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FALL SEASON PRACTICES WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29th, 2018

PRACTICE SCHEDULE UPDATE!!

8th Grade Practices will go back to their regular schedule Tuesdays/Fridays 5-7 pm

5th/6th Grade Practices will go back to Mondays/Thursdays 5-7 pm

 

WESTPORT FIELD HOCKEY

FALL 2018 PROGRAM OVERVIEW

register.westportfieldhockey.com

 

Westport Field Hockey is a developmental youth program focused on introducing and developing young players in the sport of field hockey while promoting fitness and good sportsmanship. This program is open to both girls and boys! 

Please be aware that due to field and coaching constraints, the program CAN and DOES fill!  Please be sure to register early in order to secure your spot and to help us with planning. There is no guarantee that you will get off a waitlist!

TENTATIVE 2018 PRACTICE & GAME SCHEDULE  

(Times/days subject to field availability and team makeup) 

  • All Practices & Home games at Ginny Parker Turf (some practices at Wakeman B Turf)
  • Mon-Fri practices: 5:00-7:00 pm or dark
  • Sat practices/3/4 house: 7th grade 10:00-11:30 am, 3/4 House 11:30-1:00 pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

5/6 Practice

8 Practice

7 Practice

5/6 Practice

8 Practice

7 Practice

 

1/2 Clinic

3/4 House

 

5/6 Games (Primary Day)

 

7/8 Games (Secondary day)

7/8 Games (Primary day)

FALL 2018 PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Grades 1-2 Clinics / Grades 3-4 House Program

House program where we will place players in regular practice groups or “teams” that will practice together and scrimmage together each week during their Saturday session.  Given the larger numbers, we believe that this will facilitate a greater sense of organization and foster teamwork between the players. 

The 3/4 Program will focus on field hockey fundamentals and small-sided in-house games each week. Playdays will be scheduled with similar programs towards the end of the season in addition to the in-house games.

We need a larger volunteers (4-6 minimum) to help manage each practice group.  Please contact Clara Ambrose,     if you are interested, we need you!

  • In-house Teams - Assigned for practices and in-house scrimmages each week
  • In-house Games/Scrimmages - Will begin 2-3 weeks into the season
  • Playdays with other programs -  1-2 playdays towards the end of the season

GRADES 5-8

Full Travel Program participating in the Fairfield County Field Hockey Association with two practices per week, weekend travel games (Saturday or Sunday) and an end of season Jamboree.  Teams will be leveled.

Mandatory evaluations for 5th thru 8th grades will be held this June prior the end of the school year.  There will be NO CUTS, all registered and paid players make a team, these are primarily for team placement.

MANDATORY EVALUATIONS

Wednesday 6/13 and Thursday 6/14 @ Ginny Parker Turf (Will not conflict with PAL Girls Lax).  Makeup day(s) TBD and will require prior approval

  • Grades 5/6 - 5-6:30 pm
  • Grades 7/8 - 6:30-8 pm

TRAVEL TEAMS (anticipated)

  • Grades 5/6 – 3-4 leveled teams
  • Grades 7/8 – 4 leveled teams

PROGRAM COST

  • Grades 1/2 Clinics: $200
  • Grades 3/4 House: $250 on or before 5/1, $300 after 5/1
  • Grades 5-8 Travel: $400 on or before 5/1, $450 after 5/1

PROGRAM NOTES

  • Grades 1-4: Includes pinnie or team t-shirt
  • Grades 5-8: Includes Reversible Pinnie
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a $75 fee for cancelling registration up to the first practice for 5th-8th grades. There is a $50 fee for cancelling registration up to the first session for 3rd/4th grades. There is no refund for cancellations after the first practice.
  • Out of Town Players: Westport Field Hockey is open to Westport Residents and/or existing players.  As space allows, players from other towns may be allowed to play if they do not have a program in their own town.  The FCFHA league requires that players play for their own towns.  To be added to our waitlist, please go to the registration page. There is no guarantee that a player will be taken off this waitlist. 
  • Financial Assistance:  Any player requesting financial assistance, please contact 

UNIFORMS & LOGOWEAR

  • Uniforms: New travel players will need to order uniforms prior to the beginning of the summer. More information to follow.
  • Pinnies: Size must be selected at registration. Sizing is same as those used in girls lacrosse. Samples sizes are available at ASF. Pinnies should be large enough to fit a jacket underneath for those cold days!
  • Logowear: Will be available online at a later date for ordering for all Westport Field Hockey players/parents. More to come. Show your spirit!

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT (Please see site for more information)

  • Properly sized field hockey stick
  • Mouthguard (no strap), can not be clear
  • Eye cage
  • Shin Guards (Travel players will need navy away and white home socks or shin guards for games)
  • Sneakers/Turf Shoes/Cleats

WFH DATES TO REMEMBER (Subject to Change)

Date

Description

4/3

Registration Open for All Programs

5/1

Early Bird Discount Ends

6/12

Travel Registration Closed

6/13 and 6/14

Mandatory Travel Evaluations

5th-8th Grades

TBD

Makeup Evaluation by Invitation Only 

6/23

Travel Roster Posted – Tentative

7/1

Uniform Sizing closed

9/1

3rd/4th House Program Registration Closed

8/27

12-1 pm Travel Makeup Evaluation by Invitation Only

8/29

First Day of Travel Practices

9/1

First day of 3/4 House Program

9/2

Travel Intrasquad Scrimmages &

HS Ref Certification

9/8

First Day of Travel Games (TBD)

10/29

Last Day of 3/4 House Program

Wkd of 10/29 & 11/3

Travel End of Season Jamborees

11/10 or 11/11

Parent/Player Picnic & Game

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?? Please contact 

GO WESTPORT!!!!