To provide an opportunity for youth in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, Hadley, Sunderland, Belchertown and surrounding communities to play organized hockey. To instill a sense of honesty, courage, and respect in our youth, as well as teach t

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AHA Co-Ed Travel Teams participate in the Greater Springfield Junior Amateur Hockey Association (GSL) with other teams across the Pioneer Valley.

The GSL season is typically comprised of 20+ regular season games with the possibility of playoffs.

Our teams are also encouraged to schedule independent games and tournaments to broaden the range of competition.

Coaches are encouraged to follow USA Hockey’s ADM model. Small area games and small drill groups are used to promote maximum puck touches and activity. We provide professional skating instruction and goalie clinics to our travel teams.

AHA fields teams in the following age groups:

Age group Birth years for 2018-19 season
Mites (8U, 8 years old and under) 2010 and later
Squirts (10U, 9-10 years old) 2008, 2009
Peewees (12U, 11-12 years old) 2006, 2007
Bantams (14U, 13-14 years old) 2004, 2005
Midgets (15-17 years old) 2003 and earlier

 

Multiple teams of varying levels play in different divisions at each age group.

For more information please contact an AHA Board Member.