Summer and Winter League

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Hampton Roads Best & Biggest Field Hockey Summer League!

Co-Ed, Ages 5-18

On the Campus of Christopher Newport University 

Location:
Christopher Newport University, James River Athletic Fields 

Dates: 

  • Start the week of June 11th
  • No events the week of July 1-4th
  • End the week of July 23rd
  • Rain date week: July 30

Game Times: (All Age Divisions)

  • Game Slot 1: 5:45 – 6:30pm
  • Game Slot 2: 6:35 – 7:20pm
  • Game Slot 3: 7:25 – 8:10pm

AGE DIVISIONS

Beginners Ages 5 & 6

  • Five Practices, 1 Amazing Exhibition Game
  • Approx Practice Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm
  • Dates: June 11, 18, 25 July 9, 16 Exhibition Game July 23rd

U10

  • 6 Practices, 5 games
  • Practice Nights: Tuesdays -June 9 – July 23rd
  • Approx Practice Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm
  • Game Nights: Wednesdays June 19 – July 24th

U12

  • 6 Practices, 5 games
  • Practice Nights: Tuesdays -June 9 – July 23rd
  • Approx Practice Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm
  • Game Nights: Wednesdays June 19 – July 24th

U14

  • 6 Practices, 5 games
  • Practice Nights: Tuesdays -June 9 – July 23rd
  • **Week 3 practice will be held on Wednesday, June 26th
  • Approx Practice Time: 7 – 8:15pm
  • Game Nights: Thursday Nights- June 20th – July 25th

U16/U19

  • 6 Practices, 5 games OR Game Only Package 
  • Practice Nights: Wednesdays -June 9 – July 23rd
  • **Week 1 practice will be held on Thursday, June 13th. The following practices will resume every Wednesday
  • Approx Practice Time: 7 – 8:15pm
  • Game Nights: Thursday Nights- June 20th – July 25th
Registration Now Open!

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Thank you for a great 2019 season!

Practices for our Community Indoor League begin January 7th, 2019.
and games begin January 19, 2019.

Age Divisions: U10, U12, U14, U16/U19

Format: 5v5 (Round robin, and no score will be kept)

One practice a week (Tuesday or Thursday)

  • 7 Practices Total
  • 5 Games Total

Games will be played on Saturdays at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Team placement based on geographical location

Players will need the following items:
shin guards, indoor field hockey stick, mouth guard, black socks, white socks,
and goalkeepers must bring their own equipment

We will provide a reversible jersey. Sizing chart can be found here.

Cost: $99 per player

Registration closes December 7, 2018.

Community League FAQ

Q: How do I choose my athlete’s age division?

A: The ‘U’ that comes before the age division means ‘Under’. For example, U10 means under 10 as of USAFH Regulations. USAFH goes by your age as of Jan 1, 2018. If you are 9 as of that January date, you are genuinely a U10.

Q: How do I know if my athlete should move up to the next age division? I want them to be challenged.

A: A frequent question that we receive is can my athlete move up an age division to be challenged. The answer is not black and white. At Stick Power we have three credentials that will help you determine if your athlete is prepared to compete in a higher age division.

  1. Physical Size- is your athlete comparably sized to the next age group. An athlete that is significantly smaller will have a harder time with the physicality and strength of the next age division.
  2. Mental Understanding of the Game- does your athlete understand the concept of field hockey in a strategical manner. Are they passed knowing the skills and wanting to develop their game sense at a higher level?
  3. Skill- we list skill last. Skill is an obvious measurement of whether an athlete should age up, but at Stick Power we believe that they should have all three of these components before moving up.

Keeping your athlete in their appropriate age division is not always a hindrance to their development. It allows extra time to master the skills of the game as well as gain confidence in their ability. Taking that year to be the “top dog” on the team serves a purpose of developing leadership and confidence.

Practice Times
Winter practices take place Tuesday and Thursday nights. Your child will only practice one night a week!

Summer practices take place on Wednesday nights.

Game Times
Winter games will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturdays, with the last game beginning at 3:00.

Summer games all take place on Thursday nights.

Team Placement
Several groups are putting teams together themselves and registering. We welcome this! When you register, there is a section to make notes, and this is where you would let us know what coach/team you want to be with if you already have one in mind.

If you are signing up individually, that’s great too! We will create teams geographically based on school and location.

Skill Levels
We want this to be an educational experience for the players, while strengthening the skills of all players involved. Many have asked about our A vs. B U19 breakdown. This will likely end up looking like mostly Varsity level in the more skilled group and JV level in the lower group. Your 13 year old will not be playing with/against 18 year olds!

Facility
Winter League: We are grateful to St. Luke’s for allowing us to use their space during the winter! Spectators will watch the games from a stage in the gym. St. Luke’s will also be opening a concessions stand on game days.

Summer League uses the CNU Turf Field!

Equipment
Shinguards, mouth guard, Indoor stick taped with athletic tape, sneakers/tennis shoes, hair tied back when applicable. If you are a goalie, we also have equipment to loan for the season if you do not have your own.

Coaches
Our coaches are current or former college players, high school coaches, and college coaches.  They love the game and know how to develop as well as challenge young players.

Officials
Officials will be certified for VHSL and most officiate US Field Hockey sanctioned events.