The Leduc Junior Athletic Club (LJAC) was established in August 1983, in response to a need in the Leduc & area for the provision of support, leadership and financial assistance dedicated to the development of skills and abilities necessary for our developing hockey athletes to compete at progressively higher levels in the sport of hockey. Over the years the LJAC has also provided support to other hockey teams, sport groups and associations in Leduc and area.
The Leduc Junior Athletic Club (LJAC) works in coordination and partnership with Leduc Minor Hockey Association (LMHA) in providing opportunities for hockey players participating at the Bantam AAA, Minor Midget AAA, and Midget AAA levels. A formalized agreement between LJAC and LMHA defines the responsibilities of these two organizations in regards to the operation of these teams. The LJAC is responsible for the Leduc Draw Zone of the Athlete Development Model, Hockey Alberta.
The Leduc Junior Athletic Club (LJAC Executive has 9 members) works primarily, though not exclusively, in the provision of financial support of the teams sponsored under the agreement between LJAC and the LMHA. The LJAC received a Bingo license in August 1983 (no longer have bingos) and a casino license in 2013 (receive one casino every two years approx.). These have been a primary means of fundraising along with special events, hosting opportunities, etc. by LJAC. All players (families) are responsible to share in the responsibility of volunteering at these financial support opportunities and the funds are utilized to support the three LJAC Teams.
Players are required to be registered with the Leduc Minor Hockey Association/Leduc Junior Athletic Club and thus must meet the obligations required by LMHA/LJAC in regard to fees and are governed by the Rules and Bylaws of LMHA/LJAC and Hockey Alberta.
Leduc Junior Athletic Club is proud of its history and has consistently fielded competitive teams in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL), Alberta Minor Midget League (AMMHL) and the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL). Beyond the pure skill and competition of the hockey program, our players are encouraged to demonstrate excellence in teamwork, work ethic, respect, positive attitude, sportsmanship and community involvement. The LJAC consistently is recognized as a respected organization whose teams display positive qualities on and off the ice. RESPECT is truly an important value of the LJAC and Oil Kings Hockey Teams. Parents & Families are also reminded to support the TEAM and be positive and respectful.
Beyond direct team funding, Leduc Junior Athletic Club feels it is important to promote and assist our players in their goals to further their personal development through advanced education. Accordingly we have established a scholarship program to assist player alumni in funding post-secondary education. For further information on this program please contact Scott Fraser, LJAC President and he would be pleased to explain this program in detail to you. The AMHL also has a scholarship program for seventeen year old Midget AAA players more information can be attained from the LJAC Team Director & AMHL website.
TEAM SPONSORS for LJAC
The LJAC has three outstanding team sponsors for the 2017/18 hockey season. These team sponsors are Tarpon Bantam AAA Oil Kings, Techmation Minor Midget AAA Oil Kings and Leduc Chrysler Midget AAA Oil Kings. The LJAC appreciates and values the support that these three companies provide to our competitive teams.
The LJAC will charter a bus for team transportation of its players & coaching staff. Bus travel will be considered for trips in excess of 125 km or outside of the greater Edmonton Area. Note: Parents are always welcome to utilize the bus for regular season games and playoff games.
REGISTRATION FEES for 2017/18 (Information on LJAC website)
Midget AAA - $4000.00 Minor Midget AAA - $3,500.00 Bantam AAA - $3,500.00
Note: The registration fee is payable starting September 29/17 on the LJAC website www.ljac.ca (Fees can be paid in full or in two instalments with 1st instalment $2,000 on October 1/17 & 2nd instalment remaining amount completed on November 15/17). Payment(s) are by Credit Card only.
TEAM FUNDRAISING amount is established by each LJAC Team ($1,000 - $1,250 past year’s amount)
Individual teams can take part in fundraising throughout the year to pay for such items as team clothing: track suit, hoodie, dry fit shirt, shorts, toque/hat, etc. ($225.00 approx.), tournaments, team building activities, dressing room or bus snacks, LJAC Awards Banquet (tickets for players/parents & coaching staff), etc. The fundraising is the individual responsibility of each team and is coordinated through the Team Manager & LJAC Director. There are guidelines in regards to the fundraising that the teams must comply with prior to starting their fundraising. Please be advised that the LJAC does not pay for all player & team expenses and that each player will be required to do fundraising for individual or team expenses, as agreed upon by the team manager/coach & parents. Each team has an assigned team account from the LJAC for the team fundraising (note: place player’s name/team on bottom of cheques to help assist Team Manager with deposits into the team account).
The LJAC is offering a Team Sponsor Banner fundraising program for all three LJAC teams as one way of generating revenue for team expenses. Your Sponsor name/business and cheque must be received by your Team Manager by November 5, 2017. Due to time constraints the sponsor names/business are only placed on sponsor banner, no logos required (note: pull up style banner).
Teams can also look at other ways of raising funds i.e. pub nights, silent auction, 50/50, ticket draws/raffles, etc.
ITEMS PROVIDED by LJAC for 2017/18 HOCKEY SEASON
The LJAC provides the following items and pays for the listed fees & expenses: Pre-season tournament entry fee, tryout expenses, league fees, league meetings & expenses, coach meetings, Hockey Alberta meetings, Hockey Alberta carding & insurance, players LJAC equipment: gloves, pant shells, game & practice jerseys, socks, hockey bags, helmet stickers, etc. (all equipment is kept at the end of the year by the player except game jerseys), tape, pucks, other minor equipment costs, medical supplies, athletic trainer fees & expenses , coaching staff’s monthly expenses & honorariums, league & playoff team travel expenses (hotels, meals, etc.), regular season & playoff bus charter expenses, tryout and pre-season ice rental, regular season & playoff ice rental, practice ice rental, referee fees & travel expenses, LRC storage room rental, team room expenses, meeting expenses, video & computer programs/equipment, LRC membership fees (10 passes), off ice training costs and other related expenses. (Note: each LJAC player is required to wear a royal blue helmet, this is a cost to the player/family)
CARDING for 2017/18 Hockey Season
All players and coaching staff will be carded with LJAC/LMHA for the 2017/18 Hockey Season. Players year end transfers or release of card for next hockey season (2018/19) will be provided as long as all 2017/18 fees were paid on time, fundraising commitments completed for Team and no damage assessments have been made against the player.
LJAC CASINO, SPECIAL EVENTS, HOSTING and other FUNDRAISING/VOLUNTEERING
LJAC has a casino license from Alberta Gaming and the next casino is Jan.-March, 2018 (TBC). Other fundraising and volunteering opportunities may occur in the season for LJAC parents and players. From time to time the LJAC teams will be asked to assist in special events or fundraisers for the organization or the community. This may entail the hosting of a special event for the LJAC or a Team. Past examples include: The Telus Cup, Alberta Cup, Olympic Women’s National Team Game vs Midget AAA, Minor Midget AAA Provincials an exhibition WHL Game, an exhibition AJHL Game, Hockey Alberta or Hockey Canada event, NHL team practice, Food Bank Drive, School Program, assist with a LMHA practice, etc. Each player/family on an LJAC team may be asked to assist/volunteer with organizing these special events or fundraising opportunities.
LJAC Oil Kings Tradition: Developing Players On and Off the Ice
ENJOY the 2017/18 HOCKEY SEASON!!