Berkshire Rattlers: Welcome

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WELCOME TO THE BERKSHIRE RATTLERS

 

 

The Berkshire Rattlers is a growing hockey program that serves boys and girls ages 4 and up who live in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. We play our home games at Berkshire School located in Sheffield, Massachusetts, just 10 minutes east of the Catamount Ski Slope. Our organization is dedicated to instilling a deep commitment of sportsmanship and a love of the game.

Berkshire Rattlers Youth Hockey
PO Box 1001
Sheffield MA 01257
 
 
 
  Be sure to check out the link below for the first annual Berkshire Hockey School.

http://theberkshirehockeyschool.blogspot.com

 



MITE PROGRAM



In accordance with USA Hockey Recommendation, mites will have a 3 on 3 in-house program, consisting of 3 player teams in cross ice games.  The smaller numbers on the ice in a smaller space forces each player to be more involved instead of being an on ice spectator.  USA Hockey feels that the player will have more fun and develop faster.  There will be more emphasis on skills during practice so that players have more success as they progress through levels of play.  As anyone who has watched youth sports has noticed, without good basic skills, as players get older they have less and less success. We hope to reverse that equation.  There will also be  a limited number of traditional 5 player games with nearby clubs.



COACHES FOR 2013/2014 SEASON



       

LEARN TO SKATE 

Tom Torrico, Charlie Bouteiller and Rick Janusz 

Team Rep: Charlie Bouteiller

 

Mites  

Brad Williams   bwilliams@noco.com

Team Rep: TBD

 

Squirts

Brian Zanin 413-464-4137  brian.zanin@yahoo.com

Greg Marlowe

Joel Mueller jmueller232@hotmail.com

Team Rep: Shannon Cella miller21184@verizon.net

 

Pee-Wees: 

TBD

Team Rep: TBD



PLAYERS WELCOME AT ALL LEVELS

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

  1. To provide a safe, supervised atmosphere for hockey instruction and games.
  2. To teach and practice good hockey fundamentals in all age groups.

  3. To foster an atmosphere that encourages enjoyment and fun while playing competitive hockey.

  4. To provide competitive hockey games with other programs having similar levels.

  5. To encourage the youth participants to help defray the costs by working on fund-raising activities.