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Parent Involvement

Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

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Registration Information

Registration for Flathead Valley Hockey Association opens August 15, 2017.

It is recommended that you register early (Before September 1st) to the the $50 discount for 10U Squirts and older.  

FVHA's current program is open to girls and boys of all ages and abilities.  The program is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey and the philosophy is to ensure that players have fun while improving their skill level.  Emphasis is placed on skill development, team work and sportsmanship.  

All levels are scheduled for about three hours of ice time/week.  Season game and tournament schedules are set in October for all teams except Mites.  Additional opportunities to host or travel to other rinks for games and/or tournaments  can be added to the schedule and will be organized by the team manager with input from coaches and parents.  

2017-2018 Teams

8U - Termites/Mites  (born 2009 and after) Co-ed

10U - Squirts  (born 2007-2008) Co-ed

12U - PeeWees (born 2005-2006) Co-ed

14U Girls (born 2003 and after) 

19U Girls (born 1998-2002)

High School Fusion (in High School or a High School program)



The following forms are required by the registrar before any child will be allowed to skate.  

  • Online registration
  • Payment for the current session (or payment schedule arranged).  Note:  Players will not be added to the team roster and will be ineligible for league play or State without payment in full or payment schedule arranged.  
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate (new players)
  • USA Hockey Registration - entered when you register online 


Volunteer Information

In an effort to keep your registration costs low, FVHA needs help with volunteering.


• Mite families: 15 hours per session

• The hours are available throughout the fiscal year, July 1, 2017 through March 5, 2018

• It is your responsibility to seek volunteer opportunities in Dibs

The following positions will fulfill ALL required volunteer hours: 

FVHA Board, Team Manager, Head Coach, Registrar & Jamboree Organizer. Please contact the board if you have interest.

Volunteer Commitment: FVHA will hold a $150 check (un-deposited) until the end of the season. Checks will be deposited for unfulfilled hours and returned for those successfully volunteering.

Volunteer Hours Buy-Out: During the first two weeks of the season you have the option to buy out your hours with the above check. The buyout fees are $150.00 per player. Please inform you team manager.


Families intending to apply for scholarships should register online, pay the deposit fee and mail their application and request to FVHA so it is received no later than October 15, 2017.  Mailing:  FVHA, PO Box 2205, Kalispell, MT 59903 .  For scholarship questions you can email: 


Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Flathead Valley Hockey Association experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.


Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Linking Accounts

Linking two SportsEngine accounts together allows both account owners to receive messaging about athletes under either account as well as access private team pages. 

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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