HTC Winter Academy

HTC Winter Academy






HTC Winter Academy

We are excited to announce a new program for our HTC players! The HTC Winter Academy will be a great opportunity for players to attend practices and train on both hard-court & turf. This program is designed for players who want more than one day per week training.  HTC Academy will be broken up into 2 teams based on location: North Team (Owls) & South Team. Each team will be broken down into three training group ages (U14, U16, & U19)*. This program is designed for U14 players entering high school, U16 & U19 players.

*We will need a minimum of 7 registered players to make a particular age group (U14/U16/U19) viable. Age determined as of January 1, 2020.

North Team (Owls) –  Practices will be two or three times per week on Tuesdays in Tolland (Turf) 5pm-7pm, Wednesdays in Tolland (hard-court) 6pm-8pm, Saturdays in Glastonbury (Turf) 8am-10am.

  • Tues Dec 10th – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Wed Dec 11th – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Tues Dec 17th – 5p-7p – Starhill * Canceled due to bad weather
  • Wed Dec 18th – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Sat Jan 4th – 8a-10a – Oakwood
  • Tues Jan 7th – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Wed Jan 8th – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Sat Jan 11th – 8a-10a – Oakwood
  • Tues Jan 21st – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Wed Jan 22nd – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Tues Jan 28th – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Wed Jan 29th – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Tues Feb 4th – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Wed Feb 5th – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Tues Feb 11th – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Sat Feb 15th – 8a-10a – Oakwood
  • Tues Feb 18th – 5p-7p – Starhill
  • Sat Feb 22nd – 8a-10a – Oakwood
  • Tues Feb 25th – 6p-8p – Starhill
  • Sat Feb 29th – 8a-10a – Oakwood


South Team   – Practices will be two times per week on Sundays in North (Branford (Turf) 12pm-2pm & in Wallingford at Choate (hard-court) on Fridays 8pm-10pm.

  • Sun Dec 29th – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Sun Jan 5th – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Jan 10th – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Jan 12th – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Jan 17th – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Jan 19th – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Jan 24th – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Jan 26th – 12p-2p  -CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Jan 31st – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Feb 2nd – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Friday Feb 7th – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Feb 9th – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Feb 14th – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Feb 16th – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Feb 21st – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Sun Feb 23rd – 12p-2p – CT Sportsplex
  • Fri Feb 28th – 8p-10p – Choate
  • Fri March 6th – 8p-10p – Choate



For the 2019-20 season we highly encourage all Academy participants to participate in the local tournaments that HTC hosts and attends. However, for this inaugural season we are not including the tournament fees within the overall fee for the training so players can choose which tournaments they are able to attend. Academy participants will have the option to choose to attend any tournament they want (register as Indiv/HTC Member and we will put them on HTC teams with their academy teammates and most likely will be coached by their academy coaches.)

Tentative Tournament Schedule

HTC Winter Hard-court I  – Dec 21 – Star Hill Family Athletic Center
HTC Winter MLK Tournament  – Jan 20 – Star Hill Family Athletic Center
HTC Winter Hard-court II – Feb 1 – Star Hill Family Athletic Center
Another local tournament may be added for the end of the season.

Winter Venues

North Team (Owls):

  1. Star Hill Family Athletic Center
    100 Gerber Drive
    Tolland, CT 06084
  2. Oakwood Sports Center
    40 Oakwood Drive
    Glastonbury, CT 06033


South Team:

  1. Connecticut Sportsplex
    216 Foxon Rd
    North Branford, CT 06471
  2. Choate Rosemary School
    333 Christian St
    Wallingford, CT 06492

Other Important Info

Equipment: All participants will need outdoor & indoor equipment!

For hard-court training and tournaments participants will need:

  • Indoor field hockey stick
  • Indoor field hockey gloves (preferably both hands)
  •  Flat-soled Sneakers/Court shoes 

We have several discount codes with Longstreth and Adidas

Please contact Darren if you need help finding the appropriate gear.


Academy Membership Fee – $1200 for North Team (Owls) –  $1080 for South Team.

Payment plans are available if needed.

Uniform Fee – There is a one time fee to purchase our required HTC Uniform Kit. Players can purchase their uniform and practice pinney by clicking on the STORE tab on the HTC website. The uniform and practice pinney will be shipped directly to your house. 

  • Field Players – This is a HTC uniform which includes a white and blue Jersey, a black kilt, practice pinney, and royal/white socks.
  • Goalkeepers – This includes a Practice and Game Goalkeeper Jersey and Black shorts.

All academy members who do not already have this uniform & practice pinney are required to purchase prior to our first practice.

Indoor Refresher Clinic Dec 1st, 2019!

We are excited to announce 2019 Refresher Clinic 9-11a on Sunday, Dec 1st!

This will be a perfect opportunity to dust off the cobwebs before indoor try-outs and start of HTC Academy.

Join us for a great morning of training. Register here!

Contact Darren Smallhorn with any questions!

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