Dalton Beaver
Club Director
Syracuse University | Williamsville North


Club Director, Dalton Beaver, was a full-scholarship player at Syracuse University, a Top-10 Division I program, and has spent the last 14+ years specializing in elite field hockey training, as well as fostering relationships with NCAA Division I, II, and III college coaches.
  • USAFH Level II Certified Coach
  • USAFH Level II Futures Site Head Coach
  • USAFH Regional Jr High Performance Coach
  • 14+ Years Coaching Experience
  • 11+ Years Varsity & JV Coach
  • Coached 2007 & 2010 Williamsville North State Champions
  • Coached 50+ athletes to Division I, II, & III
  • Scholarship field hockey student-athlete
  • USAFH B-Camp Selection
  • USAFH Futures Elite Alumni
Coach Beaver founded the program in 2011 with the primary goal of providing comprehensive support to the student-athlete.
  • Improve field hockey skill level and knowledge
  • Maximize sport-specific fitness and reduce injury potential
  • Increase access to game and practice settings
  • Foster a positive environment of sportsmanship and integrity
  • Develop both aspiring and current collegiate student-athletes
  • Assist in college recruiting
Collegiate preparation, both on-field and off-field, is a core tenet of the WNY Whalers, as the club provides introductory and advanced consultation and comprehensive recruitment guidance.


Nick Beaver
Executive Director
University at Buffalo | Kensington


Executive Director, Nick Beaver, has been involved with youth sports as a coach and program director/administrator for over 40 years, after a successful NCAA Division I ice hockey career, at the University of Buffalo, in the early 1970’s.

His experience does not include playing field hockey but he has been a student of the game for over 20 years, as 3 of his 4 daughters played field hockey at Williamsville North HS, and 2 of 3 went on to play in college.
  • Director of Girls Ice Hockey and Chairman, Board of Directors, Buffalo Bison Hockey Association (Buffalo, NY)
  • Director of Girls Softball and President, Lou Gehrig Baseball/Softball (East Amherst, NY)
  • USA Ice Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach
  • 15+ years coaching Tier 1 girls ice hockey
  • Coached 6 NY State Champions in Tier 1 girls ice hockey
  • 15+ years coaching girls softball