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Is A Full Season of Prep School Hockey in Your Future?

If you are interested in playing for the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII High School Boys FULL Season U16 Tier 1 AAA National Level Team please complete and submit the Prospective Student-Athlete Preliminary Questionnaire under Recruiting above. A member of the BSHA staff will review your responses and contact you to discuss your potential future.

The Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII High School Boys U16 Tier 1 AAA National Level Team is Boston’s premier, first and only FULL season prep school hockey program. It combines elite level hockey with a prestigious co-ed catholic prep school education.

Why Play For Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy?

The Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII gives young student-athletes the opportunity to grow and develop both on and off the ice. Playing a full season of hockey at the Tier I Midget AAA level can be incredibly taxing on a young individual as well as their family. Players often miss multiple days of school and travel hours on end to practice and games. This type of commitment can be detrimental to the player’s academic progress. The Boston Shamrocks are bridging the gap between academics and full season hockey. No longer will student-athletes need to miss multiple days of school and fall behind in their classes to play hockey. No longer will they need to do their homework in the car while driving two hours to practice— and no longer will they have to stay up through all hours of the night trying to catch up on the work or tests they missed because of a tournament over the weekend.

Here at the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy, we have developed a model that will allow our players to grow on the ice throughout a full season of hockey. They will not just be surviving in the classroom, but rather excelling. We will prepare our players to go on and attend the best academic and athletic colleges and universities in the country. Our philosophies are based around developing a road map for our student-athletes that will best prepare them for the recruiting and admissions processes ahead.

The Shamrocks will compete against some of the best teams in the country, playing in many of the most highly recruited North American showcases. Students will have access to tutors in all subjects as well as 24/7 care in the dormitory. Our rink is located just a half a mile away from campus, which allows our players to maximize their time both on and off the ice.

At this age, we believe it is crucial for these young student-athletes to focus on their goals, as well as understand the importance of hard work and diligence on the ice, in the classroom, and in the weight room. Athletes will be put on a strict workout regimen throughout the season, facilitated by team strength and conditioning coaches.

The Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy Offers:

  • 60-75 League, Tournament & Exhibition Games 
  • Education at Catholic Co-Ed College Prep school 
  • On Campus Housing Available (Room & Board) 
  • 4 Practices Per Week 
  • Major North American Tournaments 
  • 3 Off Ice Strength & Conditioning Sessions Per Week
  • Eligible for USA Hockey Tier I National Championship 
  • Full Time Professional Coaching Staff 
  • Professional Tutors Dedicated to Team 
  • PSAT, SAT and ACT Prep
  • Exposure to Top Colleges and Universities
  • All Meals Included While At School And On The road

  • All School Expenses Covered (Including books, school uniforms, laundry and tutors)

  • All Team Travel Expenses Covered

So why attend Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy?  If you are looking for the most competitive full season of hockey at the Tier I Midget AAA level, and a prestigious boarding school education, this is the place for you.

All prospective student-athletes, or for more information about the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII High School, please contact Head Coach Jon Sokolski at or call 617-962-5500.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Below are the Boston Shamrocks Academy plans for the Spring and Summer of 2017. First is a list of the showcases the Shamrocks Academy will be putting teams into. Head Coach Jon Sokolski encourages all Shamrocks players to play for this team as he would like to keep the Shamrocks together as much as possible while playing in these events.

The Shamrocks season is scheduled to end the last weekend in March. The team will have 2 weeks off before heading home for April vacation. Upon return, the Shamrocks will begin Spring skates and workouts. Below is the schedule for Spring skates. The times are currently TBD as Shamrocks will work the times around the boys' Spring sports practice and game schedule to be sure that all can attend.

The final exam of the year is on June 9th, 2017. The Shamrocks will begin Summer workouts and skates on June 11th and will go through August 26th. Below are the options for Spring and Summer workouts. All players will be sent Summer workout programs free of charge as part of the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy program. In-person personal training with Coach Sokolski over the summer will have an added fee (see details below).

Spring SAT prep will begin on Monday, April 3rd. This course will be in preparation for the June 3rd SAT exam. Below are the dates and times for the SAT prep course. All juniors are encoraged to enroll into SAT prep as they should be taking the exam this spring. Any sophomores interested in joining are also welcomed, as they will have an early jump on preparation for the exam.

Summer Housing Options: The dormitory will be open during certain weeks of the summer for players to come stay during the days leading up to the dates of each tournament. Each week leading up to the showcase, the kids will participate in skills and workouts before the weekend of games. Housing Fee: $95/ Night. Includes Housing and Meals.

Partial Participation: If any players wish to attend training and skating for certain weeks of the summer but not in its entirety, please speak with coach Sokolski directly to workout specific pricing.

Spring & Summer Showcase Schedule

Pre Draft - May 12th - 14th

2000's - 1997s
Fee to Play — $200

ECC Futures - June 16th - 18th

Dorm Move In - Move Out: June 11th - June 18th
(possible for players to remain in dorm following final exam on June 9th)
2001 - 2002
1998 - 2000
Fee to Play — $200

Senior Chowder Cup - July 13th - 16th

Dorm Move In - Move Out: July 9th - July 16th
1998 — 2000
Fee to Play — $200

Junior Chowder Cup - July 20th - 23rd

Dorm Move In - Move Out: July 16th - July 23rd
2002 — 2001
Fee to Play — $200


Spring and Summer Skates & Workouts

Spring Skating Schedule

April 23rd — June 3rd
Sundays — Tuesdays — Thursdays
6 Weeks — 24 Total Skates (1 hour each) Time TBD
Total Fee — $720

Spring SAT Prep

April 3rd — June 1st
Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 — 9:30 PM
8 Week Course — 16 Total Sessions (2 Hours/ Session)
Total Fee — $800

Summer Skating and Training Schedule

June 11th — August 26th (10 Weeks)
Mondays — Wednesdays — Thursdays
30 Total skating/skills sessions and workouts
Speak with Coach Sokolski regarding transportation to/from rink and gym.

Skating and Skills Sessions

Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main St. Wilmington, MA
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Total Fee: $1,050

Personal Training Sessions

Pope John XXIII School, 888 Broadway, Everett, MA
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $1,050

Registration for Skating and Skills + Personal Training
Total Fee — $2,000 (Discount of $100)