Our Mission Statement
The Berkshire Rattlers Youth Hockey organization serves children and families of the southern Berkshires and surrounding locales through instructional and competitive youth ice hockey. We promote a fun, safe, friendly environment that fosters increased participation, improved skills, teamwork, and long-term personal and athletic development.
The Berkshire Rattlers Youth hockey organization will be western New England’s leading program for youth hockey by pioneering best-practices in player and coaching development, bringing the opportunities and benefits of hockey to our neighbors, fostering the growth of youth hockey in The Berkshires and creating a fun, inclusive and competitive environment. Berkshire Rattlers Youth Hockey is committed to following the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) to give players the very best opportunity to develop into the best hockey players they want to be. In addition, our program will be the most affordable in the region.
Our Core Values
COMMUNITY- We establish trust, cooperation, and accountability within an atmosphere of belonging where we all invest in the success and well-being of each other.
GROWTH: We cultivate the development of physical skills, team concepts, self-discipline and a healthy approach to competition.
INTEGRITY: We act honorably and ethically in every decision and activity.
RESPECT: We operate under the premise that everyone deserves fair and equal treatment in an environment where the physical and emotional health and safety of all is paramount. This value will be evident in all interactions between players, coaches and parents.