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.
Registration for Flathead Valley Hockey Association opens roughly August 15 of each year.
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.
8U - Termites/Mites (born 2013-2017) Co-ed
10U - Squirts (born 2011-2012) Co-ed
12U PeeWees (born 2009-2010) Co-ed
14U Girls (born 2007-2011) - Girls
14U Bantam (born 2007-2008) Co-ed
19U Girls (born 2002-2006)
High School Fusion (born 2002-2007). Note: Players must have a letter of attendance in a high school, be amateurs and cannot play more than 8 consecutive semesters while in grades 9-12. Please see the USA Hockey Annual Guide for details.
The following forms are required by the registrar before any child will be allowed to skate.
In an effort to keep your registration costs low, FVHA needs help with volunteering.
• ALL FAMILIES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 25 CREDITS PER PLAYER PER TEAM
• 8U Mite families: 12 credits for 1st session & 13 credits for 2nd session
• 10U Squirt Yeti families: 12 credits for 1st session & 13 credits for 2nd session
• A credit is typically equal to an hour of work. Tasks with greater expertise or include use of donated equipment will be larger. Tasks completed while watching your child's games will be smaller.
• The credits are available throughout the fiscal year starting July 1
• It is your responsibility to seek volunteer opportunities by talking to your manager or searching in Dibs
The following positions will fulfill ALL required volunteer hours:
FVHA Board, Team Manager, Head Coach, Registrar & Winter Classic Manager. Please contact the board if you have interest.
Volunteer Commitment: FVHA will hold a $250 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 or go to the Store. The buyout fees are $250.00 per player ($125 per session of 8U and 10U). Please inform your team manager.
For each position that requires interaction with minor children or being on-ice, you must get a USA Hockey registration number (free) and take SafeSport training. See links below.
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 10 of the current year. Mailing: FVHA, PO Box 2205, Kalispell, MT 59903 . For scholarship questions you can contact at the link below.
The form can be filled out electronically or printed
|Electronically||Printed Hard Copy|
|1. Download the file in Adobe||1. Print the PDF|
|2. Fill out the fields and electronically sign||2. Fill out the paper copy|
|3. Save the file to your computer and attach in an email||3. Mail application and tax forms or|
|4. Scan tax forms and add to an email (scholarship@ FlatheadFlames. org)||4. Scan application and tax forms and add to an 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.
In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat
Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.
Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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