U18.
Rep Team numbers will be based off final rep tryout registration numbers in August. Registration and payment for rep tryouts is due by August 1st. No refunds will be given after the August 1st deadline in accordance to the Competitive Rep Policies, Section 2.3.
2023/2024 Coaching Team
The Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association is excited to unveil our highly anticipated 2023-2024 Rep Coach Line Up, featuring two exceptional leaders who are ready to guide the program to new heights. Our Hockey Director, Linden Saip, and Rep Director, Milton Chan, may be new to their positions, but they bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to the table. They both know what it takes to get to the next level and are passionate about developing top-notch athletes and fostering a positive team culture. We are confident that under their direction, the Richmond Jets rep program will continue to grow and improve. Our coaching team is dedicated to building on the momentum and offering our players the best possible experience in rep hockey. So get ready to elevate your game to the next level with our exceptional coaches leading the way!
2023 Rep Tryout Schedule (Updated June 26, 2023)
Register By August 1st, 2023 (U18 Extended to August 25th at 1:00PM PST.)
Rep Tryout Fee - no refunds will be given after the August 1st deadline in accordance to the Competitive Rep Policies, Section 2.3.
Dates All Divisions:
Rep ID Skates & Parent Meetings: June 26th (U11/U13); June 28th (U15/U18). REP ID CAMP PRESENTATION
Goalie Skills: Saturday, August 26th (Afternoon)
Player Skills Combine: Sunday, August 27th (All day)
Scrimmages: Monday Aug. 28th to Thursday Aug. 31st 2023 (After 3:30PM)
Training Camp: September 2, 3 & 4th, U11-U15 working groups
Tryout Location: Richmond Ice Centre & Minoru Silver
Note: Due to the construction on the Forum and Gardens rinks impacting our ice schedule in Sept. and part of Oct., we will be running training camps for the U11-U15 working groups on Labour Day weekend.
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Development & Performance
The mission of the Richmond Jets MHA Rep Hockey Program is to nurture the complete player and develop well-rounded young athletes and citizens. We emphasize a healthy balance between hockey and life in an environment where our athletes can grow as hockey players and community members. It is a privilege for players and coaches to represent the Richmond Jets and we expect them to be outstanding ambassadors for the game and the community of Richmond, BC. Our coaches, under the direction of our Director of Rep Hockey Milton Chan, are well qualified and motivated to provide the best hockey experience available for our young aspiring athletes.
U15A - Contact Hockey (Checking)
U15A hockey introduces young athletes to body checking and contact, which is also part of the U18A program. Body checking and contact is a critical skill in hockey that, when performed properly can create quality scoring opportunities or help a team regain control of the puck. Just like skating, puck control, passing and shooting, there are key progressions to the skill of checking when taught effectively, which can greatly enhance a player's enjoyment of the great game of hockey. Checking clinics are run annually in the spring by the Jets professional coaches and also at our summer camp program in August, and it is encouraged for all players new to U15/U18A hockey and trying out for rep, to take these clinics offered by the Jets.
Estimated Fees 2023-24:
(Subject to change based on registration numbers & association expenses)
Each player will be required to pay the following fees as part of the RJMHA Rep Hockey Program:
- Registration Fees for each division, U11 to U21
- TRYOUT FEES - $250.00 per player & goalie invoiced and to be paid in full by August 1st
- REP FEES – Invoiced by RJMHA and includes fees for a paid head coach, extra practice ice vs C, skills for U11, U13 & U15, game socks, dryland training, carding fee (U13-U21), dryland training (U11-U15A1 & U15A2) and a rep travel fund for teams that go to provincial championships.
A1 Rep Hockey
A1 Teams (U11/13/15/18 & U15A2)
REP FEE ranges from:
$1,000 to $1,850 PER PLAYER
A2 Rep Hockey
A2 Teams (U11/13/18)
REP FEE ranges from:
$1,100 to $1,200 PER PLAYER
A3/A4 Rep Hockey
A3/A4 Teams (U11 & U13)
REP FEE ranges from:
$500 to $950 PER PLAYER
- TEAM FEES – paid to your team above what you pay for registration, tryouts, and rep fees and on average, range from $1,200 to $1,500 depending on the team and division.
- TEAM FEES include some of the following extra costs - team functions, clothing, tournaments (local & away), travel, extra practices, extra skill training, referees, assistant coaches and team- initiated dryland for A2, A3 and A4 teams.
Please note that these are estimated costs only, to be used as a guideline to give members an idea of potential costs to be part of the rep program. Once teams are formed, the team manager and treasurer will provide a budget to review with parents. Costs can be reduced with team fundraising and sponsorships.
Registration Fee + Try Out Fee + Rep Fee + Team Fees = TOTAL FEES
On average, rep players get 130+ ice sessions per season
Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association
As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.