The success of the South Side Athletic Club is due to the continuing efforts of numerous volunteers who offer a substantial amount of time, expertise, and dedication to this quality hockey program. The affairs of the Club are conducted by an elected Executive Committee and by the Hockey Operations Committee who select the head coaches. The majority of these volunteers do not have children in the hockey program and put forward their best efforts and intentions.
Due to the fact that the South Side Athletic Club must reflect the ongoing revisions of Hockey Edmonton’s Rules of Registration, the changes within Edmonton’s AA hockey program and in order to maintain competitive standards for our teams, the information provided is a guideline only and subject to change.
Player Fee Summary
The Club tries to operate on a balanced budget each year and the Executive projects a budget of anticipated expenses and known revenues such as sponsors. Player registration fees are calculated to cover such expenses as
- Hockey Edmonton, Hockey Alberta, and Hockey Canada fees
- League fees
- Player and coach insurance coverage
- Team photos
- Game ice (2.25 hr at all levels)
- Referee fees for league play and playoffs
- Practice Ice (approximately 2 practices per week or 3 for AAA)
- Jerseys, socks, first aid kits, track suits, jackets, etc.
- One tournament entry fee for each team (JFM Pre-Season Series in September; MAAA Pre-Season tournament)
- Banquet, medallions, trophies
- Travel – Bus, hotel, meal allowance for league games out-of-town
- Club administration and facility maintenance
Parent Volunteer Commitment
As a parent you will be required to volunteer for at least 1 bingo date for the SSAC. In addition, you will be required to volunteer, as required, for yearly club functions such at the John Ferguson Memorial Fall Pre-Season Series, EBIT Christmas Tournament, Provincials, casino, team activities, etc.
Since our bingo license runs for 12 months of the year and hockey for 6, some teams will be assigned Summer and/or early Fall bingo dates. All monies made from bingo go directly to the Club and are used to defray costs. You will be required to submit two undated cheques in the amount of $250.00 each which will not be cashed if you work your assigned bingo date(s) and if you comply with your volunteer assignments.
It is necessary to have team managers in place as soon as possible, so we ask parents with sons/daughters trying out to give consideration to being a team manager. A managers meeting is held early in the season to review responsibilities to the Club and to the team. An interim manager may be named by the Coach to assist in the team’s activities until such time as the roster is set.
Player registration fees include two practice slots per week for AA teams and three for AAA teams. There are usually one or more regular season games per week. The members of each team will be responsible for expenses at tournaments and exhibition games.
The Club will supply each incoming player with game jerseys, and socks. Teams are provided with pucks and basic first aid kits.
Colours & Design
The Club has determined a standard design and colour scheme and has a rigid policy regarding team jackets, track suits, and clothing and controls the style, colour, and design. All orders must go through the Club’s Equipment Director. For more information, contact our Equipment Director.
Helmets, Gloves & Equipment Bags
Black helmets, black hockey pants with Club logo, and gloves in Club colors form part of the teams’ uniform and are mandatory. Once you have made a team, gloves in Club colors are available for purchase from the Club (approx $165 – retail value $275). They are a special order item and are only available through the Club. Player pants must be black in color and once the player has made a team, players must arrange to have the SSAC logo patch sewn on to them through United Cycle.
Player and goalie bags are available for purchase at cost. All orders are to be made through the Club’s Equipment Director.
Jackets & Track Suits
All players and new coaches will be provided with a SSAC track suit. Melton/leather jackets, fleece‚ jackets, and three-in one jackets are also available at a reasonable cost. These are not a requirement, but many of the players get them. The Club has a variety of SSAC golf shirts, sweat pants, hoodies, hats, etc offered at a very reasonable price. All orders are to be made through the Club’s Equipment Director.