The Town of Franklin has entered into a contract with Classic Turf Company LLC for the construction of a new street hockey/basketball court at Fletcher Field. The rink will be ready for June 1 to kick off the 2020 street hockey program. The Boston Bruins have pledged to donate $75,000 to the Town for the dasher board system to be installed.
The Franklin Recreation Department has provided this program and other youth sport programs for the past several years, and continues to be successful. The mission of Franklin Recreation Department is to provide sport opportunities to Franklin youth in a fun, learning environment.
This guide will give you an understanding of what to expect with our Street Hockey program. The program will begin July 20th with one session (7/20) as a skills clinic.
**We will be practicing and implementing safety procedures to coincide with the Governor’s regulations surrounding COVID-19. Players are not required to wear masks however our staff will be wearing masks. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer available for use.
Coaches: All Street Hockey Coaches are current Franklin High School Hockey players along with our Recreation Program Coordinator, Jack Geromini. All of our coaches have plenty of knowledge about our street hockey program.
Season Highlights: We will hold one skills clinic session to teach stick handling, passing, shooting, goaltending and defense. (July 20th).
Practice& Game Site: Fletcher Field, Peck Street (Basketball Courts)
Practice Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm and 7:00-8:15pm
First Game: Wednesday, July 22
Final Game: Monday, August 31st (Does not include make-up dates)
General Program Information
Equipment: Sneakers and shorts/sweats should be worn in addition to the team shirt (provided as part of the program). We will provide all the gear; sticks, balls, goalie shot blockers, shin/arm pads and other necessary equipment. Players can bring their own equipment as well. Players should bring and wear a helmet (Bike helmet is fine). **We will hand out equipment to each participant at the beginning of the season and players will keep equipment for the duration of the season. Parents are encouraged to sanitize equipment after each use for extra precautions.
IF IT’S RAINING, PRACTICES/GAMES ARE CANCELLED
For more information, or to ask questions regarding this program please call, (508) 613-1666. Visit our website for latest news, schedule and roster changes along with weather cancellations. We will email ALL participants when we have a cancellation.
Franklin Recreation Street Hockey 2020 COVID-19 FAQs
- When will we announce any program changes?
The COVID-19 situation changes daily. We are constantly monitoring state and local health agency updates and will contact all campers with any updates via email.
- Will my child be required to wear a face mask to street hockey every day?
No, your child will not be required to wear a mask once they have passed all screening protocols at check in. However, if you feel more comfortable having your child wear a mask by all means DO. All of our coaches will wear masks for added protection and will be required to wear them when social distancing is not possible.
- What are you doing to prevent someone from bringing COVID-19 into camp?
First, families must monitor their personal situation and not allow anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been around anyone with COVID-19 symptoms attend street hockey. All players and staff will receive an individual medical screening upon arrival at street hockey. Individuals who do not pass this screening will be sent home. Players will keep their issued stick for the season. No goalies, we will use shot blockers as not to share equipment.
- What are your plans to clean and sanitize?
We will provide hand sanitizer and encourage frequent hand washing. We will also have staff designated to provide regular sanitization of high touch areas and equipment. The restrooms and shared equipment will be cleaned and sanitized daily. Every staff member will be trained regarding social distancing and hygiene protocols.