This instructional program is designed to develop the skills necessary to play competitive field hockey. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.
*Both the bantam (grade 3-4) and junior (grade 5-6) youth field hockey programs have been cancelled due to extremely low enrollment.
Grades 3 & 4: $130
Grades 5 - 8: $185
Generally, there are 20 girls per team. Each team travels to the neighboring towns of Agawam, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Westfield, Belchertown, Northampton and South Hadley. Each team participates in 1 or 2 tournaments or jamborees each season.
This year's modified season starts in mid-September and runs through the end of October. Each team has 3-4 events such as practice or a game each week throughout the season. It’s one of the few programs in town where the coaching of teams may be a partnership of volunteer parents (folks who may know the game but more importantly, know the girls) and young professional coaches (who know the game and may have played in college or coached somewhere else).
Parent coaches, assistants and volunteers are needed so please let us know your interest. More information will be sent to the participants in September.
Apparel & Equipment
Uniform shirts and socks are provided. Players are responsible for:
Wear plain black shorts to each game.
Stick (a limited number of sticks are available to borrow)
Goggles (not required for 2020 season)
Masks will be required during play. Strict social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained while off the field and not wearing a mask. Goggles will not be required. No sharing of equipment between players (including goalies). Games will consist of four 10 minute quarters. Corners will not be played. Only one spectator per player permitted at games.