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MINI STIX HOCKEY PROGRAM
 The mini stix program is offered to boys and girls ages 4-7. During this four week program, coaches follow the American Development Model of USA Field Hockey and work with players to discover, learn, and play the sport of field hockey. The focus of programming at this age is to learn basic skills, game play and mostly having fun.
The program will use a bigger, lighter ball (a GO ball) than traditional field hockey and utilize lighter, plastic sticks (GO stick), specifically designed for the youngest players.  For those who will need these new sticks/balls, ordered may be placed at an additional cost of $20. per stick & ball.    
The program will run on 4 Saturday mornings, September 11- October 2, with 75 minute sessions. The program will conclude with an invitation to attend a varsity field hockey game and join the high school players, who will help facilitate this program, for warm ups and to sit with them during the game.
 

FALL INSTRUCTIONAL FIELD HOCKEY
The fall youth instructional program is offered to boys and girls of all skill levels entering grades 1-4. During the season, coaches follow the American Development Model of USA Field Hockey and work with players to discover, learn, and play the sport of field hockey. The focus of programming at this age is to learn the basics of the game and have fun while also enjoying smaller 7 v 7 games.
The season runs from the second week of Sept. until the end of October and will include 7-8 games played. Games may be played in Belchertown and neighboring towns which may include  Northampton, Agawam, Longmeadow, Westfield, Holyoke, and others. Practices will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00pm and games will be one day on weekends.
Assistant coach(s) needed for the instructional program.
Sticks are available to borrow during the season. If you do not have a stick or goggles yet, wait and ask us about sizing and safety requirements! You can also view information on equipment here: https://belchertownfieldhockey.com/equipment-essentials


FALL FIELD HOCKEY RECREATION LEAGUE

The fall youth recreation program is offered to boys and girls of all skill levels entering grades 5-8. During the season, coaches follow the American Development Model of USA Field Hockey and work with players to discover, learn, and play the sport, and also to develop and challenge them as the season progresses. The focus of programming at this age is to learn the game and have fun, develop game understanding and good sportsmanship, and develop a love of sport through practices and games during the season. The season runs from the second week of Sept. until the end of October and typically includes 10-12 games.  Games may be played in Belchertown and neighboring towns which may include  Northampton, Agawam, Longmeadow, Westfield, Holyoke, and others. Practices will be held on Tuesdays & Fridays from 5:00-7:00pm and games are mostly on weekends. Teams include Juniors (grade 5/6) and Seniors (grade 7/8). The season also offers opportunities to play in 1-2 tournaments for an additional fee.
Sticks are available to borrow during the season. If you do not have a stick or goggles yet, wait and ask us about sizing and safety requirements! You can also view information on equipment here: https://belchertownfieldhockey.com/equipment-essentials
 

All practices and home games will take played at Foley Field

 

Registration Deadline
  • Registration Deadline is 5 days prior to the start of the program.
  • A $10.00 late fee applies to all registrations after the deadline.
  • Lindsay Wright has facilitated and coached the youth field hockey program for 10 years. She is also the Varsity field hockey coach in Belchertown and a Level II USA Field Hockey Certified Coach.
  • Lisa Audette has coached the youth program for the past 6 years, and is currently the head coach and program coordinator for the regular season program.
  • Larissa Murray, Dina Brunetti & Liz Gariepy are coaches as well.
  • *Field hockey is played by both boys and girls around the world. This sport is actually dominated by men in every country but the U.S. We welcome all interested athletes!

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Instructional Field Hockey - Fall 2021 
N/A 1 - 4   08/31/2021 - 10/31/2021

$50.00 Res, $55.00 Non-Res
 
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Mini Stix Field Hockey - Fall 2021 
4 - 7 N/A   09/11/2021 - 10/02/2021

$30.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
 
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Recreation Field Hockey - Fall 2021 
N/A 5 - 8   08/31/2021 - 10/31/2021

$75.00 Res, $80.00 Non-Res
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