Aspen Leafs Junior Hockey

2021-2022 AJH Registration

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Aspen Junior Hockey Registration

Aspen Junior Hockey Registration

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Aspen Junior Hockey Registration System. We're excited Aspen Junior Hockey is hitting the 50th Anniversary mark and couldn't be happier to have you a part of it. You will first need to register with USA Hockey and then return here to proceed with Aspen Junior Hockey Registration. Register at USA Hockey FIRST!

 

Step 1: Register at www.usahockeyregistration.com and remember to print your confirmation code!

Step 2: Return to this page and then proceed with Aspen Junior Hockey Registration.

 

Per USA Hockey and AJH insurance regulations and requirements, No Player can be on the ice unless registered with USA Hockey.

 

Registration for existing AJH players must be done before October 1st.

 

Note: In addition to AJH registration, all families will need to register online with USA Hockey/CAHA ($40.00/$20.00 fee – 6 and under no cost but must register). Please go to www.usahockeyregistration.com, follow the instructions, and use your USA Hockey confirmation page for AJH online registration.


AJH Registration Policies

Registration Policy: Players may register only when their past debts or the past debts of any siblings to AJH and previous team obligations are in good standing (zero balance due). Players may not participate in any AJH on or off - ice activities until the previous years' obligations to AJH are paid. Registration fees may be less ducky derby credits (check with Jackie before registering).

Families will have the option to register between July 15 – August 5, 2021, for a $50 discount. Registrations made after August 5 will not receive a discount.

There is a payment plan option online as well as in the office, set up with Jackie. The first deposit payment is due upon registration, with payments withdrawn on the 15th of the 3 following months.
Jersey and parent involvement checks will be due with registration (checks made out AJH for $200 each, dated April 1, 2022– travel teams ONLY. Players will be receiving name bars for this season's jersey. At the end of the year, families will have the option to keep their jerseys and forgo the $200 jersey deposit).
 

Payment Policy: No player will be allowed to participate in practices and games after February 1 until their account is paid. Any payment fees with a non-sufficient fund check or a refused VISA/MC charge will result in a $35.00 fee and the player being removed from active status until released by the AJH treasurer. After January 15, 2022, an extra charge of $25 per month will be added to all outstanding balances until payment in full is received.
 

Refund Policy: Refunds may be made to players leaving AJH before or during the season based on a weekly proration. The AJH board will only consider the following reasons; a severe medical condition, verified by a doctor, precludes the player from continuing or returning to the season; season-ending injury before January 1, 2022; a family moving out of the Aspen area. All requests must be written to the AJH Board of Directors by February 1, 2022, and are subject to a $20.00 processing fee.

AJH Registration Policies

Registration Policy: Players may register only when their past debts or the past debts of any siblings to AJH and previous team obligations are in good standing (zero balance due). Players may not participate in any AJH on or off - ice activities until the previous years' obligations to AJH are paid. Registration fees may be less ducky derby credits (check with Jackie before registering).

Families will have the option to register between July 15 – August 5, 2021, for a $50 discount. Registrations made after August 5 will not receive a discount.

There is a payment plan option online as well as in the office, set up with Jackie. The first deposit payment is due upon registration, with payments withdrawn on the 15th of the 3 following months.
Jersey and parent involvement checks will be due with registration (checks made out AJH for $200 each, dated April 1, 2022– travel teams ONLY. Players will be receiving name bars for this season's jersey. At the end of the year, families will have the option to keep their jerseys and forgo the $200 jersey deposit).
 

Payment Policy: No player will be allowed to participate in practices and games after February 1 until their account is paid. Any payment fees with a non-sufficient fund check or a refused VISA/MC charge will result in a $35.00 fee and the player being removed from active status until released by the AJH treasurer. After January 15, 2022, an extra charge of $25 per month will be added to all outstanding balances until payment in full is received.
 

