The Western Mass Hockey School, now in our 19th year, welcomes hockey players of all abilities, ages 7 to 15. The primary focus of this hockey school is on speed and skill development with an emphasis on three main goals. The first is that hockey has to be fun. The second goal is to maximize the individual potential of each player through well founded scientific, physiological, and psychological precepts. The third goal is to encourage respect for others – without which there can be no success. All on ice and off ice curriculum’s are professionally prepared and designed to elevate the play of each participant. Download a 2019 Western Mass Hockey School Brochure
WESTERN MASS HOCKEY SCHOOL STAFF
Meet our experienced coaches from College Hockey and the NHL.
- LEN QUESNELLE – Assistant Coach, Boston University
- RED GENDRON – Head Coach, University of Maine
- BLAISE MACDONALD – Head Coach, Colby College
- CHRIS HALL – Assistant Coach, Merrimack College
- 2.5 HOURS OF ON ICE INSTRUCTION
- POWER SKATING – EDGE CONTROL & BALANCE
- SKILL STATIONS
- TIGHT AREA & CROSS ICE GAMES
- OFF ICE ATHLETIC TRAINING
- 1:8 COACH TO PLAYER RATIO
Players attending the Western Mass Hockey School will be split into two groups – Group 1 (Ages 7-10) and Group 2 (Ages 11-15). The daily schedule for each group is listed below. Players should bring their own snack/lunch – there will be time for players to eat before the 2nd ice session each day.
Group 1 (Ages 7-10) Group 2 (Ages 11-15)
Daily Schedule (Monday to Thursday) Daily Schedule (Monday to Thursday)
8:00am – 9:15am ON ICE INSTRUCTION 9:30am – 10:45am ON ICE INSTRUCTION
9:30am – 10:30am OFF ICE ATHLETIC TRAINING 11:00am-12:00pm OFF ICE ATHLETIC TRAINING
11:00am – 12:15pm ON ICE INSTRUCTION 12:30pm – 1:45pm ON ICE INSTRUCTION
12:30pm DISMISSAL 2:00pm DISMISSAL
Group 1 – Full Ice Game on Thursday 11:00am – 12:15pm Group 2 – Full Ice Game on Thursday 12:30pm – 1:45pm
The Western Mass Hockey School is held at Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, MA. The OFF ICE ATHLETIC TRAINING program includes stretching, agility, balance and core strength exercises for hockey players.
A Western Mass Hockey School Medical Form and a Western Mass Hockey School Waiver/Release must be completed and returned to us prior to the start of our hockey school. All players must have their own health insurance.
Your completed Western Mass Hockey School Registration Form must be accompanied by payment in full or a $100.00 deposit with the remainder of the tuition due by July 1st. Family discount rate is $250 per player. We accept credit card payments online (Make Payment – Western Mass Hockey School) or checks made payable to Western Mass Hockey School.
If you are registering and sending payment through the mail, our mailing address is:
Western Mass Hockey School
P.O. Box 221
Sunderland, MA 01375
Players will receive a Western Mass Hockey School jersey at check in. Players should bring a snack/lunch each day. Confirmation of enrollment will be emailed to you once we receive your completed Western Mass Hockey School Registration Form and payment. Additionally, a Western Mass Hockey School Medical Form and a Western Mass Hockey School Waiver/Release must be completed and returned to us prior to the start of our hockey school. For further information, please call 413-687-2607 or email us at email@example.com.
Requests for cancellation – Requests for cancellation must be made by contacting us at 413-687-2607. All monies paid, with the exception of a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if the request is made at least two weeks prior to the start of our hockey school. There will be no refunds for requests received within two weeks of the start of our hockey school unless the request is accompanied by a documented medical reason.
Returned Checks – A $20 surcharge will be applied on returned checks.