VOLUNTEERING INFO

Falmouth Ice Hockey Association has a long tradition of exciting, high caliber, and competitive teams. The fees that each family pays covers a portion of the program’s costs, however, over 1,800 hours of volunteer time is required each year to reduce family costs while running the program. In order to meet that demand, the FIHA policy requires each family to volunteer 15 hours of time per registered player during the season.

FAQ

Boys and Girls in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grades are able to play and will be placed on a team roster suitable to their individual skill level (from beginner skater to experienced travel team player).

Falmouth Ice Hockey Association (FIHA) is a 501(c)3 non- profit run by a membership Board made up of parents just like you! FMS hockey is funded and managed solely by this group, not the school or town.

FMS teams belong to the Southern Maine Middle School Hockey League (SMMSHL). SMMSHL is comprised of middle school teams from surrounding towns throughout southern Maine. All levels of play in the SMMSHL are non-checking.

Our program is open to players of all abilities. The coaches will evaluate all players and assign them to a team based on ability and grade.  FMS Hockey typically fields three teams: one in the “Girls” Division; one in the “A” Division; and one in the “B” Division. Depending on numbers, some players may “swing” between two teams as necessary and able. The coaches and FIHA board will discuss which division in the SMMSHL is appropriate based on the team strength. 

SMMSHL season runs from November to March. Practice times are every Saturday morning and occasional during the evening mid-week at the rinks in Falmouth. Games are played Sunday afternoons at various rinks within the area. FMS Hockey provides total ice time of 40-45 hours (+/-) (far exceeding most, if not all, other teams).

It is alright to miss practices and games.  We understand that this is part of the reality of middle school hockey, and no one is penalized for that.  We simply ask that each player come to any practice or game that they are feasibly able to get to.

The fees ($300) that each family pays covers a portion of the program’s costs, however, volunteer time is required each year to reduce family costs while running this top-flight program. In order to meet that demand, the FIHA policy requires each family to volunteer time during the season. FIHA offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities throughout the season, including Team Administrator, Game Clock Operator, Concessions, Christmas Tree Sales and many, many more!

For more information contact FIHA Board Member,
Jim Belliveau: jabelliveau@gmail.com