Category: League Notice

2021/22 Season Registration Opens Now!

Important Information about Registration:

Duration of Season

  • Evaluations at the end of September
  • Practices/Regular Season start after Thanksgiving holiday
  • Tournament beginning of March

Cost for this Season

  • $120 early bird before August 31.
  • $130 regular
  • COVID Refund Policy: If we are forced to cancel the season due to COVID-related issues, a refund will be provided based on the % of games/practice played.

Model of Play

  • Typical Cosom hockey rules will be used with no physical distancing (return back to normal)

Registering

  • When you click the “Register Now!” button below you will be taken to the registration page with the Active.com website to complete the process.
  • When registering, a parent or guardian must first create an account on the Active.com system. Once the account is created they may register their child or multiple children in the same family.
  • In order to register you must pay by credit card. If you do not wish to pay by credit card, the league will accept cheque payments with a $25 processing fee. To pay by cheque send your cheque in the amount of of the fee for the division you are registering for, plus $25, to the league with a contact e-mail. Once we have processed your payment we will issue a registration coupon so that you can register your child online and apply the coupon for payment. If you register your child and do not pay, they cannot be placed on a team!

Any division show in red indicates the division is currently full. Those in yellow indicate they are almost full (so hurry)! E-mail registration@rcfha.org to be put on a wait list in case a spot becomes available.

Status Division** Year of Birth Game Times

OPEN

Mites 2013/2014/2015 Saturday

OPEN

Jr. Squirts 2011/2012 Saturday

OPEN

Sr. Squirts 2009/2010 Sunday

OPEN

PeeWee 2007/2008 Sunday

OPEN

Bantam 2004/2005/2006 Sunday

OPEN

Adult 18+ Sunday
**Divisions may be combined or re-aligned by ages other than listed above to adjust for registration numbers.

RCFHA AGM

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, July 20th from 7:00pm online (Zoom link: https://sfu.zoom.us/j/66453886781?pwd=RHJQck5CUHIrTWJqMEswaWZiZnQ1UT09
Meeting ID: 664 5388 6781; Password: RCFHA ).

This is your chance to come out and be a part of the future of the league. We will post an agenda here soon. We are always looking for more volunteers – no commitment is too small!

Referees Wanted!

Game on! In preparation for upcoming games in the new environment, we are looking for referees. Kick-off meeting and training will take place this coming Saturday, Feb 20 at Burnett High School. If you are interested, please email Adrian at officials@rcfha.org as soon as possible for details!

Are YOU Ready To Play?

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a good, safe holidays thus far. It has been an unconventional year thus far and that includes our RCFHA season this year. Thank you for your patience and your understanding through these tough times.

RCFHA is continuing their hard work behind the scenes in planning for a season, in whatever capacity that is feasible, yet remains safe for all participants involved, all while following the rules outlined by the Provincial Health Officer and the orders outlined by both viaSport and the BC Government.

We have received some positive news from the School District that dependent on our Safety Plans and the conditions of sport in BC, that we may be able to obtain the schools for a modified season. Our plans are to start practices in February and games in March with our modified, physical distancing model outlined on our website. We would end off with our Tournament in the 2nd week of June. This timeline would allow us to operate during the tail end of the flu season, and we’re hoping at this point, conditions will somewhat improve after the winter time. We understand that there may be some hesitance to sign up for sports, but we are hoping that are safety measures that we will implement, in addition to our later start, will help alleviate some of these concerns. Some safety features we plan to implement as a part of a season would include the use of face shields on the floor during play, the use of face masks off the floor, a modified playing surface to limit interactions with others, physical distancing at the team benches, no spectators being present at any of the events, and a Safety Manager assigned to each team to ensure proper adherence to the guidelines and rules. For more information and detailed rules and guidelines we plan to follow, please visit our website (rcfha.org) or view the following safety plan attached.

Based on this timeline and our safety plans, we want to gauge the interest among potential registrants as to whether they would sign up to play for a season this year, based on the information provided. The link below is a link to a very short survey to help us gauge this interest. Please consider filling this out so we can have a good idea of the level of interest.

Link to the survey: https://forms.gle/7ntFTf2s7FxE2wnC6.

Thank you for your time and have a Happy Holidays!

Piradeepan Uthayakumar

President | RCFHA

Updated COVID Safety Plan

Hello all! Hope you all is able to enjoy a more quiet Christmas season, celebrating within your own family. Despite the changing policies, our executives has been working hard and have put together and got approval of a new and updated COVID safety plan that will allow us to move forward with Cosom Hockey.

