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GTHL outlines Player Registration, Insurance fees

The Greater Toronto Hockey League is releasing a detailed breakdown of Player Registration Fees and Insurance / Assessment Fees. Following the questions and concerns over the last few months, it is the GTHL’s goal to provide as much information and transparency as possible to clarify the registration fees paid by our participants.

This communication provides a background of where the money goes. The GTHL has also answered some of the most frequent questions received.

CHART 1: PER PARTICIPANT FEE – Applied to All Participants (Team Officials [coaches, managers, trainers etc.], On-Ice Officials [referees], and Players from House League, Select, “A,” “AA,” “AAA”) 

Participant Fees: $40.41 — $8.50 is retained by the GTHL

CHART 1: PER PARTICIPANT FEE

CHART 2: BREAKDOWN OF WHERE THE $40.41 PARTICIPANT FEE GOES

CHART 2: BREAKDOWN OF WHERE THE $40.41 PARTICIPANT FEE GOES

CHART 3: HOW HOCKEY CANADA USES THE INSURANCE FEES

CHART 3: HOW HOCKEY CANADA USES THE INSURANCE FEES

To provide additional information and transparency around how money is spent by the GTHL, the League has provided a detailed overview.

CHART ONE: COMPETITIVE PLAYER FEES (“A,” “AA,” “AAA”) PER SEASON – PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE 

How much money is collected by the GTHL directly from families and through each Team/Club:

 CHART ONE: COMPETITIVE PLAYER FEES (“A,” “AA,” “AAA”) PER SEASON – PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE 

CHART TWO: ANNUAL BUDGETED EXPENSES FOR COMPETITIVE  HOCKEY 

An outline of where the money is spent. Note: 87 per cent goes to the cost of ice.

CHART TWO: ANNUAL BUDGETED EXPENSES FOR COMPETITIVE HOCKEY 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  

Q: I thought the Hockey Canada Insurance/Assessment was only for participant insurance. What is Directors and Officers Liability Insurance?

A: Hockey Canada Insurance covers Medical, Dental, Accidental Death and Dismemberment in addition to Operations Assessment, Administration, General Liability, and Directors and Officers Liability. This coverage is in place should a Director and/or Officer of Hockey Canada, The Ontario Hockey Federation, Greater Toronto Hockey League and/or the local minor hockey association be named in a action related to their role in the capacity with the organization.  

Q: What is administration?

A: The Safety/Administration fee, paid into the National Equity Fund, is used to cover the Hockey Canada costs to administer this fund (I.e.: salaries, wellness programs, concussion research, criminal record checks, and donations to wellness organizations).  

Q: What is the Operations Assessment?  

A: The $3.00 Assessment/Registration fee is paid to the Operations Fund and is used to cover Development programs, National Championships, National Team expenses, and general overhead costs. Please note that this fee was not charged for the 2021-22 season, and was reduced to $1.50 the previous year in 2020-21.  

Q: How much is the “Player Registration Fee”?  

A: The Player Registration Fee varies depending on the player and the number of games to be played. The GTHL’s Player Registration Fees for the 2022-2023 season are outlined below and on GTHLCanada.com.  

AAA

U10

33 Games

$825

U11-U14 (*Participant did not play in the GTHL’s ‘AAA,’ ‘AA,’ or ‘AAA’ programming in 2021-22)

33 Games

$825

U11-U14 (*Participant played in the GTHL’s ‘AAA,’ ‘AA,’ or ‘A’ programming in 2021-22)

33 Games

$825 – $25 discount* = $800

U15-U18 (*Participant did not play in the GTHL’s ‘AAA,’ ‘AA,’ or ‘A’ programming in 2021-22)

36 Games

$895

U15-U18 (*Participant played in the GTHL’s ‘AAA,’ ‘AA,’ or ‘A’ programming in 2021-22)

36 Games

$895 – $25 discount* = $870

 

AA & A

U10

32 Games

$800

U11-U18 (*Participant did not play in the GTHL’s ‘AAA,’ ‘AA,’ or ‘A’ programming in 2021-22)

32 Games

$800

U11-U18 (*Participant played in the GTHL’s ‘AAA,’ ‘AA,’ or ‘A’ programming in 2021-22)

32 Games

$800 – $25 discount* = $775

Q: Does any of the “Player Registration Fee” go to Hockey Canada?  

A: No. The Player Registration Fee pays for operating “A,” “AA,” and “AAA” games, most of which is the cost of ice.  

Q: Does the GTHL pay funds directly to Hockey Canada? If yes, what are these funds? 

A: The GTHL does not pay funds directly to Hockey Canada, but the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) does and the GTHL is a member of the OHF. The GTHL collects a total of $40.41 per participant from the Player Registration Fee. The GTHL keeps a portion of the total ($8.50), with the remainder going to the OHF. A total of $25.46 per participant is paid to Hockey Canada from the OHF to cover Insurance and Assessment.  

Q: What is the difference between the “Player Registration Fee” and the “Team Fee”?

A: The League collects fees in two different ways. Families pay a fee directly to the GTHL (known as the Player Registration Fee) to pay for the game ice used by players. The League also requires a fee for each competitive team to participate in the GTHL (known as the Team Entry Fee), which is collected by the Club. This is similar to what a Team Entry Fee would be to play in a tournament, for example. The GTHL Team Entry Fee is $2000 per team, which would equate to $125 per player on a team of 16 players.

Q: Do all participants pay the same fees? 

A: All participants (house league players, competitive [“AAA,” “AA,” and “A”] players, coaches, officials, managers, and trainers) pay the Insurance and Assessment Fee ($40.41 per participant). Competitive (“AAA,” “AA,” and “A”) players pay the Insurance and Assessment Fee ($40.41 per participant) in addition to the Player Registration Fee (outlined above). The Player Registration Fee is paid directly to the GTHL, while the Insurance/Assessment Fee is collected by the organization the participant is registered with and paid to the GTHL.

Q: For “A,” “AA,” and “AAA” players, does insurance get paid? How are any of the insurance fees collected and paid?  

A: All competitive (“AAA,” “AA,” and “A”) players insurance is collected by their  organization. The GTHL collects those fees from the Club and pays the OHF for the fees owing to the OHF and Hockey Canada.  

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For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Coratti | Manager, Communications and Marketing

Greater Toronto Hockey League

SCoratti@GTHLCanada.com

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