Refund Policy: Refunds may be made to players leaving AJH before or during the season based on a weekly proration. The AJH board will only consider the following reasons; a severe medical condition, verified by a doctor, precludes the player from continuing or returning to the season; season-ending injury before January 1, 2022; a family moving out of the Aspen area. All requests must be written to the AJH Board of Directors by February 1, 2022, and are subject to a $20.00 processing fee.


VOLUNTEER POLICY & REQUIREMENTS

AJH relies on the selfless service of volunteers to operate a world-class youth program.  From coaches and Board members to parents, volunteers are crucial to operating our business successfully.  To ensure the success of AJH events (which significantly subsidize player fees) and the operation of games, volunteer service is necessary. AJH requires each parent to volunteer a total of 10 hours during the season.  If parents have multiple children participating, they are still only responsible for 10 hours.  Service can be divided up among family members, as long as all volunteers are 16 years of age and older.  During registration, all members must write a $200 check dated April 1, 2022.  During the season, to receive credit for all volunteer hours worked, parents must fill out a Parent Involvement Volunteer form and turn it into their team manager or Jackie Ayers.


2021/2022 Tuition fees:

 

6U Mites (boys and girls): 2015 – 2016 birth-years ($560)- *Season October 4th - February 23rd, 2022

8U Mites (boys and girls): 2013– 2014 birth-years ($850)- **Open Skates available September 6th; official skates start October 1st - February 23rd, 2022

10U Squirts: 2011 – 2012 birth-years ($1,855)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

10U Girls: 2011- 2012 - 2013 birth-years ($1,050)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

12U Girls: 2009 – 2010 birth-years ($1,965)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

12U Peewees: 2009– 2010 birth-years ($1,965)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

15U Girls: 2006 – 2007 - 2008 birth-years ($2,120)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

14U Bantams: 2007 – 2008 birth-years ($2,170)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

19U Girls: 2002 – 2003 - 2004 birth-years ($2,170)- *Season August 30th - March 4th, 2022

House Hockey: 2009 – 2012 birth years ($850) Non-Travel- *Season October 12th - February 23rd, 2022

18 U Boys Fall Team: 2003 - 2006 birth years ($1,000)- *Season August 30th - October 31st, 2021

 

Travel Boys fees include $300 toward FFO and two tourneys of coaches/team choice
Travel Girls fees include $300 toward Adele and two tourneys of coaches/team choice
18 U Boys Fall Team fees include Kingdom Cup and FFO

Fee's include a $200 apparel package for 10U-14U Boys & 10U-19U Girls.

*Season months do not include if teams go to Nationals, CAHA cup, or States, which may extend your season.

*Player's will be required to play their age group unless the director and coaches deem otherwise.

*Local players who make Mountain Select Tier II Boys or Girls must play with your local program.

 

 

 


2021-2022 AJH PROGRAMMING DETAILS

Aspen Leafs 6U Mites (Boys & Girls)

Formally known as "IP" ("Initiation Program"), AJH offers a comprehensive 6U Mites program running from November 2 through February 26.  Practices are twice per week, led by AJH Executive Director Harlan Pratt (and other qualified coaches).  The 6U Mite program provides boy's and girl's age-appropriate training, emphasizing physical literacy.  The program's goal is to successfully teach on-ice balance, coordination, and agility while developing a passion for hockey in all children.  6U Mites practice twice per week with no formal competition.  Activity games and small area games are incorporated into every session.  

 

Aspen Leafs 8U Mites (Boys & Girls)

For seven and eight-year-old boys and girls (2013-2014), AJH offers a comprehensive 8U Mites program running from Mid October through February 26.  Practices are twice per week, led by AJH Executive Director Harlan Pratt (and other qualified coaches).  The objective of the 8U Mite program is to develop on-ice balance, coordination, agility, and speed. Lessons are varied and interesting; the overriding goal is that all participants leave the ice with a smile. Emphasis is placed on developing speed, power, and endurance using activity-based, small area, and cross-ice games. Controlled competition is introduced during several Jamborees' run throughout the season (minimal travel is required for these events).  During Jamborees, teams of Aspen 8U players compete against other mountain programs in cross-ice games.  

Aspen Leafs Competitive Hockey

Available for boys and girls ages 9 - 19, Aspen Leaf's competitive teams play games in the Western Colorado Hockey League (WCHL) and Colorado Girls Hockey League (CGHL).  Both leagues are structured and organized in a responsible geographic footprint west of the Continental Divide.  Teams typically compete against other CAHA  programs east of the Continental Divide (and out of state teams) during in-state tournaments and final-four playoffs.

AJH is committed to maintaining and promoting a structured long-term athletic development model.  Age-appropriate training and competition is the foundation of AJH programming, and all teams are organized based on the age divisions established by USA Hockey.  When there are multiple teams in different age divisions, players will be placed at the most appropriate competitive level to maximize their development (physical and emotional).  The Executive Director is responsible for all final team placements.  

To ensure players can maximize the benefits of playing such a unique team sport, those choosing competitive hockey are expected to commit to all team functions, including practices, league games, and playoffs.  Making this commitment allows the magic of developing team camaraderie, trust,  and accountability, which creates a culture that maximizes skill improvement AND  character development (the mission of AJH).  

Aspen Leafs House Hockey

AJH provides athletes interested in participating in multiple winter sports an opportunity to continue to develop hockey skills without the “team” commitment.  For players ages 9-14, participants are differentiated into two groups (based on age-ability) for two on-ice practices per week.  Game opportunities are limited to several Friday evenings during the season (one or two per month) and 2-3 House Hockey Partnership (HHP) jamborees.  In the past two years, AJH has led in the creation and operation of the HHP, which brings together different House programs throughout mountain communities for a half-day of friendly competition.  Throughout the 21/22 season, Aspen, Glenwood, and Vail are each expected to host an HHP jamboree (times TBA).  There is no commitment to attend  HHP jamborees, as all participants are mixed and divided equally based on age and ability.  The objectives of HHP events are celebrating hockey, making new friends, and having fun.


2021-22 AJH Season Prospectus


Financial Assistance

(Applications are due August 20th for returning players)

If any player has a financial difficulty that precludes participation in the program, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Jackie Ayers, at (970) 920-7081 for information on financial assistance. Scholarship applications must be submitted with registration documents. If you are accepted into the scholarship program, you will be required to volunteer with fundraisers, our Fall Faceoff Tournament, and volunteer for your team. If you require a payment plan, please notify Jackie to establish one.

If you will be applying for the financial assistance scholarship, please read the scholarship information sheet first, print the application form below,  fill it out and submit it to Jackie in the AJH office. You do NOT need to proceed through the online registration at this time. 

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK AT LEAST 10 SHIFTS DURING FALL FACE-OFF IN ADDITION TO OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.


Equipment and Uniforms

To participate in all on-ice programming, all players must wear the basic protective gear, including but not limited to: an approved helmet with face-mask, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder/chest pads, padded hockey pants, knee/shin pads, hockey skates, and a mouthguard.  AJH maintains a large equipment room at Lewis Arena that houses all the required protective gear for players of all ages.  All equipment is FREE; donations of used equipment are always welcomed and encouraged. Don't hesitate to get in touch with Jackie Ayers to schedule access to the AJH equipment room.  

For teams participating in the WCHL and CGHL (travel teams),  AJH provides each player with 2 game jerseys (home and away), 2 sets of game socks (home and away), and a forest green pant cover (shell)-- all to be worn for GAMES ONLY.  Players are responsible for the full replacement cost for damaged or lost uniform items.  A check for $200 dated April 1, 2022, is required as a jersey deposit during registration.  AJH will hold the check until the game jerseys are returned without damage (only beyond normal wear and tear may constitute damage).  Players will get nameplates for their jerseys this year and will have the option to keep their jerseys at the end of the season and forgo the $200 jersey deposit.

This season ALL travel players must have the following:

  • AJH Players must have a Green or Black Helmet
  • AJH Players must have Green or Black Gloves
  • AJH Players must wear green AJH shells for all games

Questions?

Questions can be directed to:

Jackie Ayers

Inquiries

Phone: (970) 920-7081


 

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