|2013-2014 Moving to Whitby Guide|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:10|
2013-2014 Moving to Whitby Guide
If you are moving to Whitby and want your son or daughter to be eligible to attend Rep Tryouts, the following guide will provide a step by step walk through of what’s required before attending tryouts.
A word on playing rep/competitive hockey in Whitby:
Whitby is a residence restricted association, and fully abides by OMHA Regulation 3.3 governing that only confirmed residents of Whitby shall be eligible to tryout, and be rostered to a Rep team. Rep Teams that fall under this regulation:
Other competitive teams that fall under this regulation:
Whitby does not accept NRP/Imports (Tyke Rep/Select/Minor Development through Minor Midget).
Whitby runs on volunteers, and we are regularly swamped/inundated with residency/move in requests; please read and follow this guide closely so the experience is a positive one.
Step 1: Obtain the necessary documents:
Step 2: Scan each document individually
Note – do not come into the Whitby office and ask people to scan them for you.
Note – do not scan all documents into one big file. Scan each as its own file/attachment.
The attachments MUST be in PDF format (the only acceptable format) and each document must be smaller than 3MB.
Step 3: Attach the individual documents in PDF format in an email TO: email@example.com
Step 4: Within 48hrs of submitting your email you will receive an email back citing “RECEIVED”
Step 5: Once you get the “RECEIVED” email from Whitby Hockey, it will take up to 7 calendar days to verify, process, upload, and get OMHA to approve documents in the Hockey Canada Registry. At the end of that 7 day period, you will receive an email notifying you that you are now eligible to register your player to attend Rep Tryouts.
Important Note: This is an easy, straightforward and reasonably streamlined process if the requestor provides all mandatory supporting documentation, in the correct format, at the correct time. In the event one or more obligatory documents aren’t provided, no guarantee on response time exists, and it’s probable that the player will miss some/all tryouts. As with all things, the more documentation the better, so the more proof you can provide the higher the possibility of a quick approval. Finally, as per our Rules of Operation (Section 1.11), false residency claims and residency claims that cannot be substantiated will result in forfeiture of full registration fees.
2013 Residency Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013
Scanned copies of all necessary documents proving residency in Whitby must be received by 4:00pm on Thursday April 4th in order for a player to be eligible to attend tryouts. Any residency requests submitted after this date cannot be guaranteed for timing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. I moving to Whitby from another centre that is not part of the OMHA (GTHL, out of province, etc.) - does that make a difference?
Q. I am thinking about moving to Whitby, but haven’t settled on a home/condo/rental. How does this impact me?
Q. I have purchased a home/condo/rental in Whitby, but I don’t move in until after Tryouts. Is my player eligible to skate at Tryouts?
Q. We have joint custody of our player, and one parent is in Whitby, the other is not – is my player eligible for tryouts under this circumstance?
Q. My purchased home in Whitby doesn’t close until after the 2013-2014 season starts (Sept) – what now?
Q. Can I register before you approve my residency request?
Q. I don’t agree with this residency stuff and I am going to file a false move.
Q. What is the process between the WMHA and the OMHA? I want to know more.
Q. I am moving into Whitby but my player has no interest in Rep, Select or Silver Stick and will not be trying out for any of those teams, nor are they interested in being an affiliated player to a Rep or Select Team – what process do I follow?