BERKSHIRE IFC - WHAT WE STAND FOR
- Soccer Development in a positive, friendly and community environment
- PV and Multi-Sport Friendly
- Experienced / Licensed coaches at an affordable price
Berkshire IFC is a local Premier Soccer Club that is growing due to the alliance it has with the strong local soccer towns located in Pioneer Valley west of the CT river: Westfield, West Springfield, Agawam, and Southwick. With home games in Westfield at Berkshire’s own field at Barnes Airport, Robinson field in Agawam, and Whalley Field in Southwick, the club is able to bring a low-cost high quality Premier Soccer experience to more kids in this area of Western Massachusetts. This allows for increased soccer training within a short drive at a very reasonable cost.
Total cost for 1 year of Soccer which includes both MAPLE seasons plus 2 tournament fees, field use, equipment, etc is under $500 per player during the 2013-2014 Soccer season
BERKSHIRE IFC PREMIER SOCCER: RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Adding 80+ players to the club and 5 new teams in 2 years since Fall 2011. As of Spring 2014, there are 8 teams playing in MAPLE.
- Offering teams with Experienced / Licensed coaches at a very affordable price! Yearly feeis under $500 which is far less than other premier soccer programs in the area.
- Access to high quality fields, including Berkshire's Otto Field in Westfield, Robinson Park in Agawam, and the lighted Whalley Park in Southwick. Addiitonally, Indoor Training starting October 2016 will begin at Roots Athletic Facility.
- Successfully forming new premier teams in MAPLE while allowing for a multi-sport friendly atmosphere and strong support network.
- Example: in 2011-2012, the newly launched U12 boys and girls teams together were undefeated for both the Fall and the Spring seasons, and moved up 3 DIvisions in in one year.
- Practices are planned around the town travel soccer games in the fall, and then also are planned to accomodate other sport commitments in the spring like Lacrosse winter Basketball. Games are on Sunday afternoons which do not conflict with local PVJSL travel league games. Thus Berkshire is producing strong soccer players that are successful in other sports as well.