Sports Camps & Lessons

Spring and Summer Tennis Lessons
May 7 - October 1
Cost:  $70 residents and $75 non residents

The Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department will once again offer tennis lessons for children 8 years old and up to adults on Monday, Wednesday, and some Fridays.  The first session will be held at Williams Park, with remaining sessions to be held at Szot Park.  Lesson times offered are 3:00, 4:00, or 5:00 PM.

Session 1-  May 7-May 30
Session 2-  June 4-June 27
Session 3-  July 9-August 1
Session 4-  August 6-August 29
Session 5-  September 12-October 1

Each session consists of 8 classes, twice a week, for a one hour period.  Certified USTPA teaching pro Paul Fein will be the instructor.  Paul was a former New England top ten open professional player.  

Register now at the Parks Department, for more information call 594-3481. 


Sport Camps 


Extra Innings Baseball/Softball 
July 9-13
For Boys and Girls entering grades 2-7 in fall of 2018
Rivers Park (Meadow St.) - meet at the pavilion each morning***
9:00-12:00
$100 for resident, $95 for 2nd child, $110 for non resident
Deadline to Register:  July 5, 2018 by 5:00 PM

Join the Chicopee Parks Department for this new and exciting program run by the staff at Extra Innings Training Center in Chicopee.  This outdoor clinic works on fielding, hitting, throwing, base running, defense, game play, and other fundamentals.  

All players will receive a tee shirt, and a 1/2 hour tunnel pass to Extra Innings.  There will also be daily prizes given out!

Participants should bring and label all equipment-water bottles, gloves, bats.  Please bring a small snack as well.

*** Call the Chicopee Parks Cancellation Line at 594-3481 (option 2) after 8:00 AM if there is inclement weather that day.  Rain site is Extra Innings Training Facility, 340 McKinstry Ave #250.  If there is no message please meet at Rivers Parks. 

Contact the Chicopee Parks Department for more information, signups are now ongoing at the 687 Front St. office. 


Girls Basketball 
July 16-20
For Girls entering Grades 4-9 in the fall 2018
Chicopee High School
9:00-2:00
$85 for residents, $80 for second child, $95 for non residents

Run by Steve Marcil, CHS Varsity Coach, and Tony Couture, COMP Varsity Coach this program is run to develop and fine tune all skills of shooting, passing, defense and dribbling.  Learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball and how to relate them to everyday game situations.  

Participants receive individual and group instructions and a program tee shirt.  Please bring your own lunch.

Sign ups are now ongoing at the Chicopee Parks Department.  The deadline is Thursday, July 12.  With questions call the Parks at 594-3481.  


Boys Basketball 
July 23-27
For Boys entering Grades 4-9 in the fall 2018
Chicopee High School
9:00-2:00
$85 for residents, $80 for second child, $95 for non residents

Run by Steve Menard, CHS Varsity Boys Coach, this fast paced and intense basketball camp is full of drills in all facets of the game of basketball.  Participants will learn to develop and fine tune the skills of dribbling, defense, shooting, passing and dribbling.  There is work on game play, team play, and individual drills to relate to game situations.  

Participants also receive a program tee shirt.  

Signups are now ongoing at the Chicopee Parks Department.  Deadline is Thursday, July 19.  Enrollment is set at 75 participants, so sign up soon.  With questions call the Parks at 594-3481. 


Boys Lacrosse 
July 30 - August 3
For boys entering Grades 3-8 in the fall of 2018
Garrity Grove Park (behind Barry School)
9:00 - 2:00 
$80 for residents, $75 for second child, $90 for non residents
Requirements:  Please bring a lacrosse helmet, stick, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow/arm pads, cleats, lunch and snack, water bottle, and a towel (for use of spray park)

Run by the varsity coaching staffs from Chicopee Comp and Chicopee High, the purpose of the program is to develop, gain the confidence and fine tune the skills of shooting, passing, defense and teamwork.  Participants will learn to enjoy these fundamentals of the game of lacrosse and how to relate them to everyday game situations. 

Signups are now ongoing at the Parks Department. With questions call 594-3481. 


Gold Star Soccer 
August 6-10
Ike Alpert Park
Full Day:  9:00-4:00 for ages 7-14.  Cost $220
Half Day:  9:00-1:00 for ages 5-7.   Cost $170

The head instructor is Brent Dillard, a USC Advanced National Diploma Coach, National Certified Athletic Trainer, and a former Professional Indoor Soccer National Champion. 

For more information call 413-246-1367 or register at www.goldstarsoccer.com