The Maine Amateur Hockey Association (MeAHA) fee has been assessed for many years. All players, coaches and referees within USA Hockey that reside in Maine are subject to that fee. In the past, when everything was done through paper, the USA Hockey fee and the MeAHA fee were each charged per player at the association level, and were likely included in the annual registration fees for each participant. Now, with the age of computers and the requirement for online registration with USA Hockey, the fees are paid directly and not through association participation fees. MeAHA has chosen to make life easier for the volunteers at all levels (local and state), attaching that fee to the USA Hockey registration process and USA Hockey electronically transferring the funds periodically to MeAHA.
The fee itself has risen over the past 15 years from $3 to $12 per registrant (players, coaches and referees). In the mid 90’s the MeAHA fee was $3, which was changed to $5 in the 1998/99 season. The $5 fee remained for 5 seasons and was then changed to $7. After the past 5 seasons, the MeAHA State Board approved to increase the fee to $12 for the upcoming 2009/2010 season.
Who Sets the Fee?
The MeAHA fee structure is determined by the recommendation of the Executive Board to the State Board. The State Board consists of each of the 17 State Associations. Each Association has one vote at the MeAHA monthly meeting.
What Does the Fee Go To?
The MeAHA fee structure covers all of the cost to run Maine Amateur Hockey Association, which is determined by the State Board. Here are examples of some of the major operating costs:
There are two forms below which are the same forms. The first is an Excel form which may be filled by you and automatically figures are extended The second is a PDF form which must be filled manually. Please forward to the MeAHA Treasurer for reimbursement. Please provide contact information in case of questions.