2018 FIELD HOCKEY SEASON
GRADES K-2 / GRADES 3-4 / GRADES 5-6
REGISTRATION MAY 1ST – AUGUST 18ST
- Practices every Sunday afternoon at the Emmaus High School Turf Field
- K-2 12:30 – 2:00 (Minis at 12:45)
- 3-4 & 5-6 2:00 – 3:30 (Minis at 2:15)
- Season runs Sunday Aug 19th - Oct 14th (skipping over Labor Day Sunday)
- Rec League participants will be coached by players from the Emmaus High School Field Hockey Team
- Learn Field Hockey Basics: Stick Handling, Passing, Shooting, Offense, Defense, and Play a Scrimmage Game Every Week!
- LMYA provides a field hockey stick, t-shirt, and ball. The stick must be returned at the end of the season. Players must have shin guards, socks, a mouth guard and eye protection.
JUNIOR LEAGUE GRADES 3&4 / SENIOR TRAVEL GRADES 5&6
REGISTRATION MAY1ST – JUNE 30TH
- Travel teams practice 2 X per week at Spring Creek Park from July-October (Practices will begin Tues August 7th and run every Tues and Thurs from 6:00 - 7:30)
- Travel teams will participate in the rec league practices on Sundays when not at a tournament – starting August 19th at 3:30-5:00 pm
- Travel teams will participate in 4 or more area tournaments on Sundays starting:
- Tournament Schedule
- Oley Valley 9/9
- Schuykill Valley 9/16
- Egypt 9/30
- South Parkland Play Day 10/7 (includes K-2 to attend)
ALL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE SENT DIRECTLY TO:
MARYELLEN RUDOI email: email@example.com
- Minis do not need to register
- Drop in any Sunday at 12:45 or 2:15
- $5 for a 45-minute session filled with fun, exercise, and field hockey (stick provided).
- Players must have shin guards, socks, and a mouth guard.
US Field Hockey GROW THE GAME
I pledge to COMPETE with CLASS and HONOR THE GAME…
- I will honor the history of lacrosse and commit to maintaining the core values of the game's culture.
- I will recognize the value of safe and fair play by teaching, enforcing and playing by the letter and spirit of the game.
- I will practice and encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other field hockey events.
- I will place the emotional and physical well-being of our players ahead of any personal desire to win.
- I will support coaches and officials working with players in order to encourage a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all.
- I will do my very best to make the sport fun for everyone who participates.
- I will ask all family members and fans to be tolerant and inclusive by treating other players, coaches, fans and officials with high regard and respect.
To expose girls to the game of field hockey in a very positive way!
To help each and every player achieve her personal best in the game of field hockey!
EXPECTATIONS of COACHES:
- Offer each player an equal opportunity to be successful
- Treat each player with respect
- Coach with positive words
- Communicate clearly and effectively to players and parents
- Coach within US Field Hockey guidelines on skill progression, stay updated
- Provide an appropriate coach to player ratio
EXPECTATIONS of PLAYERS:
- Arrive on time - 15 minutes early to practices, and at pre-determined time for games
- Be POSITIVE with yourself, your coaches, and your team-mates
- "Leave it all on the field": While at practice, focus on field hockey and work hard!
- No cliques..we are all one team
- Attitude and effort will impact playing time more than anything else
- Playing time philosophy: everyone plays, all skill levels will progress
- TEAMS SPLIT CAREFULLY TO MAXIMIZE EACH PLAYER’S OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE, all working toward same goal: personal best
EXPECTATIONS of PARENTS:
- Offer as much notice as possible if a player is missing a practice or game
- Please do not coach from the sidelines. Positive reinforcement is encouraged! Players do not need conflicting direction; they need to be allowed to make their own choices on the field in order to develop
- Please do not yell at the refs or question calls
- If you have an issue or concern, solve it with the coaches rather than spreading it along the sideline, or to your player. Negativity is contagious.
- If there are questions or concerns, please call or e-mail MaryEllen Rudio
FIELD HOCKEY EQUIPMENT:
Equipment for Girls' and Women's FIELD HOCKEY
All players must wear mouthguards.
Close-fitting gloves, nose guards and headgear that meets ASTM standard F3137 are optional and may be worn by all players. All field players must properly wear eye protection that meets ASTM standard F3077 for women's adult/ youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.
FIELD HOCKEY FIELDS
Intramural Training Sessions (including Minis) & Travel: Every Sunday
These sessions are held at the Emmaus High School turf stadium off of Pine Street in Emmaus. The Coaches are the High School Emmaus Field Hockey Team.
Midweek evening practices at Spring Creek Estates. Evening practice hours will be decided by the Travel Coaches. All Tournaments are held on Sundays (they typically tend to be all day events, within 1 hour drive from Macungie)
- The entrance to the park is located at the corner of Goor St. and Danner Rd.
- From Lower Macungie Road heading North, turn left onto Stein and then at the stop sign turn left onto Danner Rd. The park is at the end of the street on the right.
- From Lower Macungie Road heading South, turn right onto Church Ln, turn left onto Danner Rd. The park is at the end of the street on the right.
Emmaus and Area Club Teams