Aug
22
to Oct 27

High School Field Hockey

The high school program is for students in grades 9-12 at Belchertown High School. Tryouts start each year in late August (on the Thursday prior to the first day of school). Practices and games are everyday after school from the beginning of school until the end of October.

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Aug
30
to Oct 27

Fall Youth Recreation Field Hockey Season

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 first week of school until the end of October and typically includes 10-12 games per team played in Belchertown and neighboring towns including Northampton, Agawam, Longmeadow, Westfield, Holyoke, and others. Practices are typically 1-2 days per week during the week, and games are mostly on weekends. Teams include Juniors (grade 5/6) and Seniors (grade 7/8). Season also offers opportunities to play in 1-2 tournaments for an additional fee.

This program is open to boys and girls who are residents of Belchertown or surrounding towns.

Sign up at: www.belchertownrec.com

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Aug
30
to Oct 27

Fall Youth Instructional Field Hockey Season

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 first week of school until the end of October and will include 7-8 games played in Belchertown and neighboring towns including Northampton, Agawam, Longmeadow, Westfield, Holyoke, and others. Practices will only be 1 day per week and games will be one day on weekends.

This program is open to boys and girls who are residents of Belchertown or surrounding towns.

 Assistant coach(s) needed for the instructional program.

Sign up at: www.belchertownrec.com

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Sep
14
to Oct 5

Mini Stix 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. These new sticks and balls are also available for purchase with your registration if you want to keep them, which are only sold through USA Field Hockey.  

The program will run on 4 Saturday mornings, September 14- October 5, 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.

This program is open to boys and girls who are residents of Belchertown or surrounding towns.

Sign up at www.belchertownrec.com

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Jan
4
to Mar 21

Indoor Field Hockey

Indoor Field Hockey is played indoors at Chestnut Hill Elementary School in Belchertown. We play on Saturday nights from January until March, with 1st-6th graders playing from 6:00-7:30 PM, and 7th-12th graders playing from 7:30- 9:00 PM. Program is open to Belchertown players and out of town players and focuses on scrimmages and some skill development.

2020 Dates TBD

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May
6
to Jun 10

Co-Ed Spring Pick-Up Field Hockey

This 6 week program is designed to give school age athletes an opportunity to play fun field hockey games and scrimmages. This is open to all students, regardless of past experience with the sport. Players will be separated as needed by age/skill level. Sticks and balls will be provided to all players if they do not have them or do not bring their own. Shin guards and mouth guards may also be available. 

Players attending school at SRE, CHCS, and Jabish will be able to be picked up by coaches (with a note from parents) and walked to the field.

Wednesdays, 3:00- 5:00 PM

Sign-ups are through the recreation department and only require a $10 admin fee for liability.

 

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Aug
19
to Aug 21

Stick Swap, Donation, and Sale

This year we are holding an inaugural stick swap during the instructional clinic. Thanks to many donations over the years, we have accumulated a large amount of sticks that we use at events for players who don’t have one. We want to share those sticks even further and offer them to players who need a larger stick.

So, at this event, held during our annual summer instructional clinic, you can:

-      Bring your old stick you’ve grown out of and swap it for a stick that fits

-      Donate old sticks you don’t need and don’t need to swap for future players to use

-      Buy a new stick from our small inventory of sticks

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