CRMHA U13, U15 and U18 TYEE PROGRAM
Representative (Rep) hockey is the culmination of player skills, attitude and desire coupled with the coaching experience, training, and dedication to form a Campbell River team to compete against the best players from other associations. The Rep teams play in a league that permits players to play against players of equal ability. It permits each player to improve his/her skills and character while playing at the next higher individual and team skill level.
The representative program is designed for players who have the desire and ability to play at a high level of competition and who are willing to invest a reasonable amount of time to on and off ice training.
The objectives of the Representative Program are to:
This program emphasizes improvement of all basic skills, plus tactical and mental well being.
The policies and procedures for the Rep hockey system are outlined in the CRMHA Policy and Procedure Manual and will allow all participants to know in advance what they are entitled to and how all the facets of the Rep process are run.
Finances: Rep hockey may be an expensive proposition for parents and players who must consider this before applying to play on a Rep team. There are additional expenses for travel, additional game and practice ice, tournaments, possible non-parent coaches, and miscellaneous expenses as well as street dress clothes to satisfy the CRMHA dress code. Additional association and team fees will apply to players selected to roster on a Tyee Team.
Expectations: CRMHA expects that all Rep coaches, team officials, players and parents will set a high standard of conduct and good sportsmanship towards Referees, other players, team officials and parents. This not only applies to your own team but to all teams within the CRMHA and other associations with whom you have contact.
Information: U13, U15 and U18 Tyee rep teams play in the Vancouver Island League. Teams are seeded in the fall so that the divisions are balanced for regular season play. What that means is Division 1 (top) for league play will have Tier 1 teams and Tier 2 teams even on the rare occasion a Tier 3 team. As could Division 2 and so on down the line.
However, Island League Playoffs are between associations of the same tier. CRMHA is a Tier 2 association. Island League Playoffs are Tier 1 vs Tier 1, Tier 2 vs Tier 2 and so on. The winner of the island playoffs will play in the provincial championship.
Tyees have 3 hours of on-ice practices a week. With the emphasis on player skill development and age-appropriate tactics.
Try Outs: All players-in-good-standing registered in U13, U15 or U18 wishing to participate in the tryout process, are required to pay a non-refundable tryout fee payable at the time of registration. We must remember that Rep tryouts are a stressful time not only for the players and parents but also for the coaches and volunteers who each year must co-ordinate this facet of the CRMHA program. Please be patient, understanding and respectful of the process.
We have greatly benefited from extraordinary coaching. Our Association employs a skills coach who works with all Tyee teams.
There is a lot more to hockey than winning. Tyee Hockey is a proud program that promotes a team first culture. The roots are strong, we have many coaches who were one-time players now giving back as coaches.
If you have any questions about the Tyee Program, please email CRMHA Rep Co-ordinator Mason Harris at email@example.com