LEARNING THE BASICS: THE FOUNDATION FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Designed for new players, this program provides players Pre-K through 2nd Grade* a solid foundation of basic field hockey skills while having fun. Our Program Director will mentor volunteer coaches while leading players through a variety of age-appropriate skill drills and scrimmages all in one convenient 1-hour session run one day per week. Participants will play even-numbered scrimmages (5v5, 7v7, etc.) to maximize game play experience.
SPRING 2017 DETAILS
Practices held one night a week on Fridays at Dulles SportsPlex* in Sterling, VA from 5:00-6:00 pm. Cost is $100 for the season. Start date is Friday, March 31 and the season ends on June 2. Friday April 7 is a black out at Dulles Sportsplex; practice will be held Thursday April 6.
1st/2nd Grade FUNdamentals
Practice one night a week on Fridays at Dulles SportsPlex* in Sterling, VA from 5:00-6:00pm or 6:00-7:00 pm, based on coach and field availability. Umpired games will be held on Saturdays at Bolen Park. Cost is $160 for the season. Start date is Friday, March 31 and the season ends on June 3.
* Friday, May 26 practice may be rescheduled in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.
SPRING 2017 FEES
Program fees includes PFH pinnie, field costs, and umpire fees as appropriate. Please click here for our Refund Policy.
$100 for Pre-K and K players
$160 for 1st and 2nd Grade players
* A $30 volunteer opt-out fee will be added for each registration. As a volunteer-based organization, we need your help with marketing, PFH Annual Fun Fest, Team Parents, etc. Our Program Operations Manager will be contacting all volunteers regarding our 2017 Spring opportunities!
VOLUNTEER COACHES REQUIRED
Potomac Field Hockey is a community based, volunteer-led program. In order to keep PFH thriving, it is important that we have parents and community members volunteer their time to help provide children a positive and fun environment to develop field hockey skills.
Often times we are faced with the problem of having more kids register than we have teams with coaches. We MUST have volunteers to continue to provide opportunities for our players to play. PLEASE consider volunteering your time to be a coach, assistant coach, or co-coach (with another parent or two)
We would be honored to have you join the PFH family. Our mission is to provide an environment where young players are guided and inspired to reach their full potential both on and off the field. We are committed to providing our community with a model of quality youth development, education, and inspiration through field hockey.
As a parent, you already know it takes all of us working together to help our children reach their full potential. We encourage all of our parents to get involved and volunteer to help out throughout the season.
Volunteer Coaches lead one team practice per week, attend a one-hour Skills Session once per week, and coach games on Saturdays. No prior hockey experience is necessary! We can provide training, guidance, resources, and practice plans. We LOVE hockey and promise to provide you the assitance you need while growing and learning as a coach.
Register to coach when you register your child for our programs!
Teams are determined by the grade of the player for the academic school year. Pre-K & Kindergarten players are teamed together and 1st & 2nd grade players are teamed together. Teams are created in priority of current school, high school cluster, then combining clusters together to make appropriately sizes teams. Players registered after teaming has been done will be placed where space exists.
GAMES - 1/2 GRADE TEAMS
Games will be held on Saturdays from April 1 until June 3*. PFH teams will play interleague games with teams from Great Falls, Herndon-Reston, and McLean. Games will be held at Bolen Park on Saturdays; some game may be played at Herndon High School. Regular season games will run until Saturday May 20 and the season will conclude on Saturday June 3 for the PFH Annual Fun Fest for all PFH teams. Fun Fest is a fun, tournament-style play day and will include pot luck tables and fun contests.
* No games on April 8 or 15 due to Spring Break
The FUNdamentals program runs in both spring and fall. The Spring season typically runs from the end of March through the end of May. The Fall season typically runs September through the end of October.
All players must have a molded colored mouth guard, field hockey shin guards, and stick. Cleats or sneakers may be worn.
All players must wear their PFH reversible pinnie at all sessions.