The latest updated information is available here: RCFHA Season Safety Plan

Stay safe, stay fit!

The Game Plan!

Yes, we got a plan to move forward with the 2020/2021 season! ViaSport and the BC Government have announced we are in Phase 3 of Return to Sport, which allows us to have league play and competitions within sport cohorts with modified games and matches. We have completed our Safety Plan for the season and submitted to the City of Richmond for approval.

Basically we have set out multiple options, starting the season with practices and exhibition games. Our plan is to start the regular season next year and wrap up a bit later than usual toward May.

The game play would also be modified. Here’s some proposed floor plans for the gym:

You can see the full detail of the proposal here:

Also additional information on our COVID-19 response page

Note: This plan is subject to change and can be modified at any time in order to reflect the changing pandemic conditions. This is not a set plan but rather a proposal, and we will be continuing to work with the city in order to ensure league safety is maintained.

Playing 6 Feet Apart!

Social distancing in the new reality suggest we stay 6 feet apart. Can we still play hockey staying a couple of hockey stick away? Of course!

Well, strictly speaking, as we have mentioned in our COVID response, the executive has been working hard on modifications of the game play that will allow us to continue to have fun while staying safe and following the proper protocol. We have been looking into using different equipment, using face shields or mask, trying different zone plays; lines drawn and redrawn.

We did some trial runs with different ways of playing and organizing. Considered how it might impact the different age groups, and what changes to our rules are needed to accommodate the differences in play.

Here’s one model we are considering. With more distance, we guess you just have to work on that passing game!

We will be submitting our final proposals to the city for approval, following the required team sports guidelines. We are hopeful we will have an fun, albeit modified, season coming this fall and early 2021.

Stay tuned for the latest development as we have them. In the meantime, stay safe, stay fit!

2020/2021 Season: Are you ready?

Have you and your kids been stuck at home for too long? Are you looking forward to our new season of exciting floor hockey?
The 2020/21 executives and coaches are working hard to see how the coming season will work.

Plans are in place and we are waiting for school board and city approvals. We are expecting registration for a modified 2020/2021 season soon. Thank you for your patience!

Stay tuned and watch this place for the latest details shortly!

Marcel Doucet Scholarship

RCFHA is sad to announce that Marcel Doucet passed away in September of 2019. Marcel’s daughters requested that the Marcel Doucet Scholarship trophy be present at his memorial service which is strong reminder of the lasting memories and bonds that RCFHA and team sports can forge in our communities. Marcel embodied the RCFHA philosophy and we are proud to continue to honor his legacy.

At the end of each season, RCFHA will accept applications for the Marcel Doucet Award and Scholarship. This award is given to a player who has made significant contributions to the sport and the league, displayed a high level of sportsmanship and team spirit, all while maintaining the RCFHA philosophy. This award may not be given out every season. For more details see the full description and rules: http://rcfha.org/rcfha-scholarship/

To apply for the Marcel Doucet Scholarship, please use the online application using the link below:

Apply Online Now

Player Evaluations

All registered players in Grade 1 through 12 (Mites through Bantam) are required to attend the RCFHA Player Evaluations on Saturday, September 21st at Burnett Secondary.

Please note the following important information:

  • Players that are not yet registered are still allowed to attend evaluations (please let the registration desk know if you are not yet registered)
  • If teams need re-balancing after the season has started, it may be necessary to swap players between teams. Players to be moved will be chosen in this order:
    1. Players that did not attend evaluations and were not registered by September 21st will be the first to be moved
    2. Players that did not attend evaluations but were registered by September 21st will be second in line to be moved
    3. Players that did evaluate but were not registered by September 21st will be the last to be moved

These are not tryouts but just a simple assessment of each player’s skill and experience level which will help us to form more balanced and fair teams. Players simply need to come out and play like they would at any regular season game.

The evaluation will involve playing in a short scrimmage with players in the same age bracket, followed by some simple skills drills in the small gym. New players are encouraged to review the rules on our website however, penalties and running fouls will not be called, but may be pointed out to the player as necessary. Players should wear their knee and shin pads (new players unsure of equipment, please see our FAQ on our website).

Players will be taken in on a first come first serve basis so please arrive early for your division’s time slot. All players must register upon arrival at their designated time for their division as listed below in order to participate:

Saturday, September 21st:

Mites (2011/2012/2013) – 9:00am

PeeWee (2005/2006) – 10:30am

Junior Squirts (2009/2010) – 11:30am

Bantam (2002/2003/2004) – 1:00pm

Senior Squirts (2007/2008) – 2:00pm