The Western Mass Hockey School, now in our 17th 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 2017 Western Mass Hockey School Brochure
WESTERN MASS HOCKEY SCHOOL STAFF
Meet our experienced coaches from College Hockey and the NHL.
- LEN QUESNELLE – Scout, Detroit Red Wings
- RED GENDRON – Head Coach, University of Maine
- BLAISE MACDONALD – Head Coach, Colby College
- CHRIS HALL – Assistant Coach, Colby College
- THREE HOURS OF ON ICE INSTRUCTION
- POWER SKATING – EDGE CONTROL & BALANCE
- SKILL STATIONS
- TIGHT AREA & CROSS ICE GAMES
- OFF ICE ATHLETIC ACTIVITY
- VIDEO/CLASSROOM SESSION (Group 2)
- 1:8 COACH TO PLAYER RATIO
Upon arrival at the Western Mass Hockey School, each player will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2. These groups are assembled based on the age and skill level of each player. In previous years, Group 1 included players ages 7 to 10 while Group 2 was comprised of players ages 11 to 15.
Players must bring their own lunch each day.
Group 1 – Daily Schedule (Monday to Thursday) Group 2 – Daily Schedule (Monday to Thursday)
9:00am-10:30am On Ice Instruction 9:30am-10:30am Off Ice Athletics
10:45am-11:30am Off Ice Athletics 10:45am-12:15pm On Ice Instruction
11:30am Lunch 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-2:00pm On Ice Instruction 2:15pm-3:45pm On Ice Instruction
2:15pm Dismissal 4:00pm Dismissal
Group 1 – Full Ice Game on Thursday 12:30pm-2:00pm Group 2 – Full Ice Game on Thursday 2:15pm-3:45pm
The Western Mass Hockey School is held at Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, MA. The off ice 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. We accept credit card payments online (Make Payment – Western Mass Hockey School) or checks made payable to Western Mass Hockey School. Confirmation of enrollment will be emailed to you once we receive your completed Western Mass Hockey School Registration Form and payment.
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
As a reminder, players must bring their own lunch each day. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.