Contact Us & FAQs
Questions about Rampage?
PHONE: (630) 450-2242
Q: How do I join?
A: Create an account online, notify our team manager that you would like to be placed on a team.
Q: How much are fees?
A: A regular season's fee are $700 (evals incl.) Here’s a breakdown...
$25 for tryouts due by evaluations (Aug. 19 & 20) and $175 due Sept. 1st
$100 due Oct. 1st, Nov. 1st, Dec. 1st, Jan. 1st, and Feb. 1st
Note: fees do NOT include $25 for a practice jersey, and $10 socks for new players. Once you are placed on a team, you will receive a game jersey to loan. Stay with Rampage 3 years and your game jersey is yours to keep.
Finally, we understand this may seem like a lot, but you are paying an average $20 every time you step on the ice, which is fair. Remember ice costs $325/hour to rent, referees are $100/game, and our coaches are paid a stipend. Additionally, we have to pay fees to the WCHL and take care of our goalies' and coaches’ hotels during weekend tournaments. With 4 teams and over 70 hours of contracted ice, Rampage’s bills are huge.
Q: How much will it cost me upfront?
A: The simple answer is that each of our teams have 15 full-time roster spots that cost $700 each. Each goalie pays $200. A breakdown:
$200 for your first installment by Sept. 1st. This includes evals, whether you were there or not.
$53 for USA Hockey Registration. (Everyone needs this, whether you’re a coach, goalie, or skater.)
$25 for a black practice jersey
$10 for socks (unless you have these items.)
Q: What if I don’t agree with the coaches’ assessment of my talent or the team they place me on?
A: There is never an obligation to join.
Q: What about goalies?
A: Tryouts are free to goalies and season fees are $200. We offer substantial discounts for skaters who agree to play in net AND skate out as long as they place priority on being a goalie FIRST. Please contact Maria to discuss this.
Q: How many teams will you have?
A: That depends on how many women come to evaluations and the talent levels they bring to the new season.
Q: Do I have a game tonight?
A: Check the website calendar and your team's schedule.
Q: How do I pay?
A: The most secure way to pay your fees is on this website. You will get a receipt and establish a running log of all the payments you make to the team.
Log in to your account and click the green "Register --- for Programs" button. Select from a menu of options and add ONE program at a time. Example to join a team, add "skater fees 2012-2013” to your cart. Complete the process. Go back to your account and click "Add Another Program” and “Black practice jersey ($25)”. Repeat for “Socks ($10)", etc. if you need them.
You DO NOT have to pay your fees all at once. Your account will show your balance and you can log in anytime and pay in installments. Also, you may send checks to Rampage Womens Hockey, 24039 Brancaster Dr., Naperville, IL 60564 or give cash to your team's manager in an envelope marked with your name. You will receive a receipt via email.
Q: What's a "Sub Fee"?
A: Every now and then you may be asked to skate in a game for a team that's not your primary. You will be asked to pay a $20 "sub fee". This applies to double-rostered players and those skaters asked to sub in a Rampage exhibition game. All monies go into a pot the team uses for things like coaches' bonuses, Hockey Santa (where we waive a player's December fees for the month), parties, etc... Sub goalies are exempt from this fee, unless they opt to skate out.
Please pay the manager in cash at the game or log in to your account and add the "sub fee" option to your account.
Q: How much ice time will I get?
A: Approximately 10 home games, 10 away games, and 10 practices. There will be sub opportunities, tournaments, and extra ice as it comes up. We try very hard to ensure that a player's cost breakdown does not exceed $20 per hour.
Q: When will I be skating? What days? How often?
A: We have ice slots at Canlan Ice Sports nearly every weekend throughout the season on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. While we share this ice among our teams, expect to skate 1-2 times per weekend as opposing teams have weekend ice as well. To give yourself a better idea of how much ice time one team sees each season, check out the archives under "Schedule.” They are color-coded to give you a better idea of how much ice time you can expect as a member of one of our teams.
Q: Will I have to buy my jersey?
A: Game jerseys are sponsor-bought and players use them on loan. If a skater completes three seasons as a member of Rampage in good standing, she may keep her game jersey. Players who wish to hold their jerseys during the off-season have to submit a $100 deposit to their team manager. New players must purchase a black practice jersey ($25) and socks ($10).
We take pride in being able to provide game jerseys at no cost to our players and ask that you take care of them. During the off-season, your manager will ask you to turn them in for safe-keeping until next season. Please respect this.
Q: Can I change my jersey number?
A: Only if it's not already taken. Lina's Embroidery in Lemont can remove/change numbers and add nameplates at the player's cost, but see your team manager first. Please extend the courtesy of asking the woman who currently holds the # you want if it’s ok to “share” it. Obviously, if you’re on the same team, this is not going to work.
Q: Will I have to travel?
A: Depends. Most games are within an hour from our home rink. Tournaments are OPTIONAL and can be anywhere. Rampage's two main tournaments attended by the team are Brew City/Milwaukee, WI, and USA Pond Hockey Championships/Eagle River, WI. There are also local tournaments if you’d like the experience without having to travel.
Q: How many women are on each team?
A: No more than 15 skaters are rostered per team, not including goalies. This ensures that our skaters play in all their team’s games without crowding the bench. We are allowed to roster up to 21 per team (WCHL rules) and if we do, those extra players will be considered subs and won't be able to play unless contacted by a coach or team manager.
Q: Can I skate in tournaments?
A: Rampage's tournament policy is simple -- "first to pay, first to play, regardless of player talent level." If you see a tournament advertised that you'd like to participate in, get your entry fee to your manager or pay online as soon as possible. We do not hold spots for players; paying online provides a date/time stamp to ensure no one gets overlooked and there's no favoritism. All our programs are set up online to accept a max number of players. After that, you are placed on a wait list. We will make teams and enter the appropriate division(s) once we see who has paid to go.
