We welcome all UW Sports players to join CUGA, either through the purchase of a membership, or as a registered non-member. Below are the details for each option.
CUGA strives to provide a respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment for all its members. Prior to the completion of the waiver please review the Code of Conduct which is available here .
Adherence to the Code of Conduct is a requirement of CUGA membership.
Membership is valid for the designated calendar year, expires on December 31st, and must be renewed annually.
Membership requires payment, as applicable, AND a signed waiver.
If a club is using CUGA insurance, EVERY player at every game/practice/tournament must hold current valid membership.
Members have the ability to:
- Vote at the CUGA AGM to decide on issues impacting playing/development of underwater sports in Canada
- Participate in Canadian Underwater Hockey National Championships
- Play in games, practices, or tournaments at clubs that utilize CUGA Insurance.
- Compete at International tournaments that require valid CUGA membership.
- Try out and be selected as a player, coach, selector or manager for any of Canada’s National teams.
Members have access to:
- The CUGA Development Grant which provides funding twice a year to clubs/individuals wishing to develop their local UWH/UWR programs
- Development Programs (various skills clinics hosted throughout the year)
Fee, if paid and waiver signed prior to March 1st:
Youth < 18 years: $0
Youth 18-24 years: $15
New Players: $0
Fee March 1st onward:
Returning Adult: $90
Youth < 18 years: $0
Returning Youth 18-24 years: $30
New Players $0
Membership age is determined by the date membership signup is completed.
New players are those who are in their first year of playing a sport. If a player starts after Sept 1st, their free year continues through the following year.
Payment can be made using one of the following options:
- Email transfer the fee to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paypal through the button below:
Clubs can make a group payment for their individual players, calculated based on the per player fee structure above.
A waiver must be signed annually in order to complete membership; this applies to new players as well as returning.
If a member is a minor their waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Adult Waiver Click here
Minor Waiver Click here
Printable versions of the waiver may be found here.
Valid membership requires payment, as applicable, AND a signed waiver.
2. Non-Member Registration
There are players in the underwater sports community in Canada who are not CUGA members, this option enables a connection to CUGA without cost. Players with this status are not eligible for the benefits provided to members.
Collecting data about more players in Canada enables CUGA to better understand where players are located and the sport(s) they are involved in.
There is no fee for this option.
To complete and submit the Non-Member Registration form: Click here
When does CUGA membership expire?
December 31st, and must be renewed annually.
Does a person need to sign the waiver in order to have valid membership?
Yes. Both fee payment and a signed waiver are required.
Why have adult fees increased?
CUGA is committed to the growth of youth programs, reducing fees is one way to encourage youth participation. Increasing the adult fees provides financial support to our youth initiatives.
Why do returning adult and returning youth fees increase sharply on March 1st?
Collecting fees and membership numbers early in the year enables better financial planning. It also encourages more consistent annual support for underwater sports in Canada.
Who is considered a new player?
New players are those who are in their first year of playing a sport.
Do new players pay a fee to be a CUGA member?
No. During their first year the fee is $0, but they must sign the waiver. If a player starts after Sept 1st, their free year continues through the following year.
Can I pay my fees with a credit card?
Not directly to CUGA, but it is an option with PayPal.
If my club does not use the CUGA insurance, do I need to sign the waiver in order to be a CUGA member?
Contact CUGA at Info@cuga.org