Youth registration for new and returning players, plus new Girls U6 division!

Hello WPBHL players and families!
New this season! We are introducing a division for girls under 6! More info down below
but please help us get the word out!

We’re getting ready to drop the ball on the 2024 Withrow Ball Hockey season! First step
is Returning Player Registration (All Youth Divisions) opening Saturday January
13th at 8 am.
New Player Registration (All Youth Divisions) opens Saturday January 27th at 8 am.
If your child did not register in the league in 2023 they are considered a NEW player.
Registration for Returning Womens players will open late January. Returning Mens players will open early in February.
Registration for New women’s players will open early February and for new men players, later in February.
*NOTE: Any new players who register in the returning player window will be removed
from the registration list and charged a $10 administration fee. If you are unsure of your
returning player status contact for confirmation.

New division this year!
Girls U6 division (2018, 2019 and 2020 YOB):
To encourage more participation we are creating a new U6 girls-only division. Players
can still choose to play in the Co-ed U6, if preferred, but we want to provide more
spaces and opportunities for those who want it. Come spend weekend mornings in the
park running around, connecting with neighbours and meeting new friends. In this
beginner house league, girls will play the width of the rink on Saturday and Sunday

Registration for all divisions:
Returning players can get to the Registration page through two paths:
1. Visit the WPBHL website and click on the Register drop down menu. You will be
directed to the WPBHL Registration page on TeamSnap. Follow the instructions
there. You will need a valid VISA, MasterCard or debit card (Interac) to register.
We do not accept cheques.
2. Go directly to TeamSnap using this link: Returning youth player registration
All registered players from 2023 should have an existing TeamSnap account and will
be directed to the sign-up page. If for some reason you do not have a TeamSnap
account, you will be prompted to create one.

If you use this link to register and you are not a returning player (i.e. were not
registered in 2023), your registration will be canceled immediately and your fee will be
returned less the $10 administration fee.
Returning players in all divisions EXCEPT Co-ed U16 and Co-ed U19 are guaranteed
team placement if they are registered prior to January 27th. Returning players in Co-
ed U16 and Co-ed U19 are NOT guaranteed team placement. Registration for returning
players in those divisions is on a first come, first served basis.

New Player registration will open on Saturday January 27th at 8 am. A link will be
posted on the WPBHL website. Plus, New Players may also register via TeamSnap by
using this link: NEW youth player registration for 2024
All players are put on a waiting list until confirmation of payment and acceptance into
the League. Payment does not constitute acceptance.
Once a division fills up, a limited waiting list will be put into place. In order to have a
confirmed position on the waiting list the participant must be registered using our online
registration system (no registration fee is charged for placement on the waiting list).
Sponsor a Team!
A great way to support the league is by adding a sponsorship during the registration
process. We are very fortunate to have the support of local businesses as well as many
members of the WPBHL family. But there’s always a need for more. Many companies
offer support for non-profit organizatons like ours. Please check with the company you
work for about their Giving Program. Sponsorship fee is $450. Just follow the prompts
when you register to add a sponsorship to your basket.

Season Duration and Rink Locations
The 2024 youth season will run from early April to the end of June.
Games will be played on the outdoor rinks at Withrow Park (off Carlaw Ave. south of
Danforth Ave. and Riverdale Park East (off Broadview, south of Danforth).
Co-ed Youth Divisions
● U6 (2018, 2019, and 2020 YOB). Games on Saturday and Sunday mornings at
Withrow Park. Two games are played on the rink at once, across the width of the
● U8 (2016 and 2017 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays
● U10 (2014 and 2015 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays
● U12 (2012 and 2013 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays and possibly one
● U14 (2010 and 2011 YOB). Game times TBD.
● U16 (2008 and 2009 YOB). Game times TBD.
● U19 (2007, 2006, and 2005 YOB). Game times TBD.
Girls Divisions
● Girls U6 (2018, 2019, and 2020 YOB). Games on Saturday and Sunday
mornings. Games are played across the width of the rink.
● Girls U8 (2016 and 2017 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays.
● Girls U10 (2014 and 2015 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays.
● Girls U12 (2012 and 2013 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays.
● Girls U14 (2010 and 2011 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays.
● Girls U16 (2008 and 2009 YOB). Game times TBD.
● Girls U18 (2006 and 2007 YOB). Game times TBD.
The youth Co-ed Division is open to both boys and girls. The Girls Division is open to
girls only. Non-contact in all divisions.
We try to allow all teams in a division to play the same number of games. Rainouts
sometimes make it necessary to add additional games to the schedule at alternate
All teams play at different times/dates every week. There are no teams in any division
that only play certain days/times.
The above times are tentative and subject to change.
Again this season, it is expected several divisions will be filled very early. Returning
players in all divisions EXCEPT Co-ed U16 and Co-ed U19 are guaranteed team
placement if they are registered prior to January 27th, 12:01 am. Returning players in
Co-ed U16 and Co-ed U19 are NOT guaranteed team placement. Registration for
returning players in those divisions is on a first come, first served basis.

Youth Fees:
$155.00 for both returning and new players.

Hockey gloves, CSA approved helmets, and non-plastic hockey sticks are mandatory
on the rink at all times. Shin guards are mandatory for all divisions. Elbow pads and
jocks are recommended equipment. Equipment for goalies is provided with goalies
wearing their own helmet. Please note that the non-CSA approved street-hockey style
goalie helmets are not permitted. CSA certified helmets are mandatory.

Teammate Requests and Equalization
A teammate request will only be considered in the U6 division and U8 divisions. A limit
of one friend request per player will be considered for these divisions only.
All teammate requests received by WPBHL for players in divisions other than U6 and
U8 will neither be acted on nor responded to.
Once teams have been selected some players may be traded in an attempt to equalize
team strength. Team equalization will be done at the discretion of the division convenor
and head coaches. Please see the Equalization section on our website for more details
on this policy.

Refund policy
Refunds will be offered only if the request is received in writing. Please send your
request to us by email.
After registration and up to and including two weeks into season – refund minus non-
refundable $10 administration fee.
After the second week of the season – no refund except in hardship cases (injuries,
etc.) and refund will be prorated to games played and minus non-refundable
administration fee.

Team Announcements
Teams will be made by division conveners once registration is complete. Coaches will
be selected in March and players will be contacted by their coaches prior to the start of
the season
Each player will receive a team uniform.

All-Star Programme
WPBHL has a long and proud tradition of competing at a high level. In 2023 we had
multiple provincial and national championship teams. The All-Star programme is for
players who are interested in a more competitive environment. These teams involve try-
outs and additional practices, with the all-star teams playing in tournaments (as
available), exhibition games and the provincial minor ball hockey championships in July.
Extra fees are applicable for the all-star program.

Withrow Swag
A reminder that there are hoodies, performance tees, shorts, caps and more available at our Online Store.
Get your order in by Feb. 15 to ensure it’s ready for the season. We won’t be selling merch at the rinks,
so you’ll have to order online through our web store if you want to rep your favourite ball hockey league this spring!
*Please note this link is not for the uniform issued separately by the league as part of registration. This link is strictly for extra apparel you may wish to purchase.
Looking forward to another great season!