The Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta is a registered society in the province of Alberta with a Board of Directors voted in by the Member Leagues and is accountable for the growth and development of the sanctioned sport of ball hockey in the province. WRBHA is the oldest association in Canada and the official Provincial Sport Organization in Alberta recognized by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association. The CBHA is the National Sport Organization, (and an affiliate partner of Hockey Canada), who is recognized by the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) who is the International Sport Federation (affiliated with the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF) with the future authority to one day earn IOC Membership.
Leagues can apply for membership at the WRBHA Annual Fall or Spring Meetings. Member Leagues pay a membership fee of $185.00 per team. All Members in good standing are eligible to benefit from features of membership including the opportunity to represent at sanctioned Provincial, National and International Tournaments.
WRBHA does not govern the day to day business of its Member Leagues.
As a Member Player in one of our Membership Leagues you can benefit from:
Men's and Women's Competitive and Recreational Divisions
Individual and Team Registration
Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter Season League play and Playoff Games
Rules and Regulations
Opportunity to play in Provincial, National and World Championships
Online Team and Player Statistics
Membership with the WRBHA, provincially, leagues benefit from the following features:
Provincial Championships for Men and Women
Provincial certification program for Officials
Provincial bylaws and regulations
Purchase and distribution of CBHA rule books and case books
Purchase and distribution of WRBHA crests and CBHA crests
Assistance in resolving disputes between membership leagues and/or between players
Advertising through the WRBHA website and poster mediums
Membership with the WRBHA, nationally, leagues benefit from the following features:
Associate Membership with the Canadian Ball Hockey Association
Affiliate Membership with the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation
National and World opportuntities for Member Players
National Insurance program including general liability, medical/dental accident insurance
CBHA National bylaws and regulations
CBHA National Referee Certification
CBHA regulation rulebooks and casebooks
CBHA product buying program for balls and equipment
Other benefits and features of Membership with the WRBHA through Director services:
Assist in organization of Alberta Men's A, B, C, D and Women's A, B National Teams
Arrange provincial insurance certificates
Ordering through national buying program for regulation balls and equipment
Maintain a Provincial Association website promoting member leagues
Apply for grants and gain sponsorship
Promote the growth of the sport of ball hockey in Alberta through advertising mediums
Volunteer for Provincial, National and World Championship Events
The WRBHA slogan BALL HOCKEY PLAY IT. LIVE IT. was created by the 2011 WRBHA Board of Directors to promote the sport in Alberta. Our slogan went viral on social media being used around the world by ball hockey enthusiasts. See our logo on websites, facebook, twitter and more.
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