Mini Mite 2012-2013 Mite 2010-2011 Squirt 2008-2009
Peewee 2006-2007 Bantam 2004-2005
This ten-week program is designed for the first time hockey player. IP (Introductory Program) meets once a week and equipment rental is available.
The IP program teaches fundamental skills, including skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting. It also teaches new players to have fun, which is why we also play a variety of games to practice the skills they've learned!
Fee: $50.00 each session Srping, Fall, or Winter or $75.00 for all Fall and Winter sessions.
*Must be paid in full prior to first session. Session dates subject to change.*
As the first point of contact for new players, FAHA’s Learn to Play coaches have always believed that while their responsibility is to certainly focus on the teaching of the game’s fundamentals, their overarching mission is to instill a love for the game.
FAHA has implemented the American Development Model ("ADM"), developed by USA Hockey, believing it to be the future of hockey development. In short, the ADM is the result of significant study, quite a bit of scientific input, and a lot of very dedicated work into how we can improve top to bottom development of hockey players in the United States. The principle of the ADM is that all players, including goaltenders, get the repetition needed to fully develop a skill or grasp a concept through constant involvement in drills – feet are constantly moving and players do not spend much time standing around waiting for their turn.
The ADM strives to expand the game, build our talent to be the best in the world and work to ensure players stay in the game for a long time. With its emphasis on age appropriate skill development, it helps coaches make practices fun and give players a sense of accomplishment.
For players who are interested in continuing to hone their skills while playing hockey at a recreational level. FAHA offers U6 Mini Mite, 8U Mite, 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, and 14U Bantam programs for players. House league players receive an average of 2 hours of ice time per week. Players are afforded as close to equal ice time as possible.
The program is for players interested in playing hockey on a serious and competitive level. Teams typically participate in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League (BTHL) or Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL). Teams may play other non-league games against teams in the Mid-American region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia). In addition, FAHA travel teams may compete in various tournaments throughout the season. All travel teams are selected through a competitive tryout process where players are chosen based on skills, attitude, desire, sportsmanship, and work ethic. FAHA travel teams will practice on average 2-3 hours per week. Players will receive an equal opportunity to develop skills during practice. Ice time during games will be a coaching decision and earned based upon attitude, behavior, productivity, intensity, and work habits displayed in games and practice. If you have any questions regarding ice time, please contact the team coach prior to the tryout regarding his/her philosophy on the topic.