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DIBS (Maintenance Hours)

DIBS (formerly Maintenance hours) & Volunteer Requirements

WAYHA is an all volunteer nonprofit organization.  We depend on our members to contribute their time at all levels.  That helps offset the cost of playing hockey.  The goal of the volunteer policy is to distribute the workload among all the families.

All Bantam, PeeWee, Squirt and Mite families are required to claim 15 DIBS (equivelant to ~15 maintenance hours).  This can be done through work nights, ice in, ice out, school skates, 3-on-3 tournament, being a Board Member or other special positions and other items that come up and are sanctioned by the Board.  These levels are also required to work Open Skate and High School games.  There is a DIBS tab on the WAYHA homepage where you can find DIBS opportunities.  Claim a DIB when available, complete the DIB duty and then check complete.  This will tag our maintenance coordinator to ensure the job was complete and they can confirm your DIBS.  As we transition to the DIBS program, some situations may still be on sign-up genius.  In these cases, your hours will be added and a DIB will be created for you after the event.  Thank you for being patient during this transition. 

Any DIBS which are not completed by a family will be charged $20/uncompleted DIB for up to a total of $200 before they are allowed to register for next season.  

Working your child's home games and tournaments (concessions, penalty box, score clock, score book, zamboni) does not count as DIBS.  That is a general requirement of having a child in hockey or considered a team responsibility.  We expect everyone to work their fair share of games.  Everyone likes to sit in the stands and watch but we all need to pitch in.

Every family is required to work Open Skate (1-2 depending on the season).

Every family Mite-Bantam is required to work high school games (1-2 depending on the season.)

We have a cleaning service.  However, they are only there 1-2 times a week.  Please help us keep our rink looking good by picking up garbage and taking out as needed, cleaning the lobby, mezzanine, and locker rooms, and generally helping out.