About Floral Park Screaming Eagles Hockey
Now in its sixteenth season (and ninth as the Screaming Eagles), the
Floral Park Sports Association's roller hockey league offers
instruction and competition for boys and girls of all skill levels.
Our roller-hockey offerings include the following:
A winter league,
running from late October to March, open to players ages 4 - 18.
Games are played at the Floral Park Recreation Center on weeknights
and weekend afternoons. The regular season for Peewee, Bantam and
Junior Divisions includes 10-12 games (weather permitting) plus
playoffs. Squirt Division includes team practices as well as 10
games (weather permitting) NO playoffs.
The league is open
to all Floral Park residents and to all children attending schools
in the Floral Park-Bellerose School District, Signups for the winter
league are held during the spring all registrations must be received
by June 30th (Only, Clinic division will be accepted through the
start of our Fall/Winter league). Forms can be downloaded off the Web site (www.fpsports.org).
The winter league
age breakdown includes Clinic (Ages 4-7+, with focus on instruction;
no knowledge of hockey is needed, and players don't have to be able
to skate), Squirts (Grades Kindergarten - 2nd Grade), with a mix of instruction and
two-period games); Pee Wee (Grades 3-5), Bantam (Grades 6-8), and
Junior (9-12). We also offer goalie clinics and
skills clinics that are open to players of all divisions.
Players in the
winter league receive a jersey that is theirs to keep. The league
also provides pads, gloves, and body padding for goaltenders below
the high school level. Players are required to provide their own
sticks, full caged licensed helmet, mouth guards, neck guards, shoulder pads,
padded hockey pants,
shin guards, and skates.
Games in the squirts
and peewee divisions feature mandatory shifting at three-minute intervals,
meaning that all players (average team size is 10 skaters and a
goaltender) will play at least half the game. In bantams and juniors
are changed on the fly, as they are in ice hockey.
Updates on weather
conditions that could affect whether games can be played are posted
on the Web site as soon as available. Standings, statistics, and
stories about league games also are available on the Web site.