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