Flames Pre-Registration Now Open!
First State Ice Hockey invites interested youth hockey families to register for the First State Flames program via the dedicated Flames pre-registration portal.
• There is no fee to pre-register with the Flames, and USA Hockey and Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association rules permit you to pre-register with as many clubs as you like. Pre-registration does not require you to sign a player agreement.
• You may only sign a player agreement with one club. We will begin sending agreements to players who pre-register with us on Monday, June 22.
For the 2020-21 season, we will field up to six light travel teams across the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age divisions.
Hockey families have some big decisions to make over the next several weeks. We highly recommend that you take the time to understand the implications of agreements you will be signing. The AAHA has outlined those on their website.
Some important items to consider:
• You are only allowed to submit a financial hardship request until July 31, 2020, and only if your financial condition changes. If you are granted this request, your player will not be allowed to play with another club during the 2020-21 season.
• Minimum roster numbers must be reached in order for a team to play according to the guidelines set forth. Make sure you understand what happens if you sign an agreement with a club, but they do not have the required player numbers. Are you still financially obligated?
• The COVID-19 pandemic is still very much with us, and could have a profound impact on next season. This is especially true if you participate in a league that is spread over a significant geographic area. We all should be asking ourselves what the potential impact could be to cities where protests have occurred recently. Will they become hotspots again? Philadelphia is among them.
Our program is specifically designed for this uncertain environment, and is the only one being offered in the region.
There is still a great deal of uncertainty out there regarding youth sports. Each day some questions are answered but new one’s surface. We recommend that you proceed under the philosophy of caveat emptor — Latin for “let the buyer beware.”