Halifax Minor Ball Hockey LeagueBalancing Process


Why Balance the Teams?

Competitive and close games are more fun!

You do not gain a great deal winning a game 12-1. A good, close game often brings out the best in athletes. It is more fun and encourages hard work and respect.

While every effort is made to ensure that the teams selected are of relatively equal strength, the League appreciates that this is a difficult process and all games will always have a team that wins and a team that does not win. The goal is to promote close competition, which is proven to encourage great effort and even better fun. Note that if a team is missing a top scorer or two for a game that can make a big difference. Overall, and if all players are present we will strive to balance the teams and we ask for the support and guidance of all players, parents and coaches in this effort.

What is the Team Balancing Process?

The season will begin with a one-day seeding session where all players are evaluated after running through a series of skills.

Players will also play in mini games where we can evaluate their actual playing level. Teams will be made based on the scores.

Further player changes may be made in the first two weeks of play if it is evident that teams are unbalanced. No changes will be made after the second game of league play.

All decisions by the league seeding committee will be final.

We Ask for Your Help With Creating Balanced Teams

The league appreciates that moving children between teams can be uncomfortable and we will rely on parents, care givers and coaches to help ensure this process highlights the value of creating a competitive league.

By registering for the Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League all players are agreeing 100% to the team balancing process.