Information Bulletin: PMHA’s 2019-20 Registration Fees
About Our Fees
Peninsula Minor Hockey is a non-profit organization, and we make every effort to keep fees as low as possible. When fees increase, it is only to cover the rising costs of our hockey programming.
The PMHA Board of Directors believes that it’s important for members to know that most costs are non-negotiable “must haves”, including:
- Ice time rentals
- Fees payable to BC Hockey
- Fees payable to the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association
- Referee pay
- Mandatory volunteer training certification
- Equipment (e.g., pucks, cones, first aid kits)
- Jerseys (amortized over a multi-year time period)
- Bank charges and merchant fees associated with credit card payments
Combined, these items account for approximately 86% of our total spending. Remaining funds must cover costs such as the website and TeamSnap, the Spirit Rally, team photographs, a small contribution toward the very popular “PMHA Appreciation Day” hosted by the Peninsula Panthers, and other administrative expenses.
Details can be found in the pie chart below.
Why Have Fees Increased in 2019/20?
In short: to ensure that PMHA remains in a financially healthy position.
Over the past several years, the PMHA Board of Directors chose to to draw down the association’s accumulated reserves, supporting our hockey programs and supplementing what the association collected through registration fees. We remain financially healthy, with a relatively small reserve fund that could cover a drop in our registration numbers, an unexpected capital cost, or a denial of our annual community gaming grant application. But our reserves are now at a point where further depletion would be fiscally irresponsible, and fee increases are necessary so that our revenues are equal to our expenditures.
How Have Fees Been Determined?
Normal registration fees consider the ice time used by each division, referee costs, association operating costs, and non-parent coach expenses.
Assessment fees reflect the true and full cost of the ice, referees, and assessors. It is a “user pay” model. If your child is not trying out for a rep team, no part of your registration fee is being used to subsidize the assessment process.
How do PMHA Fees Compare to Others in the Capital Region?
Very well. Like all minor hockey associations in the region, PMHA strives to keep fees as low as possible, while providing a top-quality hockey program for members. The chart below shows our fees relative to other nearby associations.
Table 1: PMHA's 2019-20 Fees are Comparable to Other Local Associations
|Rep Tryout Fee||$125||$100||$90 / $125||$125|