Q: Can I hold a leadership position on the team?
A: Absolutely. Each team votes in a captain at their first practice. Managers are usually a voluntary position but if more than one person wants the position, teams may opt to conduct a vote. You may nominate yourself during registration! Keep in mind that you may also make a motion to keep the current captain and manager in place.
Q: What if I run into financial difficulty and can't pay my bill?
A: Hockey's very expensive and our team bills don't get paid with our manager's good looks. (Although there's some argument that they could...) You simply must be paid up for the current month you're skating in or you will be asked to sit. Remember that anyone can sponsor the team for any amount and 50% of money from your referrals will be credited to your account. You could theoretically skate for free, but if you still need help paying for hockey, see your team manager. We try very hard to take care of our own but please understand that you make a commitment when joining a hockey team and your fees go toward keeping everyone on the ice. Rampage is not a bank and we cannot carry players who do not pay.
If you need more time to pay your bill, we suggest paying installments year-round.
If you have an outstanding balance, you will be asked to pay it before being allowed to play in a subsequent season. You cannot move to another WCHL team unless your bill with your former team is paid in full. This is not only a League rule, but it’s also a courtesy that WCHL Team Directors extend to each other.
Q: Who's on the Rampage Board?
A: Rampage's President and VP/Treasurer are elected every 3 years. Team Captains are elected annually. Coaches are very important to our organization and weigh heavily in our decision-making as well.
Q: How can I decide if women's hockey is right for me?
A: Our members volunteer their time and gear to individuals interested in trying out hockey for themselves before investing in the sport. Please check the contact list for our current coordinator information or contact email@example.com for more information.
Q: I'm new to hockey. Will Rampage help me get gear?
A: Sometimes near the beginning of each season players have used gear to sell or donate. If we can help you out, we certainly will.
Q: How do I get on the email list for weekly updates, reminders and invites?
A: Register on this site or send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Why can’t I view certain pages on the website?
A: Pages that have players’ last names and/or personal information require a log in. If you don’t have a need to view a page, you won’t be granted access. Contact our webmaster if you can't view a page.
Q: What is a “waitlist”?
A: Our online system is set up to only take a certain number of registrants for a program, tournament, hotel, etc. After that number has been reached, it will notify you that you’re on a wait list. Your credit card will not be charged unless our webmaster releases you to be part of the roster. Keep in mind that entry fees, hotel rooms, etc. all cost $$$ -- if you drag your feet to sign up, don’t expect the team to kick in additional $$$ to furnish you a hotel room, start up a second team, etc... just for you.
Q: Why does Rampage do evaluations?
A: There are several reasons for annual evaluations: rebalancing teams to maintain the competitive level and spirit of their division, moving players to the division that best suits their skills and to promote respectful sportsmanship and eliminate negative perceptions between divisions.
Q: Do I have to attend evaluations?
A: Yes. All players need to attend placement sessions to ensure proper division placement and fair team creation. These sessions are also for conditioning and practicing skills that you are unable to focus on in game situations. This is your ice time, you are paying for it, please use it.
Q: What if I can't make evaluations?
A: Please inform the manager and try to attend a practice for a team that you think you should be playing on. Notify the coach that you haven't been evaluated yet and he will take it from there.
Q: I am already assigned to a division. If I cannot make the placement sessions, will I be automatically placed in the division I played in last season?
A: No, you will not be automatically placed in the division that you played in the previous season. If you do not notify us prior to evaluations to confirm that you will indeed be returning, don't expect us to build a roster on the speculation that you're coming back.
Q: What if I registered and missed evaluations and now there are no roster spots available in the division in which I have been placed when I finally was able to be evaluated?
A: If you informed us prior to team selection, you can request a refund.
Q: Do I get any break on fees for joining later than the registration deadline?
A: This erodes our team's finances. Players take a risk not being able to play when rosters fill up and prorating fees are done on a case by case basis. See a team manager.
Q: What if I join after placement sessions are complete?
A: Please contact a team manager. Unfortunately, if you are unable to skate during the normal placement sessions, the division you would eventually be placed in may fill up and you risk not having a roster spot available for you in that division.
Q: What color jersey should I wear to the placement sessions?
A: Returning players: Please bring both your light and dark jerseys. You will be told what jersey to wear when you sign in at the rink.
New players: Please bring both a light numbered jersey and a dark numbered jersey. You will be told which jersey to wear when you sign in at the rink.
Q: Do I have to submit my $175 registration before I can play with my team?
A: Yes. This is your first payment of regular fees to Rampage as well as confirmation that you have signed up at www.usahockey.com and cleared for placement on a roster. Understand hockey is a team sport; by registering we know that you're ready to commit.
Q: Can I register late? Can I register after evaluations?
A: You are allowed to register only if there is space left in the division you would be skating in and the late registration date hasn’t been reached (December 31 for the fall season).
Q: Can I register and not attend placements?
A: Yes, we will accept your registration form and fees but you will not be placed on a team until you have been evaluated.
Q: What if I decide I don't want to play hockey with Rampage?
A: Please see a team manager. We will withhold any ice fees for time played.
Q: My daughter would like to join, can she?
A: Only if she's 18 years of age or older.
Q: I'd only like to play for half the season; can I split the season with another player?
A: No. Two players playing as one during a season is not permitted.
Q: What if I get injured or pregnant?
A: We'll issue you a refund if you've pre-paid. Then we hunt down the dude who knocked you up and beat the snot out of him.