Players range in age from 4 years to more than 50 years, and the sport appeals to male and female participants.
Each BHI facility offers a wide range of divisions for participants which are geared to their skill level and competitiveness. Typical divisions may include: Men’s A, B, C, and D; Ladies’ A, B, and C; Youth divisions for 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years, and 16-18 years. In recent years, a Co-ed division for men and women has become very popular, as well as the Men’s 30+ (or Masters) division. Unless otherwise noted, all divisions may have male or female participants on the same team.
Participants often have little or no ice hockey experience and skating skills are not required. The sport is attractive to just about any person that can walk or run. It is common for entire families to be involved in various divisions and skill levels. The league activities quickly become very social in a club-like setting.
The team and player registration fees are minimal with equipment costs that are negligible. Due to the escalating costs of other sports ball hockey is a very affordable recreational alternative.
Typically, there are four seasons per year (Spring-March to May; Summer-June to August; Fall-September to November; and Winter-December to February) where each team plays a 12 game regular season, plus playoffs. Each new season generally starts on the 1st day of the first month. Teams consist of a minimum of 12 players each and all teams qualify to participate in the playoffs.
Participants are held to a high standard of conduct, and trained game officials are present for all games. Violence, alcohol/drug use, and foul language are not tolerated, and discipline is swift and binding. BHI envisions a family atmosphere for all spectators and participants and will consistently reinforce that goal with staff and participants.
BHi is a Tue Sport Organization and follow the principles of proper behavior in sport.