WHAT THE NATIONAL BALL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA OFFERS
The National Ball Hockey Association (N.B.H.A.) is the archetype for the sport of ball hockey throughout its existence and will continue to foster the evolution and maturation of the game throughout Canada and the world.
The NBHA will provide the following to our member provinces and leagues:
Insurance Coverage – provinces and leagues will deal directly with the insurance broker to obtain the lowest prices for medical and dental insurance coverage inclusive of liability insurance while playing the sport
Sanctioned Tournaments - the NBHA will host numerous events throughout the year commencing and will promote all events across the country
Provincial Championships – will assist in the administration of provincial events for each province/league
North American Youth Ball Hockey Championships and Maple Leaf Cup – will be hosted every July and open to all youth centre’s in the NBHA in the following divisions, Tyke, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Junior, Girls U13, Girls U15, Girls U17 and Girls U19 from the previous years qualification
Junior National Championships – to be hosted by the National Ball hockey Association in July, the champions from the different division the previous year in Peewee, Bantam and Junior along with Girls U16 will be invited to their respective championship
International Championships – to be hosted by the World Ball Hockey Federation in June, the World Ball Hockey Federation offers Men's & Women's as well as U17 and U20 for Junior and are working towards a Girls World Championship and the international level of competition
Web Site – all of the stories and updates are produced on a timely basis and circulated to all members
Team Binders and Rule Books - All teams and League Executives receive a copy of these publications. They detail all the rules and regulations that are to be followed as a member of the NBHA
Registration Forms - All necessary forms for registering all players, coaches, managers and referees within your league are provided for you. Updated forms will be supplied every February
Game sheets and Hockey Balls – are purchased through the office at cost to our members
Referee Certification Program - All NBHA referees must attend a certification clinic and pass a written exam in order to officiate within the NBHA member leagues. These clinics are offered in February-April every year, prior to the start of the season. Certification is valid for one year, and referees are required to register annually. Upon successful completion of a clinic, referees are required to register annually. Upon successful completion of a clinic, referees receive a Casebook/Rulebook and Card. They will also receive copies of the NBHAC News and Officials' update called Technically Speaking.
Annual General Meeting/Awards Banquet - This event works both as a planning session and AGM during the National Championships and all provinces are encouraged to send up to two executives. Travel expenses must be covered by each province. This meeting is held at adult Nationals every year with Board of Director elections being held on even numbered years.
Spring General Meeting - In February each year the provinces will take part in a conference call to prepare for the upcoming season. The leagues will forward request for registration forms, addition/deletion forms, team handbooks and rulebooks.
Fall Planning Meeting – to be hosted in October via conference call as a summary of the past year and to allow centre’s to prepare for the upcoming season.
Office Services - For information or administrative support the NBHA is prepared to assist all provinces and leagues.
Board of Directors - For concerns or questions regarding the running of your league, rules and regulations or procedures, our volunteer Board of Directors can offer support. Each division (Men's, Master's, Women's, Minor's) has their own Chairperson. Leagues are encouraged to contact the appropriate Division Chairperson for inquiries.
We thank you again for your interest and we look forward to working with your program.