BCI – All Potential Returning NWCAA Players Only

As you are aware the NWCAA for the 2017/18 season entered into an agreement with the Benson Concussion Institute (BCI) to pre-screen and manage concussions experienced during the season. The relationship and results have exceeded expectations and will continue for the 2018/19 season so all NWCAA players will be required to have a concussion baseline test completed. As such and working closely with BCI, we would like all potential returning NWCAA players to have their concussion baseline testing done prior to evaluations and the 2018/19 season. Please note this is not immediate acceptance to a NWCAA team, merely a preplanned process to avoid potential backlogs of concussion baseline testing in September. All returning NWCAA players must still compete for a roster position.

To have your pre-season concussion baseline test completed please contact the BCI Concussion Coordinator (Madeline Cosh) at 587-830-2240 to arrange a baseline appointment (see attachment for additional information). BCI has a tracking sheet by the NWCAA 2017/18 teams and we’ll be tracking compliance and sending out reminders.

BCI – NWCAA Athlete Instructions

Welcome to the 2018/19 Hockey Season

Registration for Bantam and Midget is CLOSED

Registration remains OPEN for Junior B.  All tryout information can be found under the Registration menu button, please review all the drop down menu items. **Note:  If you are registering for NWCAA tryouts for the first time or are having trouble registering, please review the important registration information as you will not be able to register immediately. 

Junior B Players; If you find that you are not able to register please contact Doris at admin@nwcaa.ca and forward the following information;
Player Full Name:
Player Date of Birth:
Player Hockey Canada ID # (if you know it):
Current or last Hockey Association you played: 

Prep Camp registration will open on June 17th.  See “Camp” menu button for all information on Prep Camps.

 Please become familiar with the NWCAA website as this is the main source of communication.

Junior Camps (“Junior A” / “WHL”) – “Letter of Permission Request”

NWCAA players attending any Spring or Fall Junior “A”/”WHL” camps are required to complete the Hockey Calgary Letter of Permission Request. This request is submitted online at the link below. An auto reply e-mail  is no longer generated, please allow a minimum of 48 hours for the confirmation email to be returned to the recipient at the e-mail address that you provided when completing the request.

The returned confirmation will then be the form “Permission to Attend” for Spring/Fall Junior Camps that you are to submit or take with you to the Junior camp. Players that receive Spring/Fall forms from Junior teams are required to follow the above process. **The NWCAA President or Registrar will no longer sign-off on Junior Camp forms issued by Junior teams, you must complete the online form as indicated

Letter of Permission Request  “click for direct link”

All forms require the Players Hockey Canada Identification Number, which may be obtained from the NWCAA registrar at admin@nwcaa.ca.

*Please note that you must submit a form for each camp you attend.


View here for Hockey Alberta’s directive regarding Midget eligible players and out of province teams. 

View here for message from all Western Branches on Midget Eligibility.


Respect in Sport (RIS) *New* Re-certification

Hockey Calgary has instituted re-certification of the Respect In Sport (“RIS”) Program. Re-certification will be required every 4 years beginning 2017-18 Season.  All Parents that completed the RIS course prior to January 1, 2014 will have their certification reset and will be required to re-certify prior to registration.  

Hockey Calgary has mandated that if re-certification is not obtained, your child will be removed from the evaluation lists and will not be permitted to evaluate until such time as a valid certification is achieved.

Respect in Sport – Program Information for Parents and Players 

Take the RIS Course for; Parents/Players

Take the RIS Activity Leaders Course for; Coaches/Trainers



The NWCAA hockey program requires a substantial amount of financing in order to be effective in developing our players. Sponsorship’s, be they corporate or individual, are an essential part of our funding. We welcome offers from businesses and/or individuals to sponsor our activities and if you are interested in doing so, please contact Joe at vp2@nwcaa.ca with any proposal you might have in mind. Your interest in supporting our players is very much appreciated.

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It’s for the kids – “Volunteer”!

Parents (members) you are the essential part of a “team” which is reflected on the overall experience of both the player and the parent. Your players depend on you to make a memorable year. You are the advocate for respect, sportsmanship, enjoyment, loyalty and teamwork by volunteering.

Every member is required to volunteer for various tasks.

Let’s enjoy our great game of hockey. Good luck with your hockey season!