HTC Indoor Hockey Season – WMass – 2021/2022
What is Indoor Hockey?
Indoor field hockey is different from regular field hockey played on the turf or grass outside. Each team is comprised of 5 field-players and 1 goalie. Rules are modified for indoor play; there is no hitting of the ball or lifting, except for when shooting on goal. It is played on a hard surface like sports-court and the field size is little larger than a basketball court, surrounded by 3-5 inch boards that athletes can use as a part of the field of play. This becomes a very fast game that forces athletes to have quick stick skills, good fundamentals, and learn tactics in a very small space. Indoor hockey is a great way for players to enhance their skills and take their overall game to the next level.
At HTC Field Hockey, we are committed to providing quality indoor hockey playing opportunities for athletes of all ages, backgrounds, and genders. We are happy to announce our indoor hockey programs for players to learn, enjoy, and compete this season.
We will offer our Travel Team Program at our WMass site for all U14 and U16 players.
Our WMass Indoor Program will take place at our new location;
185 N Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078
*All U19 players interested in participating in our HTC Indoor Program can attend try-outs at our Tolland CT location on December 1-2, 2021.
All players interested in joining us this winter for our indoor program will need to attend a try-out on December 5th from 9a-11a.
This try-out will take place at;
185 N Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078
*Please note the Covid Protocol for this site is as follows;
All players and Coaches must be vaccinated and masks will be required at all times inside the facility.
All players will be notified of their team placement after the Decemeber 5th try-out. At our WMass site we will select a U16 Travel Team that will practice once per week for now, more practices may be added in preparation for the NIQ and NIT national tournaments, and attend local tournaments. We will also select a U14 Development Team that will practice once per week and attend local tournaments.
All questions about the WMass Indoor program can be sent to Anika, agoodhue@HTCfieldhockey.com or Darren, dsmallhorn@HTCfieldhockey.com.
We are excited to bring our Indoor program to our WMass area!
See you all soon!
All participants must have:
- Indoor field hockey stick
- Indoor field hockey gloves (preferably both hands)
- All indoor team travel members MUST have their own Penalty Corner masks.
- Flat-soled Sneakers/Court shoes
Here are a couple of links to find indoor hockey equipment;
HTC Indoor Hockey Equipment Store (Limited Supplies)
Please contact Darren if you need any help finding the appropriate equipment.
2021-2022 Winter Indoor Field Hockey Programs – WMass
ALL players interested in being selected for the WMass Travel Team are required to register and attend tryouts.
1. HTC Indoor Travel Teams: Try Out REQUIRED – We will be selecting the following Travel Team to represent HTC-WMass at NIQ and NIT Tournaments;
- U16 Team
This team will practice once per week, on Sundays. Additional Practices and playing opportunities will be announced when needed.
2. HTC Indoor Developmental Teams: Try Out REQUIRED – We will be selecting a U14 Team for our WMass site.
This team will practice once per week, on Sundays. We will also be participating in local tournaments.
HTC INDOOR TRYOUTS
ALL U14 and U16 athletes interested in our WMass Indoor Season Teams must register for and attend the following evaluation session;
- Sunday December 5, 2021
Suffield Academy, 185 N Main Street, Suffield, CT
Indoor Final Squad Registration links will be sent out to all participants after tryouts have been completed.
Join us for an intense and fun winter of training and playing against top competition!
For more specific questions and information, contact;
Darren Smallhorn – firstname.lastname@example.org
Anika Goodhue – agoodhue@HTCfieldhockey.com