FIELD HOCKEY

2022 FIELD HOCKEY SEASON

********Registration will open May 16th, 2022 *************

There are two choices for registration:

  • Our Skills and Drills program will offer play for Grades K-6:
    • Every Sunday at Emmaus HS Turf.
      • (Time TBD based on field availability)
    • Taught by the lady hornets from the Emmaus High School field hockey team.
    • A great place to pick up a stick and learn the game
  • Field Hockey League is for Grades 3-6:  Practice 2 X per week with Games / Skills & Drills alternating every Sunday

FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE 2022

JUNIOR LEAGUE GRADES 3&4  / SENIOR LEAGUE GRADES 5&6

  • This is where players learn to play field hockey games on a grass field
  • Try outs are not needed
    • The number of teams depend on the number of volunteers willing to coach.
  • Teams will practice 2 X per week at Spring Creek Estates Park from Aug-October (Previously T/TH from 6:00 - 7:30)
  • This year we will be adding in Skills and drills time with the EHS Lady Hornet's on Sunday's in addition to games with the LVYFHL.
Spring Creek Estates Park:
6806 Goor Street, Macungie, PA 18062
SUNDAY SKILLS & DRILLS
MINIS  / GRADE K / GRADES 1-2 / GRADES 3-6
  • Practices every Sunday afternoon at the Emmaus High School Turf Field
  • Season runs 8 weeks Sunday Aug 21 - Oct 9
  • Skills and Drills coached by players from the Emmaus High School Field Hockey Team
  • Learn Field Hockey Basics: Stick Handling, Passing, Shooting, Offense, Defense, and scrimmage play
  • Each player will receive a t-shirt, and a ball.
  • Players must have shin guards, socks, mouth guard, and water bottle
  • LMYA has various stick sizes for anyone who would like to borrow a field hockey stick for the season.

***MINI HORNETS***AGES 3-5
Minis do not need to register

  • Drop in any Sunday August 21-October 9
    • 1-1:45
  • $5 for a 45-minute session filled with fun, exercise, and field hockey (stick provided).
  • Players should have shin guards, socks and sneakers, water bottle
    • no mouth guard is needed for this age group.
LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SEASON, WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOU!!
<3 Hockey with Heart <3

PROGRAM GOALS

 

 

GROW THE GAME and to HAVE FUN!

I pledge to COMPETE with CLASS and HONOR THE GAME…

  • I will honor the history of field hockey 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.

GOALS:
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 e-mail fieldhockey@lmya.org

PARTICIPATION

TEAM SPLITS:

  • SKILLS AND DRILLS
    • MINIS AGE 3-5

    • K-7

  • FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE
    • 3-4
    • 5-6

FIELD HOCKEY EQUIPMENT:

Equipment for Girls' and Women's FIELD HOCKEY

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THE STICK

The stick should not be taller than a players hip bone.  

ball

THE BALL

 

 

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THE MOUTHPIECE

 

All players must wear mouthguards.

FIELDS

FIELD HOCKEY FIELDS

SKILLS & DRILLS 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.

FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE w/ LVYFHL:  
Two times per week evening practices are held at Spring Creek Estates Park.  Evening practice hours will be decided by the teams Coaches.  

> Spring Creek Estates Park

Spring Creek Estates Park

6806 Goor Street, Macungie, PA 18062

  • 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.

TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT

ADMINISTRATION

COORDINATOR'S

Rebecca Brown and Diane Georges

VOLUNTEER

SCHEDULES

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Thank you to TIGHE ORTHODONTICS for Sponsoring us again